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Month: September 2018

Raleigh Little Theatre will stage Lauren Gunderson's The Revolutionists, directed by Amy White, on Oct. 4-7 and 11-14 in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (photo by Areon Mobasher)

Sets, Costumes, Acting, and the Script Make RLT’s The Revolutionists a Must-See Show

“It is the struggles of those who have come before us that make us able to continue the struggle today.” So says Sara Thompson, dramaturg for Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists, now playing at Raleigh Little Theatre’s, under the direction of Amy White. Thompson also reminds us that history is written by the victors, something to… Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre will stage Lauren Gunderson's The Revolutionists, directed by Amy White, on Oct. 4-7 and 11-14 in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (photo by Areon Mobasher)

The Revolutionists at RLT Praises Four Unsung Heroines of the Bloody French Revolution

Imagine dropping into the salon of 18th century French feminist playwright Olympe de Gouges (1748-93) during the French Revolution (1789-99). King Louis XVI (1754-93) has been dethroned and beheaded, and Queen Marie Antoinette (1755-93) (of “Let them eat cake” fame) has been imprisoned. The leader of the revolution, Jean-Paul Marat, has himself become a despot,… Read More ›

Peak Ensemble Players of Apex Does It Again with Robin Hawdon’s Perfect Wedding

The curtains open on a disheveled bridal suite in the “only decent hotel within miles.” A head emerges from under the covers (at the foot of the bed). The first line: “Oh. My. God!” Wait! Did somebody say the words “perfect wedding?” The plot thickens when we discover that this is the morning of the… Read More ›

Photo by Kharen Hill

On Tuesday, Sept. 25th, DPAC Patrons Spent an Enchanted Evening with Sarah McLachlan

On Tuesday, Sept. 25th, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) audience for An Evening with Sarah McLachlan was simply dazzled by multi-platinum and GRAMMY Award-winner Sarah McLachlan. Originally born on Jan. 28, 1968 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, McLachlan quickly rose to international success. I was first introduced to Sarah McLachlan when a friend of… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet will will conclude its two-week run of Igor Stravinsky's Firebird & A Tribute to Russian Ballet & Its Composers on Sept. 29th and 30th in Raleigh's A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater (photo by Armes Photography)

Spartacus & Phrygia’s Margaret Severin-Hansen and Marcelo Martinez Steal the Show from The Firebird at the Carolina Ballet

The Carolina Ballet’s 2018-19 season opened on Thursday, Sept. 20th, with Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird & A Tribute to Russian Ballet & Its Composers. The diverse ballets are currently being performed in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh, NC’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, with performances running through Sunday, Sept. 30th. Although listed… Read More ›