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Arts Agenda

CL's guide to dance, theater, comedy, spoken word, classical music and visual arts
indicates critics' picks.

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Into the Woods Stephen Sondheim's musical will be presented in Keppel Auditorium on campus. The production is based on Grimm's book of fairy tales with a darker twist- Cinderella is ambivalent, Little Red Riding Hood is bloodthirsty and Prince Charming has a roving eye. Nov. 20-23, 7:30 p.m. $10 adults, $8 students and senior citizens. Group rates area available. Catawba College, 2300 West Innes St., Salisbury. 704-637-4481.

The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson, directed by Bill Neville. Summoned by the death of their mother, three sisters return to their childhood home to sort through her belongings and to confront the lives they left behind. Contains adult language, subject matter, and situations. All shows are in the Black Box Theatre of Cunningham Fine Arts Building. Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 24, 2 p.m. $4 general admission. Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.

A Thurber Carnival Winner of a special Tony Award, this revue depicts American life at its most ridiculous. Sketches include "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and other familiar comedy. Fri.-Sat. at 7:30pm, Sun. at 2:30pm. Nov. 29-Dec. 1. $7. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd. 704-334-9128.

A Tuna Christmas Come spend Christmas in Tuna, Texas, with all its eccentric citizens. Directed by Terry Loughlin. Nov. 23, 8 p.m.; Nov. 24, 2 p.m.; Nov. 27-28, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 29-30, 8 p.m.; Dec. 1, 2 p.m.; Dec. 4-5, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 6-7, 8 p.m.; Dec. 8, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 11-12, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 13-14, 8 p.m.; Dec. 15, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $26-$35. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Theater: Ongoing

The Illusion By Tony Kushner. This play weaves obsession and caprice, romance and murder, fact and fiction, into an exploration of the greatest illusion of all- love. Based on L'illusion comique by Pierre Corneille. Presented by BareBones Theatre Group. Nov. 22-23, 8 p.m.; Nov. 24, 3 p.m. $8 students and seniors, $10-$12 adults. Afro-American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. 704-375-2536.

Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy takes a twist in the hands of managing director, John Hartness. Featuring husband and wife team Stan Peal and Laura Depta as storm-tossed lovers Benedick and Beatrice. Nov. 20 is Pay What You Can Night. Nov. 20-23, 8 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students & seniors. Off-Tryon Theatre, 3143 Cullman Ave. 704-375-2826.

My Three Angels Directed by Millie Elting. Nov. 21, 8:15 p.m.; Nov. 22, 8:15 p.m.; Nov. 23, 8:15 p.m. $12 adults, $10 students/seniors. Little Theatre of Gastonia, 238 S. Clay St., P.O. Box 302, Gastonia. 704-865-0160.

A Taste of Broadway an ongoing musical theatre revue that will combine fine food with the flavor of Broadway. Sundays, 5-9 p.m. $10 per person for show only. Food costs extra. Swing 1000, 1000 Central Ave. 704-334-4443.

Visual Arts: Openings

Charlotte Art League Small Works. Featuring art no larger than 11x17 inches, created by numerous Charlotte Art League members. Artists' reception will be from 6-9pm on Dec. 6 during the First Friday Gallery Crawl. Dec. 4-28. Seven Ways to Light: A Journey to Commonality. A collection of 7 artists' individual approaches to photography as a creative medium. An opening reception will be held on Nov. 22 at 7pm. Nov. 20-30. 1517 Camden Rd. 704-376-2787.

Christa Faut Gallery Illumination- The Brilliance of Artistic Fine Jewelry. Precious Metals to wear by national metalsmiths, Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-3pm. Also on exhibition: paintings, drawings, lithographs, clay sculptures and glass by Gallery artists. Fri., Sat. Continues through Dec. 31. 19818 N. Cove Rd., Cornelius. 704-892-5312.

Foust Studio Holiday On Park. Gift-sized artwork by local artists. Nov. 22, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 5200 Park Rd., Suite 115. 704-525-7989.

Gallery W.D.O. December. Featuring John Goodheart's recent ceramics, Joel Urruty's wood sculpture and Object of Desire: Toys for the Adult Collector. An opening reception will be held on Dec. 6 from 6-8pm. Dec. 3-Jan. 18. Hearst Plaza Suite No. 1, 214 North Tryon St. 704-333-9123.

Pope's Gallery Various Artists. The Arboretum and Myers Park locations will be exhibiting an assorted selection of original art works by Pope's family of artists. Dec. 1-31. 8016-900 Providence Rd. and 1035 Providence Rd. 704-541-3199 or 704-342-1774.

Rock Hill City Hall Seven Ways to Light: A Journey to Commonality. A collection of 7 artists' individual approaches to photography as a creative medium. Dec. 1-31. 155 Johnston St., Rock Hill. 803-328-1694.

Spirit Square falleg malverk. An exhibition of paintings by Peggy Rivers, McColl Center for Visual Art Affiliate Artist. Member's Preview: Nov. 22, 5-6pm. Public Opening: Nov. 22, 6-8pm. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Jan. 5. 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

Visual Arts: Ongoing


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