The Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place in downtown Asheville announces its February 2014 Intersections events held in The Forum at Diana Wortham Theatre: Intersections Pre-Performance Discussion for Aquila Theatre Company’s Twelfth Night, Saturday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m.; Intersections Sing Together: Freedom Songs and Spirituals, led by Beth & Jim Magill and Becky Stone, Friday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m.; Intersections: Movement Making, An Introductory Workshop, Thursday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m.; and Intersections Book Discussion Group of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Pre-Performance Discussions are opportunities for ticket holders to increase insight and enjoyment of the artists’ performances. The Pre-Performance Discussion on Saturday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m. enhance patrons’ experience of Aquila Theatre Company’s performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at 8:00 p.m. that evening. The Twelfth Night pre-show discussion is led by Dr. Mario DiCesare, former professor at the State University of New York. Please arrive early as space is limited; latecomers will not be permitted. For more information or to purchase show tickets call (828) 257-4530 or visit www.dwtheatre.com.
The Sing Together Series, with musicians Beth and Jim Magill, is designed for friends to celebrate the joy of music and singing in spirited sessions, each with a different theme throughout the year. The “Freedom Songs and Spirituals” Sing Together on Friday, February 7 is a vibrant, song-filled exploration of the music of the Underground Railroad. Special guest Becky Stone will lead with the Magills. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your friends, make new friends, and create community through song. For adults; $10 to participate. To register or for more information call (828) 257-4530 or visit www.dwtheatre.com.
Intersections: Movement Making, An Introductory Workshop is a special session designed to encourage participants to explore ways to move, collaborate, and express personal stories. Led by Movement Artist & Educator Barrie Barton, participants partake in easy and safe warm-up exercises and learn simple methods for composing movements and stories into “movement theater.” No experience required; beginners are welcome. Thursday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m. $15 to participate. For more information or to purchase tickets call the box office at (828) 257-4530 or visit www.dwtheatre.com.
The Intersections Book Discussion Group is an opportunity for book lovers to gather regularly for lively and insightful discussions on selected books in a relaxed atmosphere. The Book Discussion Group on Tuesday, February 18 focuses on Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, a haunted odyssey through present day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. Free; the only requirement is that you read the book. To register or for more information call 828-210-9837 or visit www.dwtheatre.com.
Featuring a full season of classes, discussions, and performances, Intersectionsis an opportunity for patrons to connect more deeply with the arts, artists, and each other. The Forum, a large multi-purpose space adjacent to the theatre and accessible from the theatre’s main lobby, is the venue for all Intersections events unless otherwise announced. To obtain more information on the Diana Wortham Theatre’s Intersections Series, reserve a space in a class or group, or purchase performance tickets, call the theatre’s box office at (828) 257-4530 or visit www.dwtheatre.com.