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Native Son, Famously Adapted by NC Playwright, Receives New Treatment

Richard Wright’s 1939 novel Native Son sold 250,000 copies in hardcover within three weeks of being published. Not without controversy for its unflinching portrayal of the racial divide in America that existed at the time, Native Son has remained in print despite being frequently banned and challenged. North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Paul […]

Burning Coal Turns to Ashe

From our friends at Burning Coal Theatre Company: In the late 60s/early 1970s, a meteor shot across the sportsworld, a young African American tennis player named Arthur Ashe.   He won the US Open in 1968, becoming the first black man to win a “major.”  In 1970, the won the Australian Open, and in 1975, wearing […]