Performing Arts

Edwina Herring, Javier Figueroa, Martha Stafford, Timothy T. Read and Alison Bowers compete for your votes in Fight Night. Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

ARTS Pick: Fight Night

Exercise your freedom of speech and love for the arts in a unique dramatic performance when Live Arts’ Fight Night places control in the audience’s hands—literally. Viewers determine the outcome of the play by voting with a handheld transmitter as five actor/contestants duke it out onstage in an innovative production that challenges beliefs and stimulates […]

Live Arts’ staging of The Mountaintop captures a turning point in history through a poignant, intimate production starring Deandra Irving and William Jones. Photo courtesy of Live Arts

ARTS Pick: The Mountaintop

Accomplished playwright Katori Hall left her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee to earn degrees from Columbia, Harvard and The Juilliard School, and then returned artistically in the 2009 London-based production of The Mountaintop to ponder the final hours of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. When the maid arrives with coffee in the Reverend’s dingy, diminutive motel […]

Albemarle High School stages macabre musical The Addams Family this weekend. Photo: Teri Marsh

ARTS Pick: The Addams Family

Sure, they’re altogether ooky, but can Gomez and Morticia carry a tune? Find out this weekend when the Albemarle High School Players bring The Addams Family musical to the stage. Based on Charles Addams’ gleefully macabre New Yorker cartoons, which also inspired a TV series and two movies, the show will have you snapping along […]