The Old Man and the Old Moon at TIP Is a Timeless Fable, Delightfully Performed

Created by the PigPen Theatre Co., started by a group of freshmen in 2007 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, The Old Man and The Old Moon is an interactive musical, including song, dance, puppetry, and all manner of derring-do. The current Theatre in the Park production of this show tells a story about… Continue reading The Old Man and the Old Moon at TIP Is a Timeless Fable, Delightfully Performed

An Intimate and Innovative Production and a Moving Story Make Loving a Must-See Show

If you are going to see one local theater performance this year, it should be Loving at the new Pure Life Theatre in Raleigh, NC. Peter Manos’ play tells the story of an interracial couple’s fight to live together as husband and wife in 1960s Virginia. Richard and Mildred Loving were arrested and jailed for… Continue reading An Intimate and Innovative Production and a Moving Story Make Loving a Must-See Show

Tina Fey’s Mean Girls at DPAC Is a Fast-Paced, Rollicking Ride, Filled with Teen Angst

Mean Girls stars (from left) Danielle Wade as Cady Heron, Megan Masako Haley as Gretchen Wieners, Mariah Rose Faith as Regina George, and Jonalyn Saxer as Karen Smith (photo © by Joan Marcus)

You’ll need to move fast to see Mean Girls at the Durham Performing Arts Center, because the First National Tour of this show will only be in town through Sunday, Feb. 16th. It is absolutely worth the effort. This show opened on Broadway on April 8, 2018, and garnered a dozen Tony® nominations. It is… Continue reading Tina Fey’s Mean Girls at DPAC Is a Fast-Paced, Rollicking Ride, Filled with Teen Angst

The Cary Players’ Rendition of Death by Design Falls Short as Both a Comedy and a Mystery

The Cary Players’ community-theater production of Rob Urbinati’s 2013 play, Death by Design: A Comedy with Murder, directed by Mia Peters, is a supposed mashup of the comedy of Noël Coward (1899-1973) and the mystery of Agatha Christie (1890-1976), two legends of the British stage. Set in 1932, the play uses a single set: a… Continue reading The Cary Players’ Rendition of Death by Design Falls Short as Both a Comedy and a Mystery

The Cast of NRACT’s Rendition of Pearl Cleage’s Bourbon at the Border Is Simply Wonderful

The North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s presentation of Bourbon at the Border, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Natasha A. Jackson, is an important look into several troubling events in recent American history and how their effect lives on. It is a powerful display of the scars carried by a quartet of middle-aged… Continue reading The Cast of NRACT’s Rendition of Pearl Cleage’s Bourbon at the Border Is Simply Wonderful