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Month: January 2019

Honest Pint co-artistic director Susannah Hough stars as Carol in The Herd at NRACT

Top-Notch Performances Compensate for the Lack of Heart in the Characters of The Herd

The Honest Pint Theatre Company, operating at the North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, follows the early Greeks to modern times with a favorite topic for playwrights, the dysfunctional family. This British play is no exception. The Herd by Rory Kinnear, is hardly about one’s typical family. It is filled with unspoken, as well as… Read More ›

“Jump” Tackles Tough Topics

This season, which PlayMakers Repertory Company has themed as “shifting ground,” has brought three world premieres to the Triangle. Its third one, Jump, written by Charly Evon Simpson and directed by Whitney White, certainly fits in with this exploratory theme due to its unique take on mental illness and its surprising structure. ​ The play… Read More ›

Cher at the PNC

Cher was with us at the PNC Raleigh January 27th. Coming out (or should I say down being lowered on a platform) preforming “Woman’s World”. Flamboyant in big red hair and dressed as a female roman.  After preforming her second song, “Strong Enough” I had to pack up the camera and return it to the… Read More ›

With Its Overloud Orchestra and Overcrowded Scenes, the N.C. Opera’s Carmen Disappoints

Carmen, the title character of the North Carolina Opera’s fully staged production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen, sung in French with English supertitles, is a Spanish gypsy. Carmen (played again today at 2 p.m. in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium by Aleks Romano) is the embodiment of passion, desire, and love. Wherever she goes, she casts her spell…. Read More ›

Honest Pint co-artistic director Susannah Hough stars as Carol in The Herd at NRACT

Honest Pint’s First-Rate Staging of Rory Kinnear’s 2013 Family Dramedy The Herd Is a Must-See Show at NRACT

Honest Pint Theatre Company is currently presenting the second North American production of The Herd by Rory Kinnear, during a three-week run at the North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre. This must-see show made its U.S. debut in 2015 at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. The Herd wonderfully depicts a typical family living through the… Read More ›