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Just 19 miles from I-485, Matthews, Mint Hill, Waxhaw and Weddington, The Batte Center is located southeast of Charlotte off of U.S. Highway 74 (Independence Blvd). Our facilities are handicap accessible and surrounded by free parking.

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WINGATE UNIVERSITY

Pinkalicious, The Musical

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The Wailin’ Jennys Mystical Arts of Tibet

The Midtown Men

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WINGATE UNIVERSITY

EXPLORE YOUR WORLD AT WINGATE Presenting uncommon experiences that foster the arts, ideas and discovery, The Batte Center’s 2017-18 Season at Wingate University features internationally renowned artists and master musicians that invite lifelong learners on an exciting journey beyond the classroom. You can swing with Britain’s finest clarinetist, Julian Bliss, and the captivating music of Benny Goodman, the colossus of the Swing Era. Groove to the 60s sound of the original Broadway stars of Jersey Boys or jump on an improvisational ride with the lyrical words and beats of the Mayhem Poets. During International Education Week, you can explore an ancient culture with Tibetan monks as they create a colorful sand mandala. Guitar veterans and novices alike will be dazzled by the world-class 12-string mastery of Leo Kottke.

SPE EVECIAL NT 4 Stars From Original Tony Award-winning Cast of Broadway’s JERSEY BOYS Oct. 21, 2017 | 8 PM $28/$32/$45 Austin Auditorium

Compelling stories thoughtfully told continue to be the hallmark of the Southern Circuit Film series. Featuring six independent documentary films and lively discussion with visiting filmmakers, you’re sure to be inspired by a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor in Big Sonia, a young Syrian refugee finding her way in L.A. in Dalya’s Other Country and a southern belle who traveled to Costa Rica and became the First Lady of the Revolution. If you enjoy our guest artists, you’ll love our talented Wingate student artists! University programs in Music, Art and Lyceum present exceptional events throughout the year that include distinguished authors and thought leaders, student choral and wind concerts, gallery openings, opera performances and so much more. Welcome to Wingate!

Laura Kratt, Director of Cultural Events

OUR SEASON SPONSORS:

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THE MIDTOWN MEN reunites Stars From The Original, Tony Awardwinning Cast of Broadway’s JERSEY BOYS, and takes their signature sound and chemistry to audiences everywhere, bringing to life their favorite 1960s hits. Featuring stories and songs, their acclaimed concert features classic songs originated by The Four Seasons, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Temptations, and more! Not A Performance Of, Not Affiliated With the Show JERSEY BOYS.


season

WINGATE UNIVERSITY

EXPLORE YOUR WORLD AT WINGATE Presenting uncommon experiences that foster the arts, ideas and discovery, The Batte Center’s 2017-18 Season at Wingate University features internationally renowned artists and master musicians that invite lifelong learners on an exciting journey beyond the classroom. You can swing with Britain’s finest clarinetist, Julian Bliss, and the captivating music of Benny Goodman, the colossus of the Swing Era. Groove to the 60s sound of the original Broadway stars of Jersey Boys or jump on an improvisational ride with the lyrical words and beats of the Mayhem Poets. During International Education Week, you can explore an ancient culture with Tibetan monks as they create a colorful sand mandala. Guitar veterans and novices alike will be dazzled by the world-class 12-string mastery of Leo Kottke.

SPE EVECIAL NT 4 Stars From Original Tony Award-winning Cast of Broadway’s JERSEY BOYS Oct. 21, 2017 | 8 PM $28/$32/$45 Austin Auditorium

Compelling stories thoughtfully told continue to be the hallmark of the Southern Circuit Film series. Featuring six independent documentary films and lively discussion with visiting filmmakers, you’re sure to be inspired by a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor in Big Sonia, a young Syrian refugee finding her way in L.A. in Dalya’s Other Country and a southern belle who traveled to Costa Rica and became the First Lady of the Revolution. If you enjoy our guest artists, you’ll love our talented Wingate student artists! University programs in Music, Art and Lyceum present exceptional events throughout the year that include distinguished authors and thought leaders, student choral and wind concerts, gallery openings, opera performances and so much more. Welcome to Wingate!

Laura Kratt, Director of Cultural Events

OUR SEASON SPONSORS:

89.9 fm

The Preferred Hotel of The Batte Center 2505 W. Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC

704.774.1779

THE MIDTOWN MEN reunites Stars From The Original, Tony Awardwinning Cast of Broadway’s JERSEY BOYS, and takes their signature sound and chemistry to audiences everywhere, bringing to life their favorite 1960s hits. Featuring stories and songs, their acclaimed concert features classic songs originated by The Four Seasons, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Temptations, and more! Not A Performance Of, Not Affiliated With the Show JERSEY BOYS.


