Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Play Brings Civil Rights Movement to Life.

Byline: Franchesca Stevens For the Journal

* 'North Star' being presented in conjunction with Black History Month

When a cab driver refers to her daughter with a racial slur, Aurelia, in the play "North Star," is stunned and doesn't know what to do. It's a pivotal point in Chicago playwright Gloria Bond Clunie's award-winning drama that touches off a series of flashbacks to the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.

"North Star," which opened last Tuesday at the National Atomic Museum in Albuquerque, will be performed five more times (including two today) at the Outpost Performance Space and Maxwell Museum at the University of New Mexico. It's a show that many involved in the production say offers meaningful insights into American black history.

This is the fourth show in three years that the Communi-Culture Performing Arts Association, based in Rio Rancho, has mounted in celebration of Black History Month, which is observed during February. …

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