Arts Notes, June 1

05/30/2014 12:00 AM

02/15/2015 11:24 AM

Blithe Spirit

Raleigh Little Theatre will present “Blithe Spirit” at 8 p.m. June 6-22 at 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and students, and $12 for the first Sunday, June 8. Visit for more information.

Events at Roundabout

Roundabout Art Collective, located at 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, hosts events displaying artists’ work regularly. Visit for more information.

• Award-winning jewelry artist Sydney Scherr will hold a show and sale from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Roundabout Art Collective.
• David Hyman’s photographs of Italy will be displayed and on sale from June 4 to 29. A reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6, and an artist’s talk will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8.
• An exhibition on glass as a dynamic medium by Jean Cheely will hold a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6, alongside the exhibition of David Hyman’s photographs. The exhibition explores the ability of glass to flow when in a liquid state.

TheatreFest at NCSU

N.C. State University has announced its 2014 TheatreFest series. Season tickets are $39, any two performances are $29, adult tickets are $17, senior citizen/student tickets are $15, and NCSU students are $5. Find a full schedule at

•  There Goes the Bride: Overworked, underpaid, stressed-out advertising executive Timothy Westerby hits his head on the morning of his daughter's society wedding and awakes to find himself in the company of Polly Perkins, a 1920s Flapper girl straight out of his current advertising campaign. Another bump on the head transports Timothy back to 1926 and the Savoy hotel, and the wedding preparations disintegrate. Friends and family attempt to lead Timothy back to reality and his daughter down the aisle before the newly arrived in-laws abandon the wedding. Performance dates run through June 13.
•  Walking Across Egypt: Mattie Rigsbee has as much business keeping a stray dog as she would walking across Egypt–which is also the title of her favorite hymn. She’s an independent, strong-minded senior citizen who is afraid she is slowing down and no longer needed. When teenage delinquent Wesley Benfield drops in on her life, he is even less likely a companion than the stray dog. Play runs from June 5 through 22.
•  Death by Design: A playwright and his actress wife flee London after a disastrous opening night. They meet with a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingénue and a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide to solve the crime. Play runs from June 19 through 29.

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