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5 by O. Henry Plays
Greensboro Historical Museum
Greensboro, NC
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5 by O. Henry Plays
2017 marks the 31st anniversary production of the Greensboro Historical Museum's 5 by O. Henry plays! This year's playbill features The Venturers, While the Auto Waits, A Lickpenny Lover, A Ramble in Aphasia and A Cosmopolite in a Cafe.

Each story was written by Greensboro's literary son, William Sidney Porter, aka O. Henry, and delightfully adapted for the stage by playwright Joe Hoesl. All feature the smiles and plot surprises that made O. Henry a favorite American writer during his time. As part of the show, O. Henry Singers will perform vintage American tunes and invite the audience to sing along. Each performance lasts about 90 minutes and includes a brief intermission. Be sure to enjoy music that begins about 15 minutes before curtain!

5 by O. Henry has 7:30 pm shows on August 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 and 3 pm shows on August 13, 19 and 20. Tickets are $18.63 for general admission, $17.53 for seniors 65+ and students and $15.33 for museum members. Seating is open and NC sales tax and Brownpaper ticket fees are additional. (With ongoing downtown construction, be sure to allow plenty of time for parking)

"Though O. Henry wrote his stories more than 100 years ago, his sense of humor, flair for a surprise ending, and ability to make characters come to life make his work as delightful now as it was then," says Carol Ghiorsi Hart, Historical Museum Director. "It's also fun to imagine what O. Henry would think about being remembered so many years later by his hometown folks."

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5 by O. Henry is presented by the Greensboro Historical Museum, Inc. with the support of the City of Greensboro. Presenting Sponsor for the 31st anniversary production is WellSpring Retirement Community, joined by Production Sponsor O. Henry Hotel.

The Greensboro Historical Museum, a division of the City of Greensboro Public Library Department, is located at 130 Summit Avenue in Downtown Greensboro's Cultural District. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am until 5 pm and Sundays from 2 pm until 5 pm. Admission to exhibits is free. For more information, visit


Greensboro Historical Museum (View)
130 Summit Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27401
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Greensboro Historical Museum
On BPT Since: Jun 09, 2016
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