February 21: Man on Fire

February 21: Man on Fire

The Wayne Theatre presents “Man on Fire” on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. as part of the On Screen/In Person series.

Directed by Joel Fendelman, the film is about Grand Saline, Texas, a town east of Dallas, that has a history of racism, a history the community doesn’t talk about. This shroud of secrecy ended when one man self-immolated to protest their racism in 2014, shining a spotlight on the town’s dark past.

A panel discussion with the filmmaker will follow the screening. Our panelists include

  • Joel Fendelman: With roots in Miami, Austin and New York City, Joel Fendelman has written, produced and directed a number of award-winning narrative and documentary films. Joel most recently received an IDA Documentary Award for his fourth feature film “Man on Fire”
  • Sharon Fitz: Co-Founder of RISE and Area 12 Chair for the NAACP. She is a Social Justice Advocate, Activist and Artist working to dismantle the strongholds of racism from the Schoolhouse to the Courthouse. Through an eclectic mix of technical training, independent study, and experience acquired while growing up Black and working in Virginia she possesses an astute ability to expose the cause and affects of racism that deprives both White and Black people from acquiring a greater appreciation for each other as well as the things that they are able to achieve together.
  • Reverend Paul Oakley: Oakley is the Minister of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Waynesboro, Va. He is also an adviser for RISE, an organization giving voice to the voiceless,strength to the weak and support for the lost within the community. Rev. Paul would describe his personal theology as touched by several spiritual strands, including pantheism, naturalism, mysticism, and humanism. He is strongly influenced by Judaism. He believes that religious and spiritual systems are like languages. Some things are expressed better in one language than another. Others just need some translation to smooth the way. He believes that the essence of Unitarian Universalism is to draw the circle of inclusion, love, and support ever wider.

On Screen/In Person is designed to bring some of the best new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region. The filmmakers will tour with their films and work with the host sites to develop community activities that provide audiences context and greater appreciation for their respective work and the art of film.

Admission is Pay What You Will. Advance tickets are recommended and may be reserved at no cost.

On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

   

Upcoming Events

February 21: Man on Fire

The Wayne Theatre presents "Man on Fire" on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. as part of the On Screen/In Person series.

Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3: Hairspray

The Wayne Theatre presents Hairspray on February 22-24 and March 1-3, 2019. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees.

March 6-7: Celtic Angels Ireland

The Wayne Theatre presents Celtic Angels Ireland on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $30.

March 8: Peter Pan and Friends on Ice

The Wayne Theatre presents Peter Pan and Friends on Ice for one show only on Friday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.

March 15: Hotel California 2019

Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles returns to the Wayne Theatre for one show on Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35.

March 16: Wilson Fairchild 2019

By popular request, Wilson Fairchild returns to the Wayne Theatre on Saturday, March 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30.

March 29: Vienna Boys Choir

The Wayne Theatre presents the Vienna Boys Choir on Friday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored in part by Jeane Custin.

April 5: LIVE @ the WAYNE with Wanda and the White Boys

LIVE @ the WAYNE returns to the Wayne Theatre on April 5 at 7:30 p.m. with Wanda and the White Boys.

April 13-14: Alice in Wonderland, The Musical

The Wayne Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland, the new musical version, for two shows on Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m.

April 26: Mutts Gone Nuts

The comedy thrill show "Mutts Gone Nuts" comes to the Wayne Theatre for one show on Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $18.

May 3-5 and 10-12: The Bridges of Madison County Musical

The Wayne Theatre presents The Bridges of Madison County on May 3-5 and 10-12, 2019. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees.

June 10-14: Imagination Stage Summer Camp

Using dramatic play movement, music, with a hint of visual art, we will explore variety of theatre subjects including improvisation, physical theatre, and acting. Recommended for grades K-5.

Production Camp: Junie B. Jones Jr. The Musical

During this two-week program June 17-28, students will work with Director Hank Fitzgerald and his creative team to present Junie B. Jones The Musical Jr. Recommended for Grades 4-12.

June 28-29: Junie B. Jones Jr. The Musical

Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie’s best friend Lucille has found new best friends - and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school.

June 30: Nightingales of the Shenandoah Valley

The Wayne Theatre presents Nightingales of the Shenandoah Valley on Sunday, June 30, for one show at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students/$18 for adults.

August 8-18: Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical

The Wayne Theatre presents Matilda The Musical on August 8-11 and 15-18, 2019.

     

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