Fly off to Neverland with ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ 

MOORESVILLE – Activate Community Through Theatre invites children to attend “Peter Pan and Wendy,” a non-musical play featuring audience participation.

ACT’s company of 19 youths ages 10-16 will lead activities for audiences who arrive 30 minutes before the curtain goes up.  Activities include “Learning How to be a Pirate in Song and Dance” and “Flying with Peter.”

During the show, actors ask children in the audience to be Lost Boys, pirates and help the crocodile.

”I wanted children to feel a part of the production and to participate, not just watch as an outsider,” Wrenn Goodrum, artistic director of ACT, said. “It is so much fun to watch children in the audience leap at the chance to join the actors onstage.”

Piper Loebach, an 11-year-old from Mooresville, plays Wendy in the show.

“I really love doing audience participation plays, mainly because of the kids,” she said. “It’s amazing how they believe every word you say and get excited over the smallest things.”

Performances will take place April 27 and May 4 at 1 and 4 p.m. at Woodlawn School, 193 Presbyterian Road, at the Red Barn. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for children.

For tickets, call Wrenn Goodrum at 704-707-6757.

 

Help Davidson by creating public artwork for park 

DAVIDSON – The Town of Davidson’s public art commission is looking for an artist to create a sculptural or functional work of public art for Roosevelt Wilson Park on Griffith Street.

The sculpture will be in memory of Pat Knox, a former member of the community.

“We hope for an engaging work that invokes Pat’s spirit and personality. She appreciated art and flowers, cherished children and delighted in the sound of water,” said Assistant Town Manager and PAC member Dawn Blobaum.

Applicants should live in the Southeast or along the East Coast. They must submit three to six examples of previous work, references, resume and a statement of interest in the project.

Funds to help pay for the artist’s work include a private donation from Stan Tucker, brother of Pat Knox; a grant from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Arts and Science Council; and town funds derived from the prepared food and occupancy tax.

Applicants are only being accepted through CaFE, a web-based artist application system.

The deadline to apply is May 8.

For more information, visit www.callforentry.org or call Blobaum at 704-940-9615. 

St. Alban’s concert series presents ‘The Legend of Tristan and Iseult’ 

DAVIDSON – Music at St. Alban’s last performance of the season will be “The Legend of Tristan and Iseult.”

The love story has captured imaginations since the days of chivalry and knights in Medieval Europe.

Harp music and vocals will accentuate the tale in the hands of Patrick Ball and Shira Kammen.

Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world, playing the ancient brass-strung harp of Ireland. Vocalist Shira Kammen has spent her adult life exploring the worlds of early and traditional music.  

Tickets at the door cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and free for children younger than 12. Admission includes a complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres reception with the artists after the show.

The show starts 3 p.m. May 5 at the church, 301 Caldwell Lane. 

To buy tickets, call 704-941-0650.