Fresh off of their win at the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards for best R&B group of 2013, the Charles Walker Band is bringing the funk down south! Whether it's Charles playing his sax while lying on his back or Porsche sauntering through the crowd while mesmerizing with her incredible vocals, this is a MUST SEE show! $10 in advance, $12 at door ($2 underage charge)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gerald Friedman - Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts, Amherst Dr. Friedman will be giving a presentation titled - “Sustainable Quality Health Care for North Carolina: Single Payer is not an Answer – it is the Answer.” Light refreshments will be provided. Health Care Justice is a chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP). Please come to our launch event to find out more about single payer advocacy and how you can get involved. Free
Opening reception on April 12, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Catherine, a troubled young woman who has spent years caring for her father, a brilliant but unstable mathematician. Following his death, she must deal with the arrival of her estranged sister and the attentions of her father’s former student who hopes to find valuable work in the notebooks he left behind. A burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: how much of her father’s madness —or genius — did she inherit? $18.00 - $28.00
Lovers of irreverence can rejoice greatly, for the potty-mouthed puppets of Avenue Q are bringing their song-and-angst routine to Theatre Charlotte, May 17–June 2. Recent college grad Princeton is the newest tenement tenant on this queer city block, wondering how he can parlay an English degree into a livelihood while instantly smitten — how could he not be? — by equally anxious and awkward Kate Monster. The song list is self-recommending to anyone who has ever suffered through the varnished truths of Sesame Street and Mister Rogers, including such hits as “It Sucks to Be Me,” “Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist,” and the imperishable “The Internet Is for Porn.” Blue-chipper Billy Ensley is directing a formidable cast that stars Andy Faulkenberry as Princeton and KC Roberge as Kate. Genders be damned, the supporting cast includes Matt Kenyon as Lucy the Slut and Veda Covington as Gary Coleman. Yes, that Gary Coleman. $25-$27
Premiering at the Manhattan Theatre Club in May of 2000 and working its way up to Broadway just five months later, David Auburn’s Proof is ... well ... proof that starting small can lead to bigger and better things. In 2001, the play picked up a Pulitzer Prize for “Drama” and a Tony Award for “Best Play,” before going on a continuous run that came to a close in 2003. Afterwards, it was adapted into a film, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins and Jake Gyllenhaal. Reemerging in the quarters of Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, this production doesn’t really need a plug, but for folks who struggle with finding good solutions for things to do, consider this your cheat sheet. But be forewarned: This isn’t the happiest of plays. It revolves around Catherine (played by the talented Karina Roberts-Caporino), who sacrificed her own dreams to care for her mentally ill father (George Gray), a former mathematical genius, while her sister ran off to New York. With his death, Catherine faces her estranged sibling and one of her father’s former students, who thinks that an undiscovered, breakthrough manuscript may be hidden in her father’s office. Add to all this a blossoming romance and some questionable sanity and you’ve got the general equation for Proof. $18-$28
A solo exhibition of artwork by artist Amy Bagwell. Opening reception on April 17, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Held in Ross Gallery I, located inside of the Overcash Building. Free admission
Exhibits feature work in all media, created exclusively by CPCC faculty. Includes works by Carolyn Jacobs, Isaac Payne, Elizabeth Ross, Al Torres, Rae LeGrone, Jennifer Zito-Payne, Heather Felts, Paula Smith, Ashley Knight, Bryan Baldwin and others. Opening reception on May 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Pease Gallery.