CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated where the reading will take place. The reading will take place in the ArtsCenter in Carrboro. The article has been updated with the correct location. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for this error.
The Triangle Playwrights began crafting "Past Imperfect," an upcoming reading at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro, by selecting historical figures whose specific and unique life stories surprised or resonated with them.
Among the group of 10 selected characters are a slave who bought her freedom and established herself as dressmaker and confidant of Mrs. Lincoln, a doctor who attempted an early form of Viagra by transplanting goat testicles and a labor organizer who had 10 children by the time she was 28 years old. The common thread linking all these people together is that some part of each of their stories took place in North Carolina.
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Tasked with the challenge of representing these complex stories in one short monologue per character, seven playwrights have been working since June to bring specific scenes to life to introduce the people of North Carolina’s past to their audience.
Named by Annie Taft, playwright and President of OdysseyStage, "Past Imperfect" aims to represent these characters in the most authentic way rather than the way we might normally perceive them, Taft said.