Theatre Centre Welcomes National August Wilson Society Scholar For Feb. 10 Lecture

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
In conjunction with the Chattanooga Theatre Centre's upcoming production of August Wilson’s "Fences," Pedro E. Alvarado, education director of the National August Wilson Society, will give a free community lecture titled “August Wilson and His American Century Cycle” on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m. at the CTC.

As one of a growing number of theatres committing to produce all of his works, the Theatre Centre is embarking on August Wilson’s “American Century Cycle” of 10 plays with its production of his towering masterpiece "Fences." Mr. Alvarado’s lecture will focus on August Wilson the man, the American Century Cycle, and "Fences." The event will also feature Ricardo Morris, director of the CTC's production of "Fences," as well as some cast members of the show. 

Mr.
Alvarado is a doctoral student in theatre and performance studies at the University of Georgia. His primary area of research is the canon of August Wilson. He also earned a bachelor of interdisciplinary studies degree in theatre performance at Georgia State University and an M.A. in religious studies. His recent essay on Wilson was published in The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance.

In addition to his academic achievements, Mr. Alvarado has won the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play Project Directing Award.

Admission to the lecture is free.

"Fences" opens Feb. 15 and runs through March 3. For tickets, call the CTC box office at 423-267-8534 or visit TheatreCentre.com.

Pat Terry Will Be In Concert At Wired Coffee Bar May 11

Avenue Q’s Raunchy Puppets Take Over Chattanooga Theatre Centre Stage May 3-12

Jennifer Daniels Plays At Charles And Myrtle's Saturday


Pat Terry will be in concert, with Mark Kelly Hall, at Wired Coffee Bar on Saturday, May 11, at 7 p.m. Wired Coffee Bar is at 5707 Main St. in Ooltewah. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 ... (click for more)

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre will present Avenue Q May 3-12. Review for Avenue Q: What is not unusual about the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical ... (click for more)

Jennifer Daniels will be at Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse Saturday at 8 p.m. The coffeehouse is inside Christ Unity Church at 105 McBrien Road. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. ... (click for more)


Entertainment

Pat Terry Will Be In Concert At Wired Coffee Bar May 11

Pat Terry will be in concert, with Mark Kelly Hall, at Wired Coffee Bar on Saturday, May 11, at 7 p.m. Wired Coffee Bar is at 5707 Main St. in Ooltewah. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. To order tickets online, go to www.patterryonline.com . The evening will feature songs written mostly for grownups but fit for the whole family; a celebration of life, love, ... (click for more)

Avenue Q’s Raunchy Puppets Take Over Chattanooga Theatre Centre Stage May 3-12

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre will present Avenue Q May 3-12. Review for Avenue Q: What is not unusual about the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Avenue Q” is that it follows a motley group of New York twenty-somethings who face life’s challenges together, struggling to find jobs, dates, and their elusive purpose in life. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Girl, 12, Is Rescued After Suffering Head Injury From Signal Point Fall Off Rock

Several rescue agencies responded on Easter Sunday after a girl suffered a head injury after falling nine feet from a rock. At 5:30 p.m., a 911 call was made reporting a 12-year-old had been injured at Signal Point. The Signal Mountain Fire Department responded to 112 Signal Point Trail and hiked half-way down the trail to find the injured girl. A mutual aid response for additional ... (click for more)

Dalton Police Department Seeks Suspects In Car Break-Ins

The Dalton Police Department is seeking help from the public to identify two men who broke into three vehicles parked at the Planet Fitness gym on Walnut Avenue. There have been several car break-ins in this parking lot over the past year because people using the gym often leave valuables inside of their cars instead of taking them inside. The suspects in these three break-ins ... (click for more)

Opinion

Why Does Walden Need A Large Grocery Store? - And Response (2)

The town of Walden has a population of 2,118 people. What do those citizens need with a 49,000 square foot grocery store? Or with 10,000 square feet of commercial office space? Or a fuel island? Or increased tractor trailer traffic with proportional damage to the road up and down the mountain? Or multiple traffic lights at the “W” Road intersection and at Timesville Road? When ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: An Easter Invitation

One of the hardest things a lot of people face is one of the easiest. Every so often someone will ask me about my faith and, while I mention it occasionally in a story, I never want to force my spirituality on anyone. But for some people, just the thought of asking God for forgiveness and His gift of eternal life is scary and it shouldn’t be. It costs nothing yet is priceless. And, ... (click for more)