Hickory – The Hickory Community Theatre continues in the third stage of the search for a new Artistic Director to follow Pamela Livingstone when she retires in June. The next prospective candidate will be in Hickory this weekend and there are three public events scheduled to introduce him to Hickory.

“It’s very important to us to have our community’s input in the selection process,” said John Brinkley, HCT Board President. “The Artistic Director is responsible for engaging with the public to fulfill our artistic mission.”

The first event is a “Q & A” reception at the Ridgeview Branch Library, 706 1st St SW in Hickory, on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10:30am. This event is hosted by the Friends of the Ridgeview Library. Coffee and pastries will be served.

On Sunday, Feb. 16, following the matinee performance of A Raisin in the Sun, Mitchell will be leading a “Talk Back” discussion with the audience about the show. The play begins at 2:30 and the discussion will begin immediately following the performance (approximately 5:00pm.). The “Talk Back” is open to the public. Those who would like to see the play beforehand will need a ticket. Tickets are available online at hickorytheatre.org or by calling 828-328-2283.

At 5:30pm on Sunday, following the “Talk Back” there will be a public meet and greet reception in the theatre lobby. The Guild at HCT is providing light hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.

For more information about these events call 828-327-3855 or email [email protected].
Corey Mitchell