Paul Green Festival to celebrate life and achievements of local playwright

April 2, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Paul Green Festival to celebrate life and achievements of local playwright

BUIES CREEK – The Paul Green Foundation will host a festival to highlight the life and achievements of Harnett County’s own Paul Green on the campus of Campbell University and in the neighboring towns on April 20-21. 

Festival-goers can learn about the local playwright and the things he believed in and fought for tirelessly.  As Green once said, “The greatest sin society can commit is to cause a man to miss his own life."

Green grew up in Harnett County deeply convicted, he once said, by the immoralities of racial discrimination, military conflict and capital punishment. He often wrote of these things in his novels and dramas and began a new form of theater called the "symphonic drama." Theater companies usually present these dramas on the sites depicted in the action; such is the case in one of Green’s most famous plays, "The Lost Colony."

On Friday night of the festival, there will be a celebration of the music that Green enjoyed at the Old Lillington High School (900 11th St. in Lillington) at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be catered by Howard’s Barbeque. Dinner tickets are $10 and can be purchased at http://www.paulgreen.org. Attendance, otherwise, is free.

On Saturday, events will include:

The Paul Green Foundation, established in 1982, perpetuates the vision of playwright and activist Paul Green, whose commitment to the arts and human rights continues today through the mission of the Foundation. In 2007 the Paul Green Foundation established two funds at the Triangle Community Foundation and now gives the majority of its grants through these funds.