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Bare Theatre’s EverScape Respawns at the New Sonorous Road Studio

respawn (v.): to re-enter gameplay after being killed. EverScape, by triangle native Allan Maule, made its regional premiere last October, having been a smash hit at the New York Fringe Festival. Bare Theatre co-produced a remounted EverScape as the inaugural production in the new Sonorous Theatre and Film Studio location on Hillsborough Street. The crew… Read More ›

Lights Up on the New Sonorous Road Studio

No business intends to pack up and move house after only two years in action. When North Carolina State University bought the standalone space at 209 Oberlin Road, the Sonorous Road Film and Theatre Studio had to take the show on the road. The Royal Bakery building on Hillsborough Street, to be precise. Right across… Read More ›

Bare Theatre’s Inauguration Day Reading of The Taming Sticks It to Trump

Art is a nation’s most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish. — President Lyndon B. Johnson, signing into existence the National Endowment for the Arts… Read More ›

Allan Maule’s EverScape Is a 90-Minute Escape for All of Us

EverScape, written by Allan Maule, contains an interesting line. One of the characters states that “our grandparents” sought escape in movies, “our parents” sought escape through television, and “we” (the play’s protagonists, presumably the current generation) seek escape in online video games. We would add to this list another, older form of escape — live… Read More ›

EverScape stars George Labusohr and Hilary Edwards (photo by John Foote)

Allan Maule’s Ingenious EverScape Is the Theatrical Event of the Season

EverScape, written by Triangle native Allan Maule, premiered at the 2015 New York Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) and was named one of the festival’s “Must-See” Shows (an honor given to only 5 of the nearly 200 productions). Maule is an actor, writer, and video game enthusiast whose personal and professional experiences have informed this extraordinarily unique… Read More ›

EverScape Is a Witty and Delightful Comedy with Serious Social Overtones

Award winning, North Carolina educated and based playwright Allan Maule has served up a witty and delightful comedy with serious social overtones in his new show, EverScape, whose North Carolina premiere is being jointly presented on Oct. 6-23 by Bare Theatre and Sonorous Road Theatre. The play was a smash hit at the 2015 New… Read More ›

Bare Theatre’s Two Gentlemen of Verona Is a Light-Hearted Early Shakespearean Frolic

Carmen-Maria Mandley founded Bare Theatre in 2001, to perform a reading of William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, and that encouraged her to try Much Ado About Nothing a little later. The company sort of languished until 2005, when Heather J. Strickland joined Mandley, and G. Todd Buker became the company composer and created the music for Titus… Read More ›

Bare Theatre’s Titus Andronicus at Common Ground Theatre in Durham Is Shakespeare with a Twist

In true-to-form Bare Theatre style, this all-female production of William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus begins with a bang! The preshow curtain speech has aspects of a “pep talk,” and Friday night’s audience responded enthusiastically. Then Saturninus and Bassianus burst into to theater, campaigning for the office of Emperor. They shake hands with audience members, give them… Read More ›

Rebecca Blum (center) stars as illustrious Roman general Titus Andronicus (photo by Yorgason Photography)

Bare Theatre’s All-Female Production of Titus Andronicus Makes an Indelible Impression

Titus Andronicus is a perfect entertainment for closing out the Halloween season. There is blood and gore galore, but Bare Theatre has managed to keep the graphical part of gore to a minimum. Titus Andronicus is considered to be the Bard’s least performed play. Originally, it was very popular, written, some say, to join the… Read More ›

Bare Theatre, RLT, and PineCone’s “As You Like It” Showcases Local Women and Local Bluegrass Music

Shakespeare performed in the out-of-doors just makes sense, and the amphitheater at Raleigh Little Theatre is the perfect home for the Bard. Sitting in the elements, with the cool breeze blowing, a setting sun, and the wonderful preshow music of Corn and the Colonels (of which RLT executive director Charles Phaneuf is a member), while… Read More ›