Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Amazingly packed weekend of fun!

Studio for Young Actors presents Still Life with Iris

This is the first play for young audiences to receive the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays Award. Still Life with Iris by Steven Dietz, is a fantastical adventure which centers on a little girl's search for the simplest of things: home.

Still Life with Iris will be presented at ARTS/West on Friday, November 20 and Saturday November 21 at 7:30 pm and Sunday November 22 at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for teens/youth. Tickets are available at the door only, 1 hour before each performance.

November Front and Center

a free music event for school age kids at ARTS/West every third Saturday of each month (Sept.-May)at noon -1 pm. November 21 special guest: Richard Syracuse classical and ragtime piano second half of event is always an open stage for any kids, solo or group, to share instrumental or vocal music--if you choose. Or just listen and enjoy!

Many Moons Holiday Show

MANY MOONS presents their annual "Exotic Markets" SALE. Saffron and Eric offer the treasures of their travels to Asia, all personally selected from artisans in INDIA ~ NEPAL~ THAILAND~ BALI~.

Jewelry..textiles...sculptures of wood and metal...sacred Tibetan objects...and great gifts will be on display in the ARTS/West downstairs space. Saturday, November 21 from 10 am to 8pm and Sunday, November 22 from 12 pm until 6 pm


It's an intimate, fun way to get your Christmas shopping done early.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Studio for Young Actors- Still Life with Iris

Studio for Young Actors will present Still Life With Iris at ARTS/West on Friday, November 20 and Saturday November 21 at 7:30 pm and Sunday November 22 at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for teens/youth. Tickets are available at the door only, 1 hour before each performance.

This is the first play for young audiences to receive the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays Award. Still Life with Iris is a fantastical adventure which centers on a little girl's search for the simplest of things: home. Iris lives with her mom in the land of Nocturno-a magical place in which the workers make, by night, all of the things we see in the world by day. Also, in Nocturno, memories do not reside in people's minds but instead are kept in their coats (called 'Past Coats'). The rulers of Nocturno, the Great Goods, are determined to have the "best" of everything on their island- and therefore take Iris away from her home and bring her to Great Island to be their daughter. To ease the pain of this separation, they remove her Past Coat, leaving her with no memory of her home or her family. All that remains of Iris' past is a single button from her coat. Using the button as a clue, Iris joins with friends she meets on her journey-Annabel Lee (a young woman from the sea) and Mozart (the composer, age 11)-and frees herself from the Great Goods. She returns to Nocturno, having found her past, and her home.

Monday, November 09, 2009

A Piece of My Heart

AMT to present A Piece of My Heart
Some have called it the ten thousand day war. Others simply refer to it as Nam. For six American women it was the Vietnam conflict. Their moving stories are told in Shirley Lauro's A Piece of My Heart, produced by Athens own Actors' Moveable Theater and directed by Carol Patterson.

Please join us at ARTS/West as we honor our local veterans with this outstanding play November 11, 12,13,14 at 8:00 pm with a matinee on the 15th at 2:00 pm.

Veterans have a complimentary admission, and a free dinner on Wednesday the 11th beginning at 6:00 pm. We thank our American soldiers families for their shared sacrifice.

Please visit Actors' Moveable Theater's website for more information.