Dorothy Reynolds and Danielle Bringard visited WHQR to tell us about the original play adaption, "Robinhood: A Tale of 2 Hoods." These young ladies have been involved in Journey Productions' PET project since they were young, and they enjoy taking leadership roles in this production now that they are in college. Dorothy is a Performance Educator with the cast and Danielle facilitated input from young writers for the script.
The show is at the Community Arts Center Thursdays-Sundays through March 15.
Sam Marshall from the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension came to the station to tell us about a brand new 12-week program called the Cape Fear Backyard Naturalist Program. Sam is a horticulturist involved in bring this program to fruition.
Director Anthony Lawson and actor/comic Jamey Stone joined us to talk about the latest play by Big Dawg Productions, Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor."
The comedy runs March 12-29, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm at the Cape Fear Playhouse on Castle Street. For information on tickets and more about the show, visit Big Dawg.
The Collage Artists of Wilmington (CAW) are having an opening reception for their exhibit "A Gracious Plenty" on Sunday, March 8 from 5:00-7:00 at Caprice Bistro downtown.
Etta Breit and Ruth Brune met at a collage class at the Cameron Art Museum and they are on the CAW steering committee. They came in to talk about their love of this medium, the upcoming exhibit, and the the interesting second meaning of "CAW."
Penny Kohut was the playwright for shows about Irish wakes the past few years, but she wrote a new play for St. Patrick's Day this year. The show "Top of the Mornin' to Ya with Faith and Begorrah" is an over-the-top comic farce that centers on a morning talk show with two Irish women. Penny stopped in to chat about the show with the actor playing Begorrah this weekend, Chandler Davis.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation holds a Coastal Speakers Series, where experts address various topics, from oysters to organic gardens to local avian diversity. Becky Peter is the Community Engagement Fellow with the NCCF and spoke with us about the series. The upcoming topic is organic gardening and we heard from Evan Folds, the founder and owner of Progressive Gardens about healthy soil and a few things we need to know to grow plants locally.
The Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with "A Gala in Wonderland." Interim Executive Director Yasmin Tomkinson and Outreach Coordinator Erin Payne came in to tell us about the work the organization does in our community - the Mad Hatter's Tea Party will help raise money for this work to continue. The Gala is at Audi Cape Fear on Staurday, March 7 at 6:30 PM. To find out more about the Cape Fear Literacy Council and the Mad Hatter's Tea Party visit their website here
Allie McCulloch and Ron Fallica moved to Wilmington 2 years ago from Los Angeles. Within two weeks of their arrival they started a business serving local screen actors through workshops, classes, and one-on-one help with everything from resumes to headshots to websites. In their interview, they share their love of Wilmington and the local acting community. To find out more about their services click here
Joy Gregory took on a difficult task as director of the controversial Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, a story that has its roots in A Raisin in the Sun. Joy, along with actors Jane McNeill and JR Rodriguez, talk about the various layers of meaning that they found in this award-winning show. Performances are at the Red Barn Theatre February 26 - March 1, and the show also runs one weekend at Thalian Hall, March 19-22. More information at thalian.org