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The Kalita Humphreys Theater is nearly impossible to spot from the road. For four years, I drove by it every day on my way to work and never knew it was there. Now, as I head up the drive past towering elm trees, five stories of cantilevered concrete shapes come into view. The exterior has hairline cracks, chipped paint, and a pair of dormant triangular fountains so rusted over you can’t discern their original color. I try to picture what it must have been like to arrive on opening night, December 27, 1959, for Of Time and the River, an American coming-of-age tale by Thomas Wolfe. But the daydream is interrupted by the memory of what my city councilwoman, Paula Blackmon, said weeks earlier: “I…
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