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TIP’s Top-Notch Singers and Musicians in Godspell 2012 Weave a Joyous Musical Spell

What if God was one of us? Just a slob like one of us? Just a stranger on the bus trying to make his way home. Back up to heaven all alone, just trying to make his way home. — Joan Osborne song “One of Us,” with lyrics by Eric Bazilian — Raleigh, NC-based Theatre… Read More ›

TIP’s David and Ira Wood Make A Life in the Theater Inspiring and Deeply Moving

Self-reflecting works of art are always a tricky business, since by nature they appeal mostly to their obvious fan base. However, when it’s done well, theater art especially reflects life in a way that has universal relevance. And in the capable hands of father-and-son team David and Ira Wood, Theatre in the Park’s production of… Read More ›

Theatre in the Park’s A Life in the Theatre Is Thoughtful and Well-Acted

As the title implies, David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre, onstage now at Theatre in the Park under the direction of Ira David Wood III, is as much about theatre as it is about life. After all, as the show posits, aren’t the two inextricably connected? It is this theme that Mamet’s short play,… Read More ›

David and Ira Wood Do David Mamet Proud in A Life in the Theatre at Theatre in the Park

Watching Theatre in the Park founder and artistic and executive director Ira David Wood III and TIP assistant artistic director Ira David Wood IV play the lead roles in David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre is a little like listening to that James Taylor song “Traffic Jam” about seeing yourself magnified over and over… Read More ›

TIP’s Charming Charlie Brown Christmas Is a Family-Friendly Dose of Holiday Spirit

If you’re looking for a family-friendly dose of holiday spirit, look no further than Theatre in the Park’s charming production of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer, the show is basically the 1965 animated television special, performed live, with all the nostalgic effervescence of the cartoon combined with clever staging… Read More ›