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Month: July 2016

PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory Presents Violet

The kids have done it again! Onstage now at PlayMakers Repertory Company, as part of and the culmination to its “Summer Youth Conservatory,” a high school cast stars in the Broadway musical Violet. With music by Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley, this fun musical stars young Ainsley Seiger… Read More ›

On July 22nd and 23rd, Company Wang Ramirez wowed ADF patrons at DPAC (photo by Frank Szafinski)

Company Wang Ramirez Thrilled American Dance Festival Patrons on July 22nd at DPAC

The American Dance Festival, known for bringing the best dancers in the world to audiences in Durham, hasn’t disappointed this season; and the most recent reason for celebrating the beauty of telling stories through dance is the stunning Company Wang Ramirez. The company stunned audiences last year and were invited back to offer another performance… Read More ›

An Honest Pint of Hamlet at William Peace University’s Leggett Theater

Among the challenges inherent in producing a classic such as Hamlet is this question: how do you make it fresh and interesting for seasoned Shakespeare fans while keeping it “true to the script” and also rendering it accessible to newcomers? Honest Pint Theatre Company’s “uncut” version of Hamlet, playing now through July 31st in the… Read More ›

This Uncut Hamlet Is an Extraordinary Experience for Honest Pint Patrons

Honest Pint Theatre Company will be performing an unusual version of Hamlet, William Shakespeare’s powerful play, at the Leggett Theater on William Peace University campus through July 31st. This is an extraordinary experience for several reasons. From the program, we get this caveat: “This Hamlet is a marriage of two traditions, hopefully, a black and… Read More ›

Honest Pint’s Uncut Version of Hamlet Is Engaging, Surprising, and Funny

When Honest Pint Theatre Company of Raleigh, NC, announced its plan to stage an uncut version of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, I immediately felt a sense of excitement and skepticism. Excited that I would get to see it. Skeptical that anyone else would want to. Many know the basics of Hamlet: son of slain king seeks… Read More ›