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Month: January 2016

Listen to Your Mother Auditions

Listen to Your Mother:Raleigh-Durham with Marty Long.  Our May 4, 2016 show will be our 4th show in the Triangle.  Our show is part of a national series of shows designed to give Mother’s Day a microphone by showcasing local writers and readers. We are looking for diverse storytellers and writers to share stories on… Read More ›

The Monti presented A Fish Out of Water on Jan. 19th at Raleigh Little Theatre

Five Storytellers Bared Their Souls in The Monti: A Fish Out of Water on Jan. 19th at RLT

The Monti’s website tells us that it “is an organization whose mission is to create community through the telling of stories,” and that they “invite ordinary people to tell extraordinary stories.” The stories are always on a common theme, and they are always true. The Monti presented The Monti: Fish Out of Water at Raleigh… Read More ›

On Jan. 15th, Lewis Black -- The Emperor's New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour delighted DPAC Patrons

Lewis Black’s Jan. 15th Show at DPAC Was Chock-Full of Acerbic Observational Humor

Lewis Black — The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour, which played the Durham Performing Arts Center last Friday night, was chock-full of acerbic observational humor. It was a homecoming of sorts for comic icon Lewis Black, who attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill back in the day. He didn’t mention… Read More ›

Stick Fly Is a Very Satisfying Play That Gives the Audience Much to Discuss on the Way Home

There are few plays about upper-class black American families, and playwright Lydia R. Diamond makes us wish that weren’t the case. Penetrating in ways the Huxtables never even came near, Raleigh Little Theatre production of Stick Fly peels back the humanity and fragility of human beings in the upper strata of life with no reservations… Read More ›

DPAC’s Matilda Stays True to the Original Work

Normally, when one writes a review, one does so in a distant, third person kind of way. However, that’s really not possible with this review, not when, I, the author have such a profound connection with the subject. Matilda: The Musical, onstage now at Durham Performing Arts Center, under the fanciful direction of Matthew Warchus,… Read More ›