Theater group holds auditions for ‘Unnecessary Farce’

DAVIDSON – Davidson Community Players will hold open auditions for its summer comedy “Unnecessary Farce” by Paul Slade Smith.

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. May 20 and 21 at the Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St.

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Bring a resume, recent photo and a list of conflicts. No prior acting experience is required.

The play takes place in a cheap motel. An embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the next room, two bumbling undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape.

But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man and why the accountant keeps disrobing.

Principle roles include:

• Eric Sheridan: Male, 30s-40s. A bookish, even-keeled police officer who's thrown into some difficult situations – while not wearing any pants.

• Billie Dwyer: Female, 20s-30s. A police officer. Eric's partner. Although she seems to lack every skill needed for police work, she is enthusiastic and eager to succeed.

• Karen Brown: Female, 30s-40s. An accountant who usually has a very professional demeanor, but seems unable to keep herself in control today.

• Mayor Meekly: Male, 40s-70s. A sweet, gentle fellow, who seems very innocent.

• Agent Frank: Male, 20s-50s. Town Hall head of security. Although he can seem confident and even gruff, in moments of crisis he is easily reduced to a very frightened man

• Todd: Male, 20s-60s. Speaks with a pronounced Scottish accent. A professional hit man whose accent gets thicker the angrier he gets, until he's completely indecipherable.

• Mary Meekly: Female, 40s-70s. Small-statured, she seems very sweet natured and a good match for her husband the mayor.

Rehearsals will begin in early June. The production will run July 17-27.

Details: Debra Baron, or 704-892-7953. 



Art crawl returns to downtown Davidson

DAVIDSON – Sanctuary of Davidson will sponsor the Downtown Davidson Art Crawl.

The event takes place 6-9 p.m. June 14, extending from Summit Coffee to Toast on the sidewalk in front of the retail shops and also across from Sanctuary on the sidewalk in front of the town green. 

The art crawl will include work from more than 25 artists, ranging from fine art and textiles to bath products and baked goods. All work will be completely handmade by the artist present.

It will feature live music by singer/songwriter Charlie King and art crawlers will be introduced to Davidson Wine Shop who will be on hand inside Sanctuary of Davidson for a wine tasting. More live music will be featured at Summit Coffee, The Birdsnest and other venues.

“We have so enjoyed our quarterly art crawls and are extremely encouraged by the talent of our participating artists and by the amazing support the community has shown by attending,' said Kristen Feighery, owner of Sanctuary of Davidson. “Each crawl has grown larger and has attracted artists not just from Davidson, but from Charlotte and beyond.”

Sanctuary is looking for artists and musicians of all mediums to participate. 

Details: Kristen Feighery, or www.sanctuaryofdavidson.


‘Defying Gravity’ coming to stage

CORNELIUS – The Warehouse Performing Arts Center will present a reader’s theater production of “Defying Gravity” by Jane Anderson.

Jim Esposito directs the play. The production stars Cat Rutledge, Anne Lambert, Bill Reilly, Phil Robertson, Aby Pagan, Alan England, Marilyn England and Roger Watson as the narrator. 

The performance starts at 8 pm. May 23 and 24 at the center. Tickets cost $10, which includes a glass of wine or drink and a pastry from La Patisserie in Mooresville.

Reservations are required.



ReadDavidson organizers select ‘One Second After’ for fall read

DAVIDSON – William Forstchen’s “One Second After” will be the next book that the community reads through the ReadDavidson initiative.

Citizens are encouraged to read the book and then attend fun and educational book-related events in the fall, including a lecture and book signing by the author on Nov. 6.

A group of avid readers, Main Street Books, and the Davidson Public Library organized the ReadDavidson initiative.

Since 2007, books have been chosen annually with related events planned to make each come to life.



Festival features community parade

HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville Community Development Association is holding its 38th Annual Festival featuring a community parade.

The event will also include music, softball games, food and activities for families.

The festival will be held 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. June 7 at the David B. Waymer Center, 14000 Holbrook Road. The parade will begin at 11 a.m.