Warren Kelley (from lefft), Amy Shackelford (WFU class of 2013), Alison Edwards will appear in Festival Stage's production of "33 Variations."
- If You Go
What: “33 Variations,” by Moises Kaufman
When: Final dress rehearsal (open to the public) is Friday. Previews are Saturday through Feb. 6. Opening night is Feb. 7. Show runs through Feb. 24. Times and days vary; see the website for specifics.
Length: 2 hours, 15 minutes, including a 10-minute intermission
Where: Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St.
Information: For tickets, call (336) 747-1414 or see www.hanesbrandstheatre.org. For more information, call (336) 841-2273 or see www.FestivalStage.org. The play is suitable for teens and adults.
7:30 p.m. Monday: Beethoven scholar William Kinderman, Ph.D., will give a concert and lecture at Brendle Recital Hall in the Scales Fine Arts Center at Wake Forest University. Kinderman was a consultant to “33 Variations” playwright Kaufman. Free.
1 p.m. Feb. 3: Kinderman will share insights into the composer’s life and work. At the Sawtooth School for Visual Art, 251 N. Spruce St. Free.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 4: A screening of “Amadeus,” the Academy Award-winning 1984 film about the rivalry between composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. At Hanesbrands Theatre. $10.
1 p.m. Feb. 10: Talk by Dr. Jim Caress, director of the ALS Center at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, about current treatment of the disease and consulting on the Festival Stage production. At the Sawtooth School for Visual Art. Free.
After each Wednesday and Thursday-night performance: Post-show talks with members of the cast.
Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013 12:00 am
In what director Steve Umberger describes as an “unprecedented” collaboration, the play “33 Variations” will open in previews Saturday at Hanesbrands Theatre.
The collaboration between Festival Stage, a troupe of theater professionals, and Wake Forest Theatre, which includes both professionals and students, began after Umberberger, the resident director at Festival Stage, spoke to one of John E.R. Friedenberg’s theater classes at Wake. For the next two years, Umberger, Friedenberg and Brook Davis, also of Wake Forest, had monthly conversations at Krankies Coffee to brainstorm about a project that their organizations could combine resources on.
Sunday, January 27, 2013 12:00 am.