UGA’s University Theatre has announced its 2011-12 season, which includes the world premiere of Hidden Man, a southern gothic, coming-of-age story about artist Robert Sherer and his relationship with the late, great Reverend Howard Finster (who’s certainly no stranger to these parts).
It also includes blockbuster musical Chicago, as well as Arthur Miller’s All My Sons.
See the complete list of performances here.
Delays seems to be a given with travel these days. Some of the wines weren’t going to make it to Athens in time, so our dinner featuring German wines with Mediterranean foods is now August 10th. Reminders to follow.
But this might give some of us more time to sign up…? :)
Just FYI, not a lot of events happening in the month of August owing to Phase 2 of construction there — the auditorium, small conference room and Heritage Room are closed as of Aug. 1.
They’re coming to the Athens next Wednesday to talk to Wayne here at the paper, and then I suppose they’ll track down Mr. Kirk.
So I wondered how Wayne came across Mr. Kirk here, and he said he’d gone out to Bogart to see if he could interview this other fellow (*not* Kirk), a gentleman who drinks a lot and gets into trouble. Story is, this guy always runs into the woods when the cops come after him, even though they always catch him. (Except last time, he did run when the cops came, but he only got as far as across the yard. He was carrying a can of beer at the time and the cops told him to drop the beer and get down on the ground or they’d tazer him. He got down on the ground but kept drinking the beer.)
Funny, this fellow didn’t much want to be interviewed by Wayne, who simply wanted to know why he always runs from the cops. But Wayne wasn’t going to leave South Bogart without a story. Driving down a dirt road, he came upon Mr. Kirk, whom Wayne knows and has interviewed before.
Now I’m not sure which is the better story here. But one thing’s for sure, Wayne is always coming up with gold. (Like the fellow in Danielsville who died as a baby and was buried in the ground for four months. He clawed his way out of the grave and lived to tell about it, although he insists he actually died; he wasn’t just buried alive.)