MYSTICAL ARTS OF TIBET: Sacred Music & Dance for World Healing

Nov. 17, 2017 | 7 PM | $25 Adult/$10 Student | McGee Theatre The celebrated multiphonic singers from Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery share their centuries-old sacred traditions. Robed in magnificent costumes and playing traditional Tibetan instruments — from 10-foot long dung-chen horns to gyaling trumpets — the monks perform ancient temple music and dances that are believed to promote world healing. Ages 7 years +

MAYHEM POETS Sept. 22, 2017 | 8 PM | $20 Adult/$15 Student McGee Theatre

Dubbed “an amazing ride” by the New York Times, this mind-boggling performance has been described as “The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert”. These theatre trained, comedically gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip hop, theatre, improv and comedy to tell truths that leave audiences forever changed. Ages 13 years+

AN EVENING WITH LEO KOTTKE Nov. 10, 2017 | 8 PM | $25 | McGee Theatre

Known for his unique finger-picking style, Kottke draws on blues, jazz and folk music, for his syncopated, polyphonic melodies. In concert, Kottke mixes humor and anecdotes with vocal and instrumental selections from throughout his career, played on his six and twelve string guitars.

Mandala Sand Painting Residency: Nov. 13-17 The Batte Center Rotunda Lobby International Education Week 2017 Featuring geometric shapes and ancient symbols, mandala sand painting is a centuries old meditative practice of Tibetan monks. During this 5-day residency, stop by and watch the fascinating process of mandala construction. A separate Community Sand Mandala will give children and adults a chance to try their hand at this ancient practice. In the Closing Ceremony, as a metaphor of the impermanence of life, the sands are swept up and carried to a nearby body of water and released back to nature. Public Viewing of Mandala & Community Sand Painting: Mon. 1-6pm, Tues.-Thurs. 10am-6pm, Fri. 10-11am

www.battecenter.org | 704.233.8300


MYSTICAL ARTS OF TIBET: Sacred Music & Dance for World Healing

Nov. 17, 2017 | 7 PM | $25 Adult/$10 Student | McGee Theatre The celebrated multiphonic singers from Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery share their centuries-old sacred traditions. Robed in magnificent costumes and playing traditional Tibetan instruments — from 10-foot long dung-chen horns to gyaling trumpets — the monks perform ancient temple music and dances that are believed to promote world healing. Ages 7 years +

MAYHEM POETS Sept. 22, 2017 | 8 PM | $20 Adult/$15 Student McGee Theatre

Dubbed “an amazing ride” by the New York Times, this mind-boggling performance has been described as “The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert”. These theatre trained, comedically gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip hop, theatre, improv and comedy to tell truths that leave audiences forever changed. Ages 13 years+

AN EVENING WITH LEO KOTTKE Nov. 10, 2017 | 8 PM | $25 | McGee Theatre

Known for his unique finger-picking style, Kottke draws on blues, jazz and folk music, for his syncopated, polyphonic melodies. In concert, Kottke mixes humor and anecdotes with vocal and instrumental selections from throughout his career, played on his six and twelve string guitars.

Mandala Sand Painting Residency: Nov. 13-17 The Batte Center Rotunda Lobby International Education Week 2017 Featuring geometric shapes and ancient symbols, mandala sand painting is a centuries old meditative practice of Tibetan monks. During this 5-day residency, stop by and watch the fascinating process of mandala construction. A separate Community Sand Mandala will give children and adults a chance to try their hand at this ancient practice. In the Closing Ceremony, as a metaphor of the impermanence of life, the sands are swept up and carried to a nearby body of water and released back to nature. Public Viewing of Mandala & Community Sand Painting: Mon. 1-6pm, Tues.-Thurs. 10am-6pm, Fri. 10-11am

www.battecenter.org | 704.233.8300


AMERICAN SPIRITUAL ENSEMBLE

Jan. 26, 2018 | 8 PM | $25 Adult/$15 Student McGee Theatre The American Spiritual Ensemble is a group of the finest singers in classical music today thrilling international audiences with dynamic renditions of classic spirituals, jazz, and Broadway favorites highlighting the black experience in America.

