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yesweekly.com writes about Lorey Hayes’ Power Play

Power Play is mentioned in yesweekly.com:
Of course, the festival isn’t merely put on for historical or even political significance. Playing host for more than 40 productions, the festival provides a plethora of fun and exciting opportunities for area theater lovers. NBTF even has five productions with ties to North Carolina, and apparently the state has some exciting ties to Hollywood.

Actress and NC native Pauletta Pearson Washington, wife of Denzel Washington, will star with Roscoe Orman (Gordon on “Sesame Street”) in a celebrity staged concert reading of Power Play.

The award-winning play explores passion, politics and the power of God through the story of an influential politician and four women who find themselves caught in a whirlwind of personal and political intrigue. Pauletta Washington not only grew up nearby in Catawba County, but is also a graduate of the UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.

In addition to its unique ties to our state, as well as Denzel Washington, Power Play was written by Lorey Hayes, a graduate of NC A&T University. Hayes was a Broadway and film actress before turning writer, and her credits include The Dragonfly Tale, winner of the 2007 Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Southern Writer’s Project.

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