To kick off the 80th Anniversary Celebration for The Lost Colony, the comedic chaos of Greg Hahn is coming to the Soundstage Theater this Friday, April 7.

Hahn, who very rarely slips into off-color humor, manages to skewer just about everything in modern life. His delivery is rapid fire—close to manic—and his routine is filled with physical as well as verbal humor. It should be a lot of fun.

The Lost Colony has been a part of the Outer Banks summer season since 1937. Originally conceived of as a way to bring tourists to the Outer Banks during the Depression, the play has gone on to be the longest running outdoor drama in North America.

The play has won a number of well-deserved awards over the years, including a 2013 Tony for Excellence In Theatre.

The production values for the play are as good as any New York play—which makes sense since the Production Designer is William Ivey Long, who has had a long career filled with success and awards for his stage, television and movie work.

Sitting outside at the Waterside Theater watching the pageant of the first attempt to colonize the New World by the English is magical…especially because that first attempt to colonize was almost beneath the seats of the theater.

Dates for the play this year are May 21 through August 19. Performances are Monday through Saturday.