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Wednesday Roundup (6/1 to 6/8): The Summer Is Too Hot Edition


PlayMakers and Pig Iron Theatre
Center for Dramatic Art
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

PlayMakers Repertory Company is putting their Mellon grant to use with Pig Iron Theatre serving as the first guests of the residency program. The visiting ensemble will host a showing of what they’ve done so far in their early development stages. While not a final product by any means, the night will offer local artists a look at the collaboration between Pig Iron and Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada with the help of PlayMakers.

Pig Iron Workshop
Center for Dramatic Art
Saturday afternoon (time yet to be finalized)

Following up Thursday’s event, Pig Iron Theatre will hold a workshop for several hours for all interested artists. Pig Iron utilizes a unique exploratory development process that is considered innovative in the theater community. The event was initially scheduled at 3 p.m, but company members are considering moving the event to a 2 p.m. starting time.
For details, contact Jeffrey Meanza at

Sacred Arts Tour 2011

A group of monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery will be in the area until June 4. Originally from China, the monks are on tour in efforts to promote understanding and interfaith dialogue.

Evening of Tibetan Culture and Performance
Ackland Art Musem
Thursday, 6 p.m.

This will be the final and most comprehensive event held by the monks since their mandala deconstruction ceremony that took place on Monday afternoon. Check out the monks in their final performance at the Ackland in a night full of discussion and the indulgence of Tibetan monk culture.


Ackland Art Museum
Gallery and Exhibits (10 a.m. – 8 pm Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday)
Free admission

Adding to the Mix I: John Wesley’s Boeing (1982) is the museum’s latest exhibition that focuses on the recently acquired work in Boeing (1982). It is part of an informal series that is set to place recent museum acquisitions within the context of pieces that are already a part of the Ackland’s collection.

Lee Smith
Flyleaf Books
Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Author Lee Smith will be at Flyleaf bookstore in order to promote her new book, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger. The southern author has published 12 novels and four collections of short stories. Her latest book was published in paperback on May 30.

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