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Month: September 2014

HRT Scores Another Hit with “The Fox on the Fairway”

Harnett Regional Theatre has produced yet another hit with Ken Ludwig’s “The Fox on the Fairway,” directed by Vicki Wade. The comical story focuses on Bingham (Dennis McCool), the president of the Quail Valley Country Club, who is about to lose his position if his golf team loses yet another championship. Feeling that a win… Read More ›

Julie Fishell and Jeffrey Blair Cornell star as Masha and Vanya in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" (photo by Jon Gardiner)

PlayMakers Rep’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” Starts Slowly, But Soon Gets Up to Speed

Christopher Durang’s 2013 Tony Award®-winning play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, may not be vintage Durang — because it never quite achieves the sublime silliness of his choicest comic creations — but this slow-starting comedy does provide a fine springboard for PlayMakers Repertory Company, gifted guest director Libby Appel, and a cast of… Read More ›

Harnett Regional Theatre Opens “The Fox on the Fairway…” And It’s Going to Be Fantastic!

Harnett Regional Theatre and Select Bank & Trust will present the first show of their 2014-2015 Season, “The Fox on The Fairway” starting September 19th. Performances are at the Stewart Theater located at 114 North Wilson Avenue in Downtown Dunn. The theater is Dunn’s best kept secret- so charming and intimate that it’s an “must… Read More ›

DPAC’s “Dirty Dancing” Is Better Than Other Movies-Turned-Stage-Adaptations

Stage adaptations of popular films have gotten trendy as of late (see Ghost, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid, ad nauseam), so it’s no surprise that Dirty Dancing, the 1987 smash hit film, would get in on the trend. What is surprising, however, is that instead of just rehashing the film and adding a bunch of… Read More ›

Chris Milner, Page Purgar, and Brenda Lo star in "Somewhere In Between"

Strong Cast Can’t Save Pender’s Non-Compelling Script

What, exactly, is love? How do the ways in which we perceive others interact with our definitions of love? These are questions explored by Adrienne Earle Pender’s “Somewhere in Between,” onstage now at Theatre in the Park. Pender’s story, directed by Maggie Rasnick, attempts to answer these queries through a close examination of McKenna Hahn… Read More ›