Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A Tale of Blackbeard

Julie Howard's musical, A Tale of Blackbeard, has entertained islanders and visitors on and off since 1974. This year marks the production's 11th season during the last 44 years. Not coincidentally, 2018 is the 300th anniversary of the death of Blackbeard during a naval battle at Ocracoke in November, 1718.

Blackbeard (Peyton Piquard) &
Sailor (Zoe Howard)

Produced by Ocracoake Alive [a 501(c) 3 non-profit with a mission “to enrich the Ocracoke Island community by encouraging and sponsoring cultural, artistic, educational, and environmental activities including the production of plays, musicals, musical events, exhibits, schools, workshops, and festivals.”], A Tale of Blackbeard highlights the creative talents of a host of island residents.

In 2018, regular shows will be held at the Ocracoke Community Center on Mondays (June 11-25), and at the Ocracoke School Gym Auditorium, Monday, July 2 - Monday, August 13. Summer shows start at 8 PM with the door opening at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15 Adults/$7 Kids. Performances at the Ocracoke School Gym have plenty of room for walk-ups, while the Ocracoke Community Center has limited seating.

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Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of the Ocracoke Lighthouse, with information (and an artist's sketch) about the earliest lantern room. You can read the Newsletter here:   

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