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Month: March 2012

Great theatre in your own backyard

You don’t have to live near the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts or Durham Performing Arts Center to see great shows. Bob Morrow, publisher of Triangle Arts and Entertainment, points the way to fun theater and great performances in and around the Triangle. For a line up of other great shows to catch,… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present Michael Frayn's uproarious backstage comedy, "Noises Off," on April 4-8, 11-15, and 18-22 in the Paul Green Theatre in the Center for Dramatic Art at UNC-Chapel Hill

Michael Frayn’s Fast and Furious Backstage Sex Comedy “Noises Off” Sends the Sardines Flying

PlayMakers Repertory Company will conclude its 2011-12 main-stage season with “Noises Off,” English playwright Michael Frayn’s zany 1982 backstage comedy, performed at a breakneck pace with plenty of slapstick, including flying sardines, on April 4-22 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art.

Lori Mahl (left) and Jessica Ann Heironimus star in PlayGround's world-premiere production of "Creeds" by Richard Krawiec, which runs March 22-April 1

Richard Krawiec’s “Creeds” Sheds Too Little Light on Why FBI Agent Robert Hanssen Became a Soviet Spy

PlayGround’s current world premiere of Richard Krawiec’s psychological drama, “Creeds” puts the double life of Federal Bureau of Investigation agent-turned-Soviet and later Russian spy Robert Hanssen under a microscope, but doesn’t reveal nearly enough about his motives or answer the question of whether his wife, Bonnie, was a co-conspirator in — or an innocent victim of — his treasonous endeavors.

The Stillwater Theatre Company will perform "Hungry" by Lia Romeo on March 22-25 and March 27-April 1 in the Studio Theatre in Jones Hall at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC

Stillwater Theatre’s Surreal Production Design for “Hungry” Outshines Lia Romeo’s Convoluted Script

The surrealistic setting for “Hungry” conjured up for Stillwater Theatre Company by set and lighting designer extraordinaire Shannon Clark, with substantial assistance from video animator Meredith Laxton and video supervisor John Maruca and costume designer Rebecca Bailey, is a marvel in which the unblinking eyes of omnipresent television screens alternately buzz with snow and static and stream live video of the onstage action, as seen from different angles, a la ubiquitous surveillance cameras.

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Bring It On: The Musical" on April 17-22

April 2012 Theater Calendar

April 1: “Funny People for Love and Justice: A Benefit to Support the Coalition to Protect North Carolina Families in Its Stand Against Amendment One,” starring members of FatMouth Improv, Mister Diplomat, Mixed Signals, Nothing I’m Proud Of, Temporary Tag, Transactors Improv Company, and Zen Fried Improv, plus stand-up comedians Jenny Chalikian, Adam Cohen, Tom… Read More ›