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  • January 12, 2015 Manning Music Series Concert: NC Symphony William Peace University's Manning Music Series presents a FREE Concert featuring musicians from the North Carolina Symphony on the Kenan Hall stage on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The Manning Music Concert Series is made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 and the Manning Music Series Fund. For the 2014-15 performing arts season, the Manning Series will include 5 free concerts ranging from jazz, classical and contemporary to Broadway performances. Additional Manning Series concerts this year include: Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three of the Manning Series events. RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE MANNING SERIES HERE. William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362.  Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
  • January 16, 2015 Raleigh's Village Idiots William Peace Theatre presents "Raleigh's Village Idiots" January 16-17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The Idiots perform short- and long-form improv comedy. Scenes, stories, games and songs are improvised at your suggestion. Exactly what the combination is on any night... Your guess is as good as ours! For more information on the Idiots, visit their website. RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE view Event
  • February 5, 2015 The Piano Lesson A Celebrating Black History Month Event William Peace Theatre presents August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Piano Lesson, directed by Amy White, M.F.A., through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. In Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1936, the Charles family battle their surroundings and each other over their shared legacy -- an antique piano. The fourth play of August Wilson’s epic Century Cycle, The Piano Lesson is a stunning and moving drama of family, history, and survival. The William Peace Theatre Company actors selected for the cast include:  DJ Curtis as "Doaker" Jarrett Bennett as "Boy Willie" Josh Walker as "Lymon" Ebony Miles as "Bernice" Maya Bryant as "Maretha" Chris Haskins as "Avery" Demetrius Jackson as "Wining Boy" Breanna Durham as "Grace" Tickets go on sale soon! view Event

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Arts and Events Calendar 2010-2011

By on August 17, 2010 1:00 pm

Peace College of Raleigh, NC has a long tradition of celebrating the arts with the community. A four-year women’s college founded in 1857, Peace routinely receives accolades for its theatre performances, music and dance concerts, and art and design shows. We invite your attendance at any of the events listed here and your support of Peace College as an integral part of the arts in Raleigh. Please call 919.508.2000 for specific information about campus events.

 

Lectures

 

JACQUELINE NOVAGRATZ

Author of "The Blue Sweater"

October 20, 2010

7 p.m. Kenan Recital Hall

Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, a non-profitglobal venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. She is the author of "The Blue Sweater: Bridging theGap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World," the summer reading assignment for first-year students.

 

STUDENT SHOWCASE

April 14, 2011

All Day. Campus Wide.

"Student Showcase: A Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity" isan opportunity for Peace students to share with each other and the wider Peace community what they’ve learned through their scholarly and creative work. This year will mark the seventh year of the event.

 

All lectures are free and open to the public. 



 

Peace College Theater

 

CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE

by Lynn Nottage

September 21-25 and 27-28, 2010

7:30 p.m. in Leggett Theater

Lynn Nottage, the award-winning author of such plays as "Intimate Apparel" and "Fabulation," continues her tradition ofthoughtful, touching and funny plays with "Crumbs from the Table ofJoy." It’s 1950 and Godfrey Crump has just lost his wife. Finding solace in Father Divine and the Peace Mission Movement, he pulls up stakes andmoves his teenage daughters to Brooklyn. Told through the eyes of his17-year-old daughter Ernestine, "Crumbs from the Table of Joy" aims straight at the heart in a story that deals with boundaries of race, gender, and society.

 

INTO THE HANDS OF EVIL: AN EVENING OF HORROR STORIES PCT

Benefit-One Night Only!

October 28, 2010

7:30 p.m. in Leggett Theater

Featuring Kenny Gannon, Wade Newhouse, Eliza Laskowski , and Flynt Burton

 

A SHAYNA MAIDEL

Written and directed by Barbara Lebow

November 9-13 and 15-16, 2010

7:30 p.m. in Leggett Theater

In”A Shayna Maidel,” two sisters – one a survivor of Nazi concentration camps, the other brought up as an American -meet in 1946 after a separation of almost 20 years, and in the course of a heart-rending evening, they achieve an intimacy that transcends the theatrical event. Barbara Lebow’s play is about the horrors of the Holocaust; it is also a deeply personalized study of sisterhood, familyand a crisis of faith.-Mel Gussow, New York Times.

