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New Music, Part I: August Snow and Night Dance

A Family Trilogy

At The Pyrle Theater - Greensboro

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New Music, Part I: August Snow and Night Dance

by Reynolds Price

directed by Preston Lane

February 12 – March 17, 2012

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August 1937. One year into their troubled marriage, Taw Avery gives her husband, Neal, an ultimatum – he must put his past behind him or she will leave him forever. With less than a day to decide, they each make a journey of self discovery to find the meaning of commitment and sacrifice. Their story continues at the end of World War II. The battle may be over, but the loss of lives and dreams continues in its wake. Neal and Taw must carry on, searching for a way to keep hope and love at the heart of their family.

Showtimes

2012
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Sun, Feb 127:30pm
Feb 13
Tue, Feb 147:30pm
Wed, Feb 157:30pm
Thu, Feb 167:30pm
Fri, Feb 177:30pm
Sat, Feb 187:30pm
Sun, Feb 197:30pm
Feb 20
Tue, Feb 217:30pm
Wed, Feb 227:30pm
Thu, Feb 237:30pm
Fri, Feb 247:30pm
Sat, Feb 257:30pm
Sun, Feb 267:30pm
Feb 27
Tue, Feb 287:30pm
Wed, Feb 297:30pm
Thu, Mar 17:30pm
Fri, Mar 27:30pm
Sat, Mar 37:30pm
Sun, Mar 47:30pm
Mar 5
Tue, Mar 67:30pm
Wed, Mar 77:30pm
Thu, Mar 87:30pm
Fri, Mar 97:30pm
Sat, Mar 107:30pm
Sun, Mar 117:30pm
Mar 12
Tue, Mar 137:30pm
Wed, Mar 147:30pm
Thu, Mar 157:30pm
Fri, Mar 167:30pm
Sat, Mar 177:30pm

News & Reviews New Music, Part I: August Snow and Night Dance

Reviews:

A revival of Reynolds Price's New Music in Greensboro
Indy Week
February 29, 2012

Price's vigorous, vivid writing takes us on quite a journey and this production proves something I've known from long experience: The night skies aren't empty above small towns. Neither are the people who live in them. New Musicprovides a nuanced, vibrant reminder.

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News:

Preston Lane Makes Some Music
Theatremania.com
February 19, 2012

The late Reynolds Price is considered one of the country's great Southern novelists, but he was an accomplished playwright as well. In 1989, the Cleveland Play House first presented his New Music trilogy, consisting of the plays August Snow, Night Dance and Better Days. Now, for the first time since then, the trilogy is being presented by Triad Stage in Greensboro, North Carolina, the writer's native state. TheaterMania spoke with Triad's artistic director, Preston Lane, about his personal association with the trilogy, his company's commitment to the playwright, and why the work has been so underappreciated for so long.

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News:

Triad Stage & NewBridge Bank Present New Music Trilogy by Reynolds Price
Broadwayworld.com
February 17, 2012

Utilizing two different casts to tell a story spanning four decades, Triad Stage and NewBridge Bank present the entire New Music trilogy by Reynolds Price, directed by Preston Lane, in a two part extended run—Part I, comprised of the plays, August Snow and Night Dance, and Part II, the final play in the series, Better Days—produced together for only the second time since they were written.

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Reynold Price's New Music trilogy comes to Triad Stage for a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical event
Triangle Arts and Entertainment
February 12, 2012

Utilizing two different casts to tell a story spanning four decades, Triad Stage and NewBridge Bank present the entire New Music trilogy by Reynolds Price, directed by Preston Lane, in a two part extended run—Part I, comprised of the plays, August Snow and Night Dance, and Part II, the final play in the series, Better Days—produced together for only the second time since they were written.

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Here's to Reynolds Price, a Great Southern Writer
YES! Weekly
February 9, 2012

A North Carolina native son, spectacular author, poet and playwright, Reynolds Price is certainly a man deserving honor and respect, especially among the theatrical and literary crowd of his home state. That's why Greensboro Public Library, NewBridge Bank and Triad Stage have teamed together to present a four-month celebration of the man with "a great Southern voice."

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Reynolds Price Remembered
NCArts Everyday
February 1, 2012

New Music, Price’s family trilogy of plays including August Snow, Night Dance and Better Days, can be seen in rotating repertory at Triad Stage from Sunday, Feb. 12, through Sunday, March 18.This unique literary and theatrical event paints a picture of the Avery family in eastern N.C. in 1937, 1945 and 1974, and marks only the second time all three plays have been performed together since they were written in the 1980s. For more information or to order tickets, visit http://triadstage.org.

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