Study Trip -- An Evening with Eliza: Dinner and a Show

Put on your best pearls and ties, because OLLI is going out on the town! Led by OLLI Director Eliza Kiser, join OLLI members for a private dining experience at Sitti followed by a captivating performance of  The Color Purple at the North Carolina Theatre. This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel spotlights Celie, a young woman whose personal awakening over the course of forty years forms the arc of an epic story of the gift of courage that friendship can summon.  With a score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a celebration of life. Sitti is an authentic Lebanese restaurant in Downtown Raleigh. It honors the owners’ grandmothers, or "sittis", and carries on the Lebanese tradition of delicious food and wonderful hospitality.  Menu options will be available prior to the event. Alcohol is not included but may be purchased by the individual.

Note: Private dinner at Sitti is accessible via stairs or elevator. Seating is assigned for performance. Please email Special Programs Coordinator Lindsey Hale at if you require special consideration or accommodation. 

Includes: Transportation on NC State bus, ticket and dinner (alcohol not included). If you find yourself unable to participate in this study trip, please contact the OLLI office, no substitutions are possible.

Depart: McKimmon Center at 4:00 pm

The bus will pick up outside the front entrance of the McKimmon Center a few minutes before departure. Please arrive in plenty of time to park your vehicle and meet the group outside the building. OLLI Director, Eliza Kiser, will meet you on arrival and will accompany the group on the study trip. You will receive a reminder email approximately one week before the date.

Return: Approximately 10:30 pm to the McKimmon Center

Registration Deadline: April 2

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