Edgerton’s Raney to Make Stage Debut

Raney, a novel by UNCW professor and acclaimed author Clyde Edgerton, is being performed as a dinner theater show by TheatreNOW May 8 through June 14.

Edgerton’s first novel, a classic Southern tale of family, music and forgiveness, has been adapted for the stage by John Justice and showcases some of Wilmington's finest performers. Shows run Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. Sunday matinee showings will be held at 3 p.m. on May 24, 31, June 7 and 14.

Ticket prices for the opening show on Friday, May 8 as well the May 15 performance are a bit higher because they include a special pre-show presentation by Edgerton, an art auction and more. A portion of those proceeds will benefit the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County.

A Thomas S. Kenan III Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing, Edgerton is the author of 10 novels and two books of nonfiction. His short stories and essays have been published in Best American Short StoriesNew York Times MagazineSouthern Review and Garden and Gun, among others. Three of his books have been adapted into motion pictures. A past Guggenheim Fellow, five of Edgerton’s novels were selected as New York Times Notable Books.

An avid musician who plays the keyboard, banjo, mandolin and guitar, Edgerton was the featured artist for the 2015 N.C. Azalea Festival.

TheatreNOW is a performing arts complex located in downtown Wilmington. Tickets and performance details are available on their website.