Triad Stage http://wunc.org en Good Versus Evil In the Blue Ridge Mountains http://wunc.org/post/good-versus-evil-blue-ridge-mountains <div style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; margin: 0px;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><i>Beowulf&nbsp;</i></span></font><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">is a classic tale that has been told and retold in many ways. But in 2006, a team in Greensboro designed a surprising twist on the age-old tale: a music-filled play set in Appalachia.</span></font></div><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 13:57:22 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 35796 at http://wunc.org Good Versus Evil In the Blue Ridge Mountains Triad News Update http://wunc.org/post/triad-news-update-1 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The <a href="http://greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=84">Greensboro City Council</a> approved a plan directing $65 million toward the development of a performing arts center in Greensboro. Similar venues in&nbsp;Durham and Charlotte have brought revenue and recognition to the cities. Greensboro leaders hope their investment will yield similar rewards.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:00:42 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 32647 at http://wunc.org Triad News Update A Redneck Romance http://wunc.org/post/redneck-romance <p>A stranger staggers into an East Tennessee truck stop with a tale of murder. So begins&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the play&nbsp;</span><a href="http://triadstage.org/series/6/tennessee-playboy" style="line-height: 1.5;">Tennessee Playboy</a><a href="http://triadstage.org/series/6/tennessee-playboy" style="line-height: 1.5;">, premiering at Triad Stage</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> next week. Host Frank </span>Stasio<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Triad Stage artistic director Preston Lane about his original adaptation of </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Playboy_of_the_Western_World" style="line-height: 1.5;">J.M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Plus, the cast performs a scene.</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:16:04 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 16691 at http://wunc.org A Redneck Romance The Aliens http://wunc.org/post/aliens <p></p><p>Two 30-somethings talk in obscurity about music, philosophy and Charles Bukowski while their lives pass them by. But when a teenager enters their life and becomes their student, everything changes.</p><p></p><p>"<a href="http://paperlanterntheatre.com/portfolio/the-aliens/">The Aliens</a>" is showing at the UpStage Cabaret at<a href="http://triadstage.org/"> Triad Stage </a>through January 27. Host Frank Stasio talks about the production with director Jonathan Brady; and actors Sterling Hurst and Owen Hickle-Edwards.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:59:13 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 8628 at http://wunc.org The Aliens The Case of Nathan Bowie http://wunc.org/post/case-nathan-bowie <p>In 1991, Nathan Bowie and his uncle killed two men — Nelson Shuford and Calvin Wilson — outside an apartment complex in Catawba County. Bowie was 20 years old at the time. The crime was inexcusable and Bowie received the death penalty for it. But the case was complicated by a number of factors that could have kept Bowie off of death row.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:11:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Dave DeWitt 6341 at http://wunc.org Laila Nur http://wunc.org/post/laila-nur <p>For <a href="http://whoislailanur.com/" target="_blank">Laila Nur</a>, moving from New York to Virginia with her family was a choice. Later, however, moving away from her family was a necessity. Laila came out as queer. And that not only went against her family’s beliefs. It went against her religion – Islam. She has been struggling with these contradictions ever since. Laila developed her revolutionary music style in Greensboro at age 17. She talks with host Frank Stasio and plays live at the Upstage Cabaret of the Triad Stage.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 18:57:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Haley Sklut 4578 at http://wunc.org Laila Nur The Brand New Life http://wunc.org/post/brand-new-life <p>North Carolina's own<a href="http://www.thebrandnewlife.net/" target="_blank"> "The Brand New Life"</a> fuses African traditions with jazz and modern techniques.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:58:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 3697 at http://wunc.org The Brand New Life Trouble in Mind http://wunc.org/post/trouble-mind <p>The play <a href="http://triadstage.org/series/1/trouble-in-mind" target="_blank">“Trouble in Mind"</a> is currently in performances at the Triad Stage.&nbsp; It features a rare protagonist – an older African-American woman who boldly picks apart the theatrical roles that are offered to her. Preston Lane is the artistic director of Triad Stage and the director of the production. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:24:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 3810 at http://wunc.org Trouble in Mind