- 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
William Peace University Welcomes National Comedian and Alumna Emily Fortune Feimster for Comedy Show and Reception, April 24By William Peace University on March 20, 2014 12:58 pm
William Peace University Welcomes National Comedian and Alumna
Emily Fortune Feimster for Comedy Show and Reception, April 24
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Hosts Celebrity And Former
Standout Student For Comedy Event On Campus
RALEIGH, N.C., March 20, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce that it will host a comedy show by celebrity comedian and Alumna Emily Fortune Feimster on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Kenan Auditorium, located at 15 E.Peace St. Feimster is best known for her work on E! Network’s Chelsea Lately, where she serves as a writer and commentator on celebrity news and gossip. She was also a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and has made several comedic appearances on HBO and Comedy Central.
A 2002 Peace graduate, Summa Cum Laude, Feimster was elected Miss Peace by her fellow students and served as the graduate speaker at Commencement. She also performed in the Peace Theatre Company and was the proud recipient of the 2010 Young Alumni Award. Following her time at WPU, Feimster traveled the world, back-packing through Europe, teaching English and learning Spanish in Seville, Spain. She later moved to Los Angeles, California where she became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood, and wrote for media outlets such as the Creators Syndicate, Netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. She was also a member of the famous Groundlings, an improvisational and sketch comedy troupe and school based in Los Angeles.
Feimster’s comedy show at WPU will feature three separate events, consisting of a private student performance from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., a pre-show public reception from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., and a public performance from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. The performances are Rated-R and are not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.
Tickets cost $18 for adults and $16 for senior citizens, Alumni, faculty and staff. For more details on the show and to purchase tickets, click here.
“William Peace University is proud to welcome back one of its Alumnae,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Emily is remembered for her bright spirit and enthusiasm while attending Peace, and we know those traits will shine through on stage as she entertains our students, faculty and staff, and the public. We are thrilled to welcome her back to her Alma Mater.”
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