Gil & The Wild One
Gil & The Wild One

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Gil & The Wild One
Spring Theatre

Friendship is a powerful force. Life is unpredictable, and uncertainty can be frightening--but alongside friends, bravery is easier to muster and life more rewarding to navigate. Gil and the Wild One is a story told through the eyes and minds of two 11-year-old children as they work to maintain the adventure and playfulness of youth in the face of life-threatening illness. Rife with humor and poignancy, this World-Premiere play strives to remind us of the importance of companionship and the strength of imagination, while leaving us with the ever-important lesson that we do not need to live forever to matter--we just need to matter to somebody else.


Written by Joe Heaney

Directed by Dan Beckmann

Assistant Directed by Meredith Stephens

Featuring Jackson Colo, Paisley Holland, Trevor Ketterling, Lauren Rahill & James Crowe

Oct 15 - 17
Fri & Sat @ 7:00pm
Sun @ 2:00pm

Mountcastle Black Box Theatre

251 N. Spruce Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

COVID-19 Guidelines (Updated 09/02/2021)

With the recent rise in COVID-19 infections in Winston-Salem, across North Carolina and throughout the country due to the Delta variant, beginning Monday, August 30, 2021, all patrons and staff attending and working events at Arts Council of Winston-Salem will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 OR a negative PCR lab test result from 48 hours prior to the scheduled event you wish to attend, along with a matching photo ID. At-home rapid tests will not be accepted.

Proof of vaccination can be a physical vaccination card, or a photo/scan of the front and back of a vaccination card on a mobile device.


The City of Winston-Salem instituted a mask mandate for all indoor events, effective August 20, 2021. Masks will be required for entry to Arts Council’s campus. Arts Council campus venues include Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts’ Reynolds Place Theatre, Mountcastle Theatre, and galleries – as well as HanesBrands Theatre.


If you purchased a ticket for an upcoming event and don’t feel comfortable with the above policies, contact the box office of the organization from which you purchased your ticket.

We are committed to doing our part to protect our community from the further spread of COVID-19 and revitalizing our arts and cultural sector that has been greatly impacted from the last year and a half of this pandemic. Our goal is to keep our venues open, our artists employed, and our community safe so that we can enjoy live performances together and continue forward with the reopening of the sector.


Our team is working hard to do a challenging job in some very uncertain times. We ask for your help and cooperation in complying with these safety precautions so that we can continue to enjoy live gatherings together.


*Additional safety protocols and policies are in place throughout the entire facility including classrooms, galleries, and common areas

This event is a rental engagement presented by a third-party group. The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County strives to host the highest-quality entertainment in our venues, but a rental agreement does not constitute or imply the Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County’s endorsement of the production’s content, themes, or quality.