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Month: September 2016

Raleigh Little Theatre's community-theater presentation of Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons stars Rebecca Johnston as Katharine Gerard and Brian Westbrook as Cal Porter (photo by Elizabeth Anderson)

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Mothers and Sons Digs Deep

Raleigh Little Theatre’s “Season of Discovery” continues with its first City Series show, Mothers and Sons, staged in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. This one-act drama by American playwright Terrence McNally opened on Broadway in March of 2014, under the direction of Sheryl Kaller, who also directed the show’s New Hope, PA premiere one year prior…. Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre's Sept. 23-Oct. 9 production of Mothers and Sons will star (from left) Chris Maxwell as Will Ogden, Brian Westbrook as Cal Porter, Andrew Farmer as Bud Ogden-Porter, and Rebecca Johnston as Katharine Gerard (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

RLT’s Mothers and Sons Is a Riveting Drama, Laced with Humor and Some Tender Moments

NOTE: Pamela Vesper was not able to attend this performance. I was accompanied by Sharon Silcox. Her comments appear at the end of this article. — KB Mothers and Sons at Raleigh Little Theatre is an intense, riveting drama, laced with humor and some tender moments. When the curtain rises, it has been 20 years… Read More ›

Deborah Lalush and Tony Courville star in "Obsessive Impulsive" (photo by Ron Foreman)

John Cariani’s Love/Sick at N.C. State Is Inventive and Satisfying

Last Thursday, Sept. 22nd, the student cast members of N.C. State University Theatre opened their two-week run of John Cariani’s Love/Sick in the Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall in Raleigh, NC. The play, written by American playwright John Cariani, who is best known for Almost, Maine, premiered in 2010 at High Point University in… Read More ›

Bob Nocek Presents LLC presented Hannibal Buress: The Hannibal Montanabal Experience at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23rd, in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Comedian Hannibal Buress Earned Big Laughs Friday Night at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Chicago native Hannibal Buress (yes, that’s his name) is touring the United States, Canada, and Australia with a microphone, a DJ, and a dry wit. He exploded onto the club comedy scene in 2009, during his tenure as a writer on Saturday Night Live, and skyrocketed quickly. Buress’ first comedy album, My Name is Hannibal,… Read More ›

Theatre in the Park will stage Del Shores' Southern Baptist Sissies Sept. 22-25 in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh

TIP’s Southern Baptist Sissies Stimulates Plenty of Laughter, Thought, and Feeling

What’s it like to be part of a society that teaches you to hate and reject yourself? You don’t have to be gay to experience this kind of cognitive dissonance. Likewise, you don’t have to be part of a society that is Baptist or even “Southern.” We all experience conflicting pushes and pulls in our… Read More ›