Programs by Type

Road Scholar Event

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 5:30pm
Raleigh, NC
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Salisbury, NC
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:00am
High Point, NC
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
Winterville, NC
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
Winterville, NC
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:00am
Greensboro, NC
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 11:30am
Topsail Beach, NC
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Hickory, NC

Pulitzer NC Event

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Death of a Salesman is often framed as (in Arthur Miller’s words) a “tragedy of the common man,” but genre is not necessarily the most compelling entry point for today’s students. While it is true that the play charts one man’s journey to self-destruction, Salesman is first and foremost a family drama. The Loman family’s fall is less the result of Willy’s tragic flaw than the postwar American family’s investment in ideals that threaten to destroy it from the inside, especially conventional attitudes toward masculinity, gender roles, work, and sexuality.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

History tells us what happened. Poetry tells us why we should care. In 1803 violinist George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower (1780-1860), Wunderkind progeny of a white European woman and a self-styled “African Prince,” rose to his fifteen minutes of fame. He traveled from London to Vienna to meet the Continent’s “bad boy” musical genius, Ludwig van Beethoven, who recognized his talent and originally dedicated what’s known today as the Kreutzer Sonata to his new “mulatto” friend.