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Imagine a classical music concert where traditional music meets the gentle hum of technology and a sharp electric edge. This is what audiences are in for at “Channel Noise,” a concert put on by the Georgia Southern University music department Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. inside of the Foy Building. “The works tend to stem from an ‘electroacoustic’ tradition,” explained John Thompson, the head of the music technology program and man behind the 6-year-old biannual tradition. “This tradition has roots in the 1940s and 1950s and is, essentially, an offshoot of contemporary classical music.” Thompson explained that the concert uses eight channels of audio set up around the audience to immerse the listeners in scattered yet coordinated electronic sounds. Some of the works feature instrument and electronics, some include videos that go along with the piece of music, and some are purely acousmatic. “Around here, there isn't any other concert like Channel Noise,” Thompson said. “What you can expect is an hour-long concert featuring cutting-edge works that explore the fabric of sound ... the inner rhythms of everyday life, imaginary sonic worlds

and cross-modal explorations of audio and visual terrains.” Thompson explained that the performers have been working hard to complete the pieces being performed in this year’s concert. On top of making sure the instruments are tuned and the performers are ready, Thompson must be sure that the technology is cooperating. Using computers adds an entirely new element to the work. The show also features a few pieces for the Georgia Southern Laptop ensemble. “We are performing two works for the laptop ensemble by composers external to Statesboro: Scott Cazan and Bruno Ruviaro. We have been preparing these works through both the standard sort of performance rehearsal and by jumping over the technical hurdles, such as networking issues, recoding the works to fit our needs, and all the things that happen when you try to get technology to do something that is outside the box,” Thompson said. Channel Noise is free and open to the public; the show begins at 7:30 p.m. and will last an hour. It is located in Carol A. Carter Recital Hall (Room 1038-A) in the Foy Building on the Georgia Southern campus.w Partly Sunny

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ARTS. MUSIC. ENTERTAINMENT. GATA’s — Daniel Navarro, 9 p.m.

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Nate Kenyon, 10 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Beer pong, 9 p.m.


Eagle Creek Brewing Company — Open mic night with Daniel Navarro, 6–9 p.m. Pittman Park United Methodist Church — GSU Department of Music presents Southern Pride Marching Band. The performance will be held on the church lawn, or in the fellowship hall in the event of rain. Free and open to the public, 6 p.m. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop — Cornhole, 7 p.m. GSU Center for Art and Theater — “The Mysteries: Creation,” 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $6 for students, $12 for general admission [pg 10] Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m.

Statesboro Regional Public Library — Thursday movie matinee: "Planes, Trains & Automobiles," 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Locos — Daniel Navarro, 5 p.m. Statesboro Regional Public Library — Adult coloring class, 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Please bring your own coloring utensils. GSU Williams Center — UPB: UnPlugged Fall Carnival Edition, 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public. GSU Foy Building — Channel Noise, 7:30 p.m., free and open to the public [pg 3]

Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m.

GSU Center for Art and Theater — “The Mysteries: Creation,” 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $6 for students, $12 for general admission

Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.

El Sombrero (Fair Rd.) — Trivia, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

GATA’s — Josh Johansoon, 9 p.m.

Locos — Trivia, 9 p.m.

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Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Piano. Beer Release Party, 5 p.m. Three Tree Coffee Roasters — Live music night, 6–9 p.m. GSU Center for Art and Theater — “The Mysteries: Creation,” 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $6 for students, $12 for general admission GSU Performing Arts Center — Art of Time Ensemble: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 for GSU students, $28 for adults, $14 for youth [pg 11] East Georgia State College — “Just Desserts,” a Miss Peabody murder mystery dessert theater production, 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and guests with a EGSC ID [pg 12]

Gnat’s Landing — Piano. album release party, 8 p.m. [pg. 12] Dingus Magee’s — CBDB, 10 p.m.

