The Cones and the Jewish Community in Greensboro: An Evening of History and Entertainment

Brenda P. Schleunes, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Touring Theatre of North Carolina announce an evening at Temple Emanuel in partnership with the Jewish Federation.

 "Triad residents are invited to Greensboro’s Temple Emanuel for an entertaining and informative evening presented by the Touring Theatre of North Carolina in conjunction with the Greensboro Jewish Federation, Temple Emanuel and Beth David Synagogue.  The event connects the Greensboro Jewish Community with the Touring Theatre’s upcoming production, *Dr. Claribel, Miss Etta and the Brothers Cone. The focus of the evening is a roundtable discussion on three subjects:  the legacy and impact of the Cones on Greensboro; the importance of the broader history and legacy of Jewish contributions to Greensboro; and the significance of the Cone Sisters’ art collection.  Panelists include author and Historian Leonard Rogoff; family member, Alan Cone; Dr. Edgar Marks and Weatherspoon Art Museum Curator of Collections, Elaine Gustafson. The panel will be moderated by High Point University Historian, Paul Ringel.  A reception, with a concert by the Sanai Mountain Ramblers and a short preview of the play, precedes the discussion.  This event is made possible through funding awarded Touring Theatre by ArtsGreensboro with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation Special Needs Fund.  It is free and open to the public.  

When: April 3rd, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410

*Dr. Claribel, Ms. Etta, and the Brothers Cone is a new work created by Touring Theatre’s Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Brenda P. Schleunes.  The production tells the story of the relationship between the collecting sisters of Baltimore and their manufacturing brothers of Greensboro.  It premiers Saturday, April 23 (8pm) at the Crown at the Carolina Theatre and runs Sunday, April 24 (2:30 pm) Friday, April 29 (8pm) and Saturday, April 30 (8pm).

The Touring Theatre of North Carolina is the longest running professional theatre company in the Triad.  It is dedicated to providing unique and effective learning experiences through professional theatre.  Its innovative spirit generates a rich and diverse repertoire of productions based on literature and historical documents, with each telling stories of ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances.  The repertoire calls attention to issues involving traditions, class, ethnicity, culture and gender.  All productions, created with the highest professional standards, are designed to promote conversations about our community."

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