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Actions and Objectives

April 2 - April 23, 2017

At The Pyrle Theater - Greensboro


Actions and Objectives

By Preston Lane

Just when things had seemed to calm down in Hawboro after the recent unpleasantness concerning the Zebulon Zebras, a new theater company announces plans to develop a play to celebrate the town’s sesquicentennial. As they probe the official story and rehearse the drama, the contemporary concerns of the artists and the community begin to parallel the struggles of the city’s first citizens. From Reconstruction to Black Lives Matter, the line between the present and past, rehearsal and reality begins to blur as new truths emerge and tempers flare. In the tradition of Common Enemy, this world premiere drama returns Triad audiences to the town of Hawboro for a bold exploration of the contemporary South. Contains adult language and themes.


Inside Scoop – Monday, March 27 @ 6pm | UpStage Cabaret
An ice cream sundae bar and an inside look at this World Premiere production.
First Friday reception – Friday, April 7 @ 6pm | International Civil Rights Center and Museum
An Opening Night pre-show reception.
Southern Stories – Monday, April 17 @ 7pm | UpStage Cabaret
A night of true stories about the modern South.
A Conversation with Preston Lane – Thursday, April 20 @ 5pm | Scuppernong Books
A discussion on playwrighting and Actions and Objectives.

Tickets & Showtimes

Click a showtime to purchase tickets (if available), or print this calendar.

Sun, Apr 27:30pm P
Apr 3
Tue, Apr 47:30pm P,TT
Wed, Apr 57:30pm P
Thu, Apr 67:30pm P
Fri, Apr 78:00pm ON
Sat, Apr 88:00pm
Sun, Apr 92:00pm IN7:30pm
Apr 10
Tue, Apr 117:30pm $
Wed, Apr 127:30pm $
Thu, Apr 137:30pm PS
Fri, Apr 148:00pm WT
Sat, Apr 158:00pm
Sun, Apr 162:00pm 7:30pm
Apr 17
Tue, Apr 187:30pm
Wed, Apr 197:30pm
Thu, Apr 207:30pm
Fri, Apr 218:00pm
Sat, Apr 228:00pm
Sun, Apr 232:00pm
Apr 24
Apr 25
Apr 26
Apr 27
Apr 28
Apr 29

Programming guide:


Quadell McCullom
Josh C. Anderson
Alex Lancaster
Aidan Armstrong
Addie Hargrave/Cora
Aundria Brown
Emmalin Barriteau
Neila K. Ettienne
Felton Links
Carroll Michael Johnson
Beverly Powers
Jannie Jones
Sterling Lancaster
Colin Key
Sharon Harmon
Lisa Kitchens
Dr. Mildred Grant
Christine Morris
Calinda Witt
Sarah Palm
Meadow Walters
Claire Richardson
Lynzie Hewitt
Josie Smith
Eleanor Blessing
Cinny Strickland
Kaelyn Saddler
Bryanna E. Vinge
Carl Pickler
Zachary Vinge

Creative Team

Preston Lane
Scenic and Projections Designer
Nicholas Hussong
Costume Designer
Deborah Bell
Lighting Designer
Laura J. Eckelman
Sound Designer
Elisheba Ittoop
Resident Movement Coach
Denise Gabriel
Resident Vocal Coach
Christine Morris
Casting Director
Cindi Rush
Stage Manager
Emily J. Mails
InSight Speaker
Dr. Cynthia R. Greenlee

Videos Actions and Objectives