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Charlotte Talks

'Clybourne Park' and Anne Springs Close Greenway


Part One: Clybourne Park

Sometimes current events and good timing dovetail to create a piece of art that transcends the canvas on which it is presented. That is the case with the production of Clybourne Park by Actor's Theatre of Charlotte. The Pulitzer prize winning play examines race relations and neighborhood gentrification and Charlotte is a city with many such stories. Add to the timing the fact that Actor's Theatre retained the rights to produce the play even though it is getting a Broadway run as well and you have a theatrical event that local critics and theatre buffs are calling unprecedented.

Guests Dennis Delamar - Director, Clybourne Park Chip Decker - Set Designer, Clybourne Park Tom Hanchett - Staff Historian, Levine Museum of the New South Clybourne Park is April 11-28 at Actor's Theatre of Charlotte. Details. News 14 | In Depth: 'Clybourne Park' Director Dennis Delamar

Part Two: Anne Springs Close Greenway

Just south of Charlotte is a natural preserve more than twice the size of Central Park. It's land donated by 86-year-old Anne Springs Close and her family. In advance of Earth Day, we'll talk about the mission of preservation for this 2100 acre area near Fort Mill, about the family and Southern history of the land and we'll hear about Anne's experience as a girl as a passenger on the Hindenburg, just months before the disaster in 1937.

Guest Anne Springs Close - At 86 years old, she has established her own non-profit Greenway in Charlotte. She also rode the Hindenburg shortly before its disaster in 1937. About Anne Springs Close Greenway Add and read comments