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Staged Play Reading
November 9 – 11,

7 PM – Thurs & Fri
3 PM – Sat



Bauer Boucher Theatre Center
November 9 - 11



The Fertile River

Written by

Vincent Terrell Durham

Directed by Kimille Howard

Play Festival Finalist

It’s the summer of 1958 and Mrs. Sarah Woods has been visiting colored families in a small rural North Carolina community on a mission from the State. Cora Lee Burden is the latest to receive an appointment notice from Mrs. Woods. The sixty-four-year-old grandmother of a mentally challenged child has no idea what a white social worker from the government would want with her family. But being a colored woman of the south, she knows the visit is a call for caution.

Staged Reading Dates

7:00 pm

Thursday, November 9
Friday, November 10

3:00 pm

Saturday, November 11

Audience Extras

The Anti-Eugenics Project

For more information about The Anti-Eugenics Project and Dr. Jack Tchen’s work, visit



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The Fertile River is supported in part by a 2023 Union County On Stage! Community Grant.


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