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The N.C. Women's Theatre Festival's production of These Shining Lives stars (from left) Dannibeth Farnum, Maggie Lea, Candace Hescock, and Lydia Nethercutt (photo by Proctor Photographics)

These Shining Lives Lit Up Carrboro’s ArtsCenter on July 27-29 and Aug. 2-5

Completing its two-week run last weekend, the North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival’s production of Melanie Marnich’s These Shining Lives, directed by Jorie Slodki, was well worth seeing, hearing, and feeling. I used to begin my lectures on Romeo and Juliet something like this: “Part of the genius of Shakespeare’s play is in that, no matter… Read More ›

Lanford Wilson’s Burn This Is a Fine Meaty, Entertaining, and Thought-Provoking Show

Sonorous Road Repertory Inc.’s inaugural production of Burn This, a 1987 Broadway success from the pen of Lanford Wilson, who was part of the founding of Off-Off Broadway, handles gayness in an off-handed, everyday sort of way, rather than as a political and social confrontation. At that time, it was, no doubt, a relief to… Read More ›

Grandmother Spider narrates Paperhand's production of In the Heart of the Fire

Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s In the Heart of the Fire Comes with a Beautiful Message

The discovery of fire was probably the deciding moment that made humans what we are. From fire, came civilization, and from there industrialization, and to where we are today. Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 19th Annual Giant Puppet Pageant for All Ages: In the Heart of the Fire investigates humanity’s relationship with fire. According to the Saxapahaw,… Read More ›

Longleaf Film Festival Now Accepting Entries

And, we’re off! The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is officially accepting entries for the fifth annual Longleaf Film Festival, to be held Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, 2019. Submissions will be accepted online through March 1, 2019. Submission information is available at www.LongleafFilmFestival.com. Submissions To be eligible for selection in Longleaf… Read More ›

Janet Jackson at Walnut Creek

Janet Jackson played Walnut Creek Wednesday. All of us hoping the rain would hold off. At least those without the roof over our heads. This is Janet’s “State of the World” tour but what could have been left out was political messages. We paid for and came to be entertained.  Janet came out with The… Read More ›