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Some events simply beg to be made into theater. In 1849, Henry Brown folded himself into a crate and shipped the "package" to Philadelphia. Why such a drastic measure? "Box" Brown was a slave and seeking freedom, used the "above-ground" railroad to send himself North. His story fuels One Noble Journey, a play written and performed by Mike Wiley (pictured left). Brown's odyssey from chains to self-determination drew national attention several years ago when a man who duplicated the trip appeared on Oprah (giving details we all wanted to know but would be too embarrassed to ask--like how he went to the bathroom). Manbites Dog hosts this world premiere from Feb. 24-27 and March 1-5. After seeing it, Triangle residents still complaining about winter cabin fever should not utter another gripe. Tickets are $9 on Wednesdays and Sundays, and $12 all other days. Call 682-3343 for information. --Cynthia Greenlee

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