Asides: News of Triangle arts, in brief

February 8, 2014 

Playmakers Repertory sets mainstage season lineup

A Tony Award-winner, a 20th-century classic and a Shakespearean tale are centerpieces of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s newly announced 2014-15 mainstage season.

Here’s the lineup:

Sept. 17-Oct. 5: “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” by Christopher Durang.

Nov. 1-Dec. 7: “Into the Woods,’ with music by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, and William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” in rotating repertory.

Jan. 21-Feb. 8, 2015: “Trouble in Mind,” by Alice Childress.

Feb. 25-March 15, 2015: “An Enemy of the People,” by Hendrik Ibsen, adapted by Arthur Miller.

April 1-19, 2015: “4000 Miles,” by Amy Herzog.

PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence at UNC-Chapel Hill.


New show at LIGHT Art+Design

“BLACK WHITE BLUE” is the new exhibit on view at LIGHT Art+Design in Chapel Hill through March 15.

The show includes delicate paper work by Matt Schlian, Anita Wolfenden and Beatrice Coron and porcelain installations by Amy White and Haand.

Other participating artists include Peg Gignoux, Tom Spleth, Roger Haile, Harriet Hoover, Leslie Walker Noell and Leigh Suggs.

Gallery representative Sarah Elbetri said she is especially pleased that Spleth, who doesn’t show his work often, has paintings, drawings and porcelain vases on display.

LIGHT Art+Design is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and by appointment. The gallery is at 601 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill.

Info: 919-942-7077 or

Mother-daughter production

Raleigh’s Lauren Kennedy reprises her role as Fantine in N.C. Theatre’s production of “Les Miserables” this month. She played the part on Broadway in 2002-03.

Kennedy’s daughter, Riley Campbell, a fourth-grader at N.C. Theatre’s Conservatory, makes her theatrical debut in the role of Cosette.

In all, 14 students from the conservatory in North Raleigh will appear in the production at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St. “Les Miserables” runs through Feb. 23.


Call for artists

The Hillsborough Arts Council is seeking submissions for exhibits in its art gallery during 2014. Five shows are available as part of the town’s Last Fridays Art Walk.

The council is interested in both two- and three-dimensional art. Artists who live or have studios in Orange, Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Caswell, Person or Wake counties are eligible. The selection committee will either grant a solo exhibition or pair artists.

The deadline is 4 p.m. March 21. Download an application at

Info: Call Jeanne Jepsen at 919-360-1879 or email


Tom Howe, retiring director and general manager of UNC-TV, has been inducted into the Order of the Longleaf Pine. The award honors individuals for extraordinary service to the state. Howe received the award from UNC President Tom Ross and Tom Earnhardt, host of UNC-TV’s “Exploring North Carolina” at a retirement ceremony.


Ben Payton and the Blues will perform at The N.C. Museum of History at 3 p.m. Sunday. The free concert is part of the museum’s Music of the Carolinas series. The museum is at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. ... Charlotte artist Luis German Ardila will show his paintings and discuss his technique at 7 p.m. Monday at Village Art Circle, 200 S. Academy St., Cary. Admission for nonmembers is $5. RSVP to ... Classical and flamenco guitarist Silviu Ciuli will perform at a salon recital in the Chapel Hill home of Jake Freiberger and Sharon Palsha on Feb. 15. His appearance is sponsored by the Triangle Guitar Society. To reserve a seat, email Randy Reed,

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