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Month: June 2019

The Paul Taylor Dance Company’s Promethean Fire Sets the American Dance Festival Ablaze

If I quench thee, thou flaming minister… I know not where is that Promethean heat/That can thy light relume. — Othello, Act V, Scene II — This year’s American Dance Festival in Durham, NC, which is presenting Two Different Programs of Classic Paul Taylor Dance!, is dedicated to Paul Taylor, one of our most accomplished… Read More ›

Shinedown

Shinedown at the Red Hat Amphitheater Shinedown hit the Red Hat Amphitheater Wednesday night continuing their 2019 tour.  Members hit the stage in suits or dress vests with a newer single, “Devil” off their sixth studio album, “Attention Attention” released in 2018.  As always, Shinedown did not disappoint. The show was full of energy and… Read More ›

Styx

Styx @ DPAC Slideshow I have not seen Styx since  the time they played at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts, many years ago. The Big E was comparable to seeing them here, if they played at the NC State Fair. I have to say, Durham Performing Arts Center was a much better venue… Read More ›

Some of the Sharpest Social Criticism Emerges at Comic Moments in the Agape Theatre Project’s Production of Trouble in Mind

Charleston, SC-born playwright Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind, which premiered in November of 1955, won a 1956 OBIE Award for best original Off-Broadway production. (Indeed, Childress was the first African-American woman to win an OBIE.) The Agape Theatre Project’s production of this comedy-drama, directed by Kenneth E. Hinton, with technical direction by Artie Reese, runs… Read More ›

Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Churchill’s Shorts at CAM/Raleigh: 4 Apples + 2 Olivers + 1 Filiaci = Plenty of Food for Thought

The plays of British playwright Caryl Churchill could be described as “complex” and “cerebral,” and her works are not new to the Triangle area stage. Tiny Engine Theatre’s 2016 Cloud Nine and Raleigh Ensemble Players’ 2008 The Skriker come to mind. Both of those productions left me impressed but a bit bewildered, and I will… Read More ›