Tag: ArtsCenter Stage
To coin a phrase, The 10-play Pittsburgh Cycle is an august opus of love, insight, broad vision, and the ear and heart of an artist still not as fully recognized nor acclaimed as he should be, a giant of a man and skyscraper of a playwright. I say that even though the former Virginia Theater… Read More ›
ArtsCenter Stage’s “12th Annual 10 by 10 in the Triangle Festival” Starts Slowly, Then Roars to Life
ArtsCenter Stage’s 12th Annual 10 by 10 in the Triangle Festival starts slowly with the earthbound “My Name Is Yin,” written by San Francisco, CA playwright Tom Swift and directed by Ian Bowater. The author throws everything but the kitchen sink into this 15-minute Theatre of the Absurd-style mashup of comedy and fantasy and God… Read More ›
ArtsCenter Stage’s Provocative Production of “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” Stirs the Soul
The Southeast premiere of “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914,” concluding its all-too-short two-week run this weekend at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC, stirs the soul. This ArtsCenter Stage presentation of the hour-long 2007 radio musical drama written by Peter Rothstein, with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach, is a true symphonic drama in which 11 members from the Cantari Men’s Ensemble sings songs of the times — traditional ballads, patriotic ditties, marching songs, and Christmas hymns and carols — all a cappella, wearing the World War I uniforms of both sides as they also recite pertinent bits of poetry, excerpts from the letters and dispatches, even inscriptions from grave markers.
The ArtsCenter Will Stage the Radio Musical Drama “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” Dec. 7-16
ArtsCenter Stage will present the Southeast premiere of “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914,” a 2007 radio musical drama by Peter Rothstein, with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach, on Dec. 7-9 and 13-16 in the Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC.
Can One Person Change the World? “44 Plays for 44 Presidents” at The ArtsCenter Proves That It’s True
It’s an understatement to say that the timing of the play 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, currently showing at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, is on point with the presidential election only a month away; but the play is not a new one. In fact, the play, originally titled 43 Plays for 43 Presidents, premiered in… Read More ›