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Noted Barter alumnae return for 'Southern Exposure'

staff report • Jul 27, 2011 at 4:02 AM

Three noted Barter alumnae will gather on Barter’s main stage for the premier of a new Appalachian work, “A Southern Exposure” by Kelley Kingston-Strayer, the third-place winner in Barter’s 2009 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. “A Southern Exposure” will play for a special limited run Aug. 19-Sept. 10.

“A Southern Exposure” reminds me very much of ‘Steel Magnolias,’ which I directed here in 2003,” said Director Karen Sabo. “Like ‘Steel Magnolias,’ ‘A Southern Exposure’ is about appreciating Southern culture and our families. This family loves one another very much and that love is sometimes comical to watch, but sometimes it is fierce and unforgiving. Perhaps because it is a love so strong. But no matter what, true love, family bonds and connection to home are enduring.” Read the expanded version of this report in the print or enhanced electronic editions of the Times-News.

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