Arts & Culture

A new knee and playing nurse for dear old dad

It’s a strange and wonderful thing, helping a parent recover from surgery.

“Wonderful” because you’re returning the favor after all those years he or she raised you. Wiping your bottom. Cutting up your steak. Listening to doctors’ instructions, and remembering when you’re supposed to take medicine. Not even trying to duck when you threw up.

Limelight Theatre Announces Cast of Second Samuel

Limelight Theatre Announces Cast of Second Samuel

Limelight Theatre of St. Augustine announced the cast of its next main stage production--Second Samuel, a heartwarming comedy set in the Deep South. Directed by Stephen Pigman, this play by Pamela Parker is about family, community, diversity and strength with a unique blend of Southern charm and humor. The play's title, Second Samuel, comes from the name of the rebuilt town of Samuel, Georgia (General Sherman burned the first one to the ground during the Civil War), where the men spend their leisure time at the local watering hole and the women are found gossiping at the beauty salon.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Returns!

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Returns!

Limelight Theatre announces another limited engagement in its dinner theatre show partnership with the Raintree Restaurant. Back by popular demand is the suspenseful and interactive murder mystery production of Murder in the Olde City. Playing Sundays in July starting July 10, dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. (suggested arrival time is 5:30 p.m.)

Children’s Gardening Workshops at St. Johns County Public Library

For the second summer in a row, elementary-aged children are invited to pre-register for free, hands-on gardening workshops at their local St. Johns County Public Library branch. The free, educational workshops will be held at all six St. Johns County Public Library branches and are presented by members of the Garden Club of St. Augustine and sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Augustine and the Friends of the Library groups of each St. Johns County Public Library branch.

New Ripley Exhibit

New Ripley Exhibit

On Friday, June 24th, a new Ripley exhibit, one of the largest owned by Ripley’s, came to the new Ripley Visitor Center located at 340 State Road 16.  Believe It or Not!, this mustang stallion is made entirely from vintage 1950s and 60s chrome car bumpers! The first larger than life sculpture by metallurgist Sean Guerrero of Denver, Colorado, the horse was created in 1986 to celebrate the appearance of football's Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. It was later displayed in Denver at a Ford car dealership. One of the largest pieces of art in the Ripley collection, it measures 12' high by 18' long and weighs over 2,000 lbs!

Coming to terms with a silent, dog-less house

It’s a quiet house. An empty house. You don’t hear the rat-a-tat-tat of toenails on the hardwood floors. Or feel hot breath on your kneecaps at dinner.

There’s no need for spastic, acrobatic leaps when you turn around at the fridge, realizing an instant too late there’s a dog sitting at your feet. She would scramble out of the way when she saw I was about to topple on her.

Gone are the wet, soggy kisses dished out by a tongue that knew no boundaries. Gone are those eyes — those inviting, intoxicating eyes. Gone is that warm body that was always pressed next to you.

It’s tough adjusting to an empty house.

Limelight Theatre Announces Auditions

Limelight Theatre Announces Auditions

Limelight Theatre announces auditions for the kickoff show of Limelight Theatre's 20th Season--A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, July 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. and auditioners are asked to arrive 30 minutes in advance to fill out audition forms and warm up. Directed and choreographed by Christina Cruz and with musical direction by Shelli Long, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will be featured on the Matuza Main Stage September 22 through October 23, 2011 with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Rehearsal schedules will be determined by cast availability. Performers cast in the show must be available for all performances.