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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

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Comedy to hit Highlands stage

The Highlands Cashiers Players (HCP) will present Ken Ludwig’s recent comedic play, “The Game’s Afoot,” winner of the Edgar award for Best Mystery Play of 2012 from the Mystery Writers of America, at the Highlands Performing Arts Center. 

The plot features the real life character William Gillette, the actor who played the role of Sir Conan Doyle’s great detective Sherlock Holmes for 30 years on the stages of America and Britain.   

The play runs at 7:30 p.m. May 19-21 and 26-28, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee May 22 and 29. 

Individual tickets are available at the box office, by calling 828.526.8084 or visit www.highlandscashiersplays.org.


Unto These Hills opens for summer

The Unto These Hills outdoor drama will run at 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday from May 28 to Aug. 13 at the Mountainside Theater in Cherokee. 

General admission tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12 and free for children under age 5. Reserved tickets also available. 

866.554.4557 or www.visitcherokenc.com.


Enloe discusses Haywood history

Mary Ann Enloe will discuss her life and memories of Haywood County at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Hazelwood Baptist Church in Waynesville.

Enloe is a lifelong resident of Hazelwood and was its mayor from 1983 to 1995. She was the second woman to be elected a Haywood County commissioner in the county’s 200-year history, and served eight years. She also worked 37 years at Dayco Corporation and was a senior purchasing agent, the first woman in the company’s history to hold that position. 

Enloe serves as vice chairman of the Haywood Community College Board of Trustees and sits on the county’s board of tax equalization and review. She attended Brevard College and Shaw University, and is music director at Faith United Methodist Church. She reports on local government for The Mountaineer newspaper and her recent story on county commissioner meetings won first place in the 2015 North Carolina Press Association competition. A charter member of the Haywood County Arts Council, she reviews plays and writes about the arts for The Mountaineer’s entertainment section.

Public welcome. 


HART presents ‘Legally Blonde’

The summer kicks off at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville with the Broadway musical smash “Legally Blonde the Musical,” which opens on May 20.

The production is based on the popular 2001 film that made a star of Reese Witherspoon as the quintessential sorority girl Elle Woods. She enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner. Woods discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others and successfully defends exercise queen Brooke Wyndham in a murder trial. Throughout the show no one has faith in Woods, but she manages to surprise them when she defies expectations while staying true to herself.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. May 20-21, 27-28 and June 2-4, 9-11, and also at 2 p.m. and May 22, 29 and June 5,12. Special discount tickets are available for the Thursday performances and special discount tickets are also available for all performances for students.  

To make reservations call the box office at 828.456.6322 or click on www.harttheatre.org.



• The “Talent in the Mountains” community-wide talent show will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at The Grove Church in Bryson City. Sponsored by the Friends of the Marianna Black Library. Call the Friends of the Library Used Book Store for more information at 828.488.5655.

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