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  • December 1, 2015 Christmas Lovefeast Chapel Service A Peace Christmas Tradition William Peace University invites members of the Peace community and its neighbors to join us for the annual Christmas Lovefeast Chapel Service in Dinwiddie Chapel (Main Building, 2nd Floor). Rev. Dr. R. Lee Carter, our William C. Bennett Chaplain and Assistant Professor of Religion, welcomes members of the community to receive Communion during this festive event. A Lovefeast service is a service dedicated to Christian love and is most famously practiced by the Moravians. A Lovefeast seeks to strengthen the bonds and the spirit of harmony, goodwill, and congeniality, as well as to forgive past disputes and instead love one another. The Moravian Lovefeast is based on the Agape feast and the meals of the early churches described in the Bible in the Acts of the Apostles, which were partaken in unity and love. Traditionally for European, Canadian, and American Lovefeasts, a sweetened bun and coffee (sweetened milky tea in Germany, Holland and England) is served to the congregation in the pews by dieners (from the German for servers); before partaking, a simple table grace is said. The foods and drinks consumed from congregation may vary tremendously at the Lovefeast and are usually adapted from what the congregations have available. Services in some Colonial-era Lovefeasts, for example, used plain bread and water; some in Salem were known to have served beer. The Moravian Lovefeast also concentrates on the singing of hymns and listening to music which may come from the organ or choir. The songs and hymns chosen usually describe love and harmony. The congregation can talk quietly with their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ about their spiritual walk with God. The William Peace University Community Lovefeast will feature special student, faculty and staff speakers and dieners. Event Date: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 Event Time: 3:30 p.m. Event Location: Dinwiddie Chapel, 2nd Floor of Main Building Admission: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   view Event
  • December 5, 2015 Children’s Holiday Story Hour with Santa Here Comes Santa Claus! William Peace University invites you to join us for our 6th Annual Children's Holiday Story Hour with Santa. Listen to two stories read by a special guest. Have your pictures taken with the Clauses and get a special present from Santa himself! Enjoy cookies and refreshments in Main Parlor and Carols by the William Peace University Singers. This event is one of the most anticipated family events of the year at WPU. Be sure to register early! Event Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Event Location: Main Parlor Free Admission, Click Here to register! view Event
  • December 5, 2015 WPU Christmas Show William Peace University invites you to experience Christmas at PEACE! Our 2015 Christmas Show will feature performances from several campus groups and entertainers, including WPU's student a capella group Vocal MasterPEACE, the William Peace University Singers glee club, and our Gospel group the Ambassadors for Christ, as well as several singers within the Bachelor of Fine Arts program and others. Join us for this special concert filled with Christmas classics, holiday songs and carols (secular and sacred) from across the decades and from multiple genres. Bring the whole family! Date: Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 Time: 3:30 PM Location: Kenan Hall Free Admission. Reservations required. - Coming Soon! 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

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Renowned Playwright Barbara Lebow in Residence at Peace College to Direct her play

By on November 4, 2010 4:13 pm

Internationally renowned playwright and director Barbara Lebow is in residence at Peace College now through November 16, 2010 to direct her award winning play "A Shayna Maidel."  


"A Shayna Maidel" is a powerful, haunting and deeply affecting portrait of a family, which conveys the aftermath of the Holocaust through a poignant, imaginatively conceived examination of one divided family’s experience. Widely produced by America’s leading regional theatres, the play went on to become a long-run Off-Broadway success. "…a tribute to the sustaining power of family and to man’s indomitability." -NY Times. "It’s an emotional powerhouse of almost overwhelming proportions." -Hartford Journal Inquirer."

Lebow’s residency at Peace is the fifth collaboration with Peace Theatre director Kenny Gannon over the last twenty years.


Whether the topic is the Holocaust, the Cuban revolution, the violence in America’s Civil Rights movement, the war in Iraq, or homelessness, Lebow brings audiences around the world face to face with history’s blind spots and does so in powerful, innovative and deeply moving ways.   In addition to "A Shayna Maidel," her published plays include "Little Joe Monaghan," "The Keepers," "The Left Hand Singing," and "Tiny Tim is Dead."   She has taught writing to developmentally disabled adults, the homeless, women in prison, drug addicts, first offenders, and students at risk.  She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Michael Douglas Distinguished Visiting Artist Residency at the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Guggenheim Fellowship in playwriting.

Performances of "A Shayna Maidel" are November 9-16 (except Sunday) at 7:30pm in Leggett Theater.


To purchase tickets, visit http://theatre.peace.edu/

For more information, call 919-508-2051.


Cast:  Katie Barrett, Jessica Dixon, Lurline Richardson, Alora Ytuarte, Hampton Rowe and Kenny Gannon

Director: Barbara Lebow

Design: Sonya L. Drum
Lighting by Jennifer Mann Becker

Technical Director: David Jensen
Properties: Tim Domack
Costumes: Lynda Clark

Stage Manager: Elisabeth McDonald
Assistant Stage Manager: Sarah Blocker



Peace College is a four-year baccalaureate arts and sciences college that offers a challenging program of study that provides women strong intellectual and personal foundations upon which to build successful and meaningful professional and academic careers. Peace’s educational program consistently earns the college rankings in the top 10 percent in several categories of the National Survey of Student Engagement.

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