Paul Green Festival 2012: Activities

March 1- April 20

“Harnett County Reads” This Body the Earth

Join the Harnett County Library in reading a classic novel by Paul Green.

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


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.  Papers will be presented by scholars:

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.

Paul 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.

House of Connolly
“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.

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.

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.