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Play: “Oldest Living Confederate Widow”

when: Feb. 6, 2015

The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of Raleigh,” will sponsor a performance of Oldest Living Confederate Widow starring Jane Holding on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at All Saints’ Chapel, 110 South East Street, Raleigh NC 27601. Admission is $26 per person and is available by visiting and clicking here . Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event. Advanced purchase is strongly suggested.

Oldest Living Confederate Widow is a play Allan Gurganus and Jane Holding adapted for the stage from his best-selling novel, OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL. It is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., New York City.

Jane Holding is a native of eastern North Carolina who grew up in Smithfield and Raleigh. In recent years she has appeared in various productions of The Hillsborough Amateur Theatrical Society, Durham’s Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, ManBitesDog Theater, Theater of the American South, and Archipelago Theater. Jane has performed the role of Lucille Marsden far and wide in North Carolina.

Parking is on the street, and the doors will open at 6:30 pm. Seats are all general admission.

Play: “Oldest Living Confederate Widow”
Play: “Oldest Living Confederate Widow”
Play: “Oldest Living Confederate Widow”
Play: “Oldest Living Confederate Widow”
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What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…