Susannah Tuttle, director of North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light, will present a program tonight in the Parish Hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. It’s called Sacred Foodscapes & Faith: The Food-Faith-Climate Change Connection. Ed Ablard of the church vestry outreach gave us details about the event, which includes networking at 5:00, a light supper at 5:30, and the program at 6:00. Free, but donations accepted. St. Paul’s is at 16 North 16th Street in Wilmington.
City Stage presents Brooklyn: The Musical. My guests were director Anthony David Lawson, and actor/singers Olivia James and LaRaisha Burnette. The show opens tonight at 8, and runs at 8 every night through Sunday. It then runs for two more weekends, Friday through Sunday May 31-June 2 and June 7-9), all shows at 8. City Stage is at 21 North Front Street. Tickets are available online.
Barbara Bush, WHQR’s finance manager and resident book-lover, talks with author Karen Bender about her new novel A Town of Empty Rooms. Karen will be our guest for Prologue Monday at 7 pm in the MC Erny Gallery.
Thalian Association Community Theatre presents the country musical Pump Boys and Dinettes, starring the Brent Stimmel Band. The show opens Thursday on the main stage of Thalian Hall. It runs Thursday through Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3 for two weekends. My guests were director/choreographer Debra Gillingham, and band leader Brent Stimmel.
Susan Nettleman of Cape Fear Garden Club and Ken Wells who teaches Landscape Gardening at Cape Fear Community College talk about a recent grant from the club to the college. The money is being used to create an Apothecary Garden for the downtown campus, benefitting the gardening and pharmacy tech students.
Camilla Herlevich of Coastal Land Trust and David Paynter of Cape Fear Audubon tell us about a free gathering Friday night at 7:00 at the Northeast Library, hosting author Rhett Johnson. Along with other authors and a nature photographer, he has created a coffee-table book about the South’s unique and diverse ecosystem based on the long leaf pine. The book is Longleaf, Far As the Eye Can See: A New Vision of North Ameri
Clyde Edgerton reads from and signs copies of his latest book tonight at 7:30 at Old Books on Front Street. It’s a laugh-out-loud non-fiction work based on his own experiences, called Pappadaddy’s Book for New Fathers.
Today we talked with Justin Smith, Amy Tipton, and Patrick Basquill from City Stage. They told us all about The Great American Trailer Park Musical, set in Armadillo Acres in Stark, Florida. Tickets available at 910-264-2602 or CityStageNC.com There are only six shows left, this weekend and next, Friday through Sunday at 8 pm.