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into the studio theater wearing over
alls, pigtails and huge smiles. Before
m e m -
duced the show, and each cast member
The first story presented was “Jack
and the Northwest Wind.” Jack, por
trayed by Rebecca Daw, “set off to stop
the Northwest Wind from howling.”
The other tales were: “The Big Toe”,
“Old Dry Frye”, “Wicked John and the
Devil” and “Jack and the Robber.”
My personal favorite tale was
“Wickedjohn and the Devil. ” The story
was about John, a wicked man whose
photo by Jetson
Meredith Performs players entertain the audience with
their renditions of Noth Carolina tall tales.
only good characteristic was that he
was always hospitable to strangers.
to St. Pe
ing as a
trap of his
wish. When Jack died both Heaven
and Hell refused him. Jack was given a
piece of coal. It is said that to this day
you can still see the light of his coal in
the Great Dismal Swamp of North Caro
lina as John searches for a place to rest.
The entire performance only lasted
one hour but it was an hour well spent.
The children made the performance
extra special and the cast did a superb
Meredith Performs has real tarheel spirit
by Keri VanDoren
Meredith Performs put on another
outstanding show. On Dec. 1-3
Meredith Performs presented Tarheel
Tales. The tales were adopted from
Richard Chase’s collected stories: The
lack Tales and Grandfather Tales.
The Meredith Performers were:
Jeannine Sprull, Truly Anger, Meredith
Roberts, Erin Patrick, Shannon Bare
foot, Kim Smith, Elizabeth Baldwin
and Rebecca Daw. The program di
rector was Catherine B. Rodgers.
For the Dec. 1 performance, stu
dents from the Governor Moorhead
School were invited to attend. The
students were a vital part of the per
Performer Jeannine Sprull said af
ter the show “It was all for the chil
The students provided the sound
of the wind and the chant of “every
body knows Old Dry Frye” for the
show. The children had special listen
ing aides provided by Arts Access.
The scenery was simple: a patch-
work quilt for a backdrop, an old
chest, two tree stumps and what ap
peared to be an old bookshelf turned
on its side. Many of the props were
At 7:30 p.m. cast members skipped
Culture Calendar for December
• “Favorites from Christmas
Past,” will be presented on Satur
day, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. by Durham
Civic Choral Society at Duke Uni
versity Chapel, West Campus. Fa
vorite carols from around the worid
are featured. Tickets cost $10 and
are available at the door or at Page
Box Office (684-4444).
• The Carolina Ballet Theater is
presenting The Dancing Princess
on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. and
7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2
p.m. It will be performed at Jones
Auditorium on the campus of
Meredith College. To purchie tick
ets call 834-1058. They range in
price from $8- $15.
compiled by Clarky Lucas
• Raleigh Little Theater is featuring
Cinderella at NCSU’s Stewart Theater.
Performance dates and times include
Thursday, Dec. 15, Friday Dec. 16 and
Monday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Perfor
mances will also be held Saturday, Dec.
17 at 1 and 5 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and
are available at RLT Box Office. Call
between noon and 5p.m. Monday
through Friday to reserve your tickets.
• The North Carolina Museum of
Art will be holding a Kwanzaa celebra
tion from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday
December 31. The African American
cultural event will be for the entire
family. Music, dancing, storytelling
and the lighting of the candles on the
kinara will all be a part of the celebra
tion. Admission is free.
• The Raleigh Flute Choir will
perform Christmas favorites ar
ranged for flute choir on Friday,
Dec. 9. at 8 p.m. The performance
will take place at the North Caro
lina Museumof Art and admission is
• City Gallery of Contemporary
Art is presenting George Bireline:
Decade 1984 -1994. The showing
will run from Dec. 2 to Jan. 28.
George BireUne, a Raleigh native,
will be showing his largest exhibi
tion work since his 1976 retrospec
tive at the N.C. Museum of Art.
Bireline's paintings of the last de
cade are visually stunning, an opti
cal feast of color, brush work, and
Lesson 1: "When you
graduate, you are going to
Scary thought! Get the
support you need to make
the successful transition
from student to professional.
Register for CPS 301 -
Career Planning Seminar for
juniors and seniors, a six-
week, 12 session, 1 credit
CPS 301A MW 3 - 3:50
p.m. Jan 11 - Mar. 1
CPS 301B MW 3 - 3:50
p.m. Mar. 6 - Apr. 24
For course description,
contact Rebecca Highsmith
• Marketing position -
Great American Insurance
position in Raleigh office.
Position available immedi
• Interior decorating/sales
- Brentwood Carpets. Retail
floor covering sales position.
Immediate need. Will
• Network administrator -
NFS (a health care firm)
Candidate must have back
ground in accounting,
compuer science a plus.
• Telemarketing represen
tative - TruGreen-
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