Paul Green Festival 2012

Festival Activities

Paul Green

“Proff” Koch, Director of PlayMakers and Paul Green
Paul Green Festival
Celebrating the life and work of Paul Green
(March 17, 1894, Lillington, NC – May 4, 1981, Chapel Hill, NC)

March 1- April 20

Be Part Of: “Harnett County Reads” This Body the Earth –check in with the Harnett County Library

April 20 – Friday

An Evening of Howard’s Barbecue and Music

5:30 p.m. Old Lillington High School
900 11th St., Lillington, NC
Dinner tickets $10 - see the Registration page for information
7:00 p.m. Music free of charge.

Dr. Phillip Morrow, “Celebrating the Importance of Music in the Life of Symphonic Outdoor Drama Creator, Paul Green.”  Dr. Morrow will be joined by his wife, Susan Morrow who will sing from Green’s outdoor dramas.

Rob Jones – emcee


  • Shelby & Nin Stephenson – Benson, NC
  • Links Barbershop Quartet – Southern Pines, NC
  • Mt. Pisgah Mass Choir - Erwin, NC
Paul Green as a child
Paul age 3 with big sister Mary
April 21 – Saturday

On the campus of Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC

Up and right of the Academic Circle is the quad where DRI, MAR, RUM and nearby WIG and KIV are located – see legend on map and expand to 125%.   Elephant Man is in TBR.

Academic Papers on Paul Green

10-12 p.m. 204 Kivett Hall,
Campbell University’s oldest building – 1903

Dr. Gina Peterman – Greeting by Campbell University English Department Chair

Dr. Laurence Avery – English Professor Emeritus (UNC-Chapel Hill) will introduce the scholars and conclude the morning by leading a public question and answer session.

Papers will be presented by scholars:

Dr. Margaret Bauer – East Carolina University English Department Rives Chair of Southern Literature and Editor of the North Carolina Literary Review

Gina Caison – UC-Davis Ph.D. Candidate in English. Specializes in early and 19th century American and Native American Literature 

Cecelia Moore – UNC-Chapel Hill Ph.D. Candidate in History. Dissertation: “The Federal Theatre Project and the Carolina Playmakers: Staging a Multi-Ethnic America in the New Deal”

Dr. James W. Clark – North Carolina State University English Professor Emeritus and Paul Green Foundation President arranged the program.

Afternoon Activities on the Campbell Campus

All afternoon. Bring a picnic lunch or have a bite to eat at Marshbanks Dining Hall. Enjoy Family Fun at the Rumley Center where there will be many activities for children, including: Children’s Choir, Games, Skits, Art, Scottish Pipes and Drums, The Lost Colony Costumes “on parade,” and an Ice-Cream Social.

House of ConnollyPaul Green’s play – The House of Connelly

2 p.m. Turner Auditorium in D. Rich Hall

Scenes from the play featuring actors: Kathy Williams (Playmakers, UNC-CH), Georgia Martin (Campbell actor/director), and other Campbell actors; film clips from the movie, Carolina based on the play; ECU English professor, Dr. Margaret Bauer, is leader for the event.

“Paul Green Memorial Ballgame Tournament” all over Harnett County

Check out “Batter Up” for times and places. Free of charge.

In honor of accomplished baseball pitcher, Paul Green, Harnett baseball and softball fans will enjoy watching local teams “batter up” around Harnett County – a “Fun for the Family” event.

Paul Green at work
Paul and Elizabeth Green gardening

Dinner and program celebrating Paul Green’s work

5:30 p.m. Marshbanks Alumni Dining Room. Dinner tickets $14 – see the Registration page for information.

A performance of scenes from Paul Green’s This Body the Earth. Dr. Dwaine Greene, Vice President and Provost, will greet the guests on behalf of the University. 

Elephant Man presented by the Campbell University Drama Department

7 p.m. Ellis Theatre, Taylor Bott Roger Fine Arts Building.
Tickets: $7 adults; $3 students, faculty and seniors. Tickets can be bought online.

There will be a Festival Souvenir Guide that will include information about Harnett County, Paul Green, and a map locating Festival Activities and the places that were important to Green during his years prior to 1916 when he entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.