 

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

by William Shakespeare

Preview performance on February 22, 2011

February 23 – 26 and February 28 -March 1, 2011

7:30 p.m. in Leggett Theater

Featuring Wade Newhouse as Nick Bottom. "So musical a Discord, suchsweet thunder." On the occasion of his marriage, Theseus, Duke of Athens,entertains a plea from an angry Egeus about his disobedient daughter.Hermia wants to marry Lysander but Egeus wants her to marry Demetrius. Onpain of death, the Duke orders Hermia to obey her father. Ratherthan marry Demetrius, Hermia defies the Duke’s decree and with Lysander fleesinto the forest, in to the night, into the world of magic potions and enchantment, and into the world of dreams. Thus begins Shakespeare’s beloved "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." Yet this is indeed justthe beginning. There in the night; humans and fairies, rustics and royalty, lovers and children, ancient myth and legend, all convergeand collide in the service and pursuit of true love. When morningcomes, we wake to find the dream hast ransformed us into lovers all.

 

COMEDY IMPROV SHOW: RALEIGH’S VILLAGE IDIOTS

March 24-26, 2011

7:30 p.m. in Leggett Theater

 

STUDENT ONE-ACT PLAYS

April 7-9, 2011

7:30 p.m. in Leggett Theater

 

Visit http://theatre.peace.edu/ for ticket pricing and information.

 

 

Music

 

MANNING CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

September 27, 2010

7:30p.m. Kenan Recital Hall

Members of Peace College faculty and NC Symphony will present a concert featuring Chopin Piano Trio and Schumann Piano Quintet, followed by a receptionin Main Parlor.

 

MANNING CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

November 15, 2010

7:30 p.m. Kenan Recital Hall

Members of Peace College faculty and NC Symphony will present a concert, followed by a reception in Main Parlor.

 

FACULTY RECITAL

November 29, 2010

7:30 p.m. Kenan Recital Hall

Featuring: Milton Laufer, pianist.

 

ANNUAL BETTY VAIDEN WRIGHT WILLIAMS CHRISTMAS CONCERT

December 6 and December 8, 2010

7 p.m. Kenan Recital Hall

Peace College Chamber Singers and Choir

James Smith, conductor.

 

GUEST VOICE RECITAL

January 24, 2011

7:30 p.m. Kenan Recital Hall

Featuring: Leslie Heal Ray, soprano with Milton Laufer, pianist.

 

ALUMNAE CONCERT

March 4, 2011

7:30 p.m. Kenan Recital Hall

Featuring: Vivian Adams ’98, ’00, pianist, Elizabeth Wieland Halloran ’07,soprano, and Mandy York Schafer ’01, pianist

 

MANNING CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

March 21, 2011

7:30 p.m. Kenan Recital Hall

Members of Peace College faculty and NC Symphony will present a concert, followed by a reception in Main Parlor.

 

MANNING CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

April 11, 2011

7:30 p.m. Kenan Recital Hall

Members of Peace College faculty and NC Symphony will present a concert, followed by a reception in Main Parlor.

 

SPRING CONCERT BY PEACE COLLEGE CHAMBER SINGERS AND CHOIR

April 19, 2011

7:30 p.m. Kenan Recital Hall

James Smith, conductor

 

All concerts are free and open to the public.

 

 

 

Peace College Dance Company

 

FALL CONCERT

December 2 – 4, 20107:30 p.m.

in Leggett Theater

Featuring work by L.D. Burris, Heather Tatreau, Chrissy Pressley, Jessshell, and others.

 

SPRING CONCERT

April 14-16, 2011

7:30 p.m. in Leggett Theater

Featuring work by Peace College alumnae and students.

 

2011 STUDENTSHOWCASE DANCE PERFORMANCE

April 14, 2011

Leggett Theater

 

Tickets: General Admission $8

Students, Seniors and NCDA members $5

Seating is limited.

 

 

Art and Design

 

CASEY PORN

September 20 – November 20, 2010

Leggett Theater Gallery

Raleigh artist Casey Porn creates witty and exquisitely crafted paintings in a graphic cartoon style. Her work typically depicts hybridized animals agains tpatterned backgrounds. The images and their titles both amuse and provoke.

 

THE MIND’S DENSE FOREST

by Anna Podris

February 21 – April 17, 2011

Leggett Theater Gallery

Anna Podris, a Raleigh based artist, paints imagined landscapes and city scapes using oils and encaustic paint. Podris’s paintings are known for their quirky colors and mythic narratives. She says, "I paint in a stream of consciousness way, letting the work unfold."

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