On the stageWritten by Admin
Rash stories comes to life
Lake Logan will be hosting “A Rash of Stories” adapted from the short stories of Ron Rash from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at the Lake Logan Conference Center.
The stories will be presented by Barbara Bates Smith and musician Jeff Sebens. The varied selections have been adapted by Smith from Rash’s short stories “Lincolnites,” “Burning Bright,” “Casualties and Survivors” and “The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth.”
Based at Western Carolina University, Rash has won the Frank O’Connor International Award, two O’Henry prizes, and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award for his stories. Two of his novels have been made into films: The World Made Straight and his New York Times bestseller Serena.
Actress Smith, noted for her Off-Broadway adaptation and performance of “Ivy Rowe” from Lee Smith’s Fair and Tender Ladies, has been touring for 25 years with the works of Smith. Jeff Sebens accompanies her shows with a variety of hammered dulcimer, lap dulcimer, guitar, and banjo music.
Cost for lecture and lunch is $25, with a bed and breakfast option available for $143.89.
• The Highlands Performing Arts Center will continue the “Live via Satellite” series with the MET Opera’s production of “Rusalka” by Dvorrak at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. There will be a pre-opera discussion led by Beverly Wichman at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.highlandspac.org, at the door or by calling 828.526.9047.
• The LMP Late Night Comedy will be held at 9 p.m. Feb. 24 in UC Illusions at Western Carolina University. www.wcu.edu.