Big Harold’s Diner Turns Dinner Theatre with “The Zoo Story”

Zachery Rayburn (Peter) standing over Clay Raines (Jerry) in the March 16, 2017, performance at Big Harold's Diner in Wilson NC. Source: Ray Shell, TAIP.
Zachery Rayburn (Peter) standing over Clay Raines (Jerry) in the March 16, 2017, performance at Big Harold's Diner in Wilson NC. Source: Ray Shell, TAIP.

TAIP Lab and Big Harold’s Diner brought Dinner Theatre to Wilson, North Carolina last week, and plan to continue offering this unique local experience for several Thursday evenings to come.

The first performance of The Zoo Story, held last Thursday, March 16, 2017, was a sell-out. Three more performances are planned. Tickets may be reserved now, with 40 seats available for each performance.

The Zoo Story production transports the audience to Central Park in New York City, where they meet Jerry and Peter — the main characters of the story.

Says Ray Shell of TAIP Lab:

“Our actors are so close to you that you feel you are part of the action.”

The Zoo Story is written by Edward Albee, writer of Whose Afraid of  Virginia Woolf? The film version of this Broadway hit was made famous by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

The Zoo Story will be performed at Big Harold’s Diner on Thursday evenings — March 23, 2017, March 30, 2017 and April 6, 2017 — with a possible extension. Dinner is served at 7:30pm, with the show starting at 8pm. Tickets are $25 for dinner and the show. Call 252.291.3663 or email dulamaes@gmail.com to reserve seat(s) before the upcoming shows sell out too.

Big Harold’s Diner offers the audience choices of steak, chicken, fish, or vegetarian dinner while they enjoy watching the performance.

Big Harold’s Diner is located at 126 Tarboro Street W, in Wilson NC. See photos from the Diner — and the Dinner Theatre — on their Facebook page.

Dinner Theatre in Wilson NC. Source: Ray Shell, TAIP.
Dinner Theatre in Wilson NC. Source: Ray Shell, TAIP.

 

Ed. Note: TAIP stands for Total Artist in Production. For more information on TAIP Lab in Wilson NC, visit Ray Shell’s Facebook page, where announcements are posted routinely.

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