HPU Theatre to Perform ‘Bright Star’


HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 31, 2019 – The High Point University Department of Theatre and Dance will perform “Bright Star,” a tale of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the 1920s and 1940s.

Performances will be held in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center’s Pauline Theatre on campus at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14-16. There will be a matinee performance on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m.

Written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, “Bright Star” is based on a true story of a five-day-old baby abandoned in a river. The story emphasizes heartbreak and tragedy before culminating in a happy ending to showcase there will always be a bright star to help individuals through the darkness.

“A North Carolina tale that showcases the storytelling and music of our home state, ‘Bright Star’ offers talented students at HPU a challenge and opportunity for them to develop their skills,” says Jay Putnam the show’s director and associate professor of the Department of Theatre and Dance. “For me, what is most affecting is the timelessness of the story. ‘Bright Star’ is about coming to terms with your past so you can live fully in the present.”

Performances are open to the public, and complimentary tickets can be reserved at http://www.highpoint.edu/theatre. 

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