“The House of George” Returns to NCCU with Performances in October

Posted October 15, 2021, 4:07PM

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) students and alumni from the Department of Theatre will perform “The House of George.” The original work, written by NCCU alumnus Howard L. Craft, profiles a community barbershop struggling to remain the cornerstone of a neighborhood in the midst of adversity.

The stage play originally premiered at NCCU in 2001 and is directed by Stephanie Asabi M. Howard, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Theatre.

A poet, playwright and arts educator, Craft is the recipient of the NCCU New Play Project, N.C. Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship and Durham Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant. He is currently the Pillar Professor of the practice for the Writing for the Stage and Screen program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Off-Off Broadway production of his most recent work “Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green,” was chosen as the New York Times critic’s pick during its run. Craft is also the creator of the first African-American Super Hero Radio Serial: “The Jade City Pharaoh.”

 

WHEN:

Oct. 21 – 23 at 8 p.m.

Oct. 24 at 3 p.m.

WHERE:

North Carolina Central University

Farrison-Newton Communications Building Auditorium

501 E. Lawson St., Durham, N.C. 27707

 

General tickets are $15 and student tickets are $10. Show tickets may be purchased online at https://tinyurl.com/rtd2ytjm.

For more information, please call the NCCU Department of Theatre at 919-530-6242. Paid public parking is available during the weekday in Latham Parking Deck, 705 E. Lawson Street. The cost is $1.00 per hour and the pay station accepts credit cards and/or cash as forms of payment.

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