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Barton Players to perform 'Call of the Wild' at ECC

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The Barter Players will perform ‘Call of the WIld’ at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. in the Keihin Auditorium on Edgcombe Community College’s Tarboro campus.

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From Contributed Reports

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Edgecombe Community College will welcome The Barter Players back to Tarboro at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

The theater troupe, based at the historic Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va., will perform an adaptation of Jack London’s “The Call of the Wild” as part of Season Thirteen of the Edgecombe Performance Series, which brings world class entertainment to Tarboro and Edgecombe County.

Each year, ECC plans a series of performances for the community in a variety of artistic disciplines. All performance series events take place in beautiful Keihin Auditorium on the Tarboro campus, located at 2009 West Wilson St.

The show, adapted from Jack London’s text by Catherine Bush, is one of the most acclaimed productions in Barter Players history. In this gripping tale, a heroic dog named Buck is kidnapped from his master’s home and forced to serve as a sled dog in the Alaskan Gold Rush. In his struggle to survive, he quickly learns the “law of club and fang” while giving his unswerving loyalty to the man who saves his life. In the end, Buck must choose between living in a man’s world and answering the call of the wild.

The event is sponsored by the Furman Mathewson Trust of Edgecombe County Memorial Library. Admission is free, but reserved seating tickets are required. Tickets for all Edgecombe Performance Series events are available through the ECC Box Office on the Tarboro campus.

For more information, call Cultural Arts Director Eric Greene at 252-823-5166, ext. 187.

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