Norris Theatre

Upcoming Shows


October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26


Louisburg College is proud to present Home, by Samm-Art Williams, as its first Louisburg College student production this fall.

Written by a native of Burgaw, NC, and produced to great acclaim by the Negro Ensemble Company, and then transferred to Broadway, this brilliantly inventive, lyrically expressive play deals joyfully with the coming of age of a young black man from rural South Carolina. He leaves his native South Carolina home, returning after many adventures and trials. Despite all, he never loses his joyous goodwill, his indomitable spirit and the conviction that one day his quest for fulfillment will be rewarded.

Home features four talented actors under the direction of William Wilkins, Drama Instructor at Louisburg College and is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York, New York.

Home has been called " of the happiest theatrical events of the season...Home is a play from the heart, about the heartline of America-a play that all theatregoers should embrace." - NY Times.

"Williams can write naturally enough to charm the birds off the trees, and this is a great and lasting gift." - NY Post.

"HOME is warm, funny and fully alive, and undisputedly where the heart is." - NY Daily News.

Don't miss this wonderful piece of theatre! Admission is only $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Faculty, staff and students of Louisburg College attend free of charge. Home contains adult themes and some adult language. Tickets and more information are available at the Louisburg College Box Office by calling (919)497-3300.


Friday, October 17, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 18, 7:30pm
Friday, October 24, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 25, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 19, 2:30pm
Sunday, October 26, 2:30pm


$10.00 adults
$5.00 students and children

Treasure Island

November 12-16

Treasure Island

Join us for adventure and thrills in November! Based on the masterful adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas, an unforgettable tale of treachery and mayhem featuring a host of legendary swashbucklers including the dangerous Billy Bones, the sinister two-timing Israel Hands, the brassy woman pirate Anne Bonney, and the hideous form of evil incarnate, Blind Pew. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins (played by Parker Hubbard), a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver (played by Louisburg College student Jennifer Short, she will be Long Joan Silver!), who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time.

Fun for the entire family! Treasure Island is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., New York, NY.

Performances of Treasure Island will begin on November 12, 13, and 14 with school day matinees starting at 10:00 a.m., and continue on November 15 and 16 with evening performances, starting at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets for the school day matinees are $5 per person, and tickets for the evening performances are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. School groups are especially encouraged to see this fast-paced, exciting story unfold on stage! Call (919)-497-3300 for more information.

The Miracle Worker

December 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13

Miracle Worker

Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic show tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller.

Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human -- and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence, and works intensely to draw it out.

A Louisburg College Community Theatre Production, The Miracle Worker is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., New York, New York. This project receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Miracle Worker will be presented as a school day matinee on December 4 and 11, with the show beginning at 10:00 AM. Tickets for the school day matinee are $5 per person. The show will also be presented on December 5, 6, 11, and 13 at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, December 7 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for these shows are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. School groups and civic groups are strongly encouraged to attend this uplifting production. Call (919)-497-3300 for tickets and information.


Walter Hurst, Director of the Norris Theatre
(919) 497-3429 |