THE WAILIN’ JENNYS Feb. 2, 2018 | 8 PM | $25 Adult/$15 Student | McGee Theatre

Vital Theatre presents

PINKALICIOUS The Musical

Feb. 18, 2018 | 3 PM | $15 Adult/$6 Student | McGee Theatre

A stand-out among the adventurous new generation of Canadian roots music bands, this trio of singer-songwriters makes powerful, lush music that resonates deep in the soul. The beautiful three-part harmonies of Ruth Moody, Nicky Mehta, and Heather Masse and instruments weave a shimmering tapestry of original and traditional songs interlaced with intelligent, dynamic stories and vivid imagery.

Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. Ages 2-7 years Based on the book “Pinkalicious” by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann

www.battecenter.org | 704.233.8300


AMERICAN SPIRITUAL ENSEMBLE

Jan. 26, 2018 | 8 PM | $25 Adult/$15 Student McGee Theatre The American Spiritual Ensemble is a group of the finest singers in classical music today thrilling international audiences with dynamic renditions of classic spirituals, jazz, and Broadway favorites highlighting the black experience in America.

THE WAILIN’ JENNYS Feb. 2, 2018 | 8 PM | $25 Adult/$15 Student | McGee Theatre

Vital Theatre presents

PINKALICIOUS The Musical

Feb. 18, 2018 | 3 PM | $15 Adult/$6 Student | McGee Theatre

A stand-out among the adventurous new generation of Canadian roots music bands, this trio of singer-songwriters makes powerful, lush music that resonates deep in the soul. The beautiful three-part harmonies of Ruth Moody, Nicky Mehta, and Heather Masse and instruments weave a shimmering tapestry of original and traditional songs interlaced with intelligent, dynamic stories and vivid imagery.

Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. Ages 2-7 years Based on the book “Pinkalicious” by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann

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A Tribute to Benny Goodman: THE JULIAN BLISS SEPTET Feb. 25, 2018 | 3 PM | $25 Adult/$15 Student | McGee Theatre

One of Britain’s finest clarinetists, Julian Bliss brings the legendary King of Swing’s music to life in this delightful evening of songs and stories. Goodman was a colossus of the Swing Era igniting enthusiasm in ballrooms and over airwaves with his unmatched flair and genius on the clarinet. Bliss and his band stay true to his music but add a modern twist as they perform the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Louis Prima, Euby Blake, George and Ira Gershwin and more!

BALSAM RANGE

March 23, 2018 | 8 PM | $25 Adult/$15 Student | McGee Theatre Balsam Range’s ascent to the top of the bluegrass world has left a well-marked trail of success since the band’s inception in 2007. One of the genre’s most award-winning artists in recent years, Balsam Range has garnered ten International Bluegrass Music Association Awards on the heels of six critically acclaimed albums.

www.battecenter.org | 704.233.8300


A Tribute to Benny Goodman: THE JULIAN BLISS SEPTET Feb. 25, 2018 | 3 PM | $25 Adult/$15 Student | McGee Theatre

One of Britain’s finest clarinetists, Julian Bliss brings the legendary King of Swing’s music to life in this delightful evening of songs and stories. Goodman was a colossus of the Swing Era igniting enthusiasm in ballrooms and over airwaves with his unmatched flair and genius on the clarinet. Bliss and his band stay true to his music but add a modern twist as they perform the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Louis Prima, Euby Blake, George and Ira Gershwin and more!

BALSAM RANGE

March 23, 2018 | 8 PM | $25 Adult/$15 Student | McGee Theatre Balsam Range’s ascent to the top of the bluegrass world has left a well-marked trail of success since the band’s inception in 2007. One of the genre’s most award-winning artists in recent years, Balsam Range has garnered ten International Bluegrass Music Association Awards on the heels of six critically acclaimed albums.

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by Dale Lewis

WINGATE UNIVERSITY CULTURAL EVENTS ART EXHIBITIONS IN HELMS GALLERY & THE HINSON MUSEUM

MUSIC DEPARTMENT CONCERTS IN MCGEE THEATRE

The C. Douglas Helms Gallery is located in The Batte Center and is open M-F 10AM-5PM. The Hinson Art Museum is located adjacent to The Batte Center on Cedar Street and is open M-F 9AM-4PM.

All Music Department events start at 7:30pm in McGee Theatre and are free with the exceptions** noted below.

Wood Reimagined – Aug 21– Sept 30 – HINSON Native woods become whimsical characters in this exhibit by Alabama artist, Dale Lewis. Lewis’ creations have been featured in Woodworking and American Craft Magazine.

University Choirs Fall Concert – Oct 5 – The Wingate University Choirs present a varied program featuring some of the finest choral repertoire written over the span of four centuries.

