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Greensboro College Professor’s Theatre Tour Makes N.C. Stops

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1abec42e4aa511676a7fa13892e42fdeGREENSBORO, N.C. — The touring theatre production in which Josephine “Jo” Hall, assistant professor of theatre, is appearing will stop in Charlotte this week and Durham the week of Feb. 20.

Hall is on sabbatical for 2016-2017 to perform as an understudy in the Royal National Theatre’s touring production of the Tony Award-winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”

Because of injuries to other cast members, Hall will appear in most of the performances in the Charlotte and Durham stops. Performances are below, with those featuring Hall listed in bold:

CHARLOTTE (Belk Theatre in Blumenthal Performing Arts Center):

  • 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14
  • 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15
  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17
  • 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18
  • 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

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DURHAM (Durham Performing Arts Center):

  • 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21
  • 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22
  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24
  • 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25
  • 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26

The 2012 play by Simon Stephens is adapted from the 2003 novel by British author Mark Haddon. It focuses on a 15-year-old boy with autism who seeks to find out how a neighbor’s dog died.

The play won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2015 and ran on Broadway for two years.

Hall earned her bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Birmingham, in Birmingham, England; completed a post-graduate diploma in acting from the Guilford School of Acting in Guilford, England; and received her M.F.A. in acting from Louisiana State University.

She joined the Greensboro College faculty in 2011 and in 2014 received the Virginia Clarke Gray, presented annually to an outstanding junior faculty member.

Greensboro College’s Department of Theatre seeks to provide a strong foundation in theatre while allowing the student to emphasize in a particular area such as directing, acting, or arts administration.

The coursework is integrated with the production work to provide a better understanding of the many facets of the theatre. Required participation on stage or backstage on all theatre productions allows the techniques and theories that are examined in the classroom and the laboratory to be tested in a performance setting.

For more information on the program, contact David Schram, Dean of the School of the Arts and Jefferson Pilot Professor of Theatre, at 336-272-7102, ext. 5243, or email schramd@greensboro.edu.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features an 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.

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