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Downtown Statesboro (Sea Island Bank parking lot) — Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Mill Creek Park — 10th Annual International Festival, 10 a.m. [pg 18] GSU Center for Art and Theater — “The Mysteries: Creation,” 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $6 for students, $12 for general admission East Georgia State College — “Just Desserts,” a Miss Peabody murder mystery dessert theater production, 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and guests with a EGSC ID Dingus Magee’s — Poor Man’s Fancy, 10 p.m.

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Midtown Bar & Grill — Beer pong tourney, 7 p.m.

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Pittman Park United Methodist Church — GSU Department of Music presents Southern Pride Marching Band. The performance will be held on the church lawn, or in the fellowship hall in the event of rain. Free and open to the public, 7 p.m.

Statesboro Regional Public Library — Information session with Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency to help Georgians with disabilities obtain self-supporting employment, 11 a.m. Free and open to the public.

GSU Center for Art and Theater — “The Mysteries: Creation,” 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $6 for students, $12 for general admission

GSU Zach S. Henderson Library — Book signing with Kevin Brady, author of “Ghostly Encounters” and co-author of “The Sinless House,” 5 p.m.

Southern Billiards & Burgers — Pool tourney, 8 p.m., $10 entry fee

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Locos — Cornhole tournament, 7 p.m. GSU Foy Building — Music department presents guest artist Andy Wen, saxophone, 7:30 p.m.

Gnat’s Landing — Trivia, 6:30 p.m. GSU Nessmith-Lane Conference Center — The Latino Americans, Episode Three: War and Peace, 7 p.m., free and open to the public GSU Center for Art and Theater — “The Mysteries: Creation,” 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $6 for students, $12 for general admission

El Jalapeño — Live DJ and karaoke, 8–11 p.m.

GSU PAC — Symphony Concert, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Bigshow’s Burgers and Bar (Brampton Ave.) — Trivia, 8–9 p.m.

GATA’s — Beer pong tournament, 8 p.m.

Dingus Magee’s — Trivia, 9 p.m.

Locos — Jam Session open mic night, 9 p.m.

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Eagles ready to hit the hardwood Basketball season heats up as football season winds down, but we're not done with the gridiron yet Georgia Southern football is in the midst of a 16-day break, but Eagle basketball has hit the hardwood! I feel like we were just in New Orleans for the Sun Belt Conference championship game, but somehow Alex that was eight months ago and the 2015-2016 season of Georgia Southern basketball is upon us. The Eagle men hosted an exhibition game Thursday against Middle Georgia State University and won by a score of 87-73. Sure, a Division I team would typically want to beat an NAIA team by a little more than that, but Southern played just about everybody on the roster — and there are a slew of new faces on this year’s team. The Eagles only have one senior who saw playing time: Marshall transfer Devince Boykins, who is in his first season with the program. No juniors dressed out and seven of the 12 total players who stepped on the floor were freshmen. Of those 12 who saw playing time, 10 played double-digit minutes. Head Coach Mark Byington was most likely just trying to see what he has rather than worrying about what the score was — especially in an exhibition game that does not count toward the team’s record. Georgia Southern’s regular season opener is Friday night at 7:30 at Hanner Fieldhouse, where the Eagles will welcome Webber International to town. Southern has some tough non-conference competition early in the season with trips to Ole Miss, Auburn and Duke on the docket. The Eagles finished last season with a record of 22-9 and fell by just two points in the conference title game. Georgia Southern women’s basketball opens the Kip Drown head-

