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To Buy the Sun: The Life of Pauli Murray
To Buy the Sun opens on the evening of February 12, 1977, the night before Pauli Murrray’s historic appearance at the The Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. CBS’ Charles Kuralt and crew have been following Murray all day as part of their “On the road” broadcast. Now, for the first time in decades, Pauli returns to the old family home place to reflect the life and times of America and her place in history, while she crafts the words she will speak tomorrow to the two million viewers.
Using archival images, three chairs, and a typewriter, the performers bring to life 60 characters, 6 decades, and 2 continents in this acting tour de force. By the close of To Buy the Sun, you will want to stand and cheer for this mixed-race, gender-ambiguous attorney, poet, activist, and professor and the challenge she offers us all.
ONLY ONE CHAPEL HILL PERFORMANCE: PAULI’S BIRTHDAY!
Join us at intermission as we celebrate Pauli’s birthday with a typewriter cake. “One woman plus a typewriter equals a movement.”
Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2 PM.
The To Buy the Sun performance is FREE and Open to the public. General Admission