This is definitely going to be a special year for Historic Interpretations, Inc.. We have new and exciting events on the way, as well as opportunities for performers and volunteers alike.
Education Trip Series
We plan to continue our Education Trip Series with destinations such as the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA - a replica of the Globe Theatre in London and home of the American Shakespeare Center, as well as trips to local historical sites and hands on adventures. If you want to be one of the first to know when these events are happening, take a moment and complete this short form --> CLICK HERE.
Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball
This year marks the 5th annual Historic Interpretations, Inc. Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, to be held on February 14th at the Parish Center of Cary from 7pm to 11pm. This is our only fundraiser opportunity to support our history education programs and each and every year it just keeps getting bigger and better!
Admission includes a sumptuous three-course meal inspired by traditional New Orleans recipes and unlimited drinks - including soda, wine and beer. This year we have brought back the Moore Square Dixielanders, in combination with DJ provided top 40 tunes. Event photography, door prizes, a costume contest, live performers, raffles and a silent auction will round out the evening's festivities!
VIP packages and tables are available, including deals considering it IS Valentine's Day!
Historic Interpretations' Music and
Dance Performance Guildes
Historic Interpretations offers bi-weekly instructions in Historic Music and Dance, focusing on both the court and country music and dance of the Renaissance and the Colonial America. This group frequently perform at our events at festivals, historic sites and other venues. We invite all ages and skill levels to join us every alternating Thursday from 6:30PM - 8:30pm. Our classes are located at Restoration Church 11001 Raven Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614. AND IT'S FREE!
We are in the midst of finalizing our 2015 Theatre Season and encourage anyone interested in auditioning or volunteering to be part of the production to go ahead and sign-up to our hiSTORY Stage list so you can be the first to get our updated information!
History CON, 2015 - April 11th & 12th
We are proud to announce our first ever, FREE, History convention for Historic Interpretations, Inc. volunteers and the public. But space is limited, so you will want to claim your spot now! This one-of-a-kind event will provide workshops, including: creating personas for first person interpretations, costuming, 16th and 18th century games and entertainment, including music and dance, food and alcohol workshops, military seminars and hands-on educational activities for all ages.
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There is onsite camping available and lunch and dinner on Saturday will be provided. Sunday will feature the opportunity to participate in a Market Fair where you can trade, sell, and/or exchange garb, costumes, and accessories. We are looking for knowledgable folks to lead sessions as well, so if you are interested in either of these opportunities, let us know.
With all the exciting things coming our way in 2015, please consider how you will support Historic Interpretations, Inc. We are a non-profit that is only as successful as its volunteers, YOU, and we look forward to building our HI community as we continue to grow! Happy 2015.
The Maltese Bodkin
HiSTORYStage's presentation of The Maltese Bodkin, a radio play at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre has just completed it's amazing opening night and will continue its performances through Thursday 11/13- Sunday 11/16. The ensemble cast brings to life this thoroughly entertaining show with proceeds going to support military charities. Friday night's performance is complete with a USO dance! Tickets are sill available.
A comedy mystery with a Shakespearean twist. Times were tough for hard boiled detective Birnam Wood. He never asked to be in London. Especially in 1605. When his partner is murdered, Wood has to find the killer amid a vast cast of suspects that includes (among others) Viola, Richard III, Falstaff, Iago, Mercutio and a merchant from Venice. But the real solution to the mystery seems to be in discovering the secret behind a mysterious dagger known as the Maltese Bodkin.
Historic Interpretations, thanks to the leadership of director Beth Roberts and her dedicated cast and crew, has raised $1500 in their KickStarter for our latest History Stage production. "The Maltese Bodkin" tells the tale of Birnam Wood, hard boiled detective, as it is broadcast across the airwaves to the homes of eager listeners on the day after D-Day.
Shows will run Thursday, Nov. 13 through Saturday, Nov. 15 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2:00 PM.
There will be a USO-style dance Friday, Nov. 14 following the performance until 11:30 PM. Dress to impress and practice your swing moves! Refreshments will be served.
About the Play:
Birnam Wood never asked to be in London, especially in London in 1605. When his partner turns up murdered, Wood has to find the killer amid a cast of suspects that includes Richard III, Falstaff, Iago, Mercutio, Viola, and even a merchant from Venice! The real solution to the mystery seems to be in discovering the secret behind a mysterious dagger known as the Maltese Bodkin.
About the Production:
In the 1940s, radio was the main form of entertainment and news delivery in American households. From FDR's fireside chats to shows like "The Shadow" and "Abbott & Costello", nearly everyone spent a good portion of their day with the family radio. The script suits the noir radio drama format so well that we decided to give the audience an inside peek at what it might have looked like to record one.
When you walk through the doors, you'll experience a little of what it was like to live in the US in 1944 during World War II. From the decor to the concessions to the costumes to the "live broadcast" performance, we are striving to provide the theater goer with a fully immersed experience.
About the Show's Mission:
For us, this show is more than just a history lesson. In the spirit of cooperation and togetherness the US experienced during the war years, we are partnering with three military charities to provide support to our service members and their families. Proceeds from the show, "war bonds" sold during the performances, and donations to our team pages will go to the USO, Fisher House Foundation, and Special Operations Warrior Foundation. (Tax receipts will be provided by the organization for any donations made.)
Simply put, the more money we raise, the more help we can provide these amazing organizations.
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