River Jordan, author of Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit. She’ll be at Pomegranate Books tonight at 7:00. For more information about this book and her many other books, just go to PrayingForStrangers.com
Gloria Crist stars as Maria Callas in Terrance McNally’s award-winning play Master Class. Gloria will give 3 performances – Friday, July 20 at 7:30 (followed by a black-tie gala, tickets $75)…Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3 (tickets $20). All performances are at the new Fine Arts Building of Cape Fear Academy, 3600 S. College Road. For more information or to buy tickets, go to thalian.org or call 910-251-1788.
Joan Leotta, author of Giulia Goes to War, set in Wilmington in 1942. The USO is prominently featured in the book, and Hannah Block is mentioned. Available as an e-book through Desert Breeze Publishing. Joan's personal website can be found here.
Kevin Lee-Y Green of Techmoja Dance & Theatre Company is holding auditions for the musical The Color Purple. Auditions are Saturday from noon to 4 at the Hannah Block Historic USO at 2nd and Orange in Wilmington. The show runs 2 performances only at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in October. For details, call Kevin at 233-7343.