Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette and filmmaker Sol Weiner invited us to a free screening of Swine Country: The Fight for Clean Air and Water in Duplin County, NC on 5/28/14 at UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium. A discussion with environmental experts and activists followed the film.
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
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.
Molly Murphy and Anna Lee of Working Films describe the film series called Moral Movies. Inspired by the Moral Mondays protests, the series explores social issues. The next film is Thursday, May 24 at 7pm at Hannah Block Historic USO. It’s titled American Winter. It’s free, and a discussion will follow.
For details about this film and the films in June and July, go to WorkingFilms.org or visit Working Films on facebook.
Thalian Association presents the Leonard Bernstein musical Wonderful Town. Guest host Gina Gambony spoke with two integral members of the show. The lively interview even feature some lovely singing, be sure to listen to this unique Midday Interview!
John Devaney (Executive Director) and Barb Biehner (President of the Board) from Cape Fear Clinic told us about the work the clinic does every day. There is a Behind the Scenes fundraising breakfast on Tuesday, May 20th from 7:30 to 9:00 at The City Club at DeRossett House.
The breakfast is free, but registration is needed so enough food will be ready. Donations will be received, and there will be a Silent Auction to raise funds.
Richard Williams told us about The Lyra Vocal Ensemble of St. Petersburg, Russia. Four singers from that a cappella group will be at Church of the Servant Episcopal on Sunday, May 18th at 7:30pm. They will sing music from the Russian Orthodox Church and Russian folk music. It’s not a worship service, but a concert, so all are invited!
Ronnie Wise, Music Director of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, is reviving the popular Wilmington Boys Choir. It is open to boys age 7 through voice change. Two Open Houses for interested boys and their families are scheduled for Saturday, May 17th at 9 am and 1 pm, at St. Paul’s.
I had the opportunity to interview author Kevin Maurer about his book Hunting Che. Maurer spoke about his writing process, his intentions for the book, and the challenges of research. Maurer will be in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR on Monday, May 12th for a Prologue discussion with Ben Steelman of Star News. Learn more about Maurer and his work on his author website.
If you enjoyed this interview, check out the links below for previous author interviews.