Saturday, September 13, 2008

History can be more fun when learned from a play

On September 19, in Murphy, NC, a play, Birdell, by Gary Carden, will be presented at the Learning Center. Birdell is not a real person, but she comes alive on the stage when played by Bobbie Curtis, a 75 year old actress from Lenoir NC.
Birdy could be real. Gary has written her as a woman who lived in the mountains of southwestern NC in the early twentieth century. Since Gary is a native of the area, he knows the history that Birdell tells us from her setting outside her cabin.
I can't wait to see this play. After Birdell leaves the stage, Gary and Bobbie will talk with the audience and answer questions.

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