coaching era Tuesday night with an exhibition game against Coastal Georgia. The official regular season tips off Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at home against Lipscomb. Southern had a rough season last year as the Eagles finished 5-24, including a Brown 15-game losing streak that was snapped in the season finale at Georgia State. Coach Drown comes to Georgia Southern from Division II Colorado State-Pueblo. He has 27 years of head coaching experience with a career record of 463-336. Back to football — because there’s a lot of season left. The Eagles hit the road to face conference rival Troy this Saturday afternoon. The Trojans are coming off a 51-14 win over UL Monroe — a game they led 48-14 at halftime, so they took their foot off the gas bigtime in the second half. Troy is now 3-6 on the season with a 2-3 record in conference play. Last season, Georgia Southern hosted the Trojans on a nationally televised Thursday-night game at Paulson Stadium and rolled to a 42-10 victory. The Trojans have since been through a coaching change and have shown signs of improvement this season over last year’s 3-9 finish. Although their record may not show it, this team is not one to take lightly. They went to Boone and took Appalachian State to three overtimes before eventually falling 44-41 just two weeks ago. That’s the same Mountaineer team that dismantled Georgia Southern the week prior. After a 1-5 start, Troy has won two of its last three and appears to have figured something out on offense. In fact, in their last three games, the Trojans have scored 52, 41 and 51 points, respectively.


Georgia Southern guard Jake Allsmiller watches his shot (along with the Eagles' student section) during a 58-054 victory over Georgia State last season. Tattler Prediction: Troy has played twice since the Eagles last took the field. The Eagles have had time to rest and game plan, so they should be prepared. Then again, there’s the possibility there may be some rust after such a long break. I’m leaning more toward Southern chomping at the bit to get back on the field and being ready to finish the season strong. Eagles 38, Trojans 28w

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Just in time for your Christmas list With more updates and content than ever, 'Black Ops III' is the ultimate stocking stuffer

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Play as one of four characters in "Black Ops III" and save the world from yet another malevolent force with more explosive weapons than ever. course, the multiplayer. The thrusters, which are a momentum-based movement system like the one found in the game Titanfall, are used to perfection in the detailed and most innovative maps found in a Black Ops game. Also, new Specialist abilities and characters add a twist to the multiplayer by giving players special powers and weapons unique to each Specialist. However, players will still have some things that are carried over from past Black Ops iterations, like the pick-10 loadouts, which allow players to choose from 10 weapon attach-

ments, grenades, perks and more gear for battle. Treyarch has definitely pushed the bar with the newest iteration of Black Ops and that’s good for the franchise. It’s the most fun I’ve had in a Call of Duty game in a long time and I think it will hold up against time. Gaining experience and leveling up my Specialists and character are tons of fun, and the newly added customization options for the characters, weapons, emblems and calling cards are welcomed additions. This is by far the most feature-packed and updated Call of Duty to date.w

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One of the greatest game previous iterations of the franchises is at it again — but game, players take the role of this time they’ve added more a protagonist that must save mechanics and content that the world from an evil power have been nonexistent in preset on controlling it and vious iterations. Developer spreading their evil. Treyarch has created a brandTotally opposite of the new multiplayer experience in campaign mode, zombie Tim Webb the Call of Duty franchise with mode takes place in a ficBlack Ops III. Countless customization tional city during the 1940s. The four options, new thruster mechanics, players, played by Jeff Goldblum, Ron unique Specialists and a Perlman, Heather REVIEW new four-player co-op Graham and Neal mode for the campaign McDonough, 'Black Ops III' have made this the most have to make rewarding and interesting their way through Call of Duty game yet. undead groups in The campaign mode a jigsaw-type quest Developer: Treyarch takes place in a future straight out of the Publisher: Activision world of 2065, 40 years movie Saw to find Platform: Microsoft Windows, after Black Ops II, where redemption from a PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, science and technology character named the Xbox 360, Xbox One have radically changed Shadowman, who the world. Machines have reveals himself as a taken a strong role in society: Even manifestation of Cthulhu. humans are part machine now as super The mode with the greatest soldiers take to the battlefield. Like improvements and content is, of

