Almost, Maine at Theatre in the Park Offers Wry Humor, Comedy, Pathos, Drama, and Love

Page Purgar and Brian Yandle star in Almost, Maine (photo by Stephen J. Larson)

Theatre in the Park is presenting three “plays in repertory,” which in fact is not what that term usually means; but three shows in a row during the month of September are True West by Sam Shepard, which ran Sept. 8-11, Almost, Maine by John Cariani, which is running Sept. 15th through the 18th, and… Continue reading Almost, Maine at Theatre in the Park Offers Wry Humor, Comedy, Pathos, Drama, and Love

Theatre in the Park’s Almost, Maine Is a Delightful Production of a Dreadful Play

Brian Yandle (left) and Byron Jennings II star in Almost, Maine (photo by Stephen J. Larson)

Staging three fully-produced plays in three weeks in the same space is an impressive undertaking, especially if the plays are done well. Last week, Theatre in the Park of Raleigh, NC began its presentation of a trio of contemporary plays: Sam Shepard’s True West, which ran Sept. 8-11; John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, which will run… Continue reading Theatre in the Park’s Almost, Maine Is a Delightful Production of a Dreadful Play

The Sword of “Wit” Slices Deeply, and Margaret Edson’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize Winner Sticks with You

Wit by Margaret Edson is a tour-de-force play for a resilient and powerful actress, fleshed out with seven subordinate performers who are necessary to advance the plot. The Justice Theater Project’s cast does an excellent job of supporting their principal; and she, Rasool Jahan, fills the role completely. The story takes place during the last… Continue reading The Sword of “Wit” Slices Deeply, and Margaret Edson’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize Winner Sticks with You

“Frost/Nixon’s” David Henderson and John Honeycutt Twinkle Brightly for Justice Theater Project

You could probably see them from space, David Henderson and John Honeycutt twinkle so brightly as the title characters in The Justice Theater Project’s stellar production of Peter Morgan’s 2006 historical drama “Frost/Nixon,” which will conclude its three-week run on Sept 14-16 and 21-23 in Clare Hall at the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in north Raleigh, NC.

JTP’s “Frost/Nixon” Stars David Henderson as David Frost and John Honeycutt as President Richard Nixon

In his 2006 historical drama, “Frost/Nixon,” London playwright and screenwriter Peter Morgan dramatizes events surrounding the series of 1977 television interviews about his presidency that former President Richard M. Nixon ultimately granted a persistent David Frost, whose secret hope was that Nixon would finally admit his involvement in the Watergate scandal. Was he or wasn’t he involved? You will have to see The Justice Theater Project’s presentation of “Frost/Nixon” to find out.