Wednesday April 15 | “Southern Rapture” & Master WorksApril 14, 2009 at 11:11 am | Posted in Coming Up | Leave a comment
Part One: A Look Back at “Angels in America” in Charlotte
More than a decade ago, the Pulitzer-Prize winning play “Angels in America” opened in Charlotte, to controversy. Heated debate focused on the country funding of the production, which included male frontal nudity. The controversy is now the centerpiece of the comedy “Southern Rapture,” debuting in Charlotte this week. We’ll hear about the fight for freedom of expression vs. public funding of art back then and how things have changed.
Eric Coble – Playwright, Southern Rapture, Actor’s Theatre Charlotte
Chip Decker – Director, Southern Rapture, Actor’s Theatre Charlotte
Part Two: Masterworks from New Orleans Museum of Art
Works by some of the most famous Masters in fire art are currently on display at the Mint Museum of Art. The exhibit comes from the New Orleans Museum of Art, where dramatic efforts were made by museum workers there to save these precious works from destruction during Hurricane Katrina.
John Bullard – Director, New Orleans Museum of Art
Charles Mo – Director of Fine Arts, Mint Museum of Art