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PlayMakers Rep will stage Bertolt Brecht's Life of Galileo, adapted by Joseph Discher and directed by Vivienne Benesch, on March 5-10 and 12-17 in the Paul Green Theatre in UNC-Chapel Hill's Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art (photo by HuthPhoto)

PlayMakers Rep Presents Two Distinct "Slices" of the Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht

“Die Religion … ist das Opium des Volkes (Religion is the opiate of the people)” — Karl Marx (1818-83) — Cutting to the chase, PlayMakers Repertory Company’s current offering, Life of Galileo, is definitely worth seeing. PRC producing artistic director Vivienne Benesch directs Joseph Discher’s adaptation of Marxist East German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s 1943 play,… Read More ›

Izzy Burger as Jenny Diver, Mark Ridenour as Mack the Knife, and Kate P. Bowra as Polly Peachum (photo by Stuart Wagner)

Mack the Knife Is Back in Town in “The Threepenny Opera” at Raleigh Little Theatre June 3-19

“I guess I was exposed to ‘The Threepenny Opera’ kind of in vitro,” quips long-time RLT artistic director Haskell Fitz-Simons. “My father had a recording of the old 1954 version, which we wore out at home.”