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Theatre Department to Present 'The Merry Wives'

The Department of Theatre will present "The Merry Wives" from Thursday, Oct. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 2, in the Black Box Theater of the Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts.

Shakespeare’s hilarious and biting satire "The Merry Wives of Windsor" gets a new twist in this updated staging adapted by dramaturge Andrew Hartley, Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare. Lecturer Kelly Ryan will direct the production.

Performances on Oct. 23 - 25 and Oct. 29 - Nov. 1 will be at 7:30 PM. Sunday matinees on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 will be at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $14 general admission; $9 for seniors and UNC Charlotte faculty and staff; and $6 for all students and can be purchased through the Robinson Hall Box Office website.

Girls on the Run Founder to Present on Nov. 11

A leader in girls’ education, Molly Barker will present "Putting Your Passion to Work" at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Student Union Movie Theater.

Barker founded Girls on the Run in 1996 in Charlotte. A four-time Hawaii Ironman triathlete, she used her background in social work, counseling and teaching, along with research on adolescent issues, to develop the program. Currently, there are Girls on the Run councils in more than 210 cities across North America. They reach 200,000-plus girls and women each year.

The Nov. 11 event, which is free and open to the public, is being sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. The presentation will include a question-and-answer session with attendees.