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  • August 24, 2015 Steven Stone Comedy & Magic Show William Peace University welcomes comedian, hypnotist and magician, Steven Stone to the Kenan Stage as part of Welcome Week! Steven Stone has performed in front of many audiences, creating an entertaining and unforgettable night filled with fun and laughter. Stone's talent in hypnosis was developed early on, and he's been performing in venues around the world ever since. Stone's is perhaps one of the only shows where audience members are offered the best seats in the house...right on the stage! Students, faculty, staff and season ticket holders are invited to attend. Free Admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Student Services for more information. William Peace University wishes to make every 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 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
  • September 11, 2015 Dramatic Irony Club Production William Peace University's student-led Dramatic Irony Club presents opens its season on Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Dramatic Irony is a club made up of students interested in theatre and musical theatre. Student-led and performed, these productions are brought to the stage with full production, direction, and leadership by William Peace University students, alongside their advisor Dr. Wade Newhouse. Check back with us when the production title is announced! Free Admission at the door. No reservation required. William Peace University wishes to make every 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 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
  • September 12, 2015 Open House Our Office of Admissions would like to invite you and your family to take part in one of our Open House Events. This will give you the opportunity to meet students and faculty, tour our beautiful campus, and learn about the excellent education opportunities available at William Peace University. No matter your level of interest, WPU has something for you! After hanging out with us, be sure to grab the R-Line and visit some of the amazing downtown locations. Stand beside historical figures in the North Carolina Museum of History, watch the Carolina Hurricanes dominate the rink at PNC Arena, or catch your favorite artist in concert at the Raleigh Amphitheater. To RSVP for an Open House, please click here. Students interested in the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Theatre majors can also sign up to audition for the program from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. during Open House. If you are interested in auditioning, be sure to also register for your opportunity by clicking here. 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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