By Submitted Story on November 21, 2022
With the Christmas season upon us, Theatre of Dare is preparing to give the Outer Banks the gift of holiday laughter. Twice.
It all begins on Dec. 2, when the classic Christmas comedy The Man Who Came to Dinner opens in Kitty Hawk.
The 1939 play, written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart (who also wrote You Can’t Take It With You), involves famous radio personality Sheridan Whiteside (Terry Shappert) who makes a December dinner visit to a family in a small Ohio town. However, Whiteside slips on a patch of ice on his way through the doorway and breaks his hip, confining the belligerent guest to the house for six tumultuous weeks.
“It’s old-timey screwball comedy at its funniest,” says director Leah Cribb. “There’s an outrageous array of over-the-top characters who come in an out of the house at a frenetic pace. Plus cockroaches and penguins!”
The large-cast comedy will play for seven performances, with evening shows at 7:30 on Dec. 2-3 and 8-10 and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11. Tickets are now available at www.theatreofdareobx.com