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Karen Stahl


Culture

Jesus is portrayed as a Black woman in Company Carolina's modern 'Godspell'

Her name is Liz Howard, and she's playing Jesus.  The sophomore theater talent began her musical theater career at UNC with apprehension after being told that it just wasn't her "niche." But now, with two lead roles under her belt, Howard is a powerful young actress, bringing purpose and inclusivity to the stage.  This year, UNC Pauper Players is performing "Godspell," a show structured around parables. Howard is using her remarkable range as a vocalist and her personal faith to leave audiences with a fresh perspective, one that breaks barriers and unites communities. 

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Three is the funniest number at the PIT Chapel Hill

The Peoples Improv Theater will kick-off their comedy season by hosting a Trifecta Improv show featuring three comedy groups from North Carolina.  “I think audiences in the Triangle are maybe more sophisticated. They’ve had some great improv for awhile, so they know kind of what to expect,” said Now are the Foxes improv member Cale Evans.

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