While Mercer Universitys production of the French classic Tartuffe will be closing Sunday, theres no need to despair. One of the great classics of the American stage is scheduled to open Wednesday at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville. Arthur Millers Death of a Salesman will run through Oct. 6 in Russell Auditorium. Was it only last week that I was speaking of the merits a living in a college town?
Another opportunity approaching is The Alley Cats at Perry United Methodist Church. Running Tuesday-Oct. 6, the CenterStage for Christ production presents the story of two womens bowling teams and is said to boast a cast thats a whos who of local talent.
Speaking of powerful casts, the Douglass Theatres National Theatre Live series will air the high-definition broadcast of Othello from London at 3 p.m. Sunday. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, short of flying to London, this is yet another exceptional opportunity.
For a long time, the Douglass was the only venue in the state to air these broadcasts, but there now is a location in Atlanta as well. You cant help but wonder why the Douglass leadership and the CVB havent beaten this drum a little louder.
WRCCA opens season
Acclaimed flutist Eugenia Zukerman, accompanied on piano by Milana Strezeva, is scheduled to open the Warner Robins Community Concert Associations season Oct. 6 at First United Methodist Church on North Davis Drive. While tickets for adults are a modest $15, the truly radical price structure pertains to students: WRCCA admits students for free. What an investment in the future of the community. Its too bad that what they have is not contagious.
Speaking of students and free concerts, tonights Chamber Winds concert at Mercer is free, as is Tuesdays performance by the Mercer University Orchestra under the leadership of the ever-popular Ward Stare. Also free is Sundays concert by Fort Valley Voices at Vineville United Methodist Church.
OneCity Art Festival
In an inspiring display of mutual support and vision, the Tubman African American Museum, the Middle Georgia Art Association and the Museum of Arts and Sciences are teaming up tonight through Sunday for a free multiple-venue art festival. Drop in and say congratulations to all three.
Contact Larry Fennelly at LarryFennelly@avantguild.com.