TheatreNOW-Wilmington's Premier Dinner Theater Experience

Cocktails & Conversations by Joel Finsel
adapted by Zach Hanner
August 5-Sept 3


"You can learn a lot about someone from what they order to drink..."A tie-slackened executive spilling his guts over his fourth Pernod, the late night exploits of a perverted chef, the poetic sensibilities of an addict obsessed with starting rumors about herself, a retired orchestral percussionist intent on teaching his son the ways of a gentleman, these and other stories based on real experiences from the Astral Plane, where the owner's sledgehammer brought down a wall to create enough room for Mick Jagger's entourage. The play features their stories, with splashes of barroom lore and award-winning drink recipes from one of Playboy's "top ten bartenders in the nation."

Directed by Steve Coley with Jacob Keohane, Zeb Mims, Reid Clark, Blake Howard, Sandy Vaughan, Ruth Golsteyn, Kai Knight, Lupin Byers, and Jordan Randolph Bench

Crab & Corn Bisque with a shot of Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup
(A Vegetarian Corn Bisque is available. Please make a note when purchasing tickets)

Entrées (Choose one)
Pulled Chicken Enchilada Stack with House-made Enchilada Sauce & Salsa Verde. Sprinkled with Queso Fresco, Beans, Tomatoes, Onions & Cilantro (*Gluten Free Entree*)
(A Vegetarian Version of this entree is available. Please choose “Veggie Entree” when purchasing tickets)
Creole Seafood with Louisiana Bienville Sauce
Shrimp, Scallops, & Crab in a Creamy Sauce with Bacon, Mushroom, Sweet Corn, Green Onion, Garlic, PepperJack Cheese, Tabasco & Creole Seasonings. Served with grilled Zucchini & Baguette Bread
Ground Lamb & Beef Skewers
with a Garlic, Sweet Soy & Sumac Glaze. Served with Riced Cauliflower, Grilled Zucchini, Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Crispy Onions & warm Pita Bread

Dessert of the Day

Greater Tuna
by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams
directed by Justin Smith
with Zach Hanner and Cullen Moss
Sept 9-Oct 8, 2016

Greater Tuna is the hilarious send-up of small town morals and mores. Two actors play all 20 of the hilarious citizens of the fictional Tuna—Texas' third smallest town. Greater Tuna is one of the most produced plays in American theatre history.
"Howlingly funny."-Variety

"The audience all but exploded the theatre with laughter."- The New York Post

"Hilarious, a tribute to the art of acting" - Washington Post

"Sharp, satiric, & funny" - New Yorker

"A whale of a funny evening"- Houston Post


Texas Caesar Salad

Romaine Lettuce, Bell Pepper, Corn Kernels, House-made Croutons &
a Yogurt-Parmesan Dressing (on the side)

Main Course (Choose one)

Local Beef Brisket Sandwich
6 ounces of tender sliced Beef on a toasted Bun with grilled Red Onion & Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce (on the side). Served with a warm Texas Sweet Potato, dried Cranberry & Pecan Salad, plus House Pickles
Green Chile-braised Chicken Breast
Topped with Monterey Jack Cheese & served with a warm Texas Sweet Potato, dried Cranberry & Pecan Salad, plus fresh Greens & a Biscuit
A Grilled Cauliflower “Steak”

Served with Jalapeño & roasted Garlic Chimichurri Sauce, 3-Cheese Macaroni,
fresh Greens & a Biscuit

Sweet Ending
Dessert of the Day

Of Monsters and Men
based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe
by Stephen Raeburn
directed by Ron Hasson
October 14-Nov 12

Reserved seating
$39 for dinner
$21 show only (no dinner)
$17 show only mezzanine seats (no dinner)

Based on the Gothic horror works of Edgar Allen Poe, the three acts follow the murderous characters of Edwin du Monte (The Cask of Amontillado) and Henry Porter (Tell Tale Heart) and their final destination in seeing Mr. Jonathan Maillard (System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether) to be cured of their "sickness". Be prepared for a truly spooky evening topped with a devilishly delicious 3-course Poe-inspired meal from TheatreNOW's Chef Denise.


The Purloined Salad
Mixed Greens with Carrots, Cucumbers, Red Onion, Dried Cranberries, Bleu Cheese, Pecans & a Caramel Apple Vinaigrette

The Quaint & Curious Course (Choose one)
“The Pit & The Pumpkin Pizza”
House-made grilled Pizza Crust, topped with Pumpkin Purée, roasted Winter Squash, 3 Cheeses, roasted Shallots, crispy Bacon & a little Balsamic Glaze
(This entree contains Bacon. If you would like a Vegetarian Pizza, please choose “Vegetarian Pizza” when purchasing tickets)
“The Masque of the Red Dish”
Wild Salmon Filet poached in Red Wine with Roasted Red Beets, Mashed Red Potato & Red Cabbage Purée, Red Onion/Tomato Jam, & a little Red Butter
“The Raven's Chicken & Black Rice”
Grilled Chicken Breast, served with Black Rice, Green Vegetable of the Day, a mild Pumpkin & Peanut Curry Sauce & topped with crispy Fried Shallots

(The Green Vegetable of the Day will vary each week and may include: Baby Bok Choy, Snow or Sugar Snap Peas, Broccoli, Kale, or other delicious seasonal Greens)

The Tell-Tale Tart
A Deadly Delicious Dessert of the Day

Super Saturday Fun Time

WINNER 2013 Star News Media
Wilmington Theater Awards'
"Best Children's Theater Production"

October 29th Halloween Special!!

Saturdays from 3-4:30pm.
Tickets $6.

Kid’s Adventure & Variety Show
Doors open at 3pm. $6
Most appropriate for ages 4-10, but all ages are welcome.

Join Dock the Dog and the Dock Street Kids for a special Halloween episode of Super Saturday Fun Time, TheatreNOW’s award-winning, live theatrical show featuring local history and mystery and super guest stars! Your host, riverboat captain and surf lover, Captain Coy T. Plunkett (Zach Hanner) leads the fun with live music, games, cartoons, short films, and his favorite surf “nuggets”. The Dock Street Kid’s and their always-hungry dog, Dock, solve adventures like the “Ghost of the Battleship”, “The Ghost of the Riverwalk”, or the “The Sea Devil and The Salt Works”. Parents can even drop off kids ages 5+. Kid-friendly snacks and drinks available for purchase. We also do custom birthday packages with a chance to interact with all the characters and even step onstage and be a part of the action!!!

October 29th Halloween Special!!


19 S. 10th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910.399.3NOW (3669)

Wed & Thur 12-2pm, Fri 3-5pm
Group Discounts & Private Rentals Available
Please call 910.399.3NOW for group ticket sales and reservations.

Refunds will be made in full in case of a cancelled performance. No other refunds will be made. Tickets will gladly be exchanged for another date if there is availability. With less than 24 hours notice, tickets can only be exchanged for another date (if available) or credit issued for another show. No refunds allowed with less than 24 hours notice.

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