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London-born Irish dramatist Martin McDonagh’s delightful dark comedy The Cripple of Inishmaan (1996) is set in 1934 in the remote seaside community of Inishmaan, in the Aran Islands, off the west coast of Ireland. The title character “Crippled” Billy Claven (played with pluck by Ishai Buchbinder in the current Deep Dish Theater Company production) is [...]
Deep Dish’s Rendition of “She Stoops to Conquer” by Oliver Goldsmith Is Fresh, Frisky, and Very Funny
Deep Dish Theater Company resident director Tony Lea’s whimsical modernistic take on Anglo-Irish dramatist Oliver Goldsmith’s 1773 Comedy of Manners, “She Stoops to Conquer,” is fresh, frisky, and very funny. The key ingredient in Deep Dish’s latest theatrical offering is Lea’s buoyant comic staging combines with scenic designer Kenneth Rowland’s splendid miniature parlor set — with inserts for the tavern and garden scenes — and costume designer David Serxner’s handsome array of vintage 18th century outfits. The latter two add an air of authenticity to the proceedings and heighten the hilarity of this classic comedy of subterfuge, mistaken identity, runaway brides, and an attempted jewel heist, albeit by the jewelry’s rightful owner.
The Deep Dish Theater Company will present “She Stoops to Conquer,” a perennially popular 1773 Comedy of Manners by Anglo-Irish playwright and poet Oliver Goldsmith (1730-74), on Oct. 26-28, Oct. 31-Nov. 4, and Nov. 7-11 and 14-17 in Deep Dish’s performance space between The Print Shop and the Public Library at the Dillard’s end of University Mall in Chapel Hill, NC.
August Wilson’s Last Play, “Radio Golf,” Proves to Be a Splendid Season-Opener for Deep Dish Theater
African-American playwright August Wilson’s last play, “Radio Golf” (2005), set in 1997 in the poverty-stricken Hill District of Pittsburgh, PA, proves to be a splendid season-opener for Deep Dish Theater Company, thanks to superb staging by guest director Kathryn Hunter-Williams and the compelling characterizations of an unusually energetic and expressive acting ensemble, led by critically acclaimed Raleigh actor, director, and dramatist Mike Wiley.
Deep Dish Theater Company Kicks Off Season 12 Aug. 24th with August Wilson’s Final Play, “Radio Golf”
Deep Dish Theater Company will kick off its 12th season at University Mall with African-American playwright August Wilson’s final play, Radio Golf, set in 1997 in the office of a community-redevelopment business in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, PA, from Aug. 24th to Sept. 15th. UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Dramatic Art faculty member and PlayMakers Repertory Company mainstay Kathryn Hunter-Williams will direct this comedic drama about the high price of progress in the black community.
Deep Dish Theater Company present will premiere “Agate Hill to Appomattox: Southern Women’s Voices,” a new one-woman show written and performed by Barbara Bates Smith, with music by Jeff Sebens, on June 8-10 in Deep Dish’s performance space between The Print Shop and the Public Library at the Dillard’s end of University Mall in Chapel Hill, NC.
Chapel Hill, NC-based Deep Dish Theater Company is concluding its 11th season this spring with a delightfully dark early science-fiction comedy by prolific English dramatist and stage director Sir Alan Ayckbourn (“Absurd Person Singular,” “The Norman Conquests” trilogy, “Bedroom Farce”). “Henceforward…” (1987) is set in a besieged apartment block on the outskirts London in a decidedly dystopian near-future time when gangs of marauding teenaged skinheads terrorize the suburbs of the British capital.
“Alan Ayckbourn is one of the most brilliant comic minds in the history of the theater,” says “Henceforward…” director Paul Frellick, “and this play shows him at his most ingenious. Technologically and psychologically, this production easily qualifies as our most ambitious ever.”