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Several Actors in the Forest Moon Theater’s Community-Theater Production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Need to Embrace Their Characters More Fully

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June 15, 2019

Sonya, Vanya, and Masha in the Forest Moon Theater’s production of Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Mike McGee and now playing at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts in Wake Forest, NC, are adult siblings who are all approaching middle age. Their parents named them after characters… Read More ›

TheatreFEST 2019’s Bright Star Is a Must-See Musical

Bright Star, the concluding production of N.C. State University Theatre’s TheatreFest 2019, is a charming bluegrass musical, with music, book, and story by Steve Martin, and music, lyrics, and story Edie Brickell. Set here in North Carolina in the mid-1940s (with flashbacks to the early-1920s), Bright Star tells two very poignant and moving stories —… Read More ›

At TIP, a Weekend Getaway Quickly Becomes an Emotional Roller-Coaster in Of Good Stock

Family drama is on tap for Theatre in the Park’s presentation of the 2015 Off-Broadway play Of Good Stock, written by Melissa Ross and directed by Lynda Clark. The story swirls around three sisters — Jess, Celia, and Amy Stockton — who have come to their family home to celebrate Jess’ birthday, years after their… Read More ›

NRACT’s World Premiere of Gay Card Is Fun, Fabulous, and Powerful

What does it mean to be gay in today’s world? Is there a “right” way to do it? Must some landmark status or achievement be reached to earn this title? These are all questions posited in a humorous and heartfelt way by North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s world premiere of Gay Card, written by… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh’s Production of Junk Is Thoughtful, Bold, and Provocative

Theatre Raleigh’s bold new play Junk, written by Ayad Akhtar and directed by Charlie Brady, dives into the high-powered, 1980s world of insider-trading-filled Wall Street, at a time when greed was just starting to come- at least brazenly- to the surface and to be the driving force behind every decision made. The show’s central focus… Read More ›