When: May 20-22 2016
FRIDAY, MAY 20–SUNDAY, MAY 22
OAKWOOD LIVES: HOME AGAIN!
It's hard to bring the dead to life again. Ask Rebecca Bossen. She knew that Vallie Lewis Henderson helped found the Oakwood Garden Club, which in turn helped get Oakwood designated Raleigh's first protected historic district in 1974. But the record discloses much less about Henderson's motives and personality. "It's a puzzle," Bossen admits, "creating a living, breathing character from a few pieces of information, staying true to what I understand was her spirit." This weekend, she and six other playwrights revive six famous and infamous inhabitants of Oakwood Cemetery, near their actual gravesites, in the latest installment of Burning Coal Theatre's long-running series.
OAKWOOD CEMETERY, RALEIGH 6:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat./2 p.m. Sun., $10–$20, www.burningcoal.org