Sonny Kelly in The Talk. (HuthPhoto).
"Do Not Miss It."
"The Talk is a thoroughly engaging and engrossing tale, sprung from the need to instill in a child the understanding and grace to see the world as it is and to have the courage to change it. It will teach you lessons you already know, but after you hear The Talk, you will know them in a different way."
-- Alan R. Hall, CVNC
“DO NOT MISS IT.”
“Kelly is nothing short of amazing”
-- Pamela Vesper and Kurt Benrud for Triangle Arts & Entertainment
"Profound, Poignant, and Timely, Storytelling at its very best. . . . Kelly is mesmerizing . . .."
-- Kim Jackson for RDU On Stage
"Direct, compelling . . .. Kelly [is] a gifted actor."
-- Byron Woods for The Indy
January 24 - February 17, 2019
The Performances in Durham
January 24 – February 10, 2019 at Durham Fruit and Produce Co.
305 South Dillard Street in Downtown Durham
January 24, 7:30 pm – All Seats $5 or Pay-What-You-Can Preview
Friday, January 25, 8 pm – Opening Night (Reception Follows)
Saturday, January 26, 8 pm
Sunday, January 27, 2 pm
Thursday, January 31, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 1, 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 2, 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 3, 2:00 pm
Thursday, February 7, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 8, 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 9, 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 10, 2:00 pm
The Performances in Chapel Hill
February 14 – 17, 2019 at UNC’s Historic Playmakers Theatre
122 E. Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Thursday, February 14, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 15, 8 pm
Saturday, February 16, 8 pm
Sunday, February 17, 2 pm
Panel Discussions and Talkbacks
After every performance.
Playwrights Welcome is a program designed to provide free access to theatre for Dramatists Guild of America Members, developed by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. For more information on this national program, please click here. To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at our theater, just come to the performance of your choice with your Dramatist Guild membership card. If we have a seat available, it is yours.
Written and Performed by Sonny Kelly
Directed by Joseph Megel
January 24 - February 10, 2019
Durham Fruit and Produce Company
305 S. Dillard St., Durham, NC 27701
February 14 - February 17, 2019
Historic Playmakers Theatre on the UNC Campus
122 E. Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
A New Play
presented by StreetSigns and Bull Dog Ensemble Theater in association with the Department of Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill
A virtuosic one-person show about the difficult conversation a father must have with his son in a divided America.
Featuring SONNY KELLY
set design ROB HAMILTON
lighting design ELIZABETH GRIMES DROESSLER
projections design ZAVIER A. L. TAYLOR
sound design MICHAEL BETTS, II
production stage manager CAROL LAND
Sonny Kelly in The Talk. (HuthPhoto)
$5 - $20. Thursday performances are $15. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, tickets are $20.00, with $2.00 discounts available for Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Seniors. Tickets are $10 for all patrons under 35 to all shows. UNC Students, Faculty, and University Staff receive $10 tickets for all Chapel Hill shows.
For group rates, please contact
Map & Parking Information for Historic Playmakers Theatre
Historic Playmakers Theatre is an older venue at 122 E. Cameron Avenue, near the Old Well on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. See map and on-campus parking here. The Morehead Parking Lot next to the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center has been reserved for The Talk. Historic Playmakers Theatre is a five-minute walk from the Morehead Parking Lot. Head due south onto campus and look across Cameron Avenue and to the left as you pass the Old Well. There will be carts available to transport patrons with mobility issues. The other parking lots highlighted on the map are usually free and open to the public after 5 p.m. and on weekends, although they can sometimes be reserved for other events.
There are some metered spaces on Franklin Street and Cameron Avenue west of campus which are free on Sunday and after 6 p.m. on weekdays. There are also paid public parking decks on Rosemary Street (fees vary). Other parking lots on the UNC campus may have free spaces available after business hours and on weekends.
Sonny Kelly on The State of Things with Frank Stasio
Visit WUNC Radio to hear Sonny Kelly's interview with Frank Stasio about The Talk.
News and Observer | Durham Herald
Visit the Raleigh News and Observer for "The end of innocence: When black parents give their children 'The Talk.'"
For those of you who have already seen the show and have not yet completed our audience survey, please visit our friends at The Process Series: New Works in Development, who are hosting an on-line survey here. Many thanks!
This work is made possible, in part by, funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by a grant from the Paul Green Foundation, Inc. – Serving the Arts and Human Rights since 1982.