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Thalian Hall


Abstract:
Designed by Mr. Trimble of New York, Thalian Hall held its grand opening in Wilmington on the night of October 12, 1858. There were elaborate decorations of fluted columns and bright colors alongside a complex system of trapdoors on-stage to assist in setting the scene. Broadfoot documents the early acting seasons that began once Thalian Hall opened, in addition to describing the role of the theatre in public life for Wilmington residents during the Civil War.
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