Arts briefs

“Dog Stars” quilt show, Sunriver Stars production, one-man Shackleton show

Published Apr 4, 2014 at 12:11AM

Revisiting the Golden Era of radio in Sunriver

Sunriver Stars Community Theater will hold its next production, “Radio Star,” today through Sunday at Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center, 57250 Overlook Road.

The show will be produced like a live radio program using authentic scripts from “The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show” and “Inner Sanctum Mystery.” Singers will also portray Pearl Bailey, Bing Crosby, Patsy Cline, Rosemary Clooney and others.

Showtimes are at 6:30 tonight, 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 today and Sunday; Saturday’s show is a catered dinner and costs $25.

All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to fund the scholarship program at FAST Camp, an after-school enrichment program at Three Rivers School. Tickets are available at the recreation center, or email dramama@comcast.net.

Contact: www.sunriverstars.org or 541-593-4150.

One-man show explores expedition to Antarctica

At 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend, storyteller Lawrence Howard of Portland Story Theatre will perform his one-man show “Shackleton’s Antarctic Nightmare: The 1914 Voyage of the Endurance,” about explorer Ernest Shackleton, who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Shackleton’s 1914 expedition, when the Endurance became mired in, and eventually crushed by, ice in the Weddell Sea. The story of how Shackleton and 27 men survived on ice is a tale of hardship, suffering, courage and fortitude.

Tickets are $15 in advance from www.solospeak.com or $18 at the door (cash or check only).

Contact: www.solospeak.com or 503-860-5733.

Quilts go to ‘The Dog Stars’ during A Novel Idea event

QuiltWorks in Bend will host an exhibit of quilts inspired by this year’s A Novel Idea community read selection, “The Dog Stars” by Peter Heller.

The exhibit opens tonight with a 5-7 p.m. unveiling and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at QuiltWorks, 926 N.E. Greenwood Ave., Bend. The show will be up through April.

QuiltWorks is also open to book clubs wanting to hold their April discussions or meetings in its space.

Contact: 541-728-0527.

— David Jasper