Greensboro College is getting a new theater, to be built on 3.76 acres at 501 Guilford Ave., which I believe is somewhere in the proximity of Westerwood Tavern. The new facility will include space for set construction and rehearsal and an adjacent grove park for informal student use. An anonymous donor dropped $2 million for the project.
As long as we’re celebrating new artistic endeavors, we should recognize the enduring ones, like SEED Gallery in Winston-Salem, which celebrates its 10th anniversary on Friday. A special show on display at the gallery through the end of September features work by SEED members from the last decade.
Westover Church in Greensboro welcomes the traveling exhibit World Vision Experience: AIDS — Step into Africa this weekend. The show is opens to the public Thursday and will stay put through Monday. And it’s free, so go see it. Photographer Karen Tury Cecil is known for her black-and-white work, but that isn’t all she does. She’ll be showing digital color prints at Greensboro’s Center for Visual Artists this month. The opening reception for Ethereal Light happens Friday at the gallery.
Three faculty artists will show their work at Greensboro College’s Anne Galyon and Irene Cullis galleries starting Friday. Clifford Stuckey, Denise Baker and Eric Ton all teach at Southern Pines Community College and are presenting a collection of acrylic, oil and mixed media work. Karen Brody, a playwright and home birth advocate, takes her work to the Triad Saturday with a production of the play Birth in the Greensboro Cultural Center’s Black Box Theater. The show is an examination of the birth experiences of eight women. Tickets for the show can be purchased online at www. brownpapertickets.com or at Peaceful Beginnings on State Street.
Greensboro Children’s Theatre holds auditions for Alice in Wonderland on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cultural Center. Parts are available for children from 4th to 9th grade.
The Broach Theatre presents Moon Over Buffalo, a show featuring two fading actors stuck in a repertory theater in Upstate New York. The Ken Ludwig comedy comes to Elm Street’s oldest theater on Wednesday and runs through Sept. 13. Greensboro’s Livestock Players open auditions for Urinetown on Monday evening at the Cultural Arts Center.
Anyone between the ages of 14 and 20 is welcome to audition and encouraged to bring a prepared song.