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Month: March 2019

Sonorous Road Rep’s Provocative Production of Émilie Features Five Flawless Performers

Sonorous Road Repertory Company’s production of Émilie La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson, is a delightfully enlightening view of important early physicist, polemicist, mathematician, and — most probably what we today would call a feminist — Gabrielle-Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet (1706-49). A married upper-crust polymath who… Read More ›

Michelle Murray Wells (left) plays Émilie in Émilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight (photo by Jennifer Kidd Photography and portrait by Maurice Quentin de La Tour)

Michelle Wells and Sterling Hurst Sparkle in Sonorous Road Rep’s Émilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight

Sonorous Road Repertory Company’s current offering, Lauren Gunderson’s Émilie La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, is a remarkable play about a remarkable woman. Directed by Egla Birmingham Hassan, it stars Michelle Murray Wells as Émilie and Sterling Hurst as Voltaire. Both stars simply shine! To say that Gabrielle-Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil (1706-1749),… Read More ›

Where Words Once Were Is a Brisk, Captivating Discussion of the Importance of Language

Theatre Raleigh’s Where Words Once Were: A Play About Language and Its Absences, written by Finegan Kruckemeyer and directed Noah Putterman, offers a fast-moving, captivating discussion of an important topic: the importance of language as a component of human existence. George Orwell’s 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-four has given us the term Newspeak — the word… Read More ›

Upsahl

19 year old Indie/pop artist from Phoenix, Taylor Upsahl, has been into music from the age of 5 and made her first EP at the age of 14. After finishing high school in 2017, Taylor had her family’s support in making a bigger break into the music industry. Well here she is, signed to Ariasta… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh’s Where Words Once Were Is Innovative and Thought-Provoking

Theatre Raleigh’s “Family Series” offers up theatre that whole families can enjoy together. The “family” branding, however, doesn’t mean that these productions aren’t thought-provoking and innovative, as is the case with the current production, “Where Words Once Were,” written by Finegan Kruckemeyer and under the direction of Noah Putterman. The show is billed as “a… Read More ›