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The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey Is a Terrific One-Man Show, Starring the Oh-So-Talented David Henderson

Honest Pint Theatre Company’s current production of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, now playing in Leggett Theatre on the second floor of Main Building at William Peace University in Raleigh, NC, is a terrific one-man show, starring the oh-so-talented David Henderson and directed by Susannah Hough. Through Henderson, the audience gets to travel alongside… Read More ›

Tangela Large (center) stars as Selah in Leaving Eden at PlayMakers Rep (photo by HuthPhoto)

PlayMakers Rep’s Riveting Leaving Eden Is Fast-Paced, Entertaining, and Thought-Provoking

Last Saturday, opening night of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Leaving Eden — written by Mike Wiley and directed by Vivienne Benesch, with music and lyrics by Laurelyn Dossett — began with the offstage rhythm of a strong tribal drumbeat and ended with a standing ovation from the near-sellout crowd. Between the initial beating of the drum… Read More ›

David Henderson’s Exquisite Performance Makes The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey an Absolute Must-See Show

James Lecesne is a first-class playwright, a novelist, a screenwriter, an actor, and one of the founders of the Trevor Project, a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week toll-free hotline for the young LGBTQ+ community, with an emphasis on distress intervention. His novel, Absolute Brightness, was first published in 2008. From it, he created the play The Absolute Brightness… Read More ›

Tangela Large and Tristan Parks (right) star as Selah and Moses in Leaving Eden (photo by HuthPhoto)

Leaving Eden at PlayMakers Rep Exposes a Small N.C. Town’s Racist Past — and Present

From April 4th to April 22nd, PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the world premiere of Leaving Eden, a play with music written by Raleigh, NC playwright and actor Mike Wiley and directed by Vivienne Benesch, with music and lyrics by Piedmont, NC singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett. The first work fully commissioned by the University of North… Read More ›

The cast of The Color Purple includes (from left) Bianca Horn, Carrie Compere, Carla R. Stewart, Adrianna Hicks, Erica Durham, Angela Birchett, and Brit West (photo by Matthew Murphy)

The Color Purple Never Fades — It’s a Smash Hit at the Durham Performing Arts Center!

The 2017-18 North American tour of the Tony Award®-winning 2015 Broadway Revival of The Color Purple: The Musical opened to a sell-out crowd last night at the Durham Performing Arts Center, and the cast cracked the walls with their stellar performances. It’s a bonafide smash hit and a revival that’s almost better than the original!… Read More ›