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CAT presents comedy of biblical proportions in 'The Mysteries: Creation'


f you were to take Shakespeare’s “rude mechanicals” and set them loose upon the Bible, you’d get something not wholly unlike the play taking the stage at the Center for Art and Theater this week. The Mysteries: Creation has a structure similar to last season’s Metamorphoses: It features a series of short vignettes drawn from a major world religion and actors who assume several roles throughout the telling of those tales. But that’s where the similarities end: Rather than Roman mythology, Mysteries takes on several Old Testament stories, beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the Nativity story. It’s modern, experimental, interactive and ridiculously funny. Director Lisa Abbott and her husband, Sean, worked on the original production of Mysteries at the Court Theater in Chicago, where playwrights Bernie Sahlins and Nick Ruddall were professors in the classics department at the University of Chicago. Abbott explained that during the Middle Ages, literacy was at an all-time low, making it impossible for a medieval layman to learn Bible stories on his own. That’s where the “mystery plays” came in: Each story was picked up by a workers’ “guild”— the medieval equivalent of a union — and performed as pageants at festivals and holidays. As time went on, the plays became more elaborate and also more edgy as non-clerical actors incorporated the kind of humor the church might not approve of. “They’re short little plays, and they’re funny,” Abbott said. “They’re irreverent, but at the same time they’re respectful of the faith.” Sahlins and Ruddall’s script draws from those plays as they were eventually written down, but takes some very modern liberties with the material. The script is written in rhyming couplets, but the language has been updated. Instead of medieval guild members, the actors take on the characters of blue-collar workers

SCOTT BRYANT/staff Under the watchful eyes of God, portrayed by V. Akil Jackson, background, Lucifer, (Whitaker Gardner), left, tempts Eve (Lexi Prine) with fruit from the Tree of Knowledge during a scene from the Georgia Southern University production of "The Mysteries: Creation." — construction workers, waitresses, builders, factory workers — who, in turn, take on the biblical roles. The set designers, costuming and props teams have had their work cut out for them in coming up with an aesthetic to match the play’s conceit, resulting in a slightly madcap “do-it-yourself ” visual effect with found, repurposed materials. “It’s been incredibly challenging for the design team to come up with,” Abbott said. “They have to ask, ‘How do you create wings out of stuff that a blue-collar person would find lying

around their shop?’” (The answer, by the way, is by using wires, planter frames, plastic sheeting and lights.) In addition to a stage that resembles a workshop floor and a crane (where God likes to hang out), the set will also feature a full rock band. The CAT production incorporates modern-day rock music with well-known songs from wellknown artists, all under the musical direction of Josh Cook, lead singer for Statesboro metal band Solomon’s

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PAC welcomes The Art of Time Ensemble Kenneth Lee It’s been almost 50 years since The Beatles introduced their ambitious and groundbreaking concept album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, to the world. In context with the time period, the record was cutting-edge, expanding the expectations of what pop music could accomplish. With dreamy and psychedelic tracks such as “A Day In The Life” and “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” many Beatles fans still consider Sgt. Pepper to be a masterpiece. This Friday, Nov. 13, The Art of Time Ensemble, a top-tier collective of classical musicians and contemporary pop artists, will be arriving in Statesboro to perform an innovative reimagining of the iconic album. Canadian artists and members of The Art of Time Ensemble — Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies), Craig Northey (The Odds), Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) and Andy Maize (Skydivers) — will perform the upcoming reinvention with an orchestra of classically trained musicians behind them, at 7:30 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center on Georgia Southern’s campus. Andrew Burashko, founder and artistic director of The Art of Time Ensemble, worked with 14 different arrangers from pop, jazz and classical

