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Despite Some Plot Holes, Death by Design Is a Fun Evening of Chicanery and Intrigue

There’s murder and mystery afoot at the Cary Arts Center, as the Cary Players stage Death by Design, written by Rob Urbinati. Set in the English countryside in 1932, this Agatha Christie/Noël Coward mashup has lots going for it. A nosy maid, a philandering chauffeur, a rich married couple who love/hate each other — it’s… Read More ›

The Cary Players’ Rendition of Death by Design Falls Short as Both a Comedy and a Mystery

The Cary Players’ community-theater production of Rob Urbinati’s 2013 play, Death by Design: A Comedy with Murder, directed by Mia Peters, is a supposed mashup of the comedy of Noël Coward (1899-1973) and the mystery of Agatha Christie (1890-1976), two legends of the British stage. Set in 1932, the play uses a single set: a… Read More ›

Nate Jacobs’ A Motown Christmas Is an Exuberant and Soulful Experience

The Pure Life Theatre Company’s production of Nate Jacobs’ A Motown Christmas, directed by Deb Royals, with music direction by Ronzell Bell, opened last night at the new Pure Life Theatre (the Historic Royal Bakery Building) on Hillsborough St. in Raleigh, NC, to a joyous sellout crowd. The show runs at this location through Sunday,… Read More ›

Cary Players’ Production of the Dated 1940s Radio Christmas Carol Is a Mixed Bag

The Cary Players’ current production of A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol, which closes tonight, is a bit of what we call today, a mash-up. It is an homage to radio during the war years as well as a play-within-a-play and a comedy within a drama. Unfortunately, only 10 years after its debut, it is also… Read More ›

The cast included (from left) Yatish Yerramola, Vishaal Chaganti, Esha Shakthy, and Neha Ramkumar

Rangeela Revisited Brought Bollywood Delights to the Cary Arts Center on Nov. 16th

Talented high school students and professional dancers shared the stage at the Cary Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 16th, for a thoroughly delightful Bollywood version of a high school musical. Produced by Aakriti Kathak Academy and OORJA Productions and sponsored by local Cary companies, Rangeela Revisited | Bollywood Broadway Show | Teen Romantic Comedy raised… Read More ›