1)In/Visible Theatre Presents Groundwork Sept. 13
In/Visible Theatre presents, Groundwork, a new play by Mike Ostroski and Derek Davidson on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Harvest House located at 247 Boone Heights Dr. in Boone. Tickets are $17 online or $15 at the door. To purchase tickets online visit www.InvisibleTheatrenc.org. For student discounts, email [email protected] or call 828-387-7661.
2) Heritage Hall Theatre News from Mountain City
On Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., Wayne Henderson, Helen White and Jeff Little, sponsored by Farmers State Bank, will weave their “homespun” magic as they entertain the audience with great music and funny stories from the High Country, a really popular event at Heritage Hall. Call today to reserve a good seat for a night of fun and entertainment. On Oct. 3, 4, 5, and 10, “Yours Truly, Tom Dooley: presented by the Johnson County Community Theatre, an area legend made popular in the sixties by the Kingston Trio. Find out the truth about who really killed Laurie Foster in this riveting tale of a love triangle, a murder and a hanging. On Friday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., Barter Theatre’s Wash, Rinse, Spin and Dry will play sponsored by Redden Realty, Body/Mind Dynamics and Watauga Lake Winery. On Saturday, Oct. 18, The Volunteers – U.S. Army Field Band, back by popular demand, will host a show will free admission sponsored by Teammates Pizza. On Saturday, Oct. 25 – Celtic Dulcimer: Steve and Ruth Smith, Appalachian Americana Music with Celtic Roots will be sponsored by Mountain City Pharmacy and State Farm Insurance. For more information about these shows and the remaining 2014 season, visit heritagehalltheatre.org. Heritage Hall is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing great shows for great prices to the area. Tickets may be purchased by phone and retrieved the night of the performance at the door. For tickets or reservations, call 423-727-7444 and leave a message or visit the Box Office at 126 College St. Tuesday through Friday 12-2 p.m.
3) Noted Education Scholar Henry Giroux to Speak at ASU Sept. 25
Henry Giroux, the noted scholar, educational theorist and public intellectual, will speak at Appalachian State University on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. His talk is titled “Disposable Futures: Neoliberalism’s Assault on Higher Education.” His campus visit has been organized by Appalachian’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The public is invited to attend. Giroux, who is currently the Global Television Network Chair in English and cultural studies at McMaster University in Canada, is a leading scholar in the field known as critical pedagogy. Giroux describes critical pedagogy as an “educational movement guided by passion and principle, to help students develop consciousness of freedom, recognize authoritarian tendencies, and connect knowledge to power and the ability to take constructive action.” Support for Giroux’s talk has been provided by the Reich College of Education, University College, Cratis D. Williams Graduate School, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Fine and Applied Arts and the Office of International Education and Development as well as numerous academic departments.