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History museum presents family play on life in rural North Carolina

Posted September 27, 2012 8:00 p.m. EDT

The N.C. Museum of History will host the premiere of a new play about life in rural North Carolina in 1957 on Oct. 5.

"When I Leave," by Raleigh author Ella Joyce "EJ" Stewart, is based on a true story about 17-year-old TJ, the son of a farming family and Stewart's late brother, as he grapples with the injustices of segregation in his small town.

You can read much more about it on the history museum's website.

The play will debut at 7 p.m., Oct. 5, at the museum in downtown Raleigh. Tickets are $8 and free for ages 12 and under. Museum staff tell me that the play is best for sixth graders and up. It definitely sounds like a way to spend a thought provoking evening with your tween or teen.