Idea Assembly Faculty Exhibit – Sep 13 – Nov 2 – HELMS This exhibit features the recent work of Wingate Art faculty. Ceramic art, photography, mixed media, painting and sculpture are on display.

Helms Gallery

In Motion – Oct 13 – Dec 7 – HINSON A machinist and self-taught artist, Kevin Duval creates kinetic wall sculptures. Using various metals and found objects, these creations dance with precision movement. With each spin, the design changes in a mesmerizing display of momentum. The Wingate Department of Music with provide piano accompaniment on Nov 4th. Hidden Treasures of the Permanent Collection – Nov 16 – Feb 9 HELMS – Wingate’s permanent collection includes still lifes, works on paper, sculptures, and photographic images representing notable NC and national artists. Recent Acquisitions to the Collection – Jan 16 – Apr 2 – HINSON Cast glass portraits, photo collage, ceramics, and an elaborate paper dress made of Tyvek are just a few of the newly acquired works of art on display in this exhibit.

by John Littleton & Kate Vogel by Kevin Duval

Revival of Wet Plate Photography – Feb 19 – Apr 30 – HELMS Using the 19th century wet plate medium, John Hunnycutt’s ethereal photographs evoke images of an earlier time. A Wingate alumnus, Hunneycutt is a NC Arts Council Fellowship Grant recipient.

Wind Ensemble Concert – Oct 2

WU Choirs WU Opera

Wingate Opera: Wingate Opera Celebrates Ten Years! – Nov 3 & 4 – Current Wingate students will perform Act II of Le nozze di Figaro in Italian. Wingate Opera Alums will perform selections from seasons past. Tickets: $15 – Nov 4 show is at 2:30pm ** Wingate University Chamber Choir – Nov 21 – Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes Concert at 11:30am in Recital Hall** Wind Ensemble Concert – Nov 27 Chamber Ensemble Concert – Nov 28 University Choirs Christmas Concert: A Wingate Christmas – Dec 1 A traditional Christmas concert featuring international seasonal selections. Concert at 6PM in Austin Auditorium** University Singers and Chamber Choir Home Concert – Feb 15 The Choirs annual winter tour culminates in this home concert. Wind Ensemble Concert – Feb 26 University Choirs Concert – Mar 1 Presenting vocal music that spans the centuries of music history. Wingate University Singers: Mozart Coronation Mass – Mar 25 In collaboration with the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra. Show is at 5pm** Advanced Women’s Ensemble: Voices of Women from Around the World Apr 5 – Performing music with texts by influential women throughout history. Wingate Opera: Help! Help the Globolinks and Trial by Jury – Apr 20 & 21 Wingate Opera presents two one act operas by Gian Carlo Menotti and Gilbert and Sullivan. Tickets: $10 - Apr 21 show is at 2:30pm** Wind Ensemble Concert – Apr 23 Chamber Ensemble Concert – Apr 24 Wingate University Choirs Spring Concert – Apr 26

WU Wind Ensemble


by Dale Lewis

WINGATE UNIVERSITY CULTURAL EVENTS ART EXHIBITIONS IN HELMS GALLERY & THE HINSON MUSEUM

MUSIC DEPARTMENT CONCERTS IN MCGEE THEATRE

The C. Douglas Helms Gallery is located in The Batte Center and is open M-F 10AM-5PM. The Hinson Art Museum is located adjacent to The Batte Center on Cedar Street and is open M-F 9AM-4PM.

All Music Department events start at 7:30pm in McGee Theatre and are free with the exceptions** noted below.

Wood Reimagined – Aug 21– Sept 30 – HINSON Native woods become whimsical characters in this exhibit by Alabama artist, Dale Lewis. Lewis’ creations have been featured in Woodworking and American Craft Magazine.

University Choirs Fall Concert – Oct 5 – The Wingate University Choirs present a varied program featuring some of the finest choral repertoire written over the span of four centuries.

Idea Assembly Faculty Exhibit – Sep 13 – Nov 2 – HELMS This exhibit features the recent work of Wingate Art faculty. Ceramic art, photography, mixed media, painting and sculpture are on display.

