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“Rodney King,” Written and Performed by Roger Guenveur Smith, Opens Sept. 2nd at PlayMakers (0)

September 2, 2014 • Category: Features, Lead Story, Theatre Feature

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premiere of Rodney King, a powerful 65-minute one-man show written and performed by 59-year-old Berkeley, CA native Roger Guenveur Smith, on Sept. 2-7 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art. Rodney King is the first of […]

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ADF’s “Footprints” Features World Premieres by Carl Flink, Leonie McDonagh, and Netta Yerushalmy (Comments Off)

Footprints, the final performance of the 2014 American Dance Festival season, featured the work of three emerging choreographers performed by students from the ADF Six-Week School, which has been educating young dancers since its beginning summer in 1934. Performed on July 24-26 in the R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater in the Bryan Center on Duke University’s […]

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“Labor Day” is all Schmaltz (Comments Off)

What happened to Jason Reitman? Where has the cool, hip son of Ivan Reitman who made sly, hilarious films run off to? Going by his latest, “Labor Day,” my first guess would be up his you-know-what. Frank (Josh Brolin) is an escaped killer who comes across young Henry and his mom Adele (Kate Winslet) in […]

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On Aug. 9th, the Pat Metheny Unity Group Rocked The Carolina Theatre Like No Other Jazz Group (Comments Off)

  The Pat Metheny Unity Group, which played The Carolina Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 9th, includes (from left) Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, Giulio Carmassi, and Pat Metheny Only a genius would have the guts to open a set with the 42-string Pikasso guitar. That genius is Pat Metheny. And he blew away everyone […]

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Summer Sisters’ “Monster Camp” Was a Powerful, Funny, Thoughtful, and Emotional Production (0)

Few novels are as iconic as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). For a writer or playwright to attempt to create a new take on the metaphors in the Gothic groundbreaker is a recipe for disaster, but occasionally someone sees a new manner in which to reinterpret the standard, and it works. That […]


Twin City Stage Announces Auditions for The Outsiders (Comments Off)

Twin City Stage will hold auditions for The Outsiders from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, August 24 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. No appointment is necessary. Teen rivalry in a small Southern town sets the stage for this dramatic interpretation by Christopher Sergel of the novel by S. E. Hinton. Seen through […]

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Indulge your palate during the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week (Comments Off)

Indulge your palate during the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week scheduled for Monday, August 18 through Sunday, August 24—a weeklong dining extravaganza showcasing the culinary talent in the heart of the capital city! Participating restaurants will offer tantalizing, three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30 per person, depending on the venue (tax, tip, and […]


The Real Humor in Beth Henley’s 1980 Comedy, “Crimes of the Heart,” Comes from Its Grit (Comments Off)

Why do so many Southern writers deal so much with quirky, neurotic, and unhappy characters? Is it residue self-loathing from the Civil War? The loss of personal worth accompanying the fall from high societal status? The admixture of overwhelming wealth and power with poverty and helplessness? Why does it seem more pronounced in the literature […]

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