New Bern Historical Society
in partnership with
CarolinaEast Health System, The New Bern Sun Journal & Craven Community College
Honour, The Musical
An original historical musical play by author, journalist, and playwright
with original music by
Performance dates Jan 23 - Feb 2, 2020 at Craven Community College's Orringer Auditorium
Tickets on sale November 1
A Duel to the Death
North Carolina's most notorious affair of honor - the Stanly-Spaight Duel. A young legislator goads an older statesman in a heated political contest. The older man insults the younger. All in public. In newsprint. Add the story of Sarah Rice, favored slave of the Spaights, who had a son by John Stanly. Combine it with the knowledge and wit of writer Bill Hand and the music of Simon Spalding and you have Honour, The Musical.
This historic tale will be brought to life through original dialogue and music, as the full-length play sweeps you from the signing of the Constitution to the dispute that would lead these bitter rivals to a fight to the death on the field of honor.
Support Hometown Talent
& Hometown History!
This ambitious and uniquely-New Bern production requires community-wide participation.
Business and individual sponsorships
available for Honour, The Musical!
Can't make the dinner? Please donate!
Show your support by making a donation to Honour, The Musical. Your donation will go directly to support production costs of the play, including costumes, sets, promotion, and technical support.
Any size gift is gratefully accepted!
The Historical Society is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit;
your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law.