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Decision Height

When: Aug. 12-21 2016

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12–SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

DECISION HEIGHT

During World War II, just over a thousand women with aviator's licenses were permitted—reluctantly and temporarily—to serve in the American war effort as Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs. They endured second-class status and were denied promised military recognition until the program was disbanded in 1944. Playwright Meredith Dayna Levy drew on military records unsealed in 1977 to research the drama Decision Height, in which six women have to overcome their different backgrounds and cultural prejudices to face a rite of passage on a Sweetwater, Texas, airfield. In doing so, they learn to challenge a woman's designated place in a time of war, on land and in the air. Emily Rose White directs this Women's Theatre Festival production. —Byron Woods

THE ARTSCENTER, CARRBORO
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Price: $12-$15

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