Performance Dates: 

April 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm / Sundays at 3:00pm

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PRESENTED BY: Drum & Willis Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory AND People’s Bank

Based on the novel by Joyce Moyer Hostetter

Ann Fay Honeycutt accepts the role of “man of the house” when her father leaves to fight Hitler because she wants to do her part for the war in this Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Book. She’s doing well with the extra responsibilities when a frightening polio epidemic strikes, crippling many local children. Her town of Hickory responds by creating an emergency hospital in three days. Ann Fay reads each issue of the newspaper for the latest news of the 1944 epidemic, but soon she 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.

Box Office: (828) 464-6128

Box Office Hours are Wednesday through Friday 10:00am – 5:30pm

Performance Schedule

All Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm.  The Sunday Matinee is at 3:00pm.

Ticket Pricing

Adults: $16 / Students and Seniors: $1 / Children (12 and under): $8

Special Offers

Bringing a group of 10 or more?  Purchase tickets all at one time and save $1.00 per person!

Parking & Directions

Bringing a group of 10 or more?  Purchase tickets all at one time and save $1.00 per person!

The Old Post Office Playhouse is located at: 10 S. Main Ave, Newton, NC 28658

Get directions to us from wherever you are by clicking here.

Parking is available on the street around the 1924 Courthouse Square and in surrounding parking areas.


Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.

  • Assistive listening systems available
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our performance spaces and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances in the McCreary Theatre, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the front doors of the Playhouse.

Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.