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The Justice Theater Project’s Ragtime Keeps Tempo … Mostly

The Justice Theater Project of Raleigh is producing a daring production of a modern American play about immigration, police brutality, the nature of celebrity, political protests, and capitalism. These topics are fitting with the company’s focus on social justice. What is atypical, however, is that these topics are tackled in a musical. That musical is… Read More ›

Two Fine Actors Portray Two Immensely Interesting Characters in JTP’s Tuesdays with Morrie

The Justice Theater Project produces plays that point up relevant social issues. In the Triangle, the plight of our beloved Larry Stogner of WTVD, one year into the debilitating, progressive and incurable affliction amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, resonates in this production. The play was developed from Mitch Albom’s 1997… Read More ›

Jerry Sipp and John Honeycutt’s Performances in JTP’s Tuesdays with Morrie Touch Our Souls

What if you could spend one day each week with a very dear and wise old friend — a friend who willingly mentors you and helps you deal with life? What a gift that would be! Mitch Albom had this gift fall into his lap, and he shares it with us. The script for the… Read More ›

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 ›

JTP’s Production of “The Color Purple” Entrances

Alice Walker’s 1983 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for Fiction-winning novel The Color Purple.” was soon adapted to film. Re-adapted as a musical in 2004, with book by Marsha Norman music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray, The Color Purple: The Musical has played around the country and elsewhere ever… Read More ›