Helms Gallery

In Motion – Oct 13 – Dec 7 – HINSON A machinist and self-taught artist, Kevin Duval creates kinetic wall sculptures. Using various metals and found objects, these creations dance with precision movement. With each spin, the design changes in a mesmerizing display of momentum. The Wingate Department of Music with provide piano accompaniment on Nov 4th. Hidden Treasures of the Permanent Collection – Nov 16 – Feb 9 HELMS – Wingate’s permanent collection includes still lifes, works on paper, sculptures, and photographic images representing notable NC and national artists. Recent Acquisitions to the Collection – Jan 16 – Apr 2 – HINSON Cast glass portraits, photo collage, ceramics, and an elaborate paper dress made of Tyvek are just a few of the newly acquired works of art on display in this exhibit.

by John Littleton & Kate Vogel by Kevin Duval

Revival of Wet Plate Photography – Feb 19 – Apr 30 – HELMS Using the 19th century wet plate medium, John Hunnycutt’s ethereal photographs evoke images of an earlier time. A Wingate alumnus, Hunneycutt is a NC Arts Council Fellowship Grant recipient.

Wind Ensemble Concert – Oct 2

WU Choirs WU Opera

Wingate Opera: Wingate Opera Celebrates Ten Years! – Nov 3 & 4 – Current Wingate students will perform Act II of Le nozze di Figaro in Italian. Wingate Opera Alums will perform selections from seasons past. Tickets: $15 – Nov 4 show is at 2:30pm ** Wingate University Chamber Choir – Nov 21 – Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes Concert at 11:30am in Recital Hall** Wind Ensemble Concert – Nov 27 Chamber Ensemble Concert – Nov 28 University Choirs Christmas Concert: A Wingate Christmas – Dec 1 A traditional Christmas concert featuring international seasonal selections. Concert at 6PM in Austin Auditorium** University Singers and Chamber Choir Home Concert – Feb 15 The Choirs annual winter tour culminates in this home concert. Wind Ensemble Concert – Feb 26 University Choirs Concert – Mar 1 Presenting vocal music that spans the centuries of music history. Wingate University Singers: Mozart Coronation Mass – Mar 25 In collaboration with the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra. Show is at 5pm** Advanced Women’s Ensemble: Voices of Women from Around the World Apr 5 – Performing music with texts by influential women throughout history. Wingate Opera: Help! Help the Globolinks and Trial by Jury – Apr 20 & 21 Wingate Opera presents two one act operas by Gian Carlo Menotti and Gilbert and Sullivan. Tickets: $10 - Apr 21 show is at 2:30pm** Wind Ensemble Concert – Apr 23 Chamber Ensemble Concert – Apr 24 Wingate University Choirs Spring Concert – Apr 26

WU Wind Ensemble


CAL TH GET BOXL OR ESE FRTICKE OFF VISIT EE E TS FO ICE. TH VEN R 704 E BA TS! .233 TTE .830 ENGAGING AUDIENCES WITH FILMS AND DISCUSSIONS 0 The Southern Circuit is the South’s only tour of emerging and respected filmmakers,

AT THE BATTE CENTER AT WINGATE UNIVERSITY providing communities with a free and interactive way of experiencing independent film.

6 FILMS . 6 FILMMAKERS

Featuring six films over six months, The Circuit presents filmmakers screening and discussing their work with campus and community audiences at The Batte Center at Wingate University.

BIG SONIA Sept. 12, 2017 7PM McGEE THEATER

DALYA’S OTHER COUNTRY Oct. 11, 2017 7PM MCGEE THEATRE

DO NOT RESIST Nov. 14, 2017 7PM McGEE THEATER

FIRST LADY OF THE REVOLUTION Feb. 20, 2018 7PM McGEE THEATER

SWIM TEAM Mar. 20, 2018 7PM McGEE THEATER

BENDING THE ARC Apr. 10, 2018 7PM McGEE THEATER

For years, Sonia Warshawski (90) has been an inspirational public speaker at schools and prisons, where her stories of surviving the Holocaust as a teenager have inspired countless people who once felt their own traumas would leave them broken forever. Big Sonia explores what it means to be a survivor and how this affects families and generations. Will you let your trauma define you? Or will your past make you stronger? Leah Warshaski &

In 2012, Dalya and her mother Rudayna fled Aleppo for Los Angeles as war took over. Months before, Rudayna learns a secret that destroys her marriage, leaving her single at midlife. Arriving in LA, Dalya enrolls as the only Muslim at Holy Family Catholic High School. Can mother and daughter remake themselves while holding on to their Islamic traditions?

Do Not Resist explores the militarization of local police departments—in their tactics, training, and acquisition of equipment—since 9/11. With unprecedented access to police conventions, equipment expos, and officers themselves, filmmaker Craig Atkinson, the son of a SWAT team member, crafts an eye-popping nonpartisan look at the changing face of law enforcement in America.

First Lady of the Revolution is not only a depiction of the momentous struggle to shape Costa Rica’s democratic identity; it’s also a portrayal of how a courageous woman escaped the confines of a traditional, sheltered Alabama existence to expand her horizons into a new world and live a life she never imagined.

