Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Anniversary!



Serena Ebhardt and David zum Brunnen celebrate 25 years of marriage 
and 27 years of performing arts collaboration. The duo were married in 1988 
at The Forest Theatre on the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill.
Over 300 people attended the ceremony. A reception was held at the Carolina Inn
where guests danced to Big Band music provided by Rodney Marsh. 

The couple began their courtship in 1986 while performing in a production of "Lysistrata."
They formed EbzB Productions in 1998.  www.ebzb.org. 




Wednesday, May 15, 2013

‘Life is So Good’ now playing at The Renaissance Center | Columbia Daily Herald

EbzB Productions and Mike Wiley Productions  ‘Life is So Good’ now playing at The Renaissance Center | Columbia Daily Herald

‘Life is So Good’ now playing at The Renaissance Center in Tennessee.


Courtesy photo

Bill Oakley in rehearsal for “Life is So Good,” playing at The Renaissance Center’s Gaslight Theatre through May 24. Oakley is cast as George Dawson, a slave’s grandson who learned to read at age 98.



DICKSON — The Gaslight Dinner Theatre at The Renaissance Center will present the Tennessee premiere of “Life is So Good,” a moving and inspirational true story of George Dawson, a slave’s grandson who learned to read at age 98.
Based on the book, “Life is So Good: One Man’s Extraordinary Journey Through the 20th Century and How He Learned to Read at Age 98,” written by Dawson and school teacher Richard Glaubman, the play offers an unforgettable account of Dawson’s life view of the world, with valuable lessons and insights into humanity, history, hardships and happiness.
From segregation and civil rights, to the wars, presidents and defining moments in history, Dawson reflects on the good and bad of America during the 20th century, inspiring audiences with the message that, through it all “Life is so good. I do believe it’s getting better.”

“Life is So Good” runs through May 24 with evening dinner shows Friday and Saturday and matinee lunch shows on Friday. Dinner shows are 6:30 p.m. with the show at 7:30 p.m. Matinees are noon for lunch, 1 p.m. for the show. Dinner and show is $37; lunch and show is $27.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Compliment. Arts-In-Education. Guilford County Teachers Workshop.

Hello Serena,

This is Becky Finger, the Guilford County Schools Building Bridges grant evaluator.  I met you Saturday in Chapel Hill. 

I so appreciate your work.  Teachers did also.  Your performances were the highest ranking presentations for both Friday and Saturday.  Overwhelming, teachers mentioned your presentations as favorites and as ideas they will transfer into their own classrooms.  Many are asking that funds be made available for you to make presentations in their schools.  What a hit!  You inspired so many and modeled such powerful teaching tools.  You and Mike are to be congratulated. 

All the best,

Rebecca Finger,
Grant Evaluator
Guilford County, NC

Friday, May 3, 2013

"LIFE IS SO GOOD" PART OF THE RENAISSANCE CENTER'S "CIVIL RIGHTS AND INCLUSION" THEME | Tennessee Department of Tourist Development News Bureau

"LIFE IS SO GOOD" PART OF THE RENAISSANCE CENTER'S "CIVIL RIGHTS AND INCLUSION" THEME | Tennessee Department of Tourist Development News Bureau



"LIFE IS SO GOOD" PART OF THE RENAISSANCE CENTER'S "CIVIL RIGHTS AND INCLUSION" THEME

Apr 30 2013 Dickson
DICKSON, Tenn. – Performances for the Tennessee premiere of “Life is So Good,” a moving and inspirational true story of George Dawson, will take place May 2-24 at The Renaissance Center.
Based on the book, “Life Is So Good: One Man's Extraordinary Journey through the 20th Century and How he Learned to Read at Age 98,” written by George Dawson, a slave’s grandson who learned to read at 98 years old, and school teacher Richard Glaubman, the play offers an unforgettable account of Dawson’s view of the world with valuable lessons and insights into humanity, history, hardships and happiness. From segregation and civil rights to wars, presidents and defining moments in history, Dawson reflects on the good and bad of America during the twentieth century.
The play is part of the center’s theme of “Civil Rights and Inclusion” for the 2013 spring season. Related events at the center include Alan LeQuire’s Cultural Heroes art exhibit, the Nashville Public Library’s exhibit of Civil Rights photographs and the Mind Enriching Theatre’s production of “Freedom Train – The Story of Harriet Tubman” for grades 4-6 and “The Rainbow Fish: An Ocean Tale” for grades K-3. Both are available for school field trips through May 17.
Performances of” Life is So Good” include Friday and Saturday evening shows with dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday and Friday Matinee performances with lunch at noon and show at 1 p.m. Tickets are $37 for the dinner and show evening performance and $27 for lunch and show matinees.
For more information, visit www.rcenter.org.
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