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  • February 20, 2016 Presidential Open House for the Classes of 2004-2011 A Chance to Be Heard Dr. Brian C. Ralph, William Peace University's 11th President, extends a special invitation to Peace College alumnae from the Classes of 2004-2011 to come back to their Alma Mater for a private open house. Meet Dr. Ralph from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Drop by for a quick visit, a long talk, a campus tour, or anything in between. Main Parlor will be set to receive individuals or groups. R.S.V.P. by Feb. 13, 2016 by clicking here. Refreshments served. view Event
  • February 25, 2016 Twelfth Night by William Peace Theatre William Peace Theatre Company presents Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" directed by Dr. Wade Newhouse, Feb. 25-28, 2016. TICKETS: $15 Adult, $10 Faculty/Staff/Alumni, $5 Student REGISTER HERE William Peace Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy February 25 - 28 in Leggett Theatre on the campus of William Peace University.  Drawing inspiration from the romantic comedies of influential filmmaker John Hughes, the show’s design captures the exuberant teen romance of the 1980’s. Twins Viola and Sebastian have been separated from each other in a shipwreck along the coast of Illyria.  Disguising herself as a boy named Cesario, she enters the employ of Duke Orsino, who pines after the Lady Olivia.  As Orsino sends her to deliver messages of love to Olivia, she falls for him and Olivia falls for her.  Meanwhile, Olivia’s uncle, Sir Toby Belch, and a dimwitted knight named Sir Andrew Aguecheek, accompanied by various servants and clowns cause drunken mayhem and prank Olivia’s steward, Malvolio, into believing she is in love with him. Dr. Wade Newhouse directs this production.  At William Peace University he currently serves as the Interim Program Coordinator for Theatre and Musical Theatre, and teaches such courses as Composition, Children’s Literature, Southern Literature, Storytelling for Simulation, Critical Approaches to Film, and American Hauntings.  He has published articles and book chapters on a wide variety of authors, including Sir Walter Scott, Ambrose Bierce, William Faulkner, and Neil Gaiman.  He is the Assistant Director of Raleigh’s Village Idiots and has performed with that improvisational comedy troupe for over ten years.  As an actor, Dr. Newhouse has often appeared on the Peace stage, playing such roles as Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Herr Schultz in Cabaret, the Narrator/Mysterious Man in Into the Woods, and the Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  Dr. Newhouse has also performed with Bare Theatre, hiSTORYstage, and Forest Moon Theater. view Event
  • March 3, 2016 Charlotte Alumni Reception An Evening with Dr. Brian C. Ralph Charlotte-area alumni and friends are invited to a special "Meet and Greet the President" cocktail reception hosted by Amanda Hollingsworth '01, Patton & Cindy Pinkston McDowell '87 and Jim & Beth Michael Moncure '77. Event Location: Dressler's Restaurant, 1100 Metropolitan Ave #125, Charlotte, NC (Complimentary Parking Available) Event Date: March 3, 2016 Event Time: 6:00 p.m. R.S.V.P. by February 24, 2016 by clicking here. view Event

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William Peace University Theatre Performs Sir William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” April 1-6

By William Peace University on April 3, 2014 7:49 pm

William Peace University Theatre Performs Sir William Shakespeare’s
“Much Ado About Nothing” April 1-6
Theatre Students at Local Four-Year Baccalaureate End
Season with Shakespearean Comedy

RALEIGH, N.C., April 2, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce that its Theatre Program is concluding its theatrical season by performing Sir William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The event is being held from Monday, April 1 to Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Leggett Theatre located in Main Building at 15 East Peace St. The play is directed by Wade Newhouse, Ph.D., WPU’s Associate Professor of English and Assistant Theatre Director.

Much Ado About Nothing is generally considered one of Shakespeare’s best comedies because it combines elements of robust hilarity with more serious meditations on honor, shame, and court politics. The play chronicles two pairs of lovers who have contrasting views of love, and provides delightful wit, humor and compassion for the audience.

Show times run from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., with the exception of a Matinee show on Saturday, April 5, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $16 for senior citizens, $16 for Alumni, $16 for faculty & staff, and $5 for students and children.

“It’s with a mixture of sadness and joy that our Theatre Programs wraps up its year,” said Julie Ricciardi, Vice President for Engagement at William Peace University. “It’s been a very successful year as our students have put on dozens of outstanding performances, and entertained hundreds of people from across the area. We’re sad to see the shows end for the season, but we’re energized knowing we have a great line up for next year. Stay tuned for a sneak peak this summer when we officially announce our 2014-2015 season.”

For more details on tickets and registration, plus other University Arts & Events, click here.

 

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