WHQR's Spring 2014 Survey is now complete. Thanks to all who responded, either online or by filling out a paper form. We received a healthy total of responses -- 464. Along with audience research, fundraising results, correspondence and general feedback of all kinds, surveys like this can help us determine how well we are meeting the needs of our audience(s).
North Carolinians are among the few Americans still allowed to keep wild animals—including lions, tigers, bears and primates—as pets. And as one of only seven unregulated states, for-profit operations such as roadside zoos tend to flourish in North Carolina. That’s because the USDA allows individuals to charge visitors to photograph and feed baby animals up to twelve weeks old. But once they age out, such animals are often sold into the exotic animal trade.
Thalian Association Community Theatre presents Chrisopher Durang’s award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Red Barn Studio Theatre. Director Nicole Farmer and actor Jacob Keohane tell us about this hilarious takeoff on Chekhov.
The show runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 [note the early curtain time!] and Sundays at 3, starting this week and ending June 21. For tickets and more information: thalian.org
Cape Fear Theatre Arts at City Stage presents the punk rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Director Shane Fernando and lead actor Paul Teal explain how a fascinating 19th century story collides with “emo”…and it works!
Cherri McKay and Robb Mann told us all about Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green, opening the Shakespeare Youth Company’s adaptation of As You Like It (directed by Cherri) Friday, May 23rd at Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre. The adult troupe opens Comedy of Errors (directed by Robb) on June 6.