80 years of great theater = the lost colony
A beautiful setting and great acting make for a perfect night of theater.
The pace is a bit faster for modern audiences, the special effects are more special, and playwright Paul Green’s The Lost Colony has stood the test of time remarkably well. Writing for the Outer Banks Voice, Kip Tabb reviews the play, examining the compelling moments that create great theater.
“The fate of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island may never be known, but the telling of its story makes for great theater.
When Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green wrote the script for The Lost Colony, the hope was for a successful season that would bring some tourists to Roanoke Island in the depths of the Great Depression.
Eighty years later, the nation’s oldest outdoor drama is still a success and is still filling seats at the Waterside Theatre.”