The Civilians 'Let Me Ascertain You' // Grace McLean 'Where is the White Light?'

The Civilians 'The Great Immensity' (clip)

The Civilians + Ethan Lipton
School Project

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 8 pm

Motorco Music Hall


$10 Duke student tickets will go on sale TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 at 11 AM. Tickets will be available for purchase online, via phone at 919-684-4444, and in person at the Duke University Box Office, Monday through Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM.

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The Civilians, Duke Performances Artists-in-Residence and practitioners of investigative theater, approach their work as researchers of the national consciousness. They construct their kaleidoscopic shows from hundreds of conversations about life’s most vital questions with ordinary people and experts alike. This season Duke Performances hosts Obie-winning writer Ethan Lipton (The Outer Space) and Civilians artistic director Steve Cosson as they develop a new play, School Project. An examination of the debate over school choice and the validity of the charter school movement, School Project is based on interviews with North Carolina students and parents, lawmakers and lobbyists, advocates and analysts. The Civilians give a workshop reading, offering deep insight into one of the country’s most pressing political issues.

Made possible, in part, with support from the Department of Theater Studies & the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

“Reinvigorating live theatre for a plugged-in age.”

The New Yorker

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