‘Driving Miss Daisy’ at the Forum
The Forum Theatre at 147 S. Hillside will open its latest play, the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Driving Miss Daisy,” on Thursday. Gina Austin stars as Daisy Werthan and Ray Wills portrays her son, Boolie. Austin was Wills’ high school drama teacher and now the pair will reunite as peers. Thursday’s preview show is at 8 p.m. The play continues through Feb. 2 with performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. A Southern-style dinner will be offered before the Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances. Tickets are $23 and $25, and dinner is available for an additional $15. For tickets, call 316-618-0444 or visit www.forumwichita.com.
Film premiere at the Orpheum
Lone Chimney Films’ third full-length documentary, “The Road to Valhalla,” will premiere at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. The documentary tells the story of the Kansas-Missouri border during the Civil War. The film uses photographs, interviews and re-enactments to tell the story. It’s directed by Ken Spurgeon and is narrated by Buck Taylor, who has starred in “Gunsmoke,” “Tombstone” and most recently “Cowboys and Aliens.” Members of the cast and crew will also be at the premiere. Admission is $8, and doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.wichitaorpheum.com.
Open house for aspiring filmmakers
Bethany College at Mindfire, which offers degress in media arts, will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at its facility, 3805 E. Harry. Guests will see a demonstration of a motion capture stage, which is the only one in the region. Guests can also tour the facilities, which include professional equipment that offers students hands-on training for careers in filmmaking, video game design, recording and 3-D artistry. For more information, call 316-771-7377.