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Month: September 2010

“Playground” Chronicles a 10-Year-Old Yemeni Girl’s Struggle to Get a Divorce from a Man Three Times Her Age

Based on a true story and presented as part of Burning Coal’s “Wait ‘Til You See This!” second-stage series, the Distillery Theatre Company production of “Playground” chronicles the struggle of a typical Yemeni girl, married at age 10 to a man three times her age, to obtain a divorce from her abusive husband. It was an act of defiance that alienated her from her family, her country, and especially its Islamic judicial system.

Susanna Hamnett Shines in “Nearly Lear”

Who knew that William Shakespeare’s epic tragedy “King Lear” could actually be funny? Viewers of the N.C. State University Center Stage production of “Nearly Lear” found this out as they listened to the tragedy through the eyes of court jester, Norris (actually Noreen in drag), played to perfection by the gifted Susanna Hamnett.

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s “As You Like It” Charms Audiences

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “As You Like It” is just too charming not to like, no matter how they feel about the work itself. Set in 1940s France and peppered with whimsical costumes by Anne Kennedy and a strong cast under the direction of Joseph Haj, the work is Shakespearean comedy at its most decadent and enjoyable.

RLT Auditions: “The Man Who Came to Dinner” | Oct 18 or 19

Monday October 18 or Tuesday 19, 2010 at 7:30pm Raleigh Little Theatre is holding auditions for “The Man Who Came To Dinner” by George Kaufman and Moss Hart. The production will be directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons and will be presented in the Cantey V. Sutton Main Stage Theatre. Lots of great roles! This play calls… Read More ›

RLT Auditions: “Cinderella” (musical) | Oct 11 or 12

Be a part of the festivities as “Cinderella” returns to the Cantey V. Sutton Main Stage Theatre where life began for this beloved holiday classic 27 years ago.