ARTC bringing live theatre to the Downtown Arts District
The Alamance Repertory Theatre Company (ARTC) is bringing live theatre to the Downtown Arts District. On Sept. 7, the ARTC Theatre will open its doors at 612 N. Trade St. The company will bring downtown Winston-Salem three plays in three months, then will produce quarterly plays. Stanley & Alice, an original comedy by author and playwright Cindy Argiento of Greensboro, will kick off the three months, running Sept. 28 through 30. Marsha McNeely Hierl will be the director. Oct. 19 through 21, theatergoers of all ages will be treated to a spooky presentation of Halloween Screams, written by L. Don Swartz and directed by Gill Thornton. Nov. 16 through 18, we will present the perfect family play to set the mood for the holidays, Greetings!, written by Tom Dudzick and directed by Mike Burke. ARTC is excited to have this fabulous opportunity to bring live theatre downtown.
The Alamance Repertory Theatre Company was founded in 2017 by Walter Boyd and Gill Thornton. Originally, ARTC was a learning opportunity for Gill to learn how to direct, produce, write and perform in quality theatre productions as part of her homeschool curriculum. The company did that and much more. In the past two years, we have grown into a respected theatre company that strives to bring current plays to our audiences. We dare to touch on social issues that other companies shy from. We are a theatre company for the young at heart, run by the young…and not so young.
Alamance, loosely, means “all mankind.” The goal of ARTC is to bring theatre to all people in multiple areas. We perform in Alamance, Guilford, and Forsyth counties. We are terribly excited to bring the Downtown Arts District into our fold. As long as we can get there, we are willing to take theatre to those that want it.
Located with the ARTC Theatre will be Just Desserts, a new dessert bar serving gluten-free/vegan cakes and cookies, brownies from To Your Health Bakery, The South’s Finest Farm Made Ice Cream (proudly serving Homeland Creamery Ice Cream by the scoop), and more delicious desserts. 14Degrees coffee will be served, as well as tea, soda, and water. Just Desserts will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from noon until 6 p.m., ad Friday and Saturdays from noon until 8 p.m. or later. On show nights, the dessert bar will close at 6 p.m. but will serve desserts during and after the shows.
Additionally, the McNeely Gallery, a part of Studio 7, will be opening a new location at 612 N. Trade St. from September through November. The original Studio 7 and the McNeely Gallery will still be located at its current location, 204 W. Sixth Street. Opening Sept. 7, for DADA’s 20th Anniversary Gallery Hop, is Mexican artist Ricardo Treviño. He will hang throughout September in a salute to Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins Sept. 15.
Auditions for Stanley & Alice will be held Aug. 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the ARTC Theatre location – 612 N. Trade St. Roles available for male 50+ for “Felix Unger” type husband, one female 50+ for sassy wife, one older male 60+ for the neighbor, 18+ female(s) for waitress and pregnant lady, 18+ male for maintenance man. Rehearsals will begin immediately in the evenings.
For more information call (336) 408-9739 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit us at www.studio7ws.com, www.themcneelygallery.com, www.ARTCtheatre.com, or www.justdesserts.com.