Upcoming Events
  • April 24, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Fortune Feimster Free Comedy Show The Lovable Southern Comic With Great Hair And An Even Better Personality William Peace University welcomes back Peace alumna Fortune Feimster '00 '02 to the Kenan Auditorium stage in April and will perform a FREE COMEDY SHOW FOR WPU STUDENTS at 7:00 p.m. on Class Day prior to Late Night Breakfast. Los Angeles-based comic Fortune Feimster ’00 ’02 will be on campus to headline a comedy show. She honed many of her comedic skills as a member of the Peace theatre company as a student and often performed improv. After graduating Summa Cum Laude and back-packing through Europe, she moved to L.A. and became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood. She also wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Feimster has since taken the national comedy scene by storm, making her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Now she’s is a full-time writer and performer on the E! Network’s popular “Chelsea Lately” show. A 2010 Young Alumni Award recipient and former Miss Peace, Feimster travels the country doing standup and can often be seen at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store where she is a paid regular. She also happens to be a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist and is a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow. Come out to see the show and some of her parodies of current events, from her "Darlene Witherspoon" character to her Honey Boo-Boo impersonation. Show is Rated-R and not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Event Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: FREE Click Here for Registration & Tickets view Event
  • April 24, 2014 Alumni Event: School of Professional Studies An After Hours Gathering in Main Parlor The Office of Engagement invites all William Peace University School of Professional Studies' graduates back for an after hours gathering in Main Parlor, hosted by Alumni Board member and SPS graduate, Maria H. Ewing '12. R.S.V.P. to Engagement@peace.edu by April 20. Or, register online here. EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 24, 2014 EVENT TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 P.M. LOCATION: Main Parlor, 1st Floor, Main Building Questions? Contact us at 919.508.2362 or email us here. view Event
  • April 24, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Fortune Feimster In Concert The Lovable Southern Comic With Great Hair And An Even Better Personality William Peace University welcomes back Peace alumna Fortune Feimster '00 '02 to the Kenan Auditorium stage in April. Los Angeles-based comic Fortune Feimster ’00 ’02 will be on campus to headline a comedy show. She honed many of her comedic skills as a member of the Peace theatre company as a student and often performed improv. After graduating Summa Cum Laude and back-packing through Europe, she moved to L.A. and became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood. She also wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Feimster has since taken the national comedy scene by storm, making her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Now she’s is a full-time writer and performer on the E! Network’s popular “Chelsea Lately” show. A 2010 Young Alumni Award recipient and former Miss Peace, Feimster travels the country doing standup and can often be seen at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store where she is a paid regular. She also happens to be a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist and is a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow. Come out to see the show and some of her parodies of current events, from her "Darlene Witherspoon" character to her Honey Boo-Boo impersonation. Show is Rated-R and not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Event Schedule: Private Student Performance, 7-8 p.m., Kenan Hall Pre-Show Public Reception (for ticket holders to the adult show) 8-9 p.m., 2nd Floor Kenan Hall Public Performance, 9-10 p.m., Kenan Hall Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: $18 Adults / $16 Senior Citizens / $16 Alumni / $16 Faculty & Staff (Note: a 6.75% entertainment tax is included in the ticket price.) Click Here for Registration & Tickets 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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