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UNCW play airs characters' dirty laundry

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UNCW performs 'Private Fears in Public Places.' UNCW performs 'Private Fears in Public Places.'
'Private Fears in Public Places' follows the intertwining lives of six people. 'Private Fears in Public Places' follows the intertwining lives of six people.
UNCW's newest show runs through November 24 in the Cultural Arts Building. UNCW's newest show runs through November 24 in the Cultural Arts Building.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – UNCW's newest production uncovers people's inner layers.

Private Fears in Public Places by Alan Ayckbourn follows six different characters as they deal with issues such as religion, dating, and careers.

Some of them interact. Some never meet, but they all effect each other in some way. And what you see of them is not always what you get.

"Really what's going on throughout most of the show is you see the veneer of these characters as they're going through life and what they show society," said actress Kristina Auten. "And then you see what's maybe going on underneath the surface and what's going on behind the door. A lot of the characters have a lot of pretty dirty laundry, so it's interesting to see it come out during the show."

The show could also make you wonder about the people in your own life.

"How are my friends or how are these people that I barely interact with on a day-to-day basis, how are their lives actually going and what are the problems that they're facing that I'm never going to know about and think about?" asked actor Nick Reed.

For the actors, one of the main challenges that came along with this show was actually learning how to talk.

"I think one of the biggest things that's been really interesting is learning the dialect, because we became really specific with it," said Auten. "So it wasn't just a generalized British accent.  We all went through and found specific places in England that we were from."

Private Fears in Public Places

  • November 21-23
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • November 24
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • Mainstage at UNCW's Cultural Arts Building

For tickets, call (910) 962-3500.

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