2021 RIVERTOWNE PLAYERS’ EXECUTIVE BOARD

President: CHRISTY HAWKINS

Vice President: ANGEL SANTOS

Treasurer: RUTH WATERS/SUSIE TILLEY

 Secretary: MICHELLE FLYE

 

MEMBERS AT LARGE:

Denny Colbert     Jackie Larder      Terry Daniels

Jordan Amburn    Lisa Gunn   

 

Ex Officio: Austin Arrington 

About Rivertowne Players

 

RiverTowne Players is a nonprofit 501 C-3 organization whose purpose is to enrich and entertain the residents in Eastern North Carolina by providing quality theatre. RiverTowne Players provides an opportunity for local actors, musicians, and artists to showcase their talents.

RiverTowne Players is housed in the historic Masonic Theatre. The Masonic Theatre first opened its doors in 1805, at which time it was the cultural center of New Bern.  It served as the town's foremost place for dramatic entertainment, including stage plays, talent benefits, concerts and vaudeville acts.  During the Civil War, it was used as a Confederate arsenal and later as a hospital for Union soldiers.

In 1917 it was converted into a motion picture theater and remained so until 1974.  It was the nation's oldest continually operating theatre until it closed its doors in December 1974.

Today, the Masonic Theatre has been restored to its original purpose for live entertainment. Visitors continue to enjoy the experience of taking in a RiverTowne Players production in the oldest working theatre in the United States.


 

Location:
Masonic Theatre
514 Hancock Street 
New Bern, NC 28560