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Arts Listings, March 5

March 5, 2014 

From left, Julia Gibson as Helen Warren and Arielle Yoder as Clementine

PLAYMAKERS REPERTORY COMPANY — Jon Gardiner

  • PlayMakers tackles love and loss in legal drama

    February, month of love, is over. Spring breeds romance, but so many “happy, loving couples” end with a sad story.

    Loss is the color of “Love Alone,” the play offered by UNC’s Playmakers Repertory Company through March 16.

    Patrick McHugh, one of the principals, is a smart and measured young actor. He was reached by phone while rehearsing under the playwright, Deborah Salem Smith.

    “Susan dies as the result of a routine surgery, and the doctor in the room bears the fallout of what happens on the operating table,” he said.

    Heavy stuff, and the actors push the melodrama. Julia Gibson hits correct notes as the aggrieved partner of the dead patient.

    Tale of loss soon turns to legal drama. Derrick Ivey keeps an even keel as the lawyer, Rush, who finds himself wrapped in the legal action.

    “It really goes to the gray areas. There’s no clear-cut wrongdoing,” McHugh said.

    “There is a deposition scene that will please every ‘Law & Order’ fan out there.”

    Sharing the spotlight again at the Paul Green Theatre is inventive staging and set design. If “Love Alone” feels sometimes like a TV soap, at least it looks like one too.

    When: Through March 16

    Where: Paul Green Theatre, Country Club Road, Chapel Hill

    Tickets: $10 to $30

    Info: 919-962-7529; http://www.playmakersrep.org/calendar/

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell

FESTIVALS/EVENTS

CARRBORO LOOKS FOR LOCAL ARTISTS: The town of Carrboro invites residents to submit their artwork for local exhibitions. ci.carrboro.nc.us/AdvBoards/Art/ArtistInfo.htm.

STARDUSTERS BALLROOM DANCE: The Triangle StarDusters Ballroom Dance Club will host a lesson at 7:30 p.m. and a dance from 8:15-10:45 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. Admission costs $7 for members, $12 for guests and $7 for students. trianglestardusters.org

GLASS DEMONSTRATION: Liz Mitchell will demonstrate using a torch to melt and shape glass beads from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 14, at WomanCraft Gifts, 370 E. Main St., suite 170, Carrboro. 919-929-3300, womancraftgifts.com.

GUIDED TOURS: The Hillsborough Arts Council will give “Take a Closer Look” guided walking tours of local sculptures at 1 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March starting at the Hillsborough Arts Council, 102 N. Churton St. 919-643-2500, HillsboroughArtsCouncil.org.

OFF THE WALL: FRANK Gallery’s Off the Wall fundraising gala will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Ticets cost $250 each. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com/gala2014.

HILLSBOROUGH DOWNTOWN ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW: The Hillsborough Downtown Arts and Crafts Show will be on Saturday, April 12, at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 E. King St. hillsboroughartscouncil.org.

MUSIC

 

ALOFT CHAPEL HILL: 1001 S. Hamilton Road. Tuesdays: Bibis Ellison and Dante. W xyz bar. 8-10 p.m. 919-932-7772.

ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. March 9: Guy Davis. March 12: Rory Block. March 13: Paul McKenna Band. March 16: The Stray Birds. March 19: Pete and Maura Kennedy. March 21: Missy Raines and the New Hip. March 22: John McCutcheon. March 27: Archie Fischer, Garnet Rogers. March 28: Scott Ainslie. March 29: Foghorn String Band, Piney Woods Boys. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.

CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. March 6: Delta Rae. March 19: RAC, Reuben and the Dark, NO, The Darcys. March 21: Armon Jay. April 13: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra. April 18: The Zombies. May 11: Spirit Family Reunion. June 14: The English Beat. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.

CHAPEL OF THE CROSS: 304 E. Franklin St. March 8: Cantari, “Gems from British Cathedrals.” voiceschapelhill.org/buy.

KENAN MUSIC BUILDING: UNC campus. March 21-22: Louise Toppin, Marquita Lister, “The New Generation Project: Art Songs on African-American Themes.” music.unc.edu.

LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. March 5: Rotting Out, No Bragging Rights, The Beautiful Ones, Heart to Heart. March 6: Born Cages, Vinyl Thief. March 7: Oberhofer, Small Black. March 8: Matt Phillips and the Philharmonic, Rebekah Todd and the Odyssey, John Marshall. March 9: Jack Name. March 10: The Fleshtones. March 13: Cracker and the Doctor, Barrett Brooks. March 15: Dirty Bourbon River Show, Ellis Dyson and the Shambles. March 16: JKutchma, Adam Faucett, Matthew Paul Butler. 919-942-5506, local506.com.

MEMORIAL HALL: 114 E. Cameron Ave. May 31: Voices, “The Genius of Mozart.” 919-843-3333, carolinaperformingarts.org.

SECOND WIND: 118 E. Main St., Carrboro. Wednesdays: Bluegrass Night. Thursdays: Twofer. Tuesdays: Big Fat Gap. Every third Friday: Skinny Bag of Sugar.

UNIVERSITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 150 E. Franklin St. June 8: Cantari, “Vaughan Williams and Tavener: A Cosmic Cycle of Life and Death.” July 18: Voices, “American Songs, Poems & Spirituals.” voiceschapelhill.org/buy.

RECEPTIONS/OPENINGS

CHAPEL HILL ART GALLERY: 1215 E. Franklin St. March 14: Sally Terrell, “The Colors and Textures of Connemara.” 6-9 p.m. 919-636-4557, chapelhillartgallery.com.

HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS: 121 N. Churton St. March 28: Susan Hope, Eduardo Lapetina, Eric Saunders, “Flights of Fancy.” 6-9 p.m. 919-732-5001, hillsboroughgallery.com.

THEATER/DANCE

ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. May 9-11, 15-18: “Gem of the Ocean.” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.

CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. March 7: “Broad City Live.” 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.

DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. Through March 22: “Arcadia.” May 2-24: “Life is a Dream.” 919-968-1515, deepdishtheater.org.

PLAYMAKERS: Center for the Dramatic Art, UNC campus. Through March 16: “Love Alone.” April 2-20: “Assassins.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.

PRC2 : Center for Dramatic Art, UNC campus. April 23-27: “Hold These Truths.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.

ST. MATTHEW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 210 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough. March 6: “Arts Alive! Pages and Stages: Homeplaces Seen, Heard and Sung.” 919-732-7451, stmatthewshillsborough.org.

TOP OF THE HILL BACK BAR: 100 E. Franklin St. Tuesdays: Back Bar Comedy, 9 p.m.

FOR KIDS

ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. March 8: Transactors Improv, “For Families!” March 22: “Are You My Mother?” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.

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