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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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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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