Funny actors and writers needed for new sketch comedy venue

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 7, 2013

“Laugh Tracks,” a new sketch comedy show, will hold auditions for actors and writers Wednesday at Spoken Space Theatre, 405 N. Lee St.
The weekly show will start Jan. 18.
Spoken Space Theatre is a newly formed venue formerly known as The Looking Glass Artist Center.
Chuck Carte will be running the show and directing. Sam Post will be producing and writing.
The company is looking for actors of all age ranges and experience levels. Actors are not required to prepare an audition piece but are encouraged to do so.
Each actor should be prepared to do a cold read of a sketch with another actor.
“Laugh Tracks” is also looking for writers who can work quickly inside a collaborative group.
Writers should bring a short sketch to the audition as a writing sample. Persons wanting to act and write are also welcome.
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The original art of Elizabeth (Libba) and David Willingham will be on exhibit at The Framing Gallery, 320 N. Main St., during the open house reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will continue through November.
Elizabeth Willingham has studied wit local artists Frank Saunders and Leslie Hudson-Tolles. She specializes in still life watercolors of flowers.
David Willingham, a retired engineer and pastor, has been painting for six years; his medium of choice is pastels.
Oil paintings by local artist Edward Brincefiled are also housed at The Framing Gallery.
For more information, call 704-633-1246.
Friends of Rowan Public Library and the Cheerwine Music Hour present Steve Eulberg live in concert at 7 p.m. today at the library headquarters in the Stanback Auditorium.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and admission is free. Use the Fisher Street entrance near the historic Henderson Law Office.
An award-winning multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Eulberg uses a variety of unusual instruments.
Born and raised in the German-heritage town of Pemberville, Ohio, Eulberg was exposed to a variety of music and learned piano, trumpet, ukulele, guitar and harmonica.
While at college, he learned to play the mandolin and dulcimer and built his own mountain dulcimer.
Visit or to learn more.

Rowan County Extension Master Gardeners are hosting Nan Chase at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Rowan County Agricultural Center, 2727 Old Concord Road.
The Asheville resident is the author of “Eat Your Yard! Edible Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Herbs and Flowers for Your Landscape.”
There is no fee or registration. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the extension office 704-219-8970.
The 60th Salisbury Antiques Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Food will available for purchase during the event.
The show benefits the Rowan Museum and its historic sites including the 1854 courthouse, 1766 Old Stone House and the 1815 Utzman-Chambers House
It is considered the longest running annual antique show in North Carolina.
Shop for fine estate furniture, porcelains, jewelry, art, oriental rugs, linens, prints and 19 dealers.
For more information, call 704-633-5946 or visit
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and Rowan Public Library is inviting aspiring authors to start writing their first novel.
Rowan Public Library is hosting a free creative writing workshop by author Nathan Kotecki geared towards grades 7-12, but all are welcome. The workshop is Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Stanback Auditorium.
Kotecki, author of “The Suburban Strange,” will share tips on how to bring characters, settings, and plots to life.
For information visit or call 704-216-8234.
CHARLOTTE — The Stray Birds, a young Americana trio rooted in traditional music, will play a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Charlotte Folk Society Gathering.
The band was named as one of the Top 10 Folk & Americana Albums of 2012.
Doors open at 7 p.m at the Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave. Due to street repairs on Elizabeth Avenue, enter parking deck from Fourth Street. Exit the back of the deck to the Stella Center parking lot.
Monthly second-Friday Charlotte Folk Society Gatherings are family-friendly and free, but donations are appreciated.
Refreshments, a song circle, jam sessions and an Appalachian dulcimer group follow the hour-long concert; visitors are welcome to join in or simply listen.
KANNAPOLIS — Kannapolis History Associates will present Wayne Petrea’s talk about “K-Town Grocery Stores” and “My Family Story” at 7 p.m. Monday.
Bring your memories and photos of old grocery stores to share.
The talk will be held in the A L Brown High School social room.
For more information, call 704-932-6125 ext. 412.
Piedmont Players Theatre announces the cast for the upcoming production of “39 Steps,” a lighthearted adaptation of the 1935 Hitchcock film.
The play’s concept calls for the entirety of the adventure film to be performed with a cast of only four. They include:
• Richard Hannay, played by Austin Young;
• Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret, played by Alisha Schreffler;
• Clown 1, played by Edward Whitney;
• Clown 2, played by Benjamin Thomas.
Performance dates are Dec. 5-8 and 11-14.
The Meroney Theater box office is at 213 S. Main St. and tickets go on sale Nov. 25.
TURKEY — Local artist Frank Selby, whose studio is on Sherrills Ford Road, is participating in “Entropy,” a group exhibition curated by Vassilios Doupas at the Galeri Zilberman.
The exhibit runs through Jan. 4.
Galeri Zilberman was founded in 2008 and is centrally located in Mısır Apartment on Istiklal Street, one of the most well-known streets in the centre of Istanbul’s cultural and commercial hub.
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CONCORD — Cannon Theater Company (CTC) kicks off its season Thursday, Nov. 14 through Saturday, Nov. 16 with a production of “Rhinocéros” by French playwright Eugène Ionesco.
Directed by Cannon’s Director of Theater Arts Andy Macdonald and adapted for one-act performance, the group will tackle the Absurdist classic rife with big laughs and social commentary.
On a peaceful summer morning, a rhinoceros suddenly charges through a small town square, and ultimately a derelict named Berenger must figure out how to save humanity.
Each 7 p.m. performance will be followed by a discussion with the cast and crew.
Shows will be held at Taylor Hall at Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road.
The Billy Jonas Band will travel to Salisbury to perform an “adult-audience” show at the local Jewish Temple on Saturday Nov. 16.
The band will showcase music written for more mature audiences.
Jonas is a world-renowned singer-songwriter/re-percussionist, known for his creative use of “found” instruments (made from recycled household objects).
He and his band, which includes Ashley Jo Farmer, are gearing up to release his newest album soon.
For more information, visit or