Two versions of the Neil Simon Comedy "The Odd Couple" -- one featuring men and the other women -- are presented in repertory at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre beginning Friday, January 24, for 14 performances. Pictured here, the leads from both productions are (seated, left to right) the messy ones -- Carlene Conway as Olive and Zach DeSutter as Oscar; and (standing) the neat ones -- Katlyn Gabor as Florence and Sanford Knox as Felix.
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Throughout the next few weeks, the Chattanooga Theatre Centre will perform two different versions of Neil Simon's classic The Odd Couple--both the well-known version with two male leads, and a newer rewrite featuring two female leads.
Shakespeare Chattanooga is presenting two staged readings of Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which they have re-titled A Midwinter Night’s Dream in deference to the season. Richard Winham talked to Janis Hashe, the director, and Steve Disbrow, one of the actors, about the play and their unusual approach to the readings. Performances are on 1/25 and 1/26 at Grace Episcopal Church.
The American Red Cross has created a pet first-aid app.
WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with Greg Waite, Community Chapter Executive for the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee, about their new smartphone app that can provide vital information during pet emergencies.
The new Members Exhibition at Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway will feature the work of more than 30 Chattanooga area artists. WUTC's Richard Winham stopped by the gallery to talk to two of the painters whose work is included in the exhibition, which opens on Thursday, January 23. It will be on display until March 20th.
The concept is called Chattanooga Collaborative Senior Housing. It’s the brainchild of local poet and former teacher Finn Bille and his wife Jeanne Bille, a former health care worker. They have retired from work, but they don’t intend to retire from life. They want to live right in the bustling heart of the city with a few close friends. Not a commune, but very similar. Richard Winham talked to Finn and Jeanne Bille who told him they want to be at least as active in retirement as they were in their professional lives.
Young and Wiser, a Chattanooga nonprofit helping students succeed, is partnering with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Public Education Foundation and other organizations for a conference on January 25th. The free conference is open to current college students, prospective college students, parents and teachers, and will help students deal with the challenges of higher education.
Chattanooga's In-Town Gallery boasts that it is one of the oldest cooperative galleries in the United States. The gallery, currently located on the North Shore, opened in 1974 and has occupied several different spaces throughout its history. Members are celebrating with special exhibits and events throughout the year. WUTC's Mark Colbert visited the gallery to talk with artists.
Covenant College alumnus David White recently launched Develop CENTS, an IT company that's worked with several Chattanooga nonprofits. In this interview with WUTC's Michael Edward Miller, White talks about nonprofit organizations' computer security needs, as well as his own background in community development.