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As the Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center writes, The Art of Time's "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" concert is "one part tone poem and one part rock opera," which will "transport the audience back in time to the height of The Beatles’ popularity." backgrounds to help reinvent and retain the unique energy and essence captured by The Beatles when they first recorded Sgt. Pepper. “I’m a huge Beatles fanatic. I really didn’t want to ruin this amazing music. I made sure that all of the arrangers were huge Beatles fans, so that no matter how experimental they got, they would put The Beatles ahead of their own egos. The only guidelines were to keep all the vocal lines and harmonies exactly the same as the original; everything else was up for grabs,” Burashko said. A prolific classical musician, Burahsko thrived within his genre but became dishearten when he noticed a lack of interest from younger generations. In an effort to generate more enthusiasm for orchestral music and other disciplines within the performing arts, Burashko founded The Art of Time Ensemble in 1998. Burashko’s desire to explore how different genres of music could intersect and complement one another led to the ensemble’s growing success. Throughout its growth, Burashko and company

sgt. pepper's lonely hearts club band Where? Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive When? Friday, Nov. 13 @ 7:30 pm. How much? $28 for adults, $25 for GSU faculty and staff and $10 for students

have staged successful concerts converging music, theatre and modern dance. The Art of Time Ensemble’s venture into experimenting with pop and classical styles of music eventually led to their decision to perform Sgt. Pepper — one of the first studio albums to merge orchestral arrangements with pop music. "With Sgt. Pepper and with every Beatles record, each time you listen

to it, you get something different out of it. This is an experience where you can really listen to each person. Everybody got a really interesting part and everybody has a lot of soul and talent. You can sort of zoom in on Steve Sitarski play the violin, or Larry Larson play the trumpet. You can just enjoy taking it apart as you listen and relax your brain as it washes over you,” Northey said. Halloween may be over, but the PAC is hoping you’ll still have some leftover enthusiasm for their upcoming 60s-themed pre-show party, which will be hosted in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. prior to the Sgt. Pepper concert. Among the amenities will be a photo/selfie corner where patrons can take photos dressed as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones or other 60s figures such as hippies. The PAC staff will be looking for the best get-ups in their costume contest, where you can win free tickets to upcoming shows. Admittance to the costume party and its 60s-themed festivities is free with tickets to the show. Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for GSU faculty and staff and $10 for students.w

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Collaborating musicians to pay lively homage to The Beatles

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Sick Bones is quite a creative venture for the trio, with a sound that doesn't really fall into a single genre of rock. The very first song on the album, "Queen Duck," is reminiscent of Jerry Lee Lewis and the early dawn of rock while twisting in a little punk aggressiveness. There's no build-up to this one: You are thrown right into the ride. Moving through the album, the sound leans hard into the punk theme with songs like "Watch You Go" and "Backdoor Bay," but the bluesy tunes can definitely be heard in songs like "Sick Man" and "Sea Shanty." This is what you can call a mixed bag, in which the band noticeably experiments with sound. Don't ask for just one band

to compare this album to, because you won't find it definitively. Influences flow in and out of each track, but none overpower the others or define the sound. According to Underwood, this is essentially what the band is in search of when they collaborate. "We are a young band — being together for a little over a year — and I think when you're new to a group you're always looking for a sound you can call your own." Underwood said. "I think all the tracks are pretty different throughout the album, but it makes for me, personally, an exciting listening experience. And again I think the lyrics and the story we are telling wraps it all nicely together in one package. I'm very happy with the way it came out." That listening experience would be my only small knock against Sick Bones. If you're a listener who desires an album to transition smoothly to from track to track, with ebbs and flows that lead into one another, this might be a frustrating experience. But if it bothers you that much, you can rearrange the tracks in your own playlist. If you are a listener of good toe-tapping songs that you can drum along with on the steering wheel, this is definitely worth a listen, or two, or three.w

alongside curmudgeonly “hanging judge” Reginald P. Cogsworth, who is a notorious hater of sweets. Among the finalists are Lucy Scooterbright, who owns the local nail salon; Margaret Mason, the richest lady in town; and Edna Mae Carter, local librarian and cat lover. “During the judging, something happens — I’m not going to say to whom, but something happens — and this is when they have to figure out ‘whodunnit’,” Verdis said with a chuckle. The plot’s bakeoff provides a neat concept for the dining aspect of the dinner theater event. After last year’s dinner theater was a success, Verdis and Co. decided to extend the onenight run into two evenings, and make the ticket price a little cheaper by offering a dessert bar instead of a full meal. As a result, the audience gets to taste the three “finalist” entries for the bakeoff, courtesy of Cotton Patch Bakery, which is whipping up three confections just for the event. They

