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Month: May 2015

“Born Yesterday” Is a Light and Breezy Comedy

University Theatre at N.C. State’s presentation Garson Kanin’s 1946 Broadway comedy, Born Yesterday, directed by Rachel Klem and presented as part of TheatreFest 2015, is a light-hearted story about how, even though powerful folks with money, money, money can buy friends, politicians, and even women, a former showgirl with a big heart and common sense… Read More ›

Sit Down to a Feast at the Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex! See “The Dining Room” by A.R. Gurney

When six actors perform 54 roles — an average of nine roles per actor — that’s impressive! However, the main character of the Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex’s May 28-31 production of The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney is the dining room itself — character number 55 — furniture that was manufactured in 1898…. Read More ›

CINDERELLA

  Dance Review ~Every girl should have a fairy Godmother~ CINDERELLA   The Carolina Ballet ended their 2014-2015 dance season on a high note with their new production of Cinderella performed on the stage of the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium May 14th-17th.   Carolina Ballet’s Artistic Director Robert Weiss took a classic story of true love… Read More ›

"Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" -- with judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis (left) and host Peter Sagal -- taped its Saturday, May 23rd, radio broadcast on Thursday, May 21st, at a sold-out Durham Performing Arts Center (photo by Alain McLaughlin Photography Inc.)

“Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” on May 21st at DPAC Was a Fantastic Evening of Fun and Games!

During the Golden Age of Radio, sometime between the 1920s and 1950s, folks would spend their evenings gathered around the radio listening to their favorite programs. These ran the gamut from mystery, adventure and detective serials, to soap operas, variety hours, plays, and quiz shows. The invention of the television killed this radio tradition, and… Read More ›

The Acting Is Superb in Little Green Pig’s Surreal World Premiere of “And the Ass Saw the Angel”

Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern’s world premiere of John Fidel Justice and Jaybird O’Berski’s adaptation of Nick Cave’s novel, And the Ass Saw the Angel, is a surreal telling of the grotesque story of a boy’s life — told through a series of significant episodes. The boy is Euchrid Eucrow (played by Emily Holladay Anderson)…. Read More ›