The North Carolina Black Repertory Company will kick off its 35th season by commemorating the birthday of its founder – the late Larry Leon Hamlin.
The Marvtastic Bash will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Marriott Twin City Quarter from 7 to 11 p.m. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, dancing, a silent auction and door prizes.
In addition to founding the Black Rep, the state’s first professional black theater company, Hamlin created the successful National Black Theatre Festival in 1989. Every other year, the event brings tens of thousands of tourists and Broadway-class musicals and plays to the city.
A native of Reidsville, Hamlin passed away on June 6, 2007 at the age of 58. His legacy is being carried on at the Black Rep and NBTF, which will held next summer.
Tickets for the Marvtastic Bash are $40 per person and may be purchased from any NCBRC Guild Board member, online at www.ncblackrep.org or by calling the NCBRC office. Individuals or businesses that would like to contribute a tax-deductible donation may do so by calling 336-723-2266.