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Terrence McNally’s Clichéd Comedy It’s Only a Play at TIP Is Chock-Full of Inside Jokes

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August 14, 2018

The opening weekend Sunday-matinee performance of It’s Only a Play offered a handful of laughs and a whole lot of celebrity name-dropping to patrons of Raleigh, NC’s beloved Theatre in the Park. While it is apparent that the cast, director, and production team at TIP are of the utmost talent and professionalism, playwright Terrence McNally’s… Read More ›

Seed Art Share's Aug. 10-12 presentation of The Miracle Worker by William Gibson stars (from left) Heather J. Strickland, Havana Blum, and Rebecca Blum (photo by Areon Mobasher)

Kudos to Seed Art Share’s Immersive Staging of The Miracle Worker, Directed by Dustin Britt and Starring Havana Blum as Helen Keller

As a relative newcomer to the Raleigh area, this reviewer had heard of, but not yet experienced, the sort of immersive theater in which historical tales are played out on historic sites, allowing the audience to move through the space and experience these re-enactments up close and personal. To finally experience one such a play,… Read More ›

Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play Is Much More Than a Play — It’s a Triumph for TIP

Originally produced Off-Off-Broadway in 1982 and again Off-Broadway in 1986, It’s Only a Play by Terrence McNally was updated for Broadway in 2014. This revised version of the play, now on the boards at Theatre in the Park, boasts a cast that is a Who’s Who of North Carolina theater. The changes in the Broadway… Read More ›

N.C. Theatre Conservatory’s The Man Who Came to Dinner Is Equal Parts Funny and Impressive

Debuting back in 1939, The Man Who Came to Dinner is a classic comedy. However, it is not one that casts tackle too often these days, especially not young casts. However, the students of the NC Theatre Conservatory prove they’re up for the challenge with their charming production of the show, directed by Jonathan McCarter…. Read More ›

NCT Conservatory’s Presentation of The Man Who Came to Dinner Is a Fabulous Feast of Fun

With an amazing amount of energy and the ability to pull each comedic thread out of the narrative, the young actors of the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory’s Acting Summer Theatre Arts School delighted their Friday, Aug. 10th, opening-night audience with their production of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s 1939 Broadway comedy The Man Who… Read More ›