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Month: May 2011

Burning Coal Theatre Company announces its 2011 – 2012 SEASON: “Fun, Mysterious and Unexpected”

RALEIGH, N.C., April 18, 2011 — Burning Coal Theatre Company, a small professional theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina has announced its 2011-2012 main stage season. It will begin with the riveting music and dance filled Enron by Lucy Prebble, Sept. 8-25, 2011; followed by Shakespeare’s Henry V (on Trapeze), Dec. 1-18, 2011; then Man of La Mancha by… Read More ›

Jess Jones stars as Skeeta in "Ether Steeds"

Stillwater Theatre Company Presents the Regional Premiere of “Ether Steeds” by Jason Williamson

“The play fits nicely in the rooftop garden, and is strengthened by the surroundings,” claims director Steven Roten. “I hope that the audience will feel like they are a part of the world of the play while they enjoy the warm spring nights.”

"The Dixie Swim Club" stars (from left) Donna Rossi-Youngblood, Sandi Sullivan, JoAnne Dickinson, Kathy Norris, and Suzanne Kennedy (photo by Ron Foreman)

Five Women Strengthen Their Friendships in Jones Hope Wooten’s Comedy “The Dixie Swim Club”

In “The Dixie Swim Club,” director John C. McIlwee says, “Five women strengthen their enduring friendships by meeting in the same Outer Banks cottage on the same weekend every year to celebrate their college swim team’s success and ‘catch-up’ with their triumphs and tragedies.”

"City of Medicine" will have its series finale on June 17th

June 2011 Theater Calendar

June 1, 4, 5, 9, 12: “The Dixie Swim Club” (University Theatre at N.C. State’s TheatreFest 2011: Southern Comfort in the Titmus Theatre). Review. June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug. 4, 11, 18: “Nature Tales: Storytime in the Garden” (N.C. Botanical Garden at UNC-Chapel Hill). June 2-3: “Dancing at… Read More ›

The cast of "Monty Python's Spamalot" includes (from left) Martin Glyer as Sir Robin, Adam Grabau as Sir Lancelot, Jacob L. Smith as Sir Dennis Galahad, Matt Ban as Sir Bedevere, and Steve McCoy as King Arthur (photo by Scott Suchman 2010)

“Monty Python’s Spamalot” Is Sublimely Silly

The sublime silliness of the Brit twits of Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969-83) is on display this week at the Durham Performing Arts Center in the form of “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” The light and lively national tour of the iconoclastic 2005 Broadway musical gleefully skewers chivalry by transforming the principal characters of the Arthurian legend into a bunch of clueless wankers flailing away at each other on the pestilent dung heap that was medieval England, circa 932 A.D.