- March 10, 2014 Manning Chamber Music Concert Spring Concert and Reception William Peace University is pleased to present the 7th Annual Manning Chamber Music Concert Series in partnership with the North Carolina Symphony. The 2013-14 season will feature three concerts this year held on the institution’s campus in conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony and made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 to establish The Manning Chamber Music Series Fund. The third Manning Concert for the 2013-14 performing arts season will feature concert in Kenan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. with a reception held immediately following in Main Parlor (9:00 p.m.). For this concert, performances will include numbers by William Peace University vocalists, as selected and introduced by Rhiannon Giddens Laffan of the Grammy Award-Winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. Limited seating is available and tickets are required for the event. Event Time: 7:30 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: Free & Open to the Public. Reservations Required. SORRY, THIS CONCERT IS NOW SOLD OUT. view Event
- March 11, 2014 Teacher Network Fair Calling all teachers! The William Peace University Office of Career Services invites you to a career fair for alumni and students who are education majors seeking teaching positions. Private and public school systems from the southeast are in attendance. Questions? Contact the Career Center. view Event
- March 12, 2014 WPU Lunch & Learn Series: Founder's Day Event A Special Day Honoring William Peace William Peace University is pleased to open to the public our annual Lunch & Learn Series. For the 2013-14 academic year, the series will feature both university faculty and visiting faculty, as well as guest researchers, lecturers and experts from across multiple majors, topics and industries. Lunch will be held on the University Green. Register early! Event Time: T.B.A. Event Location: T.B.A. Tickets: $10 Adults / $5 Students (Lunch to be served on the University Green) (Note: a 3% entertainment tax is included in the ticket price.) Registration & Tickets: Individual Tickets (click here) Ticket Flights - All Lunch & Learns for the Season (click here) view Event
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.