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The 2016-2017 Season

>Catch Me If You Can
October 20-30, 2016

Oct 20, Oct 22, Oct 28, Oct 29: 7:30 PM
Oct 23, Oct 30: 2:00 PM

Tickets - Adults, $10 - Children, $5
Louisburg College Faculty, Staff & Students, Free

By Robert Thomas, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, New York, New York

"Catch Me If You Can" is a night of splendid comedy and mystery you will not solve until the final 90 seconds – and you’ll have a great time trying to figure it out!

Overflowing with mirth, this Broadway whodunit is exciting from beginning to end. An advertising man who has brought his bride to the boss’ mountain lodge for a honeymoon calls in the local police to investigate her sudden disappearance. Enter a pretty young girl who insists—over his protests—that she is the missing wife. A local priest backs up her story. A funny little man who owns a delicatessen enters, and before you know it, there are two murders at the isolated lodge.

The New York Times says “The final 15 minutes will reward you as a murder mystery should.”

>The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
December 2-11, 2016

Dec 2, Dec 3, Dec 9: 7:30 PM
Dec 3: 2:00 PM
Dec 9: 10:30 AM (School Day Matinee)
Dec 11: 2:00 PM

By Barbara Robinson
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, New York, New York

In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids—probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem—and the fun—when the Herdmans and the Christmas story collide head-on! This delightful comedy, adapted from the best-selling book and the only story ever to run twice in McCall’s magazine, is an American classic suitable for the entire family, and one of the best and funniest Christmas stories ever written. Come join in the fun!

>A Midsummer Night’s Dream
February 9-18, 2017

Feb 10, Feb 11, Feb 16, Feb 17, Feb 18: 7:30 PM
Feb 19: 2:00 PM

By William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest (transformed in this production to Max Yasgur’s 600-acre farm in August of 1969), there is a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who’s transformed into a halfdonkey, wood sprites, and elves. Widely performed around the world, this work is about the world’s most popular pastime: falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all.

>Little Shop of Horrors
April 13-23, 2017

Apr 13, Apr 14, Apr 15, Apr 21, Apr 22: 7:30 PM
Apr 23: 2:00 PM

By Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York , New York

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over thirty years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II,” after his coworker crush. This nasty, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn—as long as he keeps feeding it BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

>About Norris Theatre

Completed in 1989, the Norris Theatre was named in 1992 for Louisburg College past president Dr. J. Allen Norris and his wife, Beth. This 175-seat experimental theatre space has permanent seating on three sides and multiple performance areas throughout, including four raised platforms in each of its corners. Theatre can be produced in the space in an infinite number of ways, and Louisburg College's drama program encourages creativity in the utilization of the "endless possibilities" of live performance.

The Norris Theatre serves as a classroom, as a performance space for academic and community presentations, and as a "laboratory for theatre" at Louisburg College.

Tickets are available at the Louisburg College Box Office, located in the lobby of the Jones Performing Arts Center (919)-497-3300.

For more information, contact Wally Hurst at
(919)-497-3429 or whurst@louisburg.edu.

Norris Theatre
Catch Me If You Can
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Little Shop of Horrors