TheatreNOW-Wilmington's Premier Dinner Theater Experience

Walking Across Egypt

by Clyde Edgerton
adapted by Catherine Bush
April 1-30 2016. 7pm. Doors open 1 hour before showtime.
Tickets: $37 for dinner, $21 for show only, $17 for mezzanine with discounts for Seniors & Students & Groups of 10+

Friday APRIL 1 & Friday APRIL 8 at 5:30pm. $30 donation in addition to Ticket Purchase. (click on the "Arts Council Donation" add-on for this event)

TheatreNOW is pleased to once again pleased to have Clyde Edgerton grace our stage for two special pre-show meet-n-greet performances to benefit the Arts Council of Wilmington.

Clyde Edgerton is the author of ten novels, a book of advice, a memoir, short stories, and essays. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and five of his novels have been New York Times Notable Books. He is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and is the Thomas S. Kenan III Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington. He lives in Wilmington, NC, with his wife, Kristina, and their children.

When Mattie Rigsbee discovers a stray dog on her porch she decides she’s too old to keep it and calls the dogcatcher. Little does she know that the dogcatcher, Lamar Benfield, will open her eyes to a world she never knew existed; a world that includes car theft, prison breaks and a delinquent named Wesley who is as desperate for family as she is. Armed with only her mouth-watering cornbread and a deep abiding faith, Mattie is determined to woo Wesley to the side of God and good Southern manners… if she can manage to stay out of jail herself.


Mattie Rigsbee: Kitty Fitzgibbon
Robert Rigsbee: Ron Hasson
Alora Swanson: Lynette O'Callaghan
Finner Swanson: Jef Polluck
Lamar Benfield: KenWin Halls
Wesley Benfield: Kegan Dubar
Reverend Bass: Skip Maloney
Sheriff Tillman: Tim Rizor

First Course
Carolina Caviar with Cornbread Crostini
(Carolina Caviar is a fresh chilled Vegetable Salad with Black-eyed Peas)

Second Course (Choose one)
(Entrées served with Cornbread)
Baked Spaghetti Squash
topped with savory Tomato Sauce, 3 Cheeses, & Fresh Herbs
Marinated & Grilled Chicken Tenders
Honey Mustard Sauce, Red Potato Salad, Hot Vegetable of the Day
Smothered Boneless Pork Loin Chops
Milk Gravy, Smashed Potatoes, Hot Vegetable of the Day

Third Course
Dessert of the Day

Please select a performance

$37 for adults

$21 Show Only

$17 Show Only Mezzanine

Discount for Groups of 10+, Seniors & Students

'Add $30 donation  to Tickets on 4/1 & 4/8 for the Author Meet-n-Greet benefit