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Honest Pint’s Extraordinary Production of “A Steady Rain” Is a Must-See Crime Drama at NRACT

It was a lot like old times, seeing David Henderson and Ryan Brock on stage together, directed by C. Glen Matthews, working on a set built and lit by Miyuki Su. When you have a combination like that, you’re practically assured a hit. Honest Pint Theatre Company’s inaugural production of Keith Huff’s two-hander A Steady… Read More ›

“A Steady Rain” Is an Emotionally Charged and Unforgettable Debut for Honest Pint Theatre Company

“A Steady Rain,” the debut performance from Honest Pint Theatre Company and written by Keith Huff, is the story of a summer when a literal and figurative “steady rain” falls in the lives of two friends and Chicago cops—reckless, impulsive Denny (Ryan Brock) and sweet, big-hearted Joey, (David Henderson) who, with Denny’s help, has recently… Read More ›

David Henderson (left) and Ryan Brock will star in "A Steady Rain" at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre

David Henderson and Ryan Brock Will Star in Keith Huff’s Crime Drama, “A Steady Rain,” at NRACT

The newly formed Honest Pint Theatre Company will present A Steady Rain, a 2007 Broadway crime drama written by Chicago playwright Keith Huff and staged by Raleigh, NC director and drama teacher C. Glen Matthews, on Aug. 23-25, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, and Sept. 6-8 at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, in the Greystone Village… Read More ›

Raleigh Ensemble Players' production of "Circle Mirror Transformation" runs Feb. 17-19 and 23-26 and March 2-4 at 213 Fayetteville St.

Annie Baker’s 2010 OBIE Award-Winning Dramedy “Circle Mirror Transformation” Disappoints

Unfortunately, the characters of “Circle Mirror Transformation” are merely the usual suspects: a bewildered and angry soon-to-be-ex-husband trying to regain his confidence with women, the sexy gal on the rebound from a romance turned toxic, the surly teenaged girl who wants to be a star, the outwardly cheerful acting-class teacher smiling through her tears, and her genial husband taking the class to try to heal the growing fissure between himself and his second wife.

Raleigh Ensemble Players' production of "Circle Mirror Transformation" runs Feb. 17-19 and 23-26 and March 2-4 at 213 Fayetteville St.

“Circle Mirror Transformation” by Annie Baker Is a Delightful 2010 OBIE Award-Winning Comedy

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. [‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ is a] beautifully crafted diorama, a Petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.