BUCKHANNON – It is officially the month of BOOOOCKHANNON, and the Colonial Arts Center has several events planned to celebrate spooky season.
Colonial Arts Center Manager Anne Wilson updated the CAC board on various upcoming projects and the building’s construction during its Oct. 3 meeting.
“Right now, telescopic seats are being installed, and I’m very excited about that, and then beginning next week, St. Joseph Hospital’s artwork will be installed in the basement,” Wilson said. “I think we’re still waiting on parts for the chair lifts.”
The next performance at the CAC is a collaboration with the Buckhannon Community Theatre and the Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce for Nathan Hartswick’s “Death by Dessert”: A BCT Theatre Experience.
“‘Death by Dessert’ is Oct.13 and 14, our gallery will be opening Oct. 28 at 4 p.m., and our first exhibit will be by Greg Popovich, and the name of the exhibit will be ‘Monster Club,’” Wilson said. “For those of you who may not know, he is a big horror movie and gore buff, and he makes a lot of cosplay pieces, so I think the exhibit is going to be a lot of fun.”
The CAC grand opening will take place Oct. 21 in two phases.
“We have open house hours for the community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., so please come and see me as Maleficent because that will be fun, and there will be four other characters with me in the CAC. There will also be a caricature artist there to do some caricature drawings,” Wilson said. “That will just be a fun community event for folks to bring children to and do some meeting and greeting, while also learning more about the space, and then that evening, we have our invite-only grand opening event.”
Saturday, Oct. 28, will usher in more Halloween activities.
“The 5K with the Salem sisters at 9 a.m., then that evening at 7:30 p.m., we have the Zombie Walk costume parade from the CAC to Jawbone Park, followed by the crawl to some local establishments on Main Street,” Wilson said. “Leading into Nov. 4 and 5, Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School will be presenting another play, ‘Do you want to be my nemesis?’”
On Nov. 24, the Vintage Theatre Company will return with their group, the Fearless Fools, and perform a comedy improv night.
“BCT has picked and confirmed all of their shows for next season, but I won’t spoil it because they haven’t announced, but they’ve confirmed all dates with me, except for one show that we need to talk to the director about,” Wilson said. “They also have their show, ‘A Christmas Story’ coming up on Dec. 2, 8, and 9 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 2 p.m.”