On Golden Pond

CLICK IMAGE ABOVE FOR MORE INFO: On Golden Pond opens October 16 and runs October 17, 18, 22, 23 and 24!


Congratulations to the following people who have been cast in On Golden Pond and thank you to all who auditioned:

Norman Thayer:  Mitch Butts

Ethel Thayer:  Cindy Quinn

Chelsea Thayer: Erin Herrmann

Bill Ray:  Chris Hornaday

Billy Ray:  Taylor Sparrow

Charlie Martin:  Alan Gill


Presented to great critical and popular acclaim first off then on Broadway, this touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years introduced a significant playwright to our theatre. “ON GOLDEN POND is a work of rare simplicity and beauty, and in Thompson our theatre has found a fresh new voice.” —NY Daily News. “…a rare and memorable theatrical experience…” —Variety. “What courage it must have taken for Mr. Thompson in the 1970s to write a play with so much affection in it!” —The New Yorker.

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—in return. In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits.

“…a rare and memorable theatrical experience…” —Variety


Love & Wine

$15 per person!!! Combine a Pulitzer Prize nominated show with a wine tasting, and you have the perfectly unique Valentines evening. Click here for Wine Selections: HERE


Boy meets girl. Girl writes to boy. Girl and boy correspond throughout their lives.

“Love Letters,” a two-person play by A.R. Gurney about two people who grow up in tune with each other’s written words.

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III (“Andy”) and Melissa Gardner first write to one another when Melissa asks Andy to her birthday party. Their writings continue, growing longer and more familiar as they seek friendship in their respective boarding schools. They sympathize (and amiably bicker) throughout marriages, children, divorces, love affairs, and careers that take them down (and up) different paths.

It’s a sweet, simple romantic play about on-paper soul mates.

Wine tasting begins at 7:30.

Show starts at 8:30.

Show runtime approximately one hour and thirty minutes.



BEJL Entertainment Presents

“A Jazz Night For Donna”

May 23, 2015

8:00 pm– 10:30pm

Magnolia Arts Center

1703 E. 14th Street, Greenville

For tickets or more information you can contact Donna at (252) 531-2324

or any of the BEJL Entertainment group.

This is a fundraising concert to benefit The Eva J. Lewis Alumni Chapter of Elizabeth City State University’s annual Mr. or Ms. Alumni contest. The sole purpose of the contest is to benefit ECSU National Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarded to deserving students attending or wishing to attend Elizabeth City State University.
Donna Pierce is running for Ms. Alumni 2015.
The event will feature live music, free food, door prizes, and much more.

The cost is $20, but there are a few early bird tickets available for $15.00.

2015 Season!

Join the Magnolia Arts Center for our 10th Anniversary Season!!! 

TO PURCHASE SEASON TICKETS CALL 1-888-622-3868 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE.  Regular tickets can be purchased on-line.

You can also purchase Flex Passes on-line.

All evening performances are at 7:30pm and matinees are at 2:00pm. This year we are also adding Saturday Matinees. So every Saturday will have two performances, one at 2pm and one at 7:30 pm and all Sunday shows will be at 2pm.  The Season is as follows:

The Diviners –  

March 6th – 8th

March 12th – 14th

Jackie and Me –  

June 5th – 7th

June 11th – 13th

 Godspell –    

July 31st – August 2nd

August 6th – 8th

 On Golden Pond –

October 16th – 18th

October 22nd – 24th

A Tuna Christmas –

December 4th – 6th

December 10th – 12th


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The Diviners




Click here for tickets…”We will take your imagination on a journey. This play is full of biblical allusions, starting with its setting in Zion, Indiana during the Great Depression. But it deals with themes from today’s headlines. We see religion and religious interpretation has imprinted our society. The influence of the extremes of every belief system have some sort of impact on our world daily. In its purest form most of these belief systems are founded on love and compassion. But mankind has been known to pollute these belief systems by sprinkling in their own agendas leading to tragic results as it does in The Diviners.”

The Diviners Cast




Friday March 06 at 7:30pm

Saturday  March 07 at 7:30pm

Sunday March 08 at 2:00pm

Thursday March 12 at 7:30pm

Friday March 13 at 7:30pm(Wine Tasting Before the Show!)

Saturday  March 14 at 2:00pm

Saturday March 14 at 7:30pm(Wine Tasting Before the Show!)


Shows will be held at 1703 E. 14th Street, Greenville, NC at MAC’s Building in the Perkins Complex behind the Sports Connection.

theater complex

The Diviners is a play by Jim Leonard, Jr. It takes place in the fictional town of Zion, Indiana during the 1930s/Great Depression era.

A “slice of life” play, “The Diviners”, takes the viewers intimately close to the main characters :

  • CC Showers- having a crisis of faith and purpose
  • Buddy – who can mysteriously “feel” when water is near, yet fears it to the point of phobia.
  • Ferris – A single father trying to raise two challenging kids in the depression.
  • Jennie Mae – forced to grow-up too soon, facing normal coming of age feelings
  • Towns people who each have a point of view and in their desire to achieve what they believe to be righteous and true, cause distraction and calamity.
di·vine  (d-vn)
adj. di·vin·er, di·vin·est
v. di·vined, di·vin·ing, di·vines
1. To foretell through or as if through the art of divination. See Synonyms at foretell.
2. a. To know by inspiration, intuition, or reflection.

     b. To guess.
3. To locate (underground water or minerals) with a divining rod; douse.


If any, “non-profit arts and education organizations ” are interested in renting the Magnolia Arts Center,  please call 1-888-622-3868 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH ANY QUESTIONS. You can also EMAIL at info@magnoliaartscenter.com

The uses of the facility are governed by our lease.

The Magnolia Arts Center, Inc.(The MAC) facility includes our performance space, intermission lounge space, restrooms, dressing room and parking lot. The facility can be used for plays, small musicals, recitals, comedy shows, concerts, photo shoots, fashion shows, educational events, etc. Also, for special situations, additional fees may be charged on a case by case basis.

Please click below for detailed rental information: