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    Join us and experience what makes us Uniquely Theatre In The Park! From our historic location in the northern end of Pullen Park ... to the celebrity of our Executive and Artistic Director, Ira David Wood III ... to over 40 spectacular years of the hit musical, A Christmas Carol ... to the exceptional comedies, dramas, musicals and Shakespeare productions ... we truly have something for everyone!

    As always, Season Members get first choice of A Christmas Carol tickets before they go on sale to the general public. 2017 marks the 43rd anniversary of this beloved musical comedy! You must become a 2018 Season Member to benefit with advanced ticketing for A Christmas Carol.


    Theatre In The Park’s 2018 Mainstage Season

    We can’t wait to show you our 2018 Season PLUS our 2017 Holiday add-on shows.  We hope you’ll join our family and become a season member. Take advantage of the many member benefits and don’t miss a single show!

    Feb. 23 - March 11, 2018
    Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim  
    Book by John Weidman

    Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman examine the motivations of the men and women who have killed - or attempted to kill - U.S. Presidents throughout history.  John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley and others meet and interact in this revue-style musical.  Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny.  The music varies to reflect the popular music of the eras depicted.

    hand to god
    April 20 - May 6, 2018
    By Robert Askins

    Be not deceived: The devil is lurking at the Christian Puppet Ministry in Cypress, Texas. And his name is … Tyrone. He may look like an innocent sock puppet, but when he infiltrates the angst-ridden church youth group and takes possession of Jason’s arm, all hell breaks loose! If BOOK OF MORMON and AVENUE Q had a baby, this would be it!

    it shoulda been you
    June 15 - July 1, 2018
    Music by Barbara Anselmi
    Book & Lyrics by Brian Hargrove

    This charming, funny and original new musical invites you to a wedding day that you’ll never forget, where anything that can go wrong does, and love pops up in mysterious places. The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature. His mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And when the bride’s ex-boyfriend crashes the party, the perfect wedding starts to unravel. A 90-minute laugh-riot!

    its only a play
    August 10 - 26, 2018
    By Terrence McNally

    It’s opening night of Peter Austin’s new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit.  With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star, his fledgling producer, his erratic leading lady, his wunderkind director, an infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyes coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan.  It’s raucous, ridiculous and tender — reminds us why there’s no business like show business.

    it is done
    October 5 - 21, 2018
    By Alex Goldberg

    Inside a desolate bar in the middle of nowhere, bartender Hand and his only customers, Jonas, a man on the run, and Ruby, a mysterious woman on a mission, settle in for a long evening to ride out a windstorm. Trapped together, seemingly innocent conversation escalates into life or death struggles as past secrets are revealed. A great Halloween treat! For mature audiences only.


    2017 Holiday Add On Shows

    A Charlie Brown Christmas
    by Charles M. Schulz
    Based on the television special by Bill Melendez
    and Lee Mendelson
    Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
    By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson

    December 1-10, 2017 at Theatre In The Park

    Charlie Brown discovers the true meaning of Christmas.

    When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

    **Sensory Friendly Performance on December 9th at 11:00 am. Contact the box office for more information.**

    A Christmas Carol
    by Charles Dickens
    Adapted by Ira David Wood III

    Ira David Wood III’s hit musical comedy has been named one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” and “one of the most successful shows in North Carolina theatre history.” A Triangle tradition since 1974, make it a part of YOUR holiday tradition! Season Members benefit from advance ticketing!

    December 6-10, 2017 - Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts Memorial Auditorium
    December 14-17, 2017 - Durham Performing Arts Center

    The Santaland Diaries

    by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello

    December 15-24, 2017 at Theatre In The Park

    A one man show reliving an out-of-work, young actor’s brief stint as an elf in Macy’s ‘Santaland.’

    The play, based on David Sedaris’s short story, chronicles the holiday season and is filled with charged, politically incorrect, irreverent commentaries of fellow elves, Santa’s true colors, and the raucous adults and children who come to sit on St. Nick’s lap. One man show starring Jesse Gephart.

    Not intended for children. Mature audiences only.


    Purchasing A Membership

    When purchasing a membership, you are purchasing 5 tickets that can be used in any combination with our Mainstage productions.  You are not required to select your seats upon purchasing your membership.  You may reserve your seats either online, or calling our box office at 919.831.6058.

    Four different types of memberships are available:
    - Adult: $99.00
    - Senior (60+): $79.00
    - Students: $79.00
    - Active Military: $79.00

    Please Note: Per recent legislation from the NCGA, ALL memberships and individual tickets are subject to sales tax.


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