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Month: January 2014

Jeffrey Blair Cornell and Julie Fishell star as Elyot and Amanda in "Private Lives" (photo by Jon Gardiner)

Jeffrey Blair Cornell and Julie Fishell Star in Noël Coward’s Sublime Comedy “Private Lives” for PRC

PlayMakers Repertory Company mainstays Jeffrey Blair Cornell and Julie Fishell will play Elyot and Amanda in the critically acclaimed regional theater’s gala production of Sir Noël Coward’s sublime 1930 comedy of manners, Private Lives, on Jan. 22-26, Jan. 28-Feb. 2, and Feb. 4-9 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina at… Read More ›

Girl (Dani de Waal) encourages Guy (Stuart Ward), a struggling singer-songwriter, not to give up on his music (photo by Joan Marcus)

In “Once,” a Czech Immigrant Girl Gives a Struggling Irish Songwriter the Courage to Pursue His Dreams

Next up at the Durham Performing Arts Center is the first national tour of the 2012 Tony Award®-winning musical Once, which is based on the Academy Award®-winning 2007 Irish musical film about a Czech immigrant girl who gives a struggling Irish singer-songwriter the courage to pursue his dreams. (Shot on a shoestring budget of $160,000… Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre Attempts Charles Busch’s “The Divine Sister”

Charles Busch’s “The Divine Sister,” which parodies famous nun movies from “The Singing Nun” to “The Song of Bernadette” and everything in between, is the latest offering from Raleigh Little Theatre as part of its “City Series,” which aims to present grittier theatre intended for mature audiences. And, while “The Divine Sister” can’t rightfully be… Read More ›

Jack Ryan

“Jack Ryan” is Just Fine

Tom Clancy novels were all the rage in the ‘80s. With his meticulous attention to detail and his everyman hero, Jack Ryan, readers gobbled up his books, eventually leading to the first Ryan film, “The Hunt for Red October,” which personally is one of my favorite films of all time. After three actors and three… Read More ›

Freedom Riders

Powerful Documentaries Chronicle History of Civil Rights Movement: Created Equal

The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will present Created Equal, a series of powerful documentaries that tell remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions, from slavery to segregation. The films include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to achieve equal rights for all…. Read More ›