are invited to nibble during intermission as they hunt for clues to help Miss Peabody catch the killer. Lucky, observant audience members will get to report their findings to Miss Peabody during her grand unraveling of the mystery in Act II. Will this be Miss Peabody’s last hurrah in Statesboro? Verdis couldn’t say. One thing is for certain, though: If she sticks around, the action is sure to follow. “She volunteers for a lot of things,” Verdis said, “but it just seems like whenever she shows up somewhere, a murder takes place.” Which, of course, is what we’re counting on. “Just Desserts” will run Nov. 13–14 at 8 p.m. each night. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for senior citizens and those with a valid EGSC ID. Reservations are necessary so that Cotton Patch Bakery knows how much food to provide. Tickets can be reserved online at or by calling (912) 623-2400.w

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Piano. unleashes sweet blues in 'Sick Bones' A band is not a marriage. If it was, there would be many divorces over the course of music history; Zane Malik would be called a cheater for leaving One Direction and Eric Clapton would be called a "serial monogamist." The change or shift in band memberships, as well as collaborations that may occur between artists from different bands, gives new perspectives and sounds and allows artists to express skills they otherwise wouldn't in their main band. That doesn't only mean that a drummer can get a shot at lead: It means that a newly formed band can experiment with a new sound while incorporating the talents that cultivated their usual playing. That leads us into Piano., the group comprised of Mike Kerr and Matt Litt from the Band Francis Marion and the Crocodiles and Scott Underwood of Those Cats. While continuing to work with their own respective bands, they

managed to carve out some time to work on their second album, Sick Bones, which is a follow-up to their first EP, Tiny Bullet Choir. They'll be holding a release party for the album Friday, Nov. 13, starting with a beer party at Eagle Creek Brewery and moving to Gnat's Landing later that night. Underwood, who is the drummer and one of the band's vocalists, said the band’s sound is a step away from the 6-peice ensemble of Those Cats, for which he is known. "The number of band members alone can change the sound of a group and the way they play," he said. "With a three-piece, there is a lot of room to growl and make some noise, whereas larger bands are a bit more calculated as you have more moving parts." Underwood also described Those Cats as more soul and jazz, whereas Piano. is more of a bluesy rock venture.

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Murder, mystery and cupcakes Someone's getting their 'Just Desserts' at East Georgia States College's murder mystery theater You would think that after the scholar she invited to last year’s dinner lecture dropped dead, Miss Peabody would have learned to leave event organizing to someone else. No such luck — this time, Miss Peabody is running a charity bakeoff, and murder is on the menu once again. East Georgia State College professor Sebastian Verdis is directing “Just Desserts,” a dessert murder mystery event at EGSC’s Statesboro campus. This is the second inter-

active “dinner” theater he has produced at EGSC that features Miss Polly Peabody, the Miss Marpleesque creation of playwright Craig Sodaro. After last year’s successful “Lethal Lecture” murder mystery dinner theater, Verdis thought Miss Peabody deserved another outing at EGSC. In this year’s production, “Just Desserts,” Miss Peabody — played again by Verdis’ wife, Andrea — is presiding over a community bakeoff


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Go global at 10th International Festival Georgia Southern’s 10th annual International Festival kicks off Saturday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. with fun, food and globally themed activities. Head down to Mill Creek Park to see booths representing cultures from all over the world and support the local students who will be running them. From lively performances to creative arts and crafts to festive activities, this family-friendly event will definitely be the place to be this weekend. The International Festival is a big collaboration by the Georgia Southern Office of International Programs and Services, Bulloch County Board of Education, Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department, Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce and the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau. Local elementary, middle and high school classes have chosen various countries and cultures to display in a

