Feel it in the air: Fall brings more art – online and in person
So much to DO!
A quick look at this weekend’s A&E offerings proves deliciously overwhelming. After weeks and months of online-only events, Annie’s Hope and Minglewood Farm and Preserve are holding events out in the country – for safe social distancing. And much, much more is happening online.
So today’s post is a bit listy. Here are some of the things I know about.
The 2020-21 season of “The Schaefer Center Presents…” performing arts series, from Appalachian State University in Boone, will present its fall series in an all-virtual format Oct. 9-Dec. 4.
The series traditionally offers a diverse array of music, theater and dance, showcasing some of the finest artists around the globe, the nation, and the region.
Tonight, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. you can watch the American Shakespeare Center’s “Othello.”
Envious machinations and evil intentions abound in this live-stream production of “Othello,” shot in three-camera cinema-quality and presented live from the stage of the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.
Directed by Ethan McSweeny, American Shakespeare Center’s artistic director, this relevant production of Shakespeare’s tragedy of racism and jealousy will bring audiences to the edge of their seats.
Jessika D. Williams, who has won a cult following from her appearance on the TV series “Doctor Who,” appears in the title role. Opposite Williams is veteran actor John Harrell as the malevolent Iago.
Shakespeare’s staging conditions (universal lighting, minimal sets, character doubling, cross-gender casting, and live music) are used to blend his stagecraft with modern sensibilities.
The event is free, but registration is required at www.theschaefercenter.org. Registrants will receive a confirmation email, a day-before reminder, and a private link to the event one hour before the performance. All events are one-time only exclusive showings.
For more information, call 828-262-4046.