Smart bets: Thomas Wolfe reading

An upcoming dramatic reading at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial will give fans of the famous author a chance to “learn a bit more about the two halves that shaped the person Thomas Wolfe,” according to the historic site’s manager, Tom Muir. Local actors Ralph Redpath and Marlene Earp will take the parts of W.O. and Eliza Gant, respectively, while reading excerpts from Look Homeward, Angel and Of Time and the River. The two personas are based on the writer’s parents, Muir explains, calling them “the best-developed characters in all of Wolfe’s works.” Deborah Austin will narrate, essentially adding Wolfe’s perspective to the free performance, which takes place on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. wolfememorial.com. Photo by Carl Van Vechten, courtesy of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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