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A Man In Five Dimensions Of The Same Universe


A new one-man show by playwright Howard Craft tells the story of a man who exists in five incarnations at different points in American history. 

The show spans 100 years and tells the stories of a man named Abel Green who appears as a minstrel in one universe, and a cult leader, FBI informant, struggling actor, and out-of-work mortgage broker in four other universes. While the men all live in different eras, they struggle with the same central question: how do I make decisions and survive given my racial, political and social surroundings? 

Host Frank Stasio talks with playwright Howard Craft and performer Alphonse Nicholson about the show Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green on stage at Swain Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through January 24.

Watch a preview of the show here:

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Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.