( Fri., Feb. 14, 2014 - Sun., Mar. 2, 2014 )
Raleigh Little Theatre (Cantey V. Sutton Theatre), 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607
Caroline, or Change: A musical with book and lyrics by Tony Kushner and music by Jeanine Tesori. This Tony-nominated musical centers on Caroline Thibodeaux, a divorced African-American maid and Noah Gellman, the eight-year-old son of the Jewish family for whom she works. Set in 1963 Louisiana against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, Kennedy’s assassination, and the Vietnam War, blues, gospel, and traditional Jewish melodies blend together to create a breathtaking medium for Kushner’s provocative and personal story of political change, social change, and pocket change.
January 26 @ 4:00 PM - RLT and the Hayti Heritage Center wil host a preview performance and the panel "A Discussion on Race, Social Change, Politics, and Civil Rights in North Carolina and Louisiana in 1963" lead by Dr. Percy Murray, retired NCCU historian. Panelists will include Caroline, or Change director Karen Dacons-Brock, current Shaw University Historian Flora Hatley-Wadelington, as well as Dr. Jerome J. Washington, of Louisiana, whose parents served as household domestics in both NC and LA in 1963.
February 10 @ 5:00 PM - Free mini-performance of Caroline, or Change at Cameron Village Regional Library.
February 16 @ 2:00 PM - Panel "A Discussion on Race, Social Change, Politics, and Civil Rights in North Carolina and Louisiana in 1963" (see above for details) will be held in RLT's Cantey V. Sutton Theatre, followed by the 3:00 PM matinee of Caroline, or Change.
Adults $22; Seniors/Students $18
RLT Sutton Series