West Virginia briefs

August 13, 2012

Rude Mechanicals holding auditions for ‘Kinsmen’

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players will hold auditions for Shakespeare’s “The Two Noble Kinsmen” Aug. 29 and 30 from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall.

Male and female actors, dancers, musicians, video artists, and costume and set designers are needed. Some actors experienced in stage combat are needed.

For more information, contact Betty Ellzey at 304-876-5208 or send an email to

Panorama holding photo contest to celebrate birthday

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Panorama at the Peak is celebrating its seventh birthday with a photo contest showcasing its spectacular view.


Awards will be given in three categories: best sunset, best view and best group.

On Friday, Aug. 24, Panorama will host a birthday celebration from 11:30 a.m. to a final seating at 9 p.m.,  including special prices and menu items, and treats for everyone.

Overlook photos may be submitted to The contest deadline is Aug. 31.

Winners, who will be selected by a panel of photographers and travel writers, will be announced Sunday, Sept. 16.

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