First show of 2018 GIDION'S KNOT Opens 2/16 at the Durham Arts Council

The production will run February 16-18th; February 23rd-25th; and March 2nd-4th at the Durham Arts Council PSI Theater. Friday and Saturday @ 7:30pm, Sundays @ 3pm.

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With the goal of becoming a regional theatre presence in Durham, North Carolina, Bartlett Theater dedicates itself to exploring and presenting the creative world of one playwright each season.  Bartlett Theater will produce bold works that challenge and empower its audience by finding the powerful connections between the words and stories of modern playwrights and the contemporary playwrights they inspired.

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