SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
GCamp Summer Camp with Missoula Children's Theatre
July 12 - July 16
Welcome to GCamp! the Givens Performing Arts Center’s summer camp. Children take center stage this summer at GCamp, a week-long day theatre enrichment camp for students' ages 7 to 18 located on the campus of UNC Pembroke. This performing arts camp will inspire and excite the imagination of any child.
Professional directors from Missoula Children’s Theatre instruct the students through a professional production of the Princess and the Pea. Students also participate in professional theatre workshops. GCamp is the arts camp that goes beyond the traditional idea of a summer camp. Our unique non-competitive and nurturing program caters to boys and girls who want to immerse themselves in the performing arts and theatre.
GCamp gives every camper a chance to sprout forth his or her own theatrical creativity while having fun during the summer.
Thanks to the following 2009 sponsors: McDonalds, KFC of Pembroke, Dominos Pizza, Food Lion, and Edible Arrangements. For more information, call GPAC at 910.521.6361 or 910.521.6287.
Click here for camp registration form (PDF - requires Adobe Reader)
Avenue Q (Parental Advisory)
Saturday, November 14
Tickets: $35, $33, $15* / $12 child or student
$5 UNCP Student / $15 Faculty or Staff
AVENUE Q is Broadway's smash-hit 2004 Tony Award® winner for BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE and BEST BOOK. A hilarious show full of heart and hummable tunes, AVENUE Q is about trying to make it in NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Called "one of the funniest shows you're ever likely to see" by Entertainment Weekly, AVENUE Q features a cast of people and puppets who tell the story in a smart, risque' and downright entertaining way.
Recommended for ages 13 and up. www.AvenueQonTour.com
“Avenue Q has not been authorized or approved in any manner by The Jim Henson Company or Sesame Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content.”
The New Yorker calls it "SUBVERSIVE and UPROARIOUS!"
"JAW-DROPPINGLY HILARIOUS! GRADE: A! One of the funniest shows you're ever likely to see."
Teachable Moments: Puppetry, Real life teen issues like sex and drinking as well as net surfing, First real adult audience based puppet musical on Broadway, Tony Awards, History of Broadway.
Monday, November 16
Tickets: $20, $18, $15* / $12 child or student
$5 UNCP Student / $15 Faculty or Staff
Military ticket $10 - With valid ID
Active or retired
Letters Home puts the current war in Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. The production is inspired by the New York Times Op-Ed Article, The Things They Wrote and the subsequent HBO documentary, Last Letters Home and additionally uses letters and correspondences from Frank Schaeffer’s books, Voices From the Front, Letters Home From America’s Military Family, Faith of Our Sons, and Keeping Faith. The play without politicizing gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience in the ongoing war. The initial production last winter was critically acclaimed and was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for “Outstanding New Play.”
Teachable Moments: United States and Middle Eastern relations, American Military Life, Patriotism, Iraqi and American Culture, Iraqi Military and Government, United States Military and Government, effects of war on family units.
Looking for Ms. Locklear
Saturday, December 12
UNC Pembroke’s Department of American Indian Studies will screen the award-winning film “Looking for Ms. Locklear” in The Givens Performing Arts Center.
On the first day of school in Ms. Locklear's first grade class, Rhett & Link were caught writing profanity on their desks. As they were forced to stay inside during recess coloring pictures of Paul Bunyan, the two boys began a friendship that has lasted for over 20 years.
In the summer of 2006, the semi-famous online comedy duo decided to document their attempt to reconnect with Ms. Locklear. They would avoid modern forms of communication. Instead of Googling Ms. Locklear, they would rely solely on face-to-face contact with people.
Little did they know that these parameters would lead them into the very center of an obscure tribe of Native Americans, the Lumbee of North Carolina, and transform what was intended to be a docu-experiment into an hour-long film rich with humor and heart. Even more serendipitously, Rhett & Link arrive on the scene at the very climax of the tribe's century-long political struggle for identity. A story of a search for a teacher quickly becomes the story of a people's search for significance and legacy.
During their quest, Rhett & Link follow a trail replete with unforgettable characters and unlikely scenarios. In a day of mobile devices that allow for a multitude of superficial connections with other 'users,' the truly captivating individuals in this film serve as a reminder that people have more to say than an email or text message can communicate.
Updated: Monday, June 14, 2010
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