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Mike Wiley and Howard L. Craft’s Peace of Clay at Theatre Raleigh Is Nothing Short of Phenomenal!

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September 24, 2021

Q: How can you maximize the experience of attending the world premiere of an outstanding, exceptionally well-performed play, penned by local playwrights and performed by local talent? A: Make sure the play in question is Peace of Clay, written by Mike Wiley and Howard L. Craft’s and directed by Aurelia Belfield, and that it features… Read More ›

OdysseyStage Theatre’s 2021 NC 10by10 Play Festival Is an Evening of Delightful Treats

EDITOR’S NOTE: Social-distancing protocols are in place (see NOTE 1 below). There is a saying that “You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone” — to which I might add: “You don’t fully appreciate what you lost ’til it’s back.” Because COVID-19 forced last year’s production into the virtual purgatory of Zoom, such was… Read More ›

Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn Will Be Quite a Treat for Raleigh Little Theatre Audiences

When was the last time you attended a play in which the opening scene involves one of the characters gaining entry into his 80-year-old mother’s Brownstone by climbing a tree and clumsily negotiating his way in through a second-story window? In Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn, opening this weekend at Raleigh Little Theatre, under… Read More ›

Stomp at DPAC This Weekend Is an Audio and Visual Feast, Laced with Character and Humor

In November of 1998, an episode of the TV show Mad About You included an appearance of that era’s cast of Stomp. A conversation between Paul and Jamie Buchman (Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt) is interrupted by the sound of percussion in the apartment above them, and a discussion ensues: Paul: What the hell is… Read More ›

DPAC’s STOMP Brings Back the Sounds of Live Theatre

It’s been quite some time since the seats of the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) were filled by patrons. However, with some restrictions, the venue is back open, and it’s hard to imagine a more fun and enjoyable re-opening production than the classic STOMP. For all its raucous noise and energy, the show, created by… Read More ›