OU-C's The Zoo Story
Always one to make us think, OUC's Ken Breidenbaugh presents "The Zoo Story" this weekend in Bennet Hall Auditorium. Breidenbaugh says the one-act play by playwright Edward Albee is set in 1959 and involves two characters, Peter and Jerry. Peter is a middle-class executive with a relatively comfortable life. He meets Jerry who is a disheartened man who lives in a boarding house and is very troubled. The two men meet on a park bench in New York City's Central Park. Peter is pleased with reading his book in the park, but Jerry is desperate to have a meaningful conversation with another human being and intrudes on Peter’s peaceful state forcing him to listen to stories from his life and the reason behind his visit to the zoo. The elements of ironic humor and unrelenting dramatic suspense are both into play. The play will be performed Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm with tickets available at the door.
Perry Cunningham Baseball DVDs
Former Chillicothe Paints pitcher Perry Cunningham (2004-07) is still active in baseball, only now he's helping shape the game for young players. Cunnigham and his wife have begun To the Top Performance baseball instructional videos. He says professional one-on-one instruction can be expensive, in most cases more than $25 for a half hour. Cunningham says his more affordable DVD series is built to help the standard 12 year old retain the fundamentals of fielding, pitching and hitting. Cunningham's faith is also displayed in his company. He says the three T's in To The Top are to represent the three crosses on Calvary. When you visit his website: www.tothetopperformance.com you'll notice biblical scripture at each page you visit.
Hopewell Summer Solstice Celebration
For the third straight year Hopewell Culture National Historical Park on State Route 104 is ushering in summer with a Summer Solstice Celebration. The Park generally closes at 6pm, but Park Ranger Brandi Nunnelee says visitors will have a rare ocassion to be inside Hopewell after normal operating hours. Nunnelee adds there will be exhibits highlighting the different solar and lunar alignments of Hopewell earthworks, face painting and art activities for the kids and Native American music. The Park is also inviting artists to bring canvas or cameras, whichever medium they choose to capture the sunset. The event begins at 6pm and ends as visitors watch the summer solstice sun set across the northwest corner of Mound City. For more details, call 740-774-1126.