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Get to know Daniel Wallace!


We are so excited for the opportunity to host Daniel Wallace, author of Big Fish, at the following events in support of our production!

Daniel Wallace is the author of six novels, including Big Fish (1998), Ray in Reverse (2000), The Watermelon King (2003), Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician (2007), The Kings and Queens of Roam (2013), and most recently Extraordinary Adventures (May 2017). His children’s book, published in 2014, and for which he did both the words and the pictures, is called The Cat’s Pajamas, and it is adorable. In 2003 Big Fish was adapted and released as a movie and then in 2013 the book and the movie were mish-mashed together and became a Broadway musical. His novels have been translated into over two-dozen languages.

Daniel Wallace is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his alma mater, where he directs the Creative Writing Program.

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Mix & Mingle with Daniel Wallace

Thursday, July 19th at 5:30pm

This private, invitation-only event is for subscribers and VIPs. Look for your invitation in your email. Please note that space is limited.

Post-show Talk-Back with Daniel Wallace

Thursday, July 19th (8pm show)
Sunday, July 22nd (3pm show)

Join us for a talk-back with Mr. Wallace after each of these performances! Autographed books will also be available for purchase in the lobby.

Don’t miss your chance to interact with this celebrated local author!

Curse of the Starving Class

ALS Reading Postcard

This summer, we are proud to partner with the ALS Association to present a benefit reading of Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class.

The event will take place on July 28th at 6:30pm (reading starts at 7pm), and will be followed by a short talkback with members of the local ALS community, including Dr. Richard Bedlack.

Tickets are $50, and include a pre-show champagne reception in the lobby.

All proceeds will benefit the ALS Association NC Chapter and the Duke ALS Clinic.

Curse of the Starving Class opened in London in April, 1977. The play follows the Tate family as they struggle to control their rundown family farm in rural California – all the while searching for freedom, security and meaning in their lives. 

The play’s author, Sam Shepard, was a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, 10 time Obie Award winning writer and director,  and Academy Award Nominated actor. Shepard died July 27th, 2017 from complications of ALS.