Rowan County's name is in lights this November with four new theater productions, two art exhibits and a performance by the Salisbury Symphony. Catch a show at Lee St. Theatre, the Meroney or the Norvell Theater. Find inspiration from art exhibits at Waterworks or the Center for Faith & the Arts. Get swept off to a world unknown while listening to "The Wonders of Weather" presented by the Salisbury Symphony Youth Orchestra. When you visit Rowan County this November, you'll discover just how #RowanCreates.
ART 4 ALL : I AM: Identity. Stories. Connections. Exhibition
September 12 - January 27
Waterworks Visual Arts Center will present a special juried group exhibition to showcase the artistic talents of local and regional artists to new and broader audiences. Waterworks invites you to come together with us to celebrate our unique identities, personal/cultural stories and connections in Waterworks’ first community art exhibition, ART 4 ALL: I AM: Identity. Stories. Connections.
Piedmont Players Presents: "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder"
October 21 - November 6
The killer musical with outrageous gusto. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder traces the brilliant trajectory of Monty Navarro—charmer, seducer and avenger—on his quest for recognition and family fortune. Monty Navarro is in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family. Eighth in line, that is. With a few tricks up his sleeve, he plots to speed up the line of succession all the while juggling the affections of two beautiful women, dodging suspicions and relying on fortunate twists of fate.
Lee Street's Spotlight Series: "Wit - A Journey of Courage"
November 3 - 5
Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness—and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital—Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.
All Art Must Be Destroyed? Art Opening
Artist in Residence, Shane Manier’s newest art show, “All art must be destroyed?” will be open for viewing for one night only. Each piece is designed to ask questions that don’t necessarily have an answer, but instead are to be considered each time an artist creates. Themes of pieces will touch on art used as a weapon, how artists influence societal norms and beliefs, good intentions vs consent, environmental awareness vs possession of beauty, the question of cancel culture (is the art and the artist one and the same?) and more. The audience will be invited to take part in the destruction of the art at the end of the evening.
Piedmont Player Presents: "Gruesome Playground Injuries"
November 10 - 12
The first of two shows to be presented this season in Piedmont Players' "After Dark" series will be Rajiv Joseph’s "Gruesome Playground Injuries." The story covers a course of 30 years, and follows the lives of Kayleen and Doug and how they intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The After Dark series is after-dinner theatre! Every ticket includes dessert, wine, and the fabulous show.
Piedmont Player Presents: "Little Women"
November 18 - 27
Based on the novel ragtime by E.L. Doctorow, this civil war story of love and family stands the test of time. Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. Join Piedmont Players in bringing this novel to life with their own originality.
Salisbury Symphony Presents: "The Wonders of Weather"
A free concert featuring the beauty and wonder of calm or stormy, hot or cold, and precipitous or clear weather will be explored as they have been depicted in music. The concert, narrated by David Whisenant, WBTV Salisbury, will feature the chorus members from local middle schools in addition to high school side-by-side players, the Salisbury Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Associate Concertmaster R.J. Wohlman.
Discover more events to add to your November trip itinerary on our November in Rowan County blog post and event calendar.