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Holly Goddard Jones
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Durham
Holly Goddard Jones

The Regulator Bookshop—Young Greensboro-based writer Holly Goddard Jones brings her debut collection of short fiction to The Regulator tonight at 7. Her cycle of stories, called Girl Trouble, centers on the perhaps fictitious town of Roma, Ky., and a few of its troubled inhabitants. Jones is a professor at UNC-Greensboro; she'll return to the area next month for a reading in Raleigh. Visit www.regulatorbookshop.com.—David Fellerath


Durham
Monsieur Ibrahim

Griffith Film Theater, Duke Campus—Nearly four decades after attaining heartthrob status with Doctor Zhivago, Omar Sharif won the César, France's equivalent of the Oscar, for this 2003 drama about an elderly Turkish Muslim who befriends a young Jewish boy (Pierre Boulanger) with an unhappy home life. Together, they set out on a journey by car to Sharif's homeland that changes both of them. Director François Dupeyron lends a quality of magical realism to the drama, anchored by Sharif in one of his best performances. The free screening takes place at 8:30 p.m. at Griffith Film Theater in the Bryan Center on Duke's West Campus. It is sponsored by the Duke Islamic Studies Center, the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image. For more info, visit fvd.aas.duke.edu/screensociety. —Zack Smith


Chapel Hill
Mike Daisey's The Last Cargo Cult

Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus—PlayMakers Repertory Company kicks off its PRC2 second-stage season with Mike Daisey's one-man show about an island he visited in the South Pacific, where the natives worship America as a land of power and plenty. Based on a religion that emerged in the Pacific theater of World War II, Daisey's story is equal parts memoir, adventure and commentary on the failing economy. The performance has sold out in productions across the country, so get tickets while you can. Daisey performs at 8 p.m. nightly through Sept. 20 and at 2 p.m. on Sept. 20 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre, inside UNC's Center for Dramatic Art on Country Club Road. Tickets are $24-$32 and may be purchased at www.playmakersrep.org or by calling 962-7529. See story on page 31. —Zack Smith

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