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Month: October 2011

November 2011 Theater Calendar

Nov. 1: “The Monti — Theme: Rescues” (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall in Durham). Nov. 1: “Yo Gabba Gabba!” (AC Entertainment and Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Nov. 1-6, 8-13: “The Parchman Hour” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre). Review. Nov. 2, 4: Gate Theatre: “Samuel Beckett’s ‘Watt’” (Carolina Performing… Read More ›

"Much Ado About Nothing" runs Oct. 27-30 in Durham and Nov. 5, 6, and 10-13 in Raleigh

Bare Theatre Gives William Shakespeare’s Romantic Comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” a Sci-Fi Makeover

“Much Ado About Nothing” is a comedy about love and deception, with one of the greatest love/hate relationships in literature, between Beatrice and Benedick [Olivia Griego and Jeff Aguiar]. The two battle wits as friends and family try to trick them into loving each other.

he "Nathan the Wise" cast includes (from left) Joseph Henderson, Jason Peck, and Lucas Campbell (photo by Jonathan Young)

“Nathan the Wise” Is a 200-Year-Old Lesson in Religious Tolerance Set in Jerusalem

A 200-year-old lesson in religious tolerance, “Nathan the Wise” is an intricate 18th century story set in Jerusalem during the Crusades. As religious conflict wages, the lives of a Jewish merchant, a young Templar and a Sultan become entwined in tale of familial coincidence. While religion may divide them, they discover a common goal of peace and reconciliation.

Broadway star Lauren Kennedy stars as Eva Peron in "Evita" (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Don’t Cry for NCT: “Evita” Is a Dazzler

Lauren Kennedy and Ray Walker are not just 18 years older, but better — much better. Their charismatic characterizations make the North Carolina Theatre‘s home-grown production of “Evita” a must-see musical that outshines some of the touring productions that pass through the Triangle.

Mike Wiley's latest docudrama "The Parchman Hour" runs Oct. 26-Nov. 13

PlayMakers Repertory Company Will Stage the World Premiere of “The Parchman Hour” by Mike Wiley

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present world premiere of The Parchman Hour: The Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders, a stirring docudrama with music written and directed by Mike Wiley, on Oct. 26-30 and Nov. 1-6 and 8-13 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina’s Center for Dramatic Art. According… Read More ›