Win FREE New Stage Tickets

Win FREE New Stage Tickets


WLBT is giving away 5 pairs of tickets to Blessed Assurance.

Want to win? Click below to enter anytime between Jan 28 and Feb 2. Then watch the WLBT morning news to see if you're a winner. Ticket packs are valued at $40 and WLBT will announce one winner each weekday starting Jan 30 and ending Feb 5. Good luck, we hope you win, but if you don't, go see the show anyway!Click here to enter!  WLBT is giving away alot to tickets for a number of different events so be sure to write New Stage on your email entry.

Congrats to our winners so far:

Sissy Gomillion

Michael Smith

Lisa Kennedy

Blessed Assurance

New Stage Theatre presents one of the most powerful plays of recent seasons, with an exciting drama Blessed Assurance . The play written by Laddy Sartin opens January 29 and runs through February 9.

It is the turbulent Freedom Summer of 1964, Olivia, the cook for the Whitehouse café, has shocked her small southern town in Sunflower County by marching up the courthouse steps demanding to register to vote. Because she is attached from all sides, even by those closest to her heart. Harlan, the owner of the cafe, who is like a son to Olivia, accuses her of listening to outside agitators. This incites Olivia to challenge Harlan's personal beliefs and his allegiance to her by sitting at the counter of the café where she has worked all her life and requesting to be served. When Harlan ask her what she thinks she's doing, she says, "I think they call it a sit-in!"

The play is co-sponsored by First American Bank and the law offices of Langston, Sweet & Freese, PA.

Laddy Sartin was born and raised in Brookhaven, Mississippi. He earned a BFA in Theatre from the University of Southern Mississippi. Sartin was the recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council Playwright Fellowship in 1992. Other works include the world premier production of Catfish Moon at the Charlotte Repertory Theatre in 1995. Catfish Moon continues to grow in popularity, and to date has been produced over sixty times at theatres across the country. Sartin continues his playwriting with his latest works Lucky Stars and Roses for Roy Lee. In the fall of 2001, these two new works were presented as readings in New York City – Lucky Stars at the Player's Club, and Roses for Roy Lee at the Ensemble Studio Theatre.

"This work is a masterpiece from a storyteller at his best … If you love great stories that have you constantly on the edge of your seat and your heart, you simply must see this play." -The Concord Tribune Returning to New Stage are veteran actors Malcolm McMillin last seen in Of Mice and Men and James Anderson who appeared as David, the storyteller, in A Christmas Carol. Newcomers are Mary Tanksley-Jackson making her New Stage debut in the role of Olivia and Wayne DeHart as Lewis. Other cast members include Alan Hays as Slick and Hannah Page in the role of Sally. Page was last seen at New Stage in the role of Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank. Alan Hays last appeared in the role of Yank in The Hasty Heart.

The performances are Wednesday January 29th through Saturday February 1st and Wednesday November 5th through Saturday February 8th at 7:30 P.M. Matinees are scheduled on Sunday February 2nd and February 9th at 2:00 P.M.

Ticket prices are $20.00 with discount available for students, groups, and senior citizens.

To purchase tickets contact the box office at (601) 948-3531. Box Office hours are from 10:00 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. Tuesday through Friday and 5:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. on Saturdays and 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Sundays.

The box office is located at 1100 Carlisle Street in the Belhaven neighborhood.

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