What would you do if your community gave up on your child? In New Jersey, the parents of one autistic boy take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting multiethnic autistic teens and training them with high expectations and zero pity. Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.

A powerful story about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists - including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl - whose work thirty years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all. Epic yet intimate, the film is a compelling argument for the power of collective and personal vision and will to turn the tide of history.

Todd Soliday

 Julia Meltzer

Craig Atkinson

Media Sponsor:

WINGATE UNIVERSITY

Andrea Kalin

This is a collaborative project of The Batte Center and the Union County Community Arts Council with major support from the Wingate University Lyceum program.

Lara Stolman

Cori Stern

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Screenings are supported in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


CAL TH GET BOXL OR ESE FRTICKE OFF VISIT EE E TS FO ICE. TH VEN R 704 E BA TS! .233 TTE .830 ENGAGING AUDIENCES WITH FILMS AND DISCUSSIONS 0 The Southern Circuit is the South’s only tour of emerging and respected filmmakers,

AT THE BATTE CENTER AT WINGATE UNIVERSITY providing communities with a free and interactive way of experiencing independent film.

6 FILMS . 6 FILMMAKERS

Featuring six films over six months, The Circuit presents filmmakers screening and discussing their work with campus and community audiences at The Batte Center at Wingate University.

BIG SONIA Sept. 12, 2017 7PM McGEE THEATER

DALYA’S OTHER COUNTRY Oct. 11, 2017 7PM MCGEE THEATRE

DO NOT RESIST Nov. 14, 2017 7PM McGEE THEATER

FIRST LADY OF THE REVOLUTION Feb. 20, 2018 7PM McGEE THEATER

SWIM TEAM Mar. 20, 2018 7PM McGEE THEATER

BENDING THE ARC Apr. 10, 2018 7PM McGEE THEATER

For years, Sonia Warshawski (90) has been an inspirational public speaker at schools and prisons, where her stories of surviving the Holocaust as a teenager have inspired countless people who once felt their own traumas would leave them broken forever. Big Sonia explores what it means to be a survivor and how this affects families and generations. Will you let your trauma define you? Or will your past make you stronger? Leah Warshaski &

In 2012, Dalya and her mother Rudayna fled Aleppo for Los Angeles as war took over. Months before, Rudayna learns a secret that destroys her marriage, leaving her single at midlife. Arriving in LA, Dalya enrolls as the only Muslim at Holy Family Catholic High School. Can mother and daughter remake themselves while holding on to their Islamic traditions?

Do Not Resist explores the militarization of local police departments—in their tactics, training, and acquisition of equipment—since 9/11. With unprecedented access to police conventions, equipment expos, and officers themselves, filmmaker Craig Atkinson, the son of a SWAT team member, crafts an eye-popping nonpartisan look at the changing face of law enforcement in America.

First Lady of the Revolution is not only a depiction of the momentous struggle to shape Costa Rica’s democratic identity; it’s also a portrayal of how a courageous woman escaped the confines of a traditional, sheltered Alabama existence to expand her horizons into a new world and live a life she never imagined.

What would you do if your community gave up on your child? In New Jersey, the parents of one autistic boy take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting multiethnic autistic teens and training them with high expectations and zero pity. Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.

A powerful story about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists - including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl - whose work thirty years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all. Epic yet intimate, the film is a compelling argument for the power of collective and personal vision and will to turn the tide of history.

Todd Soliday

 Julia Meltzer

Craig Atkinson

Media Sponsor:

WINGATE UNIVERSITY

Andrea Kalin

This is a collaborative project of The Batte Center and the Union County Community Arts Council with major support from the Wingate University Lyceum program.

Lara Stolman

Cori Stern

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Screenings are supported in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


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Nov 3 7:30 PM Opera: Celebrates Ten Years! n Nov 4 2:30 PM Opera: Celebrates Ten Years! n Nov 10 8:00 PM An Evening with Leo Kottke n n Nov 14 8:00 PM Film Series: Do Not Resist n n Nov 16-Feb 9 Exhibit: Permanent Collection Nov 17 7:00 PM Mystical Arts of Tibet n n Nov 21 11:30 AM Choir: Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes n Nov 27 7:30 PM Wind Ensemble Nov 28 7:30 PM Chamber Ensemble Dec 1 Dec 8 & 9

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6:00 PM Choirs Christmas Concert n 4 shows Union County Youth Ballet: Nutcracker n Evening shows with USO: 7:00 PM Sat. Matinees: 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM

