The Orpheum Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play on Saturday, Dec. 20, and Sunday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. A great holiday outing at The Orpheum Theatre for the entire family!
Inspired by the classic American film It’s a Wonderful Life, the play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a small ensemble of local actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects. The audience gets a unique perspective as they are able to interact with the players and encouraged to engage with the story as it unfolds before their eyes. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play tells the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
Main Floor: $8, Students: $6
Balcony: $8, Students: $6
Upper Balcony: $8, Students: $6
Call 309-342-2299 for tickets.
The Arts are alive in downtown Galesburg!
Each month, art studios and galleries welcome visitors starting at 5 p.m. Meet local artists and enjoy activities and refreshments.
The lineup for Dec 18:
Foley Photo Studio 113 S. Cherry
A Needle Pulling Thread – Gary Mustain 109 S. Cherry
Cherry Street Gallery – paintings by Carla Markwart 114 E. Simmons
Basia Krol Studio – paintings 114 E. Simmons
The Beanhive Coffeehouse – gingerbread cookie decorating 124 E. Simmons (until 7 p.m.)
Creations by Carolina – stain glass classes 108 E. Main
One 12 Gift Shop – local art 112 E. Main
Galesburg Civic Art Center – art by Tom Lytle and Jared Lacy 114 E. Main
Knit 102 – hand knit gifts 31 N. Kellogg
April Jackson Studio – paintings 311 E. Main
Dig – gifts 70 N. Seminary
Visit the Art on 3rd Thursdays Facebook page for more info and updates or call Foley Photo at 342-9411.
Monica Berlin (English) has published two new poems. “[What the wind kicks up, what the waters trouble, even]” and “[At the new year, in the dark, I watched time]” appear in the latest issue of Hartskill Review 1.3 (winter 2014).
Robert Hellenga’s novel The Confessions of Frances Godwin has been published in England.
Monica Berlin (English) and Chad Simpson (English) are featured in a roundtable, “Finding Place in the Placelessness,” alongside writers Justin Hamm and Christina Olson, in the most recent issue of Quiddity (7.2) Fall/Winter 2014. Excerpts of the interview were broadcast on NPR affiliate WUIS, along with outtakes from Simpson and Berlin.
Tour FIVE beautiful locations this year and get fabulous ideas for dressing your home for the holidays!
Sean & Megan Kane – 2204 Hampton Court
Doug Summers & Gary Lowry – 427 N. Academy
Don Swanson’s Timber Barn – 705 Knox Road 1850N
(desserts and coffee to be served)
Tom & Marcy Simkins – 767 N. Academy
Anthony & Tammy Weiss – 789 N. Broad
Tickets are $15 per person before December 6 and $20 per person the day of the tour. Tickets are available at these select locations: Cooks & Company, The Galesburg Antiques Mall, Galesburg Flower Company, Hawthorne Centre Craft Mall, Innkeepers Coffee, Landmark Cafe & Creperie, and the Galesburg Civic Art Center’s One12 Gift Shop. All proceeds will benefit the Galesburg Civic Art Center and support exhibition and educational programming.
Robert Hellenga advice has been posted on the American Scholar “writing lessons” blog. Each Monday a poet, a novelist, an essayist, a journalist, or a scholar recalls a piece of advice or an experience that was most helpful to their writing career.