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The cast for the Forest Moon Theater's community-theater production of Sylvia includes (from left) Kylee Silvas as Sylvia, Larry Evans as Greg, Tony Hefner as Phyllis, and Shana Fisher as Kate (photo by David Eliot Leone)

Kylee Silvas Walks, Talks, and Thinks Dog in Forest Moon Theater’s Fun, Fast-Moving Production of Sylvia

“The leading lady is a dog!” Don’t misinterpret that statement; you would risk talking yourself out of a very pleasurable theatrical experience. Indeed, the playwright initially had trouble getting this play produced (see below).* Forest Moon Theater has converted the Wake Forest Community House into a theater in order to produce A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia, directed… Read More ›

The cast for the Forest Moon Theater's community-theater production of Sylvia includes (from left) Kylee Silvas as Sylvia, Larry Evans as Greg, Tony Hefner as Phyllis, and Shana Fisher as Kate (photo by David Eliot Leone)

Forest Moon Theater’s Sylvia Is a Barking-Good Time

If your dog could talk, what would it say? More importantly, what would it say about you? Actually, our dogs say a lot about us already, or at least that’s the theory posited by Forest Moon Theater’s production of Sylvia, written by A.R. Gurney and directed for the Wake Forest, NC community theater by Mike… Read More ›

A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters Features Strong Characters and a Unique Delivery Method

Some friendships are lifelong. Some friendships are incredibly complicated. And, some rare friendships are both of these things. It is one of these rare types of friendships that is showcased in A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, onstage now through North Carolina Theatre under the direction of Guy Stroman. Gurney’s show is a unique one. Instead of… Read More ›

David Wood and Sandy Duncan and star in Love Letters at NCT (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

NCT’s Love Letters, Starring Sandy Duncan and David Wood, Is a Sensual and Literary Feast

North Carolina Theatre‘s production of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters is a sensual and literary feast for anyone who has treasured a handwritten letter from a person whom they have admired. This two-character show, which stars Sandy Duncan and Ira David Wood III and runs Jan. 12-14 and 16-21 in Raleigh’s A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater, employs… Read More ›

Sandy Duncan and David Wood Will Star in the NCT Production of Love Letters by A.R. Gurney

On Jan. 12-14 and 16-21, North Carolina Theatre will ring in the New Year, in grand style, with a megawatt production of Buffalo, NY-born playwright A.R. Gurney’s two-character 1988 New York Public Library, 1989 Off-Broadway, and 1989 Broadway play, Love Letters, starring 71-year-old Broadway and Off-Broadway, television, and motion-picture actress Sandy Duncan and 70-year-old Enfield,… Read More ›

A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters Are Letters That Are Easy to Love

In recent years, this area has been blessed with productions of works by A.R. Gurney, notably: The Dining Room and Scenes from American Life. Under the direction of Rebecca Blum, Bare Theatre’s production of Gurney’s Love Letters at Sonorous Road Productions in Raleigh joins them as a blessing to the local stage. The show is… Read More ›

Sit Down to a Feast at the Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex! See “The Dining Room” by A.R. Gurney

When six actors perform 54 roles — an average of nine roles per actor — that’s impressive! However, the main character of the Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex’s May 28-31 production of The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney is the dining room itself — character number 55 — furniture that was manufactured in 1898…. Read More ›