In July of 1587, 117 English men, women, and children came ashore on Roanoke Island with a commission from Elizabeth I to establish a permanent English settlement in the New World. Just three years later in 1590, when English ships returned to bring supplies to the settlement, they found the island deserted with no sign of the colonists except the single word, “CROATOAN,” carved into the surface of an abandoned structure and the letters, “CRO,” scratched into the bark of a tree. After nearly 450 years, the mystery of what happened to the colonists remains unsolved.

The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Gather clues from the colonists as you are immersed in epic battles, haunting Native American dances, elegant costuming, and beautiful music in this enormous stage production. The Lost Colony brings our nation’s oldest mystery to life all around you. Experience a night surrounded by the mystery of The Lost Colony.

The 2016 Lost Colony season runs from  May 27th-August 20th every Monday-Saturday evenings at 7:30pm. In 1587, 117 English colonists came to Roanoke Island to establish a permanent English settlement in the New World. In 1590, when English ships returned, they found the island deserted with no sign of the colonists. After nearly 450 years, the mystery of what happened to the colonists remains unsolved. The Lost Colony is performed on the site where these actual events occurred. A company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family. Gather clues as you experience epic battles, haunting Indian dances, elegant costuming, and beautiful music in this enormous stage production that brings our nations’ oldest mystery to life!


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  • Friday 7:40pm-11:00pm
  • Saturday 7:40pm-11:00pm

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