‘She Stoops’ conquers the stage at Davidson

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Connie Fisher theater bugWith the season opening production of “She Stoops to Conquer,” the Davidson College Theatre Department brings a healthy dose of boisterous, rowdy comedy to the boards at the Duke Family Performance Center.
Written by Oliver Goldsmith, “She Stoops to Conquer,” a screwball comedy of manners, written in 1773 may be reminiscent of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” But I denote a touch of classic Molière, the master of theatrical satire, in Goldsmith’s play. That alone should make the evening a worthwhile romp into witty misinterpretation of impeccable manners and the proper interpretation of language.
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Fall into art this weekend

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robin gibson bugArt takes center stage as two events dare to take the focus off pumpkins and falling leaves. Shining a spotlight on local talent are the Lakeside Artists Studio Tour 2014 and the Greater Charlotte Fine Arts Festival, both of which are taking place in our area this weekend. Continue Reading

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More renaissance fest ticket winners – you can win too!

Our winners for this week are Jon Colpitts and Jacqueline Blackmon.

Our winners for this week are Jon Colpitts and Jacqueline Blackmon.

We’ve drawn our fifth batch of winners for pairs of tickets to the Carolina Renaissance Festival, which continues this weekend at the festival grounds off Poplar Tent Road in Huntersville. And they’ve got some great selfies. Congratulations to Jon Colpitts and Jacqueline Blackmon. Continue Reading

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Festivals, music, comedy and college Family Weekend

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Children's Schoolhouse Carnival is Saturday at a new location, the Ada Jenkins Center.

Children’s Schoolhouse Carnival is Saturday at a new location, the Ada Jenkins Center.

It’s fall y’all, and we have a list of harvest happenings that will blow your leaves away … OK, maybe just your mind! Saturday brings farmers markets, an Oktoberfest celebration, both an arts festival and an artist tour, a Halloween Festival at Rural Hill and fall fun at Huntersville United Methodist Church.

The day will not disappoint with events like the “Pumpkin Dash,” “BooTanical,” live music at The Birdsnest, and football and theater at Davidson College, where it’s Family Weekend.   Continue Reading

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Sutch sets ‘She Stoops to Conquer’ in ’30s New England

Spencer Ballantyne as Charles Marlow and Graham Marema as Kate Hardcastle in "She Stoops to Conquer" at Davidson College.

Spencer Ballantyne as Charles Marlow and Graham Marema as Kate Hardcastle in “She Stoops to Conquer” at Davidson College.

theater notes bugBy CHRISTINA RITCHIE ROGERS
Davidson College

Davidson College’s theater season opens this weekend with an 18th century British comedy, reimagined in 1930s America.

Originally performed in London in 1773, playwright Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer” is a “comedy of manners” with enduring appeal, presenting a sequence of comedic events that occur over the course of one, long night. While the story is fun, the production proved quite challenging – challenging in a good way, that is.

“It’s an incredibly demanding, 18th century comedy,” director Mark Sutch said, requiring a lot of study and collaboration among all involved. “But that’s what’s exciting about it.” Continue Reading

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Jaume Plensa lecture opens Davidson exhibit Thu.

"Sanna’s Dream," bronze, 2014, by Jaume Plensa. (Richard Gray Gallery)

“Sanna’s Dream,” bronze, 2014, by Jaume Plensa. (Richard Gray Gallery)

artnewsA public lecture by the artist Thursday night and an opening reception Friday will kick off the exhibit “Jaume Plensa: Sculptures and Drawings” at Davidson College this week.

Meanwhile, the Lakeside Artists Studio Tour runs three days this weekend in Mooresville. And there’s still time for local artists to enter the Cornelius Arts Center‘s next show, “Home Grown.” Details below. Continue Reading

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