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Julia Gibson stars as Della in The Cake by UNC alumna Bekah Brunstetter (photo by HuthPhoto)

The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter Is Charming and Surprising, with a Superb Cast of Four

The Fall theater season has begun in earnest in the Triangle, and PlayMakers Repertory Company has started its mainstage season right with the regional premiere of Bekah Brunstetter’s new play, The Cake. Brunstetter, who is a writer and co-producer of NBC’s acclaimed This Is Us television series, is a University of North Carolina at Chapel… Read More ›

The Cake stars Christine Mirzayan (left) as Macy and Julia Gibson as Della (photo by HuthPhoto)

Faith and Family Collide in Bekah Brunstetter’s Ripped-from-the-Headlines Drama The Cake

PlayMakers Repertory Company will kick off its 2017-18 mainstage season with the regional premiere of The Cake, written by Los Angeles, CA playwright Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Minneapolis, MN director Jeffrey Meanza, on Sept. 13-17, 19-22, and 24 and Sept. 26-Oct. 1 on the thrust stage of the Paul Green Theatre in the University… Read More ›

PRC’s Summer Youth Conservatory Wows Audiences with Its Fabulous Production of “Guys and Dolls”

Everyone loves Guys and Dolls, the classic 1950 musical featuring fabulous musical numbers by Frank Loesser and a timeless, ever-charming story by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. The musical, which is largely based on two short stories by Damon Runyon, and which is set in the 1930s, calls for a large and lively young cast,… Read More ›

The cast brings Damon Runyon's denizens of the Broadway demimonde to life (photo by Jon Gardiner)

PRC’s Summer Youth Conservatory’s Rendition of “Guys & Dolls” Unleashes a Flood of Talent

Guys & Dolls is one of America’s most beloved musicals, incorporating Damon Runyon’s shady Broadway characters of New York’s 1930s and employing intricate musical devices that accent rhythms and performance and bad guys who are lovable and often loving, if misguided. It was Depression-era spirit raising, and it still stirs hearts and minds. The book… Read More ›

PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory Tackles “Guys & Dolls” with a Talented Teenaged Cast

A talented teenaged cast from the PlayMakers Repertory Company Summer Youth Conservatory will tackle Guys & Dolls, under the direction of PlayMakers Rep associate artistic director Jeffrey Meanza, on July 15-19, 24, and 25 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art. This “Musical Fable… Read More ›