First Friday at Pebble Hill to preview play ‘She Loves Me’ Feb. 1

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The new First Friday series at Pebble Hill will feature a sneak preview of the play “She Loves Me” on Friday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m. First Fridays at Pebble Hill is an opportunity for those on campus and in the community to experience the arts and humanities in action.

Daydrie Hague, Auburn University professor of theater and the play’s director, will take participants from the “page to the stage” with her discussion of “She Loves Me,” the story that inspired films including “The Shop Around the Corner” and “You’ve Got Mail.” Student actors will perform selections from the play which opens Feb. 21 at the Telfair B. Peet Theatre.

The historic 1847 Scott-Yarbrough House known as Pebble Hill is home to the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts.

“I can’t think of a better way to start a weekend,” said Mark Wilson, director of civic learning initiatives in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University. “First Friday events give us a regular space and place – in one of Auburn’s historic treasures – to end a week on a high note with College of Liberal Arts faculty and friends.”

The center exists to bring together scholars and the public to share information, learn from each other, and explore the issues that matter most to our community, he said.

Other First Friday events for 2013 include “Tohopeka: Rethinking the Creek War and the War of 1812,” on March 1 with professor of history Kathryn Braund; and “What is it like to win on Jeopardy?” on April 5 with Sunny Stalter, professor of English and the Howard Goldstein Music Professor.

All programs are free and will be held at 4 p.m. at Pebble Hill, 101 S. Debardeleben St. in Auburn. A brief reception will follow each program. For more information, call (334) 844-4946 or go to www.auburn.edu/cah.

(Contributed by Vicky Santos.)

Contact: Maiben Beard, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, (334) 844-4903 (maiben.beard@auburn.edu), or Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)