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Cast and crew of A Lesson Before Dying pose with director Deb Royals (lower right) (photo by Valerie Taylor)

The Acting Is Simply Superb in JTP’s Powerful and Poignant Production of A Lesson Before Dying

The Justice Theater Project’s 2015-16 season opener, A Lesson Before Dying, directed by Deb Royals, is powerful, poignant, and well-executed (pun intended. The acting is simply superb! Set in Louisiana in the 1940s, Romulus Linney’s play is based on Ernest J. Gaines’ 1993 novel, which tells the final chapter in the life of a man… Read More ›

Katori Hall’s 2009 Two-Character Play, “The Mountaintop,” Treats MLK as a Man, Not as a Saint

The question asked in The Justice Theater Project’s production of Katori Hall’s 2009 two-character play The Mountaintop may well be “Can a flawed man lead society to the mountaintop it so desperately needs to climb?” We Americans love to find the feet of clay that our icons and idols stand on; but this play doesn’t… Read More ›

"The Secret Garden" garnered seven 1991 Tony Award® nominations, and on three Tonys

“The Secret Garden” Is a Tony Award®-Winning Musical Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Novel

The Justice Theater Project will kick off its 2011-12 season with the Tony Award®-winning 1991 Broadway musical “The Secret Garden,” with music by Lucy Simon and a book and lyrics by Marsha Norman, based on the beloved 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, on Sept. 9-11, 16-18, and 23-25 in Clare Hall at the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in north Raleigh, NC.

"Home" runs through June 26th at Clare Hall

Joseph Callender, Rasool Jahan, and Joy Williams Sparkle in JTP’s Production of “Home”

While Joseph Callender’s eloquence as Cephus Miles in “Home” wins the hearts and minds of Justice Theater Project’s patrons, Rasool Jahan and Joy Williams alternately tickle the audience’s funny-bones and raise their hackles with their charismatic characterizations of some two dozen people — good, bad, and ugly.

"Home" Plays June 10-26 in Clare Hall

Joseph Callender Stars as Black Everyman Cephus Miles in “Home” by Samm-Art Williams

When he first read “Home,” director Sean A. Brosnahan says, “I remember being struck by the beauty of the narrative; [and] the way Samm-Art Williams threads dialog, commentary, narration, and poetry into one seamless piece of theatrical art.”