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PlayMakers Repertory Company mainstay Jeffrey Blair Cornell (center) stars as Deputy Governor and Salem Witch Trials chief judge Thomas Danforth (photo by Jon Gardiner)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Puts the Spark Back into Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

crucible. A ceramic or metal container in which metals or other substances may be melted or subjected to very high temperatures. PlayMakers Repertory Company celebrates the 40th anniversary of its professional residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a production of The Crucible — last produced by the UNC’s professional-theater-in-residence in… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company mainstay Jeffrey Blair Cornell (center) stars as Deputy Governor and Salem Witch Trials chief judge Thomas Danforth (photo by Jon Gardiner)

The Crucible at PlayMakers Rep Is Arthur Miller’s Cautionary Tale About the Salem Witch Trials’ Rush to Judgment

For the second production of its 2016-17 mainstage season, PlayMakers Repertory Company is staging a modern-dress theater-in-the-round production of The Crucible a timely topical drama by American dramatist, screenwriter, and essayist Arthur Miller (1915-2005), on Oct. 19-23, and 25-30 and Nov. 1-4 and 6 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina… Read More ›

Julie Fishell (left), Charlie Brady, and Meagan Mackenzie Chieppor star in Theatre Raleigh's production of All My Sons (photo by Alexa Rose Blazevich Photography)

Theatre Raleigh’s All My Sons Heats Up Summer Nights at the Kennedy Theatre on June 8-19

The lights came up on the stage of the Kennedy Theatre on Thursday night, with a beautiful, middle-aged woman in a nightdress sitting on a tree swing in the darkness of a thunderstorm. The violence of the storm and its destruction drives her back into the house, and all goes black once more. This moment,… Read More ›

Neuse Little Theatre Breathes New Life into a Classic in “Death of a Salesman”

  Most people are familiar with Arthur Miller’s famed Death of a Salesman, a play that’s all about despicable (but somewhat sympathetic) Willy Loman (Mike McGee), a failed family man and salesman who is having strange hallucinations and thinking of ending his life. This regretful and introspective tale, which takes place in the 1940s, proves… Read More ›

Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People” Explores the Whistleblower’s Dilemma in Depth at PRC

American dramatist and screenwriter Arthur Miller adapted Lars Nordenson’s translation of An Enemy of the People, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s rebuttal play for his Ghosts, which was variously referred to as “abominable,” “revoltingly suggestive,” “malodorous,” “Maunderings of nookshotten Norwegians,” and more epithets of displeasure. Ibsen was more concerned with larger questions than syphilis and its… Read More ›