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KJ Sanchez’s “Highway 47” Offers Hard-Hitting Self-Exploration

Highway 47, which just finished its all-too-brief run as part of Playmakers Repertory Company’s second stage series, PRC², is a deeply personal story written and performed by KJ Sanchez. The story, which Sanchez says her mother asked her to tell…but not until after she was gone, is part family history and part…well…history history. Sanchez focuses… Read More ›

Highway 47, KJ Sanchez’s History Lesson About Old New Spain, Is a Wonderful One-Woman Show

KJ Sanchez wrote, performs, and co-directs (with Lisa Portes), PlayMakers Repertory Company’s PRC2 cureent production of Highway 47, a compelling story of a family feud that erupted in the 1960s, concerning property in Tomé, New Mexico (formerly New Spain, settled by the family in 1680, and granted to them in 1734 by the King of… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company's PRC2 series will present Highway 47, written and performed by KJ Sanchez, on Jan. 6-10 in UNC-Chapel Hill's Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre (photo by Ania Sodziak)

In Highway 47, KJ Sanchez Transforms Her Family’s Story into Capital-H History at PlayMakers Rep

Theater is most rewarding when we, the audience, can be informed, inspired, and uplifted while being entertained. PlayMakers Repertory Company’s PRC2 presentation of Highway 47 delivers on all counts. Written and performed by KJ Sanchez, and co-directed by Sanchez and Lisa Portes, Highway 47 is a multidimensional story of a woman, her family, her community,… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company's PRC2 series will present Highway 47, written and performed by KJ Sanchez, on Jan. 6-10 in UNC-Chapel Hill's Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre (photo by Ania Sodziak)

In PRC2’s Highway 47, KJ Sanchez Turns Her Family History into a Provocative One-Woman Show

On Jan. 6-10, PlayMakers Repertory Company will ring in the New Year with Highway 47, playwright and performer KJ Sanchez’s critically acclaimed one-woman show dramatizing what the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s professional-theater-in-residence calls “a true tale of tangled history, family politics, and land rights in a high-desert New Mexico town” and “a… Read More ›