Ardrey Kell presents comedy and dark content
CHARLOTTE – The Ardrey Kell Theatre Department kicks off the 2017-18 season with a Night of One Acts.
While both productions are different, they share one important similarity, according to Director Brian Seagroves.
“In the end, it is all about teaching,” Seagroves said. “Every piece of theatre we attempt at this school serves to better our students’ comprehension of the diverse world of dramatic literature.”
“Sociability” by Charles Dizenzo is a commentary on what it means to “keep up with the Joneses” all while trying to remain cordial and composed. Set in in the 1950s, this one act is a glimpse into the lives of two couples who try to outdo each other and is described by Dramatists Play Service as “a delightful and acerbic comedy in the avant garde mode, which pokes devastating fun at the hypocritical pretense which can be so much a part of doing and saying the ‘right thing.’”
“When Bright Through Window Comes” was written by Terry Gabbard, an award-winning playwright and Ardrey Kell theatre teacher. A group of survivors gathers together in a ruined apartment of a scorched city and faces dangers from the outside world as well as dangers within. Because of its darker content, this show may not be appropriate for children under 10.
Performances continue Oct. 13 and 14 at 6 p.m. in the Ardrey Kell High School auditorium, 10220 Ardrey Kell Road. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10.
Breakfast forum focuses
on education funding
CHARLOTTE – Charles Jeter, CMS Government Relations coordinator, and Elyse Dashew, school board member, are among the speakers addressing issues such as, how our schools are funded, who decides when the money is spent and why school bonds are urgently needed.
The public is encouraged to participate in one or both of these forums:
• Oct. 14, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Amity Presbyterian Church, Johnston Hall, 2831 N. Sharon Amity Road.
• Oct. 21, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road.
Events include a continental breakfast.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., E.A.S.T. and MomsRising are co-sponsoring the event.
Contact Tom E. Bowers at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Book review series explores disciplines of execution
CHARLOTTE – The Ballantyne Business Book Review next examines “The 4 Disciplines of Execution, Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals” by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling.
Business professionals come to the series for breakfast and a summary and review of a business book.
The meeting takes place 8 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Dunn Enterprises Sandler Training Conference Room in the Ballantyne Corporate Park, 13925 Ballantyne Corporate Place, suite 125.
Seating is limited. Register at www.BallantyneBusinessBookReview.eventbrite.com.
Get notifications on the Ballantyne Business Book Review by contacting Doug Grant at 980-253-8150 or emailing email@example.com.
Links for Lupus raises $51K
CHARLOTTE – The Links for Lupus Golf Tournament broke a record in taking a swing against lupus, raising more than $51,000 to support the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter.
The 17-year tournament has raised more than $600,000 since its inception.
Presented by LITTLE Diversified Architectural Consulting, this year’s Tournament included 134 players. The event took place at Cedarwood Country Club and featured lunch by JJ’s Red Hots, dinner by Bravo Cucina Italiana, dessert from Nothing Bundt Cakes and raffle prizes.