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Festival of new plays

The Carrboro ArtsCenter is sponsoring “Redbird,” a festival of new one-act plays by North Carolina authors, adapted by North Carolina playwrights. The festival, March 13-22, is divided into two alternating sets of performances.

One set includes three plays: “Saints Have Mothers,” adapted by Jane Holding from one of the novellas in Allan Gurganus’ book “Local Souls”; “Linnaeus Forgets,” adapted by Marianne Gingher and Debby Seabrooke from the story by Fred Chappell about the renowned scientist; and “Life Without Water,” adapted by Michael A. Smith from the coming-of-age novel by Nancy Peacock.

The other set offers two additional plays: “The Fire of Freedom,” by Durham’s Howard L. Craft, inspired by David Cecelski’s book about a North Carolina slave who became a Union spy, and “Property,” an original work by theater veteran and UNC faculty member Dana Coen.

ArtsCenter is at 300-G E. Main St.

Info: 919-929-2787 or Article source: http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article12839315.html

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