Wingate University offers two plays for children

Contact: Jennifer Gaskins (704) 233-8117
Director of Marketing and Communications

Wingate, N.C. - La Culebra and Snow in Jerusalem will be presented at Wingate University's George A. Batte Fine Arts Center on Oct. 1, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Oct 2 at 3 p.m.

La Culebra is a Mexican folk tale adapted by Pamela Gerke. The story from the Aztec culture features a Mexican farmer who helps a snake, La Culebra. The play introduces many Spanish words for animals.

Snow in Jerusalem is based on the book by Deborah da Costa, adapted by Peter Engels. It is a story of two boys who live in Jerusalem’s Old City's Jewish Quarter and Muslim Quarter. A fluffy white cat wanders between the homes of the two boys, relishing the scraps each feeds her. As a rare snowfall begins, the boys stop bickering and, fearing that the beloved animal will freeze, follow her through Jerusalem to a dark alley where they discover four kittens in a box.

Tickets for both two plays are $5 and children are free. For more information about this event please call 704-233-8316, or visit

About Wingate University
Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private four-year co-educational institution of 2,373 students offering active learning opportunities through personalized instruction, world travel, and career discovery and community service.

Wingate offers 32 undergraduate majors in arts and science, business, communication, education, fine arts, music and sports sciences. It also offers graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration. In addition, the school awards the Doctor of Pharmacy and the Doctor of Education degrees.

Bulldog student-athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. Wingate University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past four years.