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The Deep Dish Theater Company cast for David Lindsay-Abaire's "Good People" stars Helen J. Hagan as Maggie and Mark Filiaci as her former her high-school boyfriend Mike (photo by Jonathan Young)

“Good People” from Boston Bring Laughs to Deep Dish Theater Company in Chapel Hill

Boston comes to Chapel Hill from Aug. 23rd through Sept. 14th at the Deep Dish Theater Company at the University Mall in the form of David Lindsay-Abaire’s funny and fragile Good People.  Only someone born and raised in the working class neighborhoods of South Boston could convey the grittiness and heartbreaking realities a single mom… Read More ›

Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan” Is a Delightful Dark Comedy Set in the Aran Islands

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… Read More ›

The Deep Dish cast for "She Stoops to Conquer" includes (from left) Brian Fisher as young Charles Marlow and Amelia Sciandra as Kate Hardcastle (photo by Jonathan Young)

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 cast of "She Stoops to Conquer" includes (from left) Brett Bolton, Brian Fisher, and George Rady (photo by Jonathan Young)

Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer” Is a Perennially Popular 1773 Comedy of Manners

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.

Mike Wiley (left) as community redeveloper and would-be Pittsburgh mayoral candidate Harmond Wilks and Warren Keyes as Elder Joseph Barlow (photo by Jonathan Young)

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.