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Affordable Housing: The Musical

November 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“Affordable Housing: The Musical” blends powerful stories and good-humored satire to reset the conversation about affordable housing in our community (and have some fun while doing it!).

Set in the fictional town of Church Mound, “Affordable Housing: The Musical” is an original musical rooted in the lived experiences of participants — many of whom have faced immense challenges finding affordable and safe housing in Orange County. Joined by grassroots allies, members and advocates of the Community Empowerment Fund came together to create this musical from scratch — aiming to bring these stories to bear on local dialogue about affordable housing. Learn more.

This production is made possible with the partnership and support of Carolina Performing Arts.

Join for a pre-show event at Davis Library created by Carolina Planning!

The musical will premiere in concert with the opening of “In the Shadows of Ferguson,” an immersive multi-media installation that tells a story about our racially divided spatial world. Using St. Louis as the setting, this show will share stories about the damaging effects of housing and urban policy on the daily lives of African Americans. Hear about redlining, restrictive covenants, municipal fragmentation, subsidized housing, and how these policies created the environment where Mike Brown Jr. was shot to death. 

The installation will be free and open to the public at Davis Library on UNC’s campus with special hours so that musical guests can visit prior to attending the performance. Visit installation on Nov. 23rd from 4-7pm or Nov. 24th from 1-4pm. For more information, visit:


1.   What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

CURRENT ArtSpace is located in Downtown Chapel Hill, and highly accessible by public transit. Map your route here.

If you’re driving, downtown parking options include:

Visit for details and a full list of downtown parking options in Chapel Hill.

2.   Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You may bring a printed or digital copy of your ticket.


November 23, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio
123 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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