Upcoming Shows & Events

2018/2019 Theatre Season

Summer Youth Production: Annie

Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she’s chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family.

Performances will be July 19th & 20th 2019 at 7:30 PM and July 20th & 21st 2019 at 2 PM

For more information and ticket purchases please call 252-972-1266.

2019/2020 Theatre Season

2nd Annual Local Playwrights Staged Reading Series

Titles To Be Announced Soon!

The Imperial Centre Theatre will present the 2nd Annual Local Playwrights Staged Reading Series this fall. Local playwrights in the Eastern North Carolina region are asked to submit their original works, i.e. Full Length or One-Act Plays, to be read and judged by committee. The chosen works will be given staged readings in the Imperial Centre Theatre.

Readings will take place September 13th, October 4th, November 1st at 7:00 PM

These readings are free to the public

Please visit Get Involved! for more information on participating in the series

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Directed by Brooke Edwards

Viola and Sebastian, twins, are separated during a shipwreck. Viola, thinking her brother dead, finds herself stranded in Ilyria.

Performances will be October 10th, 11th, 12th at 7:30 PM October 13th at 2:00 PM

Black Nativity: A Gospel Song Play by Langston Hughes

Directed by Brooke Edwards

The Christmas story brilliantly retold in dialogue, narrative, pantomime, gospel song and folk spirituals.

Performances will be December 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th at 7:30 PM and December 8th & 15th at 2:00 PM

The Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein

Book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Directed by James Guy

Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added.

Performances will be March 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th at 7:30 PM and March 8th & 15th at 2:00 PM

World Premiere Production of: Donor 63125

Written by Marilyn Barner Anselmi
Directed by Benjamin Griffith

The question of nature vs. nurture propels two couples into a legal, personal, and Public Relations firestorm. Issues of privacy, greed, fear, culpability, and love are explored in this very moving story of parenthood.

Performances will be May 7th, 8th & 9th at 7:30 PM and May 10th at 2:00 PM at the Booker T Theatre

For more information and ticket purchases please call 252-972-1266.

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