Grit Award

Feb. 07, 2014 @ 07:14 PM

We often celebrate Durham’s rich arts culture. A snapshot of this week from our Entertainment and More section offers “Book of Mormon” coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center, an Archibald Motley exhibit at the Nasher and a film festival at Hayti. It also featured a piece by Cliff Bellamy on the Durham Family Theatre’s most recent production, “Brigid Without a Story.”
Durham Family Theatre, winner of this week’s Grit Award, has created a gem of community theater here.
Jenny Justice, co-founder and director of Durham Family Theatre, said the play’s theme somewhat parallels the organization’s mission. “So many of us are afraid we have no voice and are afraid to speak,” she said. “I would say that’s the whole basis of starting the Durham Family Theatre. I think the world’s better when people find their voices.”
If you get a chance, check out “Brigid Without a Story.” Performances are at Trinity United Methodist Church, 215 N. Church St., at 2 and 5 p.m. today, 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Feb. 15.