“Global Village,” and an Ambassador from that country comes to give a presentation and answers any questions the students may have in order for them to build their booths. But the public schools aren’t the only ones getting in on the action. Some homeschool programs and charter schools around the area are also a part of the fun. In addition, this free event boasts international arts and crafts like Chinese drums, Spanish fans, Henna and face-painting, among other fun events and activities that are also educational. After all of that walking around, grab some grub at the International Food Court section that features samples of traditional dishes from all over the world, including meals from Mexico, Jamaica, India, Greece, Japan and others. There’s even a World’s Bazaar with hand-crafted, unique items for you to buy from


Sabina Bentley dons her Diablito mask before taking the stage to perform a dance native to Panama with her fellow members of Orgullo Paname–o during Saturday's 2013 International Festival hosted by the Georgia Southern University Center for International Studies at Mill Creek Regional Park. several countries. Performers from various international troupes will dance, sing and/ or play music from their home countries or other cultures. These include Marcel Portilla Band, Bollywood & Classical Fusion Dance by the South Asian Student Organization (SASO), Confucius Institute Dance Troupe, and more. Performances will be going on throughout the entire event, so catch

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Ghost. As the play draws to a conclusion with the Nativity scene, the band will be working in a few “rocked up” Christmas carols. Naturally, all that live music will be accompanied by a lot of dancing, which the audience is invited to join. The show is very interactive with much breaking of the fourth wall: Some audience members will be dragged onstage to participate in certain scenes, and some will get to sit next to the cast as the actors sit among the audience rather than going backstage. For easier passage between the stage and the seats, the first few rows of the audience don’t even have chairs — instead, they have pillows, cushions and beanbags. Abbott said that the setup was particularly appealing to children, who are welcome at the performance. Unlike many of the CAT’s challenging, mature plays (like their most recent R-rated production, The Pillowman), Mysteries is entirely family friendly, and, with its conclusion at the Nativity scene, a great way to kick off the holiday season. But while the many different updates and concepts are enough to tempt a curious theater-goer into the CAT’s blackbox, one of the most appealing aspects of the Mysteries is the very human presentation of the biblical characters. It doesn’t shy

19 from the Bible’s darker implications — the “messy stuff,” as Abbott calls it — even though it handles it all in a lighthearted way. Somehow, the play captures what the original plays did for its original audience: It takes what is metaphysical and out of reach and brings it down to earth. “One of the things that’s so endearing about the original mystery plays — the ones from the middle ages — is it’s a very personal relationship with their faith,” Abbott said. “It’s not like ‘God in the distance.’ It’s like they talk about the characters from the Bible, including God, as very real, very much a part of everyday life. It’s not a prayer to some vague deity; it’s a conversation with someone you know.” Portraying the super-human and larger-than-life characters are talented students from the Theater and Performance program, including several familiar CAT faces. Akil Jackson, whose sonorous voice most recently gave life to Dr. Martin Luther King in last season’s The Mountaintop, is ascending the crane in the character of God; Whitaker Gardner lends sly appeal to Lucifer, and Tyra Wilson becomes a constant scene-stealer as a sassy, brassy Gabriel. “They’ve really embraced it,” Abbott said of her cast. “They’ve been delighted at the humor of it, and they’ve been really kind of awed at something that changes tone from being so lighthearted and then being really respectful and reverent.” The Mysteries: Creation opens Wednesday, Nov. 11, and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 18. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday, Nov. 15, which will have both a 7:30 p.m. performance and a 2 p.m. matinee. There will be no show Monday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $6 for students and youth and $12 for all other patrons. To order tickets, visit the CAT box office or call (912) 478-5379.w SCOTT BRYANT/staff

Lucifer, portrayed by Whitaker Gardner, top, is banished from Heaven during a scene from the Georgia Southern University production of "The Mysteries: Creation."

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