Archive for January, 2019

Director’s Showcase Auditions Feb.11-12

Thursday, January 31st, 2019


Monday, February 11th – 3:30-5:30 pm

Tuesday, February 12th – 4:30-5:30 pm

WA-1041 (Studio Theater) in the Wilson Center

Cape Fear Community College will hold auditions for the upcoming Directing Showcase where four student-directed/student-acted, one-act plays will be presented. The plays will be performed on Friday, April 26th, and Saturday, April 27th at 8:00 pm. More info:

Roles for the following plays will be cast:


Sex with a Mathematician

Written By Pete Barry

Directed by Meghan Woodby

Two mathematical geniuses: Sara, a rebellious instigator, and Nikolai, a straight-laced actuary, challenge stereotypes and the online algorithm that set them up.

Sara: 20’s-30’s; completely defies stereotypes. She works in a think tank, but looks she works in a tattoo parlor. Sara is independent and stubborn and is cynical about love.

Nikolai: 25-35; a nerdy actuary that sees himself as classy, even though he owns a Blackberry. Nikolai is a wizard with numbers and he thinks he’s got Sara figured out.

Justine/Justin: 20s; friendly, hardworking. Knows his/her customers well. Loves a good laugh to get through a shift.

This Quintessence of Dust

Written By Cory Hinkle

Directed by Micah Houghtalin


A dark-comedy about that time when Jane went on vacation to Los Angeles to meet up with friends, but in a moment of weakness had coffee with her ex-boyfriend, Chip. . .and then the end of the world happened.

JANE: early 20’s―late 20’s, (a little too) ambitious and focused on her career; but that all comes to a halt. Pretends she’s happy with the apocalypse, but is extremely fearful of what happens next.

CHIP: early 20’s―late 20’s, Jane’s ex-boyfriend, practical, smart. He genuinely cares about Jane.

HENRY: early 20’s―late 20’s, Jane’s exuberant ex-boyfriend, more successful in acting than Chip… but was a slave to a group of cannibals.



Written By Mark Harvey Levine

Directed by Alex Kaiser


John, a “man’s man,” loves sports more than art. He has been dating Freda, his fun but cynical girlfriend. When Rick, a pessimistic artist, enters the picture Freda finds him intriguing. With each repeating scene, we peel back the lawyers of each relationship, revealing the primal core in all of us.

John – 20’s-40’s; dull and inspired by art. John loves sports and is dating Freda.

Freda – 20’s-30’s; Freda is a fun, but cynical person. She’s dating John, but is bored by his predictability. Rick brings spontaneity into her life.

Rick – 20’s-30’s; artistic and pessimistic. Rick works full time as an artist, and takes it seriously.

Auditions will be held in the Studio Theater in the Wilson Center (701 N. 3rd St.).


Auditionees should sign up outside of the theatre for a time, and be prepared to read from the script. Scripts for all roles are provided under the sign in sheet at the Studio Theater. All, including those with no experience, are encouraged to audition; the cast will be limited to Cape Fear Community College’s students/faculty/staff.


First read-thru will begin March 11th. Rehearsal times will vary.


Philip Singleton Plays with the Tallis Chamber Orchestra, Feb. 17

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

CFCC Music Instructor Philip Singleton will play with the Tallis Chamber Orchestra, Feb. 17 at 4:00 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  The concert is free and open to the public.  See the poster for details:

CFCC Faculty and Students Participating in UNCW 2019 Printfest, Saturday, April 13 at 10 am

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Ben Billingsley, CFCC Art Instructor, will be participating in this year’s event along with his Printmaking II class, which will be making a group piece, and former CFCC student Jacob Parker, who will be making a solo piece.

A steamroller will be used to print from woodcuts.  Visit this site for more details:

Ben Billingsley directing a sod roller during a printing in the Wilson Center courtyard at CFCC.



Tournees French Film Festival Coming to CFCC Feb. 12-14

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Cape Fear Community College will host the Tournées French Film Festival, a program of the FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) Foundation, February 12-14. The festival, held in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, will take place on CFCC’s Wilmington campus in the Union Station auditorium, U-170 (502 North Front Street).

All films are in French with English subtitles, and all screenings are free and open to the public.

Screening Schedule

The Big Bad Fox and Other TalesThe Big Bad Fox and Other Tales


The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales is a delightful animated film, charmingly old-fashioned in its graphics but sly and witty in its contents. Consisting of three stories featuring a recurring cast of hapless farm animals, the film is presented as a theatrical revue, with the “big bad” fox appearing on a stage before each segment to introduce the action.

Run Time: 83 minutes
Rated G

A Violent Life


Set in the 1990s, a period when Corsica hovered on the edge of civil war, A Violent Life follows Stéphane, a Corsican student who gets sucked into radical nationalist circles and eventually goes underground to join the armed struggle.

Run Time: 107 minutes
Not rated





Makala is an extraordinarily revealing and surprisingly gorgeous look at everyday life for a charcoal salesman in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (In French and Swahili).

Run Time: 96 minutes
Rated pg-13

Le Trou

Le Trou


Le Trou is the story four cellmates on the verge of carrying out a long-prepared escape when a young stranger from
a wealthy background is assigned to their cell. The four men must decide whether to trust the newcomer or put off their getaway.

Run Time: 132 minutes
Not rated

Faces, Places

Faces, Places


With Faces, Places, 89-year-old powerhouse Agnès Varda teams with the world-famous young street artist JR to make a film as wide-ranging as it is personal, as fanciful as it is pointed.

Run Time: 113 minutes
Rated PG




Polina is the story of a young Russian ballerina’s discovery of contemporary dance—the tale of a young woman
forging an artist’s path by learning to look at the world in her own way.

Run Time: 112 minutes
Not Rated

Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.

Jessica Gaffney and Ashley Strand Nominated for 2019 Wilmington Theater Awards

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Jessica Gaffney, CFCC Drama Instructor, nominated for 2019 Wilmington Theater Awards.

Some of her costume work for the play can be seen on display now at the CFCC Art Faculty Show.

Ashley Strand, CFCC Drama Instructor, was nominated in the category of best supporting actor.  See the article below for details:

4th Friday Reception for CFCC Art Faculty Show on January 25 from 6-9 pm

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

The 4th Friday Reception will include musical entertainment provided by CFCC Music Instructor Philip Singleton and Michelle Collar.

Art Faculty Show in Wilma W. Daniels Gallery is Now Open through Feb. 8

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

The CFCC Art Faculty Show is now open in the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, and the 4th Friday Reception will be Friday, January 25 from 6-9 pm.  Come out and see what the faculty have been up to this year!

Benny Hill Jazz Scholarship Concert Jan. 16 at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

January 16 at 7:00 pm in the Wilson Center.  This concert is sponsored by the CFCC Fine Arts Department.  Go here for details: