On June 7, WALTER hosted a preview party for the play Raleigh with Theatre in the Park. Written by Ira David Wood III, the play imagines the days leading up to the trial of Sir Walter Raleigh, the explorer for which our city is named. Raleigh, who had a romance with Queen Elizabeth, was tried for treason after her death. The play draws from the transcript of his actual trial, along with other historical narratives. WALTER contributors, advertisers and guests were invited to see the play before opening weekend and chat with the cast over refreshments.
This article originally appeared in the July 2023 issue of Walter magazine.