Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal to one of Piedmont Players Theatre, Inc.’s two locations. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a season pass to the Meroney Theater (up to a $60 value).
- For $25, you get a season pass to the Norvell Theater (up to a $50 value).
PERFORMANCE SECTION: The Piedmont Players Theatre, Inc. operate two theaters in Salisbury: the historic Meroney Theater, where its adult actors performs anything from Broadway musicals to quietly intense think pieces; and the Norvell, where elementary- through high-school students perform works that skew to the goofy and kid friendly.
This year, the grown-ups at Meroney stage two award-winning stories about American race relations, along with three lighthearted comedies. Jazz, ragtime, and gospel music bring Alice Walker’s Pulitzer-winning novel The Color Purple (October 25–November 3) to life in a live-action tale of self-discovery against nearly insurmountable odds, and To Kill a Mockingbird (February 7–13) follows main character Scout Fitch as she learns about prejudice and the importance of social tolerance. Inspecting Carol (December 6–15) observes winter’s holiday season with a rousing farce that tells the story of a theater company attempting to put on A Christmas Carol, before a springtime performance of Monty Python’s Spamalot (April 18–27) encourages grail-seekers to always look on the bright side of life. The Nerd (July 25–August 3) closes the season with a rib-tickling comedy about how to shoo a houseguest when you owe him your life.
The young players at Norvell showcase their acting range with five shows of their own, including Much Ado About Nothing (September 28–October 6), which reimagines Shakespeare’s classic comedy about mixed signals and misunderstandings in a Godfather-esque setting. The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley (November 9–17), based on the book by author Jeff Brown, immerses audiences in a whimsical story about an adventurous 10-year-old on a whirlwind world tour. The Jack Tales (February 22–March 2) explore six facets of the everyman protagonist from so many fairy tales, and Treasure Island (May 9–18) brings Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling tale to the stage. Finally, The Little Mermaid Jr. (July 11–20) takes its cues from Disney’s Broadway production and features familiar songs, including “Part of Your World” and “Under the Sea.”