Newman University’s 24-hour Theatre Project
The Newman University Theatre Department is putting on its third annual 24-hour Theatre Project this weekend, and the finished results will be performed starting at 8 p.m. Saturday in the campus’ Jabara Flexible Theatre inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center. Newman faculty, students and staff who meet at 6 p.m. on Friday will be randomly assigned to teams, each one consisting of a director, playwright and actors. At 8 p.m., they’ll begin writing a plays that are supposed to be approximately 10-minutes long. They’ll begin rehearsing the plays at 8 a.m. Saturday then begin performing them in front of a live audience at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets to the play performances are $2, and proceeds will benefit Newman’s Sloppy Joe Improv Troupe.
Friends Community orchestra says “Let’s Dance”
The Friends University Community Orchestra will put on a performance called “Let’s Dance” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. The show will include the overture to Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld,” which ends with the “Can Can,” followed by three dances from Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride.” The second half of the show will feature two soloists from area concerto competitions performing together. Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and students. They’re available at friends.edu/finearts or by calling 316-295-5677.
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Free family fun at Botanica
Botanica at 701 Amidon is putting on a free family fun fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday that will include crafts and activities appropriate for all ages. Participants can go on a scavenger hunt through the gardens, make bird food on a string, write silly stories and enjoy free hot chocolate and popcorn. For more information, call 316-264-0448.