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Providence Gap

World Premiere of an Appalachian Saga

At The Pyrle Theater - Greensboro

About

Providence Gap

written by Preston Lane
original music by Laurelyn Dossett

June 6 – July 4, 2010

Some guys have all the luck.
In the tradition of Brother WolfBeautiful Star andBloody Blackbeard comes a new play blending magic, myth and music. Chance Presnell is lucky. Abandoned at birth, he is rescued by a stranger. He meets his wife by accident. And coincidence saves his only child. But luck can change. As war calls him to Europe and an old jealousy splits his family apart, fate twists and his fortunes change. From a farm in the Blue Ridge to a mill village in the Piedmont, from the trenches of World War I to the Mexican border, Chance must take his destiny into his own hands as he searches for a place where all that is lost can once again be found.

 

Showtimes

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Sun, Jun 67:30pm
Jun 7
Tue, Jun 87:30pm
Wed, Jun 97:30pm
Thu, Jun 107:30pm
Fri, Jun 117:30pm
Sat, Jun 127:30pm
Sun, Jun 137:30pm
Jun 14
Tue, Jun 157:30pm
Wed, Jun 167:30pm
Thu, Jun 177:30pm
Fri, Jun 187:30pm
Sat, Jun 197:30pm
Sun, Jun 207:30pm
Jun 21
Tue, Jun 227:30pm
Wed, Jun 237:30pm
Thu, Jun 247:30pm
Fri, Jun 257:30pm
Sat, Jun 267:30pm
Sun, Jun 277:30pm
Jun 28
Tue, Jun 297:30pm
Wed, Jun 307:30pm
Thu, Jul 17:30pm
Fri, Jul 27:30pm
Sat, Jul 37:30pm
Sun, Jul 47:30pm
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News & Reviews Providence Gap

Reviews:

Providence Gap: An Appalachian Saga at Triad Stage
Carolina Production Journal
July 1, 2010

It all began with a scene from Shakespeare – an estranged father encounters his now grown up daughter in a brothel and fails to recognize her. The scene is from “Pericles, Prince of Tyre.” Preston Lane, the artistic director of Greensboro’s Triad Stage, fascinated by the powerful simplicity of this classical tragicomedy, wondered what it would look like if something like that were to happen here in America. This is how the adventure of “Providence Gap” started and how the characters of Chance and his daughter Lucky were created.

“Providence Gap” is a big story in all senses of the word. “Small theme plays take a lot of place in American theatre,” said Lane.

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Reviews:

Triad Stage's World Premiere of Providence Gap Is One Musical, Mystical, Miraculous Play
Classical Voice of North Carolina
June 11, 2010

There are spirits in this place. The place is the Pyrle Theatre in downtown Greensboro. The spirits are part of Triad Stage’s newest production, the world premiere of Providence Gap. They drift down a mountain hollow, rustle the treetops, and rush like a brook from scene to scene.

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News:

The Appalachians' Rodgers & Hammerstein
GoTriad Greensboro News & Record
June 3, 2010

Characters and themes in Triad Stage's new play, "Providence Gap," echo the artistic partnership of its creators, playwright Preston Lane and singer/songwriter Laurelyn Dossett.

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News:

Back to Banjos and the Blue Ridge
UNCG Campus Weekly
May 25, 2010

You’re watching Shakespeare’s “Pericles.” You see a scene of a father finding a lost family member. You’re inspired.

You think, What if if took that and created a musical drama, placing it in the twentieth century?

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