Today Bob Workmon spoke with with North Carolina author Charlie Lovett about his novel of romance and mystery, The Bookman’s Tale. The story tells of a man haunted by memories of his dead wife, stirred from mourning by a mysterious portrait, and intrigued by a renewed debate about the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays.
Opera House Theatre Company presents the Wilmington premiere of Les Miserables on the mainstage of Thalian Hall. It runs Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm this week; it runs the next two weekends Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3. I spoke with director Suellen Yates and star Jon Berry (who plays Jean Valjean). Tickets available at thalianhall.org or 632-2285.
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.
Imaginary Theatre Company presents Venus in Fur by David Ives. Director Lee Lowrimore and actress Anna Stromberg tell us about this daring, erotic, mysterious comic drama. It stars Anna Stromberg and Mike O’Neill.
The show opens this week at Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle Street. It runs Thursday-Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3 through June 23. Tickets at BigDawgProductions.org
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.