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Month: April 2018

Anne Torsiglieri’s "A" Train, at PlayMakers Repertory Company on April 25-29, Chronicles Her Own Wild Ride on the Autism Train

For the ninth and final production of its crowd-pleasing 2017-18 season, PlayMakers Repertory Company will present “A” Train: The Play, written and performed by Anne Torsiglieri and directed by Risa Brainin, with music by Brad Carroll, on April 25-29 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Joan… Read More ›

Proof stars Wayne Burtoft as Robert and Liz Webb as Catherine (photo by David Leone)

Liz Webb Sparkles as Catherine in the Forest Moon Theater’s Impressive Production of Proof

While the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts is undergoing renovation, Forest Moon Theater has successfully produced two shows at a temporary venue — the Wake Forest Community House. Just as the company did in February with Sylvia, they have quite handily converted the space into a theater; and director Bob Baird has mounted… Read More ›

Proof stars Wayne Burtoft as Robert and Liz Webb as Catherine (photo by David Leone)

David Auburn’s Proof Is Well-Written and Excellently Acted at Forest Moon Theater

Playwright David Auburn won the Tony Award® for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama in 2001 for his play Proof , a love story centering on the phenomenon of emotional distress among mathematicians. Forest Moon Theater’s community-theater production of this play opened Friday night at the Wake Forest Community House, located at… Read More ›

Theatre in the Park's cast for Robert Askins' 2011 comedy for mature audiences, Hand to God, includes (from left) Lorelei Lemon, Kathy Day, Chris Brown, Ira David Wood IV (seated), and Kenny Hertling

Robert Askins’ Hand to God Delivers Tears-Running-Down-Your-Face Laughter at TIP

A cast of six — five humans and the Devil, in the shape of a vulgar hand puppet — have taken over the Theatre in the Park’s stage in Robert Askins’ hilarious, raunchy, and weirdly scary Hand to God. With slapstick humor, dark and mature themes, and more than enough twists for the adult audience,… Read More ›

Mike McLean stars as Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music (photo by Matthew Murphy)

The Sound of Music at DPAC Is Every Bit as Good as Ever — and Surprisingly Timely in 2018

The Sound of Music opened last night at Durham Performing Arts Center, and runs until tomorrow. If you are looking for a good family show, filled with important messages, click here to buy your tickets now. You don’t want to miss this live version of the Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning Best Score, including “My… Read More ›