The presentation of Box and Cox has been a tradition at Thalian Hall for 35 years. All this time, Executive Director Tony Rivenbark has directed and performed the role of Mr. Cox, with a variety of memorable actors playing Mr. Box and Mrs. Bouncer (including Tommy Hull, Don Ansell, Jason Hatfield and Suellen Yates). Rivenbark is only directing this round, casting Shane Fernando as Cox, Paul Teal as Box, and Caitlin Becka as Mrs. Bouncer.
According to Rivenbark, this farce has withstood the test of time (it premiered in 1847) and is as delightful to modern audiences as it ever was. Wilmington only has the opportunity to see it every few years and the final performances for this incarnation are Sunday, 5/24 at 3:00 and Monday 5/25 at 7:30 in the renovated Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre at Thalian Hall.