Section 2, part 2
(1) Roseanna F. in NC: Each time I open my email, and I see your newsletter, I smile! Thank you for making me smile.
(2) Terry T. in FL: I got it, I got it! Vamonos, vamonos (“Come out of the Cold”) song!!! I loved it!
(3) Barbara F. in PA: Wow! You know everyone!
such a small world…in your condolences, how do you know ‘THE Gurwoods’?
Joe was my cousin, ‘removed’! his mother and my mother were 1st cousins.. Oy! such a long time ago!
Response: Mindy was my student and so was her daughter Mindi.
(5) Bad Behavior Is Rising on Airplanes
(6) Kimberly C. in NC: A new version of my lonesome self
Section 12A, NC events
(1) Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective presents…
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – REDUX
Written and Directed by Rodney Smith
Based on original characters by George A. Romero and John Russo.
November 3 – 19 (Thurs – Sat) at 7:30pm
The FB Event only allows 1-week slots, but the show DOES run for 3 weekends.
MAGNETIC 375. 375 Depot Street. RIVER ARTS DISTRICT
1968 – The rural Southeast.
The recently deceased are returning to life, and committing unspeakable acts of violence and murder. On the eve of this unimaginable outbreak, five people from disparate walks of life find themselves trapped in a crumbling farmhouse miles from help. As the hoard of undead close in and the pressure of the situation mounts, will the common cause of survival be enough to get them through the night?
Based on the iconic horror film by George A. Romero and John Russo, this adaptation is a dark and intense thriller which looks deeply into the human condition. It begs us to answer the question: When race, gender, class and perceived intelligence and intents of others obfuscates rational discourse and resolve, how can a society survive?
Features: Drez Ryan, Carrie Kimbrell Kimzey, DiAnna E. Ritola, Eamon Martin, Darren Marshall, Scott Cameron, and Paul Matthew Gallaher
(2) Montford Park Players presents All-Female Cast of Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare
Produced by Montford Park Players at the BeBe Theatre
Friday, Saturday nights 7:30 pm
Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm
BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St. Asheville, NC 28801
Montford Park Players, an Asheville theatrical tradition, is proud to announce their upcoming production of Julius Caesar, the classic tragedy written by William Shakespeare. The performances will be held at the BeBe Theatre, located at 20 Commerce Street in the heart of Downtown Asheville, from November 4th through the 20th on Friday andSaturday evenings at 7:30pm, with matinees on Sundays at 2:30 pm. This performance like ALL of Montford Park Players’ shows will be absolutely FREE to attend.
While the play was last performed by the Montford Park Players in 2011, this production is special as the cast is all-female. Gender-bending is nothing new in presenting Shakespeare’s works, but with a canon that is light on strong roles for actresses, Montford Park Players is presenting this particular version to showcase so many of the woman who grace their stage year-after-year, but rarely get to sink their teeth into characters such as Caesar, Mark Antony and Brutus, as they will here. Scott Keel, the play’s director, and Artistic Director of Montford Park Players, says of this choice, “A Juliet or Lady Macbeth come along every once in a while, but it’s usually only one of those plum female roles in any play of Shakespeare’s catalog. This production really lets us show Asheville many of the amazing actresses we get to work with, in roles that deserve their talents.”
Montford is also excited about its return to the BeBe Theatre, a venue in which they haven’t performed for some time. “An intimate space such as the BeBe allows the audience a more visceral experience than they might get from our summer shows on the expansive Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre stage,” said Mr. Keel. “Every plot, every scheme and, yes, every kill, can be experienced personally.”
The plot, taken directly from history, is pretty well-known: Julius Caesar is declared the sole ruler of Rome, to the consternation of the sitting Senate. They plot and then succeed in his assassination, leaving a power vacuum, which foments a civil war. One can make their own conclusions as to how this applies in this current, contentious election year.
Julius Caesar is one of the world’s most performed plays, even over 400 years since it was first presented. This production’s stellar cast includes MPP favorites Jane Hallstrom, Devyn Ray, Melon Wedick and Christine Caldemeyer, among many of Asheville’s other most-recognizable actors.
Montford Park Players, has been presenting Shakespeare and other classical works to the Asheville community since 1973, and has since grown to be one of Western North Carolina’s most beloved and well-known cultural attractions.
For more information or to reserve seats, go to http://www.montfordparkplayers.org/events/julius-caesar/, or call at (828) 254-5146.
Section 12B, PA/NJ events
(1) The Music Mission at Boonton United Methodist church is presenting: “Anything Goes” a concert to celebrate the Centennial of the birth of Frank Sinatra.