Wednesday, February 6 @ 7:00 pm
A pre-show conversation that offers context and ways to connect to the show's thematic elements. // Facebook event
Thursday, February 7 @ approx. 9:30 pm (immediately following 7:30 pm show)
A free-wheeling discussion with the cast following the show. // Facebook event
Friday, February 8 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy a treat for your palate before the show. // Facebook event
Audio-Described and ASL-Interpreted Performance
Satuday, February 9 @ 2:00 p.m.
Take advantage of our free accessibility programs!
Storytelling Night | Theme: Southern stories
Monday, February 11 @ 7:00 pm
Storytellers and audience members join us for an evening of stories inspired by themes from our MainStage! // Facebook event
Book Club: Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown
Wednesday, February 13 @ 6:00 pm
Scuppernong Books // Facebook event
Wednesday, January 2 @ 12 pm
Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman
Join us to meet the cast and creative team, enjoy refreshments, and tour Victory Junction!
Book Club: The Moonshine War by Elmore Leonard
Thursday, January 10 @ 6:00 pm
Benjamin Branch Library // Facebook event
Tuesday, January 29 @ approx. 9:30 pm (immediately following 7:30 pm show)
A behind-the-scenes conversation with our director and designers. // Facebook event
Sunday, February 3 @ approx. 4:30 pm (immediately following 2 pm show)
“The car was amazing! You do so much with so little!”
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I was raised in Mooresville, North Carolina, aka “Race City, USA,” so when I heard that Triad Stage was going to show Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder’s “White Lightning” I was curious to see how the theatre would represent this aspect of Southern culture. My family grew up fixing cars and going to NASCAR races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. But I hated the races. I hated NASCAR. I hated Race City, USA.
When discussions were in progress for the 2018-19 Triad Stage season, founding artistic director Preston Lane realized there was something missing from the lineup: a distinctly Southern play.
Triad Stage’s core mission includes telling North Carolina and Southern stories. And there is nothing more deeply rooted in the Tar Heel State than moonshine and stock car racing.
Shortly after my first article appeared in YES! Weekly, my landlord said something about its subject I’d never known. “When I was a boy in the ‘50s,” he told me, “parked cars were lined up half a mile down Holden Road every Saturday night, with folks driving in from out of state and knocking on your Uncle Olan’s door to buy his moonshine.”
Lights Up! host Wayne Leonard is joined by White Lightning dramaturg Virginia Hirsch and scenic designer Natalie Taylor Hart, as well as Triad Stage Founding Managing Director Rich Whittington. Segment begins at the 38:18 mark and ends at 59:44.
Sarah Hankins is an anomaly. At times it seems that her effusive warmth could have no place against the backdrop of the demands of a director juggling the responsibility of shepherding actors through rehearsal. But the major trick up Hankins’ sleeve is her razor sharp determination to integrate.