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Raleigh Little Theatre will stage Bob Marley's Three Little Birds on March 8-24 (photo by Jeannine Borzello)

Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds at Raleigh Little Theatre Is a Joyful Tale of Youthful Courage

Anyone in the Triangle area wishing to escape the lingering cold of a winter that just won’t quit need look no further than Raleigh Little Theatre’s radiant production of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds. Adapted by Michael J. Bobbitt from a charming illustrated children’s book written by Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley’s daughter, Cedella Marley, Three… Read More ›

Justice Theater Project’s Version of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Is a Must-See Show with a Wonderful and Talented Cast

The Justice Theater Project, headed up by Deb Royals, has been producing socially important entertainment for 12 years now. They never fail at both massive jobs — entertaining and driving home the various gaping inequities in American society. This season JTP’s theme, according to Kristi Vincent Johnson, chairperson of the theater’s board of directors, is… Read More ›

JTP’s Rendition of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Is Beautiful and Captivating!

The Justice Theater Project’s rendition of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, which concludes its two-week run on June 23-25 at the Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh, tells a hauntingly beautiful story, set in “Catfish Row,” a tenement in Charleston, SC. Porgy is a disabled beggar. Bess is a beautiful, sultry woman with… Read More ›

The Justice Theater Project’s Production of Black Nativity Will Take You to Church

Written by Harlem Renaissance author Langston Hughes, Black Nativity premiered Off Broadway in December of 1961. It has since become a holiday staple of schools, churches, and community theaters in countries around the world. The Justice Theatre Project has just mounted its sixth annual production of Black Nativity on Dec. 17-19 in Stewart Theatre in… 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 ›