The Roanoker - September/October 2014 - 26
"Light in the Mill," Oct. 1-12. A mysterious drowning of a New England textile mill worker in 1843, a
strange visit and a robbed grave create the atmosphere in this drama. Showtimers Theatre, Roanoke.
"Susan Cofer: Draw Near," through Sept. 13. The
first career survey of drawings by Atlanta-based
artist and Hollins alumna Susan Seydel Cofer '64.
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke. 362-6532, hollins.edu.
"To Kill a Mockingbird," Oct. 1-12. A powerful story
of the strength of the human spirit to overcome
prejudice and isolation. Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke. 342-5740, millmountain.org.
"Ralph Eaton: Fuzzy Kudzu," through Jan. 17,
2015. Sculptor Ralph Eaton's first large-scale sitespecific museum project draws from nearly three
decades of "laying bare the absurdities" of our culture's fascination with "junk." Taubman Museum
of Art, Roanoke. 342-5760, taubmanmuseum.org.
Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat," Oct. 16-26. From
the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know
that the Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat
they have ever met. Roanoke Children's Theatre.
Cirque du Soleil's "Varekai," Oct. 22-26. A fusion of
drama and acrobatics. Roanoke Civic Center. 8535483, roanokeciviccenter.com.
Exhibits of Art and Artifact
Informative Talks/Fine Films
Safe Teen Driver Course, Sept. 13-14, Oct. 18-19.
Hosted by Teen Driving Solutions School, a class to
educate students with their learners permit or license
to be safer, smarter, more responsible drivers. VIRginia International Raceway, Alton. 919-802-4304,
Music to the Ear
Comedian Bill Engvall
"Bill Rutherfoord: Allegory of No Region," through
Sept. 13. The culmination of eight years of concentrated labor producing a massive painting and sculptural project by one of the region's most respected
artists. Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke. 3425760, taubmanmuseum.org.
Party in Elmwood: The Holiday Band, Sept. 4,
The Fantastic Shakers, Sept. 11. Elmwood Park,
Roanoke. 342-2028, downtownroanoke.org.
Party in the Park: The Tams, Sept. 4, Band of Oz,
Sept. 11. Daleville Town Center. 389-1232, pitp.org.
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