Performances, Geek Fest at CPCC

“Sylvia,” a play about a marriage and a dog, has performances Thursday to Sunday, Nov. 1 to 4, at Central Piedmont Community College’s Pease Auditorium. (Above) Actors Shawnna Pledger, as Sylvia, and Dennis Delamar, as Greg.

There are a number of shows and events at Central Piedmont Community College over the next few weeks.

There’s still time to see the college’s production of “Sylvia.” The play, about a marriage and a dog, shows how “man’s best friend can have a profound impact on a couple who doesn’t agree that a dog can have a special place in their life,” according to a news release from the school’s theater department. Showings are Thursday to Sunday, Nov. 1 to 4.

A TalkBack with the cast, crew and a “special guest” from the Humane Society of Charlotte will be held after Thursday night’s performance. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and is followed by the discussion. Tickets are $16.

The Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, shows start at 8 p.m., and the Sunday, Nov. 4, show is at 2:30 p.m. Pease Auditorium is located at 1206 Elizabeth Ave.

For tickets to the show, call 704-330-6534 or go online to www.tix.cpcc.edu.

On Nov. 15, the school will host its ninth annual THE Geek Fest. The event, a celebration of innovation and technology, will feature the latest in technology, innovation and processional opportunities, according to a school news release. This year’s event will include discussions on topics like launching a startup business, product development, social media, programming and software development, video game design and more. There also will be demonstrations, contests and door prizes.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the school’s Matthews location, 2800 Campus Ridge Road. Find more information on the event at www.thegeekfest.com.

The campus’ Opera Theatre will perform a modern 1960s interpretation of “La Traviata” from Nov. 16 to 18 on the Halton Theater stage.

A special VIP reception is available for an extra $15 on opening night, Nov. 16, which includes wine and tastings from the school’s baking and pastry arts students. General tickets to the performances start at $16.

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