Newton, NC – The Green Room Community Theatre stage is set back to 1944 for an amazing look back into a very historical time in Catawba County with its next production, Blue.

This production is based on the book Blue written by Joyce Moyer Hostetter, a native of Hickory, NC. The book is well-known throughout our county and is a part of the curriculum in our county’s elementary schools. The show will run April 6th through April 15th and will be performed in the McCreary Theatre at The Old Post Office Playhouse in historic downtown Newton. Experience local history with this story based on the “Miracle of Hickory.”

“With her father away at war, Ann Fay helps her family and her community in battling the polio epidemic of 1944. As more and more children are affected, Hickory responds by creating an emergency hospital in just three days. Soon, Ann Fay discovers for herself just how devastating polio can be. As her challenges grow, so does her resourcefulness. In the face of tragedy, Ann Fay discovers her ability to move forward. She experiences the healing qualities of friendship and explores the depths of her own faithfulness to those she loves—even to one she never expected to love at all.” – From Blue

Blue is being directed by David Townsend. With the author’s permission, he has also written the script for the show. Blue is produced by Peoples Bank and Drum & Willis Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory.

Performance dates are April 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15, 2018. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm / Sundays at 3:00pm.

You can purchase tickets online at or at the Box Office (Wednesdays – Fridays from 10am to 5:30pm). Ticket prices are $16 for adults, $14 for Seniors & Students, & $8 for Children 12 and under. For more information about Blue or any of the other programs offered by The Green Room Community Theatre, please visit us on the web at or call 828-464-6128.

Blue is also this year’s community read for the Catawba County Library. The Green Room is partnering with the library as well as with the Catawba County Museum of History, which is featuring a Blue-themed exhibit. The Museum, which is located across the street from the theatre, is offering extended hours for patrons interested in seeing the exhibit during the run of the show. Special Extended Hours are: Fridays and Saturdays, April 6, 7, 13, & 14: 9 am – 7 pm & Sundays, April 8 & 15: 1 pm – 4 pm.

The Blue project has been partially funded by a grant from the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

The Green Room Community Theatre is a Funded Affiliate of The United Arts Council of Catawba County as well.

The cast of Blue, playing April 6-15