The Community is invited to celebrate the life of Pedro Silva, former North Carolina Shakespeare Festival executive director and beloved actor.

Pedro Silva, well-known as the long-time executive director of the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival who died earlier this year, will be remembered with a James Barnhill original bronze bust. The sculpture will be officially dedicated Saturday, October 26 at 4 pm at the High Point Theatre. The public is invited.

A group of High Point Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund holders came together to invest in the project that honors the man and his many contributions to our community. 

James Barnhill is a nationally renowned artist located in Greensboro, NC. The bust will be permanently placed in the High Point Theatre where it will perpetuate the life and legacy of Pedro Silva.

The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival and Pedro Silva came to represent a spirit of artistic excellence and community commitment that occupy a revered place in High Point’s history.

Silva also immortalized himself with his portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge in the Festival’s annual production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”

“Pedro was an incredibly talented actor who was able to truly play against type in his portrayal of the infamous miser,” said High Point Community Foundation President Paul Lessard. “In real life, however, Pedro lived like the reformed Scrooge with a generous, loving soul, committed to bringing the arts to the High Point community. This commemoration will celebrate a life well-lived and passion that was contagious.”

To honor Pedro’s life and celebrate the Impact of the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, the public is invited to:

Pedro Silva Dedication 
A Celebration of Community

Saturday, October 26th
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave, High Point
For more information, contact the High Point Community Foundation (336) 882-3298.