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Neuse Little Theatre’s Walking Across Egypt Is Full of Southern Heart, Humor, and Charm

Walking Across Egypt, onstage now at Neuse Little Theatre under the direction of Tony Pender, is a charming story that got its start as a novel. Later, it was adapted into a film of the same name and this stage play, as adapted by Catherine Bush. While the story may not have started out as a… Read More ›

Wry Plot Twists and Poignant Human Truths Make BCTC’s King Charles III a Must-See Show

British playwright and screenwriter Mike Bartlett has assumed the role of The Bard to pen King Charles III, a “historical” play in blank verse and rhyming couplets, written in the Shakespearean style. It is a remarkable homage to the greatest English playwright, incorporating drifts into humor, bawdy puns, poignant human truths, and wry plot twists… Read More ›

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 ›