Tag: Amy White
“It is the struggles of those who have come before us that make us able to continue the struggle today.” So says Sara Thompson, dramaturg for Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists, now playing at Raleigh Little Theatre’s, under the direction of Amy White. Thompson also reminds us that history is written by the victors, something to… Read More ›
Imagine dropping into the salon of 18th century French feminist playwright Olympe de Gouges (1748-93) during the French Revolution (1789-99). King Louis XVI (1754-93) has been dethroned and beheaded, and Queen Marie Antoinette (1755-93) (of “Let them eat cake” fame) has been imprisoned. The leader of the revolution, Jean-Paul Marat, has himself become a despot,… Read More ›
If you’re in the mood for a punk rock opera, William Peace Theatre’s production of American Idiot might be just what you need. With music by the band Green Day, lyrics by Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong, and book by Armstrong and Michael Mayer, the show premiered in 2009 at Berkeley Rep and opened at the St. James Theatre on Broadway in 2010.
Raleigh, NC director and choreographer Amy White has assembled an energetic cast; and musical director Matt Hodge, with himself on keyboards, supplies an eight-member band.
The story centers on three disaffected suburban youths — Johnny, Tunny, and Will. Determined not to become “American idiots,” they decide that they have to break out of what they feel is an oppressively humdrum existence. The plan is to flee to the freedom, excitement, and opportunity of the big city.
Halloween is just around the corner; it’s time for some fun and a bit of the macabre. William Peace Theatre’s Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, written by Jennifer Haley and directed by Amy White, offers just that. The premise: teens are enthralled by a video game that involves escaping from zombies that are taking over… Read More ›
“The Pittsburgh Cycle“, the best-known body of work of Pittsburgh, PA-born African-American August Wilson (1945-2005), consists of 10 plays which mostly take place in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom takes place in Chicago in the 1920s.) Each play in the cycle represents a decade of the 20th century. The Piano Lesson,… Read More ›