New Director of Barton Theatre Takes Center Stage

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WILSON, N.C. – With a name that could have jumped off the page of a Dickens’ novel, Adam Twiss, Barton College’s new director of theatre, leaps into his new role on campus as the fall semester gets underway. And, he has a lot to be excited about – not only does Twiss oversee the theatre’s academic program on campus; he also is an integral partner in the development of the new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Studio Theatre now under construction. “My family and I are delighted to be a part of the Barton community,” said Twiss. “Visual and performing arts have been a rich and vital part of the […]

Theatre at Barton Presents “Crimes of the Heart”

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WILSON, N.C. – Imagine three sisters who, while connected by bloodline, have no similar interests or aspirations. Now, add the many trials and tribulations that come along with a dysfunctional family dynamic. The result will be the hilarious dark comedy, “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley, opening on the Barton stage April 17. The production, which runs through April 20 in Howard Chapel, has nightly shows Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m. and a matinee at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. respectively. Tickets will be sold at the door -adult admission $8 and student admission $5. “Crimes of the Heart” tells the […]

Writers Who Play

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(WILSON, NC) Beckoning weary writers, the fourth annual Writers Who Play showcase on January 31, 2008, offers a night of music and relaxation at this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in New York City. Writers Who Play began in 2005, started by “Alaska’s Fiddling Poet” Ken Waldman and by Barton writer in residence and Elizabeth H. Jordan professor of Southern literature Dr. Jim Clark. The duo created the showcase “for writers who come to the conference who are also musicians,” said Clark. “Both of us had just been kind of noticing more and more and meeting more and more writers who were also musicians of one […]