Halloween-Themed Tryon Palace Theatre Staged at the N.C. History Center

Two showings of ‘The Maze at the Elms’ Oct. 30 and 31   

NEW BERN, NC – October 30, 2015

Tryon Palace will bring the golden age of radio back to life with “The Maze at the Elms.” This Halloween-themed theatre performance will be held Oct. 30 and 31, at Cullman Performance Hall, located inside the North Carolina History Center. 

WHIT became the first radio station in Craven County in 1942 and “The Maze at the Elms” pays tribute to that era by presenting an adaptation of M. R. James’ classic tale, “Mr. Humphreys and His Inheritance,” as a live radio show, complete with sound effects made on stage. Due to the ghostly nature of this program, it is not suggested for children younger than 8 years old.

Tryon Palace Theatre will present performances Friday, Oct. 30, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 31, from 2-3 p.m.

Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and younger, and free for Tryon Palace Foundation members.

For more information call 252-639-3500 or visit www.tryonpalace.org.

Tryon Palace Media Contact
Craig Ramey
Marketing and Communications, Manager
Phone: (252) 639-3511
Email: cramey@tryonpalace.org
Web: www.tryonpalace.org

About Tryon Palace
Tryon Palace, located in New Bern, NC, is part of the Office of Archives and History, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Tryon Palace is one of North Carolina’s most significant historic sites. It is the home of the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina’s first colonial and first state capitol, and includes historic buildings, gardens and the North Carolina History Center, which revolutionizes the visitor experience through use of the latest interactive  technology. The History Center includes galleries, a performance hall, the museum store and a waterfront café. Tryon Palace’s mission is to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement in 1710, the development of statehood and into the mid-twentieth century. It is dedicated to collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation.

Tickets and visitor information are available at Tryon Palace, 529 S. Front St., New Bern. For directions and further information about special events, programs or group tours, employment and more, visit our web site: www.tryonpalace.org or phone (800) 767-1560 or (252) 639-3500.
About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources 
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development. 
NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C.  Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, the State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Clean Water Management Trust Fund and the Natural Heritage Program. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.