See stage production of War Horse with the BCCC Foundation
Published 8:41 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Join the Beaufort County Community College Foundation, Saturday, Oct. 6, for a trip to Durham to see the award-winning stage production of War Horse and enjoy a meal at one of the state’s outstanding French restaurants.
The trip will also include a tour of the James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex in Raleigh and dinner at Fearington Village south of Chapel Hill.
The cost of the trip, open to all BCCC students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the college, is $185 per person. The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 1.
The price of the trip includes transportation to and from Durham, two meals and tickets for seats in the orchestra section for War Horse at the Durham Performing Arts Center in downtown Durham.
The trip will leave the parking lot at BCCC by 8 a.m. and arrive at the James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex by 10:30 a.m. Once there, the group will tour the complex, the busiest equine facility in North Carolina and Virginia. The horse complex hosts events featuring many horse disciplines including Quarter Horses, Hunters, Jumpers, Dressage, Morgans and others.
Following this tour, participants will travel to Saint Jacques French Cuisine in northern Raleigh for lunch at noon. Saint Jacques is the only true French restaurant in Raleigh. It is owned by Lil Lacassagne, who started his career under Roger Verge at the Moulin de Mougins, and his wife, Lori.
After lunch, the group will travel to DPAC in Durham for a matinee performance of War Horse, the story of a beloved horse and its owner in World War I. As the war begins, young Albert’s horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France where he is soon caught up in enemy fire. At the heart of this dramatic stage production are life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company that bring to life charging horses, ones strong enough for men to ride.
After the performance, participants will travel to Fearrington Village, about 11 miles south of Chapel Hill to explore the shops at the village and have dinner at the informal Granary at 5:30 p.m. The tour is scheduled to return to Beaufort County around 9:30 p.m.
For more information, or to register, contact Marcia Norwood, Foundation specialist, at 252-940-6218, or Judy Jennette, Foundation director, at 252-940-6326. Information is also available on the BCCC website at www.beaufortccc.edu.