TheatreNOW-Wilmington's Premier Dinner Theater Experience

We're Just Like You, Only Prettier

by Celia Rivenbark
adapted & directed by Zach Hanner
June 10-July 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+

TheatreNOW last brought you Rude Bitches Make Me Tired and now brings another of Rivenbark's collections of Southern humor to life and welcomes the audience to the South that Celia loves—the land of "Mama and them", "precious and dahlin'", and mommies who mow and quips like, "What does a Southern woman consider grounds for divorce? When daddy takes the kids out in public dressed in their pajama tops and Tweety Bird swim socks. Again."

Celia Rivenbark is the author of the award-winning bestsellers Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank; Bless Your Heart, Tramp; Belle Weather; andYou Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning. We're Just Like You, Only Prettier won a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Book Award for nonfiction and was a finalist for the James Thurber Prize for American Humor. Born and raised in Duplin County, North Carolina, Rivenbark grew up in a small house "with a red barn out back that was populated by a couple of dozen lanky and unvaccinated cats." She started out writing for her hometown paper. She writes a weekly, nationally syndicated humor column for the Myrtle Beach Sun News. She lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.

BBQ Pork Slider with Watermelon “Fries”
(A Vegetarian Slider is available. Please make a note when ordering tickets)

Entree (Choose one)
Supper-sized Chef's Salad
Lettuce greens, Salad Veggies, Hard boiled Egg, Bacon, Turkey, Croutons & your choice of Parmesan Peppercorn Ranch, Balsamic Vinaigrette or Pineapple-Mango Dressing on the side
*A Vegetarian version of this Salad is available. Choose “Vegetarian Salad” online*
Country Chicken Cordon Bleu
Smoked boneless Chicken Breast over a grilled Ham Slice, topped with Swiss Cheese Sauce over Wilted Spinach & a Wild Rice-Blue Corn Cake
Mushroom & Spinach Crepes
Topped with Swiss Cheese Sauce & served with Summer Vegetables
House-made Crab Cakes
Sun-dried Tomato Tartar Sauce, Roasted Old Bay Potatoes & Summer Vegetables

Dessert of the Day


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."

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

Super Saturday Fun Time

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

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

Kid’s Adventure & Variety Show
Monthly Show-Second Saturday Starting June 11, 2016 • 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 ten exciting episodes 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+. A new adventure awaits every week! 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!!!

6/11/16-Special Solar Energy Demo Day with Cape Fear Solar Systems

June 11- The Ghost of Masonboro Island
July 9th- The Mystery of The Battleship
August 13th- The Mystery of The Outer Banks
September 10th-The Ghost of Thalian Hall
October 8th- The Devil’s Tramping Ground
November 12th-The Mystery of The Atlantic Coast Line
December 10th- The Mystery of the Airlie Alien

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


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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