Language is the main material of expression; words are the tools of the writer. In this seminar, we will study how to use vocabulary and sentence structure to build style and tone and to give personality to both narrators and characters within dialogues.
Windmore will present a kids’ Christmas musical, The First Leon. The lead character, Leon, realizes his name spelled backward (Noel) means “Christmas,” so he wants to be the lead in the Christmas play. The problem is Leon can’t act or sing. After auditions, rehearsals and a few mishaps, the pageant goes on and Leon shows everyone the true meaning of Christmas.
Performances: Saturday, December 14th at 6PM and Sunday, December 15th at 3PM. Performances will be at the Culpeper Baptist Church.
Lucie Russo, the facilitator of the Publishing Discussion Group, is the administrator for the new Pen to Paper Writers’ Facebook Group where writers can share articles about the craft among other things.
Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is the brainchild of Joe Landry, who also wrote It’s A Wonderful Life, A Radio Play. The entire show is performed as a 1940’s live radio broadcast complete with special sound effects. Over 35 characters are played by a cast of four men and three women.
The play is derived from three early Hitchcock films. The first, The Lodger, is a tale from the turn of the century London, where a poor couple finds a Lodger to rent their spare room so their daughter can return home. Too late the mother suspects the Lodger may be the serial killer known as the Avenger. Can she save her daughter in time? There is only one way to find out.
The second story of the trio is Sabotage. This is a nice warm tale of International Intrigue. We meet Anton Verloc, his wife Winnie and her brother Stevie. Anton owns a cinema but performs sabotage as a foreign agent on the side. As a result of his actions, a lot of people die, including two out of three of the family members.
The final tale is called The 39 Steps. This is the story of an intrepid Canadian named Richard Hannay, who gets himself mixed up in murder, mayhem and international plots. The only way for him to clear his name and avoid jail is to go on the run across the English and Scottish countryside trying to solve the mystery, and who knows, he might find love along the way.
Each story is more exciting than the last! Don’t miss out on your chance to see, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play!
Windmore Foundation for the Arts will match funds up to $15,000 to support this project. The project was initiated by the Arts Commission and endorsed by Culpeper County Parks and Recreation. The Arts and Cultural Center in Culpeper will raise … Continue reading →
Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940’s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s earlier films. With The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is a triple feature, complete with vintage commercials, that recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring.
Dates: Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th Time: 3:00 PM Location: Prince Michel Winery, Barrel Room, 154 Winery Lane, Leon, VA 22725
Ticket Cost: $15 per person at each performance site.
Tickets available online under Registration and Tickets
If you missed the concert or would like to hear again, you can enjoy on YouTube: Click here!
There were “Musical Fireworks” as musicians from 13 churches and the Windmore’s Piedmont Community Band came together to Celebrate America! Windmore’s Piedmont Community Band started the concert with a salute to each branch of the service.
The entire concert was a moving and uplifting event. We are already looking forward to the Third Annual Celebrating America in 2020!