The ArtsCenter Photoblog

February 9, 2011

Hidden Voices: To Buy the Sun, The Challenge of Pauli Murray

Filed under: Theater — Tags: , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 7:55 am

Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to stand, Pauli Murray refused to sit in the back of the bus; 20 years before the Greensboro sit-ins, she organized restaurant sit-downs in the nation’s capital.  Decades ahead of her time, Durham native Pauli Murray not only lived on the edge of history, she seemingly “pulled it along with her.”

The ArtsCenter brought this fantastic two-woman show to its stage Friday and Saturday night. Photos are below!

–Lisa
P.S. Notice that weird 50s-glamour glow on some of the images? I left my telephoto lens in the trunk of my car in the cold weather, and it fogged up completely in the indoors heat! I saved you from the foggiest of the shots, but I thought these from right before it thawed had a pretty cool effect!

Brie Nash performs as Pauli Murray.

Nash and Chaunesti Webb Lyon, who played an array of characters and voices, in a scene on a bus in the South.


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1 Comment »

  1. Love these photos. Wish I could see the production in person.

    Comment by Robin — February 11, 2011 @ 10:32 pm


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