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Jan 16-Apr 2 Exihibit: Recent Acquisitions Jan 26 8:00 PM American Spiritual Ensemble n n

february

Feb 2 8:00 PM Wailin’ Jennys n n Feb 15 7:30 PM University Singers & Chamber Choir Feb 18 3:00 PM Pinkalicious, The Musical n n Feb 19-Apr 30 Exhibit: Wet Plate Photography Feb 20 7:00 PM Film Series: First Lady of Revolution n n Feb 25 3:00 PM Tribute to Benny Goodman n n KEY Feb 26 7:30 PM Wind Ensemble Tickets required Batte Center Presents Mar 1 7:30 PM University Choirs In Austin Auditorium Mar 20 7:00 PM Film Series: Swim Team n n Mar 23 8:00 PM Balsam Range n n In Recital Hall Mar 25 5:00 PM WU Singers: Mozart Coronation Mass All events are in McGee Theatre except as noted Apr 5 7:30 PM Advanced Women’s Ensemble Apr 7 7:00 PM Union Symphony Orchestra n Apr 10 7:00 PM Film Series: Bending the Arc n n Apr 20 7:30 PM Opera: Two One Act Operas n Apr 21 2:30 PM Opera: Two One Act Operas n Apr 23 7:30 PM Wind Ensemble Apr 24 7:30 PM Chamber Ensembles Apr 26 7:30 PM University Choirs

march

april

WINGATE UNIVERSITY

BUYING YOUR TICKETS In Person: Batte Center Box Office: Located inside the Batte Center near the Plyler-Griffith Recital Hall Hours: 10 AM-5 PM, T-F and 90 minutes before showtime in the theatre lobby Wingate University The Batte Center 403 N. Camden Rd. Wingate, NC 28184 Over the Phone: Batte Center: 704.233.8300 Hours: 10 AM-5 PM, M-F CarolinaTix: 704.372.1000 Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, M-S Online: www.battecenter.org www.carolinatix.org The Batte Box Office hours apply during the regular school session. It will be closed for University observed holidays. Internet and phone orders are subject to a per-ticket convenience fee. All orders are subject to N.C. sales tax. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. EVERYONE, REGARDLESS OF AGE, IS REQUIRED TO HAVE A TICKET. REFUNDS GIVEN ONLY IN THE CASE OF ARTIST CANCELLATION. Student ticket applies for 17 years and under. Smoking, guns, cameras and recording equipment are not permitted. As a courtesy to artists and patrons, latecomers will not be seated until an appropriate interval in the performance.

All Batte Center performance facilities are handicapped accessible. Service animals are welcome.

ALL DATES, TIMES AND ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

ENJOY THE SHOW!


membership

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

september

DATE TIME EVENT Aug 21-Sep 30 Exhibit: Wood Reimagined Sep 12 7:00 PM Film Series: Big Sonja n n Sep 13-Nov 2 Exhibit: Idea Assembly Sep 22 8:00 PM Mayhem Poets n n

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october

You are invited!

BECOME A SUBSCRIBER Pay Less and Get More when you Build-Your-Own Subscription! Pick your 3 favorite shows or more and save!

Oct 2 7:30 PM Wind Ensemble Oct 5 7:30 PM University Choirs Oct 11 7:00 PM Film Series: Dayla’s Other Country n n Oct 13-Dec 7 Exhibit: In Motion Oct 21 8:00 PM The Midtown Men n n n

Subscriber Benefits n Save 10% off the regular ticket price n Maximum flexibility n Early access to tickets & great seats n Free ticket exchanges

november

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE FRIENDS OF THE BATTE! Ticket sales only cover a portion of the costs associated with presenting The Batte Center Season. The invaluable support of our MEMBERS makes it possible to continue to set our artistic sights high, keep ticket prices low and expand the services we provide our community. Last season, our MEMBERS helped: n Introduce 1,500 wonderstruck first graders to to the magic of live theater. n Sponsor performances by Union Symphony Orchestra and Union County Youth Ballet n Host regional student competitions ranging from Shakespeare Recitation to Odyssey of the Mind. n Serve over 90,000 people from this region and beyond.

