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John Honeycutt (left) and Jerry Sipp star in Tuesdays with Morrie (photo by Valerie Taylor)

Jerry Sipp and John Honeycutt Bring Tuesdays with Morrie to Life (Again) at Temple Theatre

Jerry Sipp and John Honeycutt, the stars of Temple Theatre of Sanford’s current production of Tuesdays with Morrie, reprise their crowd-pleasing performances from this past February’s presentation of this two-character show, originally directed by Cary’s Andy Hayworth for Raleigh’s The Justice Theater Project. Messrs. Honeycutt and Sipp, once again under the direction of Mr. Hayworth,… Read More ›

The Justice Theater Project’s Ragtime Keeps Tempo … Mostly

The Justice Theater Project of Raleigh is producing a daring production of a modern American play about immigration, police brutality, the nature of celebrity, political protests, and capitalism. These topics are fitting with the company’s focus on social justice. What is atypical, however, is that these topics are tackled in a musical. That musical is… Read More ›

Always a Bridesmaid Is a Laugh-Fest About Loving Friends Who Know Each Other a Tad Too Well

Temple Theatre’s production of Always a Bridesmaid, written by the prolific and widely known trio of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, is populated by a group familiar to fans of their work, six very strong Southern women who are both determined and marvelously flawed as well as wonderfully funny, loyal, and loving. Four… Read More ›

“Equivocation” Is a Riveting, Entertaining Lesson in History, Politics, Theater, Family … and Truth

Is art always political? Is it always didactic? Does it always hold the “mirror up to nature”? Bill Cain’s Equivocation explores multiple aspects of creating a timeless theatrical masterpiece (while becoming such a masterpiece itself). A brief Cliff’s Note of the play: “William Shagspeare” is commissioned by Sir Robert Cecil to write a play: The… Read More ›

Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheatre staged "Romeo and Juliet" on Oct. 4-6

Oh, “Romeo,” Wherefore Art Thou? Not at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre on Oct. 4-6!

Last weekend, when Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre gave William Shakespeare’s timeless 16th century tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet,” an American Civil War setting, a battle between the Blue and the Gray seemed to be in the offing, with Juliet and the Capulets clashing with Romeo and the Montagues. But nothing like that happened on closing night last Saturday. The cities of Verona and Mantua were redubbed Virginia and Maryland; and director Jerry Sipp retained the character of Prince Escalus (strutted and fretted by Brook North), who had powers of life and death over an unspecified portion of Old Virginny.