The new work by Triad artistic director Preston Lane, with music by Laurelyn Dossett, will end the 2007-08 season in June 2008.
According to the Triad season announcement, "From England to the Caribbean to the Carolina Coast, Edward Teach forged a blazing career as the most dreaded pirate of all time. North Carolina's infamous adopted son was a daring blend of terror and gallantry. To his victims, he presented an image of the devil incarnate; but he was putty in the hands of a beautiful woman. His high seas adventures, on-land romances and deep buried treasure are the stuff of legend."
Lane and Dossett, creators of Triad's Brother Wolf and Beautiful Star, "turn their attention eastward [to the Carolina coast], uncovering the mostly true and totally thrilling history of the legendary pirate called Blackbeard." Performances will play June 8-July 6, 2008.
The writers' Appalachian-flavored holiday hit Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity will also return in the new season, as an add-on to the lineup.
The 2007-08 slate (Triad's seventh season) begins Sept. 2 with Lillian Hellman's family drama The Little Foxes, and also includes Anthony Shaffer's Sleuth; Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession; a March 2008 play to be announced; and From the Mississippi Delta by Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland. In addition to the six-play mainstage season, Triad Stage will bring back its hit holiday production, Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity by Preston Lane, with original music by Laurelyn Dossett. In it Rev. Roy Ledbetter and his congregation are back to bring the Christmas story to life with down home laughter, toe-tapping music and a tug at the heart. It will play Nov. 23-Dec. 23, 2007.
For more information call (336) 272-0160 or visit www.triadstage.org.
Triad Stage's 2006-2007 season continues with The Caretaker by Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter (now onstage through April 1), followed by Syncopation (April 22-May 13) and Tobacco Road (June 10-July 1).