This week on the Down East Journal, we visit a tarheel based theme park to witness new construction of what will be one of the tallest and fastest rollercoasters in the world. We also spotlight the New River Player's local production of Dracula, and details on the current exhibit of small scale Dutch and Flemish paintings at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
After being vacant for two years, the iconic Turnage Theater will soon open its doors again for theater performance and live musical entertainment. We talk to the executive director of the Beaufort County Arts Council about the non-profit's plan for the century old venue for the arts.
Backdrops and props for theater productions are normally temporary and change frequently. But a 155 year-old hand painted curtain at Thalian Hall in Wilmington has survived – and is thought to be the oldest stage curtain in the United States.
A theater troupe Magnolia Arts Center is bringing “A Raisin in the Sun” to Eastern North Carolina. The play, set in the 1950’s focuses on an African American family living in Chicago that suddenly acquires a large sum of money, and purchases a home in a white neighborhood. Lee Jenkins spoke with members of the cast and crew, and has this sneak peek of the production, which begins its run in Greenville next week.