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North Carolina Maritime Museum
315 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

6:00 - 9:00
Friday June 8th
The North Carolina Maritime Museum 
315 Front Street
Beaufort, N.C. 28516
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Friends of the NC Maritime Museum 
315 Front Street
Beaufort, NC  28516
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315 Front Street
Beaufort, NC  28516
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The notorious Blackbeard was probably not one for fancy dinner parties during his short, violent pirate career 300 years ago. Blackbeard, however, will come alive again for a very civilized group of dinner guests at the North Carolina Maritime Museum on Friday, June 8.

$100 for Friends' members

$125 for non-members and includes a year's membership in the Friends
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An Evening with Blackbeard

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The dinner will feature performance artist Joey Madia. A versatile actor, director and playwright, Madia will present a light-hearted dramatization in which he takes the role of a Beaufort man named Angus “Quill” MacGregor, who sailed with Blackbeard, also known as Edward Thache, during his buccaneering heyday. Assisting in full pirate dress will be the popular local Blackbeard impersonator, Carl Cannon. Beaufort’s own Captain Horatio Sinbad, in full regalia, will be on hand as well.
The party will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by a seated dinner at 7, during which Madia will entertain. The evening will conclude with dessert on the Museum terrace and a sunset cannon at 8:30.

Joey Madia has had a rich and varied career, including writing, directing or acting in 125 plays and a dozen film projects. His specialty is historical theater and participatory plays for school children. He is a Chautauqua Scholar for Voices from the Earth, which provides “symposia and performances on the African-American experience in the Civil War.” 

He is Creative Director at Port City Tour Co. and founding Artistic Director of Seven Stories Theatre Company. In 2019 he will be touring with the Oklahoma Chautauqua in the role of Ernesto “Che” Guevera.

Madia’s June 8 presentation will be based on “Blackbeard and the Pirates of Carolina,” a one-man show he wrote and performs for Port City Tour Co. It was featured on “Passage of Dreams,” a Japanese television show sponsored by Tokyo Disney, and in the 2018 North Carolina Travel Guide. 

It will be an entertaining evening.