Director Mike Thompson and actress/singer/dancer Heather Setzler, spoke all about Thalian Association Community Theatre’s production of the Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5. The show runs tonight and Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. Also next week, Thursday through Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3 on Thalian Hall’s mainstage.
Today I had a terrific talk with Robert V. Taylor – author, speaker, blogger for The Huffington Post, and Chair of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation. He was born and raised in South Africa, but had to leave the country when he began to speak out against apartheid. We discussed his book A New Way to Be Human: 7 Spiritual Pathways to Becoming Fully Alive. It is available through Barnes and Noble and Amazon.
Today's guests were Steve Bakunas, director / designer / producer, and Owen Dunne, playwright. Owen’s first play Positions had its world premiere at the Red Barn Studio Theatre earlier this year. Positions tells the story of a forty-something married couple with two children whose sex life has hit a plateau. This tragicomedy explores what they do to remedy that. Owen has rewritten portions of it. It will have a brief local run, then go to New York City in October.
Beth Crookham, film producer, was in Rwanda earlier this year and met an artist there named Innocent Nkurunziza. She applied on his behalf to the Artist-in-Residence project at UNCW’s Boseman Gallery. And now Innocent is here! His exhibition called Rwanda Shares opens with a reception at 5:30 this evening, then runs through October 25. For more information on the artist, visit IvukaArts.com
Today's guests were David Loudermilk, director and choreographer, and Lucille Bruno, costumer. We talked about T.A.C.T.’s production of Frank Loesser’s musical, Guys and Dolls. There are 3 shows remaining: Friday and Saturday at 7, Sunday at 3, at the Hannah Block Historic USO on 2nd and Orange. Tickets are $12.75 and are available at the USO desk or by phone at 910-341-7860. More info at Thalian.org