Think what The Batte could do with YOUR support! With memberships starting at just $50, your tax deductible contribution will help ensure the lively arts have a home in Union County. In appreciation for their support, Members can receive these great benefits:

Your Membership Benefits Premier Box Office Service which features: • Advance Ticket Buying opportunity • Early Concert Notice & Email updates • Donor recognition in the Playbill

Friend Supporter Patron Benefactor Guardian Challenger $50-$99 $100-$184 $185-$249 $250-$499 $500-$999 $1,000+

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Wild Card Voucher – buy 2 tickets get 1 free to a non-special event

Fees waived at The Batte Box Office

Join us! | www.battecenter.org | 704.233.8300

Nov 3 7:30 PM Opera: Celebrates Ten Years! n Nov 4 2:30 PM Opera: Celebrates Ten Years! n Nov 10 8:00 PM An Evening with Leo Kottke n n Nov 14 8:00 PM Film Series: Do Not Resist n n Nov 16-Feb 9 Exhibit: Permanent Collection Nov 17 7:00 PM Mystical Arts of Tibet n n Nov 21 11:30 AM Choir: Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes n Nov 27 7:30 PM Wind Ensemble Nov 28 7:30 PM Chamber Ensemble Dec 1 Dec 8 & 9

december

6:00 PM Choirs Christmas Concert n 4 shows Union County Youth Ballet: Nutcracker n Evening shows with USO: 7:00 PM Sat. Matinees: 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM

january

Jan 16-Apr 2 Exihibit: Recent Acquisitions Jan 26 8:00 PM American Spiritual Ensemble n n

february

Feb 2 8:00 PM Wailin’ Jennys n n Feb 15 7:30 PM University Singers & Chamber Choir Feb 18 3:00 PM Pinkalicious, The Musical n n Feb 19-Apr 30 Exhibit: Wet Plate Photography Feb 20 7:00 PM Film Series: First Lady of Revolution n n Feb 25 3:00 PM Tribute to Benny Goodman n n KEY Feb 26 7:30 PM Wind Ensemble Tickets required Batte Center Presents Mar 1 7:30 PM University Choirs In Austin Auditorium Mar 20 7:00 PM Film Series: Swim Team n n Mar 23 8:00 PM Balsam Range n n In Recital Hall Mar 25 5:00 PM WU Singers: Mozart Coronation Mass All events are in McGee Theatre except as noted Apr 5 7:30 PM Advanced Women’s Ensemble Apr 7 7:00 PM Union Symphony Orchestra n Apr 10 7:00 PM Film Series: Bending the Arc n n Apr 20 7:30 PM Opera: Two One Act Operas n Apr 21 2:30 PM Opera: Two One Act Operas n Apr 23 7:30 PM Wind Ensemble Apr 24 7:30 PM Chamber Ensembles Apr 26 7:30 PM University Choirs

march

april

WINGATE UNIVERSITY

BUYING YOUR TICKETS In Person: Batte Center Box Office: Located inside the Batte Center near the Plyler-Griffith Recital Hall Hours: 10 AM-5 PM, T-F and 90 minutes before showtime in the theatre lobby Wingate University The Batte Center 403 N. Camden Rd. Wingate, NC 28184 Over the Phone: Batte Center: 704.233.8300 Hours: 10 AM-5 PM, M-F CarolinaTix: 704.372.1000 Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, M-S Online: www.battecenter.org www.carolinatix.org The Batte Box Office hours apply during the regular school session. It will be closed for University observed holidays. Internet and phone orders are subject to a per-ticket convenience fee. All orders are subject to N.C. sales tax. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. EVERYONE, REGARDLESS OF AGE, IS REQUIRED TO HAVE A TICKET. REFUNDS GIVEN ONLY IN THE CASE OF ARTIST CANCELLATION. Student ticket applies for 17 years and under. Smoking, guns, cameras and recording equipment are not permitted. As a courtesy to artists and patrons, latecomers will not be seated until an appropriate interval in the performance.

All Batte Center performance facilities are handicapped accessible. Service animals are welcome.

ALL DATES, TIMES AND ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

ENJOY THE SHOW!


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THE BATTE CENTER – 403 N. Camden Road, Wingate, NC 28174 AUSTIN AUDITORIUM – 230 Cedar Street, Wingate, NC 28174

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

Just 19 miles from I-485, Matthews, Mint Hill, Waxhaw and Weddington, The Batte Center is located southeast of Charlotte off of U.S. Highway 74 (Independence Blvd). Our facilities are handicap accessible and surrounded by free parking.

We’re closer than you think

WINGATE UNIVERSITY

Pinkalicious, The Musical

season

The Wailin’ Jennys Mystical Arts of Tibet

The Midtown Men

www.battecenter.org | 704.233.8300

2017-18 Batte Center Season at Wingate University  

The 2017-2018 Season of performances, films, lectures and exhibits at the Batte Fine Arts Center at Wingate University.

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