A former colleague of mine, Rhonda Waller, has three talented children. Well, they’re no longer children, but young adults.
Her younger son, Daniel, is known as Doc Waller, and is an actor and spoken word performer.
You’ll have a chance to see him perform in the Columbus State University Davidson Student Center Auditorium at noon on April 8. He will perform selections from his book, "A Trumpet Butter Hood Swings," as well as other original works.
Then at 7:30 p.m., Waller will present a one-man show called "Throw Pitchfork," written by Alexander Thomas in the Black Box Theatre in the Theater on the Park downtown. He has previously performed "Throw Pitchfork" in Atlanta’s 7 Stages Theatre and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts in Auburn.
It’s the story of a father and his four sons, told by the youngest boy. The title comes from the time the father threw a pitchfork at the young boy. It’s described as a drama "with much comedy."
Both shows are free.
Waller is executive artistic director of the Layman Group, an arts organization based in Opelika.
Go to www.thedocwaller.com for more information.