Set designers play leading role at every Florida Rep show
You’re given a naked stage. Completely bare, full of promise.
A three-dimensional blank canvas.
And you have to create a world on it — a world that actors can inhabit and audience members can disappear into for a couple hours. A world that brings to life what right now exists only in black print on a page.
That’s the challenge set designers face. Full Story
Acting pro has Equity vision for Charlotte County
Actors like to quote lines from plays, musicals, favorite playwrights and composers. If you’re a thespian or you know one, you know this is true.
Dennis Hall, Equity actor and Deep Creek resident, is such a person.
“People pass through here and don’t even know they’ve been here,” Mr. Hall paraphrased from “Fiddler on the Roof.” Full Story
This week on WGCU TV
. THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 8 P.M.
Dr. Christiane Northrup: Women’s
Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
The best selling author and acclaimed leader in integrative medicine presents a breakthrough approach to women’s health and teaches viewers how to access and use a powerful inner tool for the ultimate well-being and beauty. Full Story
‘Henry Clay: The Essential American’
By David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler (Random House, $30)
Henry Clay has been shortchanged by historians. He is relegated to a mere footnote in most history texts, but his impact on our country was both indelible and profound. A new biography promises to finally give this incredible leader his due. Full Story
The end of the world — and thanks for the fish
Jo: “Why am I here?”
Jules: “That’s something we all
want to know, isn’t it? Is there a
‘purpose’ to our form and substance?
Or are we simply the random
Presenting the Donor Bill of Rights
Did you know there are professional fundraisers? They are a group of fundraising professionals motivated by an inner drive to improve the quality of life through the causes they serve. They serve the ideal of philanthropy and are committed to volunteerism as the overriding direction of their professional life. Full Story
¦ GEMINI (May 21 to June
Expect to learn something new about an old problem. This could provide some insight into how the problem began, and why it still defies efforts to find a resolution. Good luck. Full Story
‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’
“Everything changes with time,” the heroine of “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” says, and the comment is very apropos. This is a visual effectsfilled movie with terrible dialogue that’s based on a video game. Given the track record of films fitting this description (“Doom”), “Persia” should be terrible. But it’s not. Full Story
Sex and the City 2 (Sarah Jessica Parker, John Corbett, Cynthia Nixon) Facing difficult times at home in New York City, the girls (Parker, Nixon, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall) travel to Abu Dhabi, where Carrie bumps into old flame Aidan (Corbett). Full Story
Turning Leaf’s summer series announced
Turning Leaf Productions and The Cultural Center Theater will present three productions this summer.
A new show, “Ladies of Song,” will be presented Saturday, June 19, featuring Valerie Sneade and special guest star Judy Alexander. Full Story
Artists work adorns public places in June
During the month of June, area artists will be exhibiting at various Charlotte County locations open to the public. Artwork can be seen during each site’s regular business hours.
. Caroline Wiseman, jewelry
— 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County, 2702 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Full Story
Summer theater camp keeps kids creative
The Charlotte Players is offering two summer drama workshops at the Charlotte Performing Art Center in Punta Gorda. Both workshops start Monday, June 14, and run through Friday, June 25. Students entering grades three to six will be working on the musical, “How to Eat Like a Child” each day from 9 a.m. to noon. Older students entering grades seven to 12 will meet from 1 p.m. Full Story
The Manic Era
FLORIDA WEEKLY FICTION CHALLENGE
In every life, privileged or doomed to call itself human, there comes an unavoidable moment when one is confronted with the palpable presence of one’s most private fear. For Harper Riley, this moment was happening now. Full Story
“As I staggered toward the funny building by the single street light, I saw two people peering at displays behind glass on the wall. The town was quiet, and I assumed it was somewhat rural as it sat hard on the Everglades National Park. Full Story