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Terrence McNally’s Clichéd Comedy It’s Only a Play at TIP Is Chock-Full of Inside Jokes

The opening weekend Sunday-matinee performance of It’s Only a Play offered a handful of laughs and a whole lot of celebrity name-dropping to patrons of Raleigh, NC’s beloved Theatre in the Park. While it is apparent that the cast, director, and production team at TIP are of the utmost talent and professionalism, playwright Terrence McNally’s… Read More ›

Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play Is Much More Than a Play — It’s a Triumph for TIP

Originally produced Off-Off-Broadway in 1982 and again Off-Broadway in 1986, It’s Only a Play by Terrence McNally was updated for Broadway in 2014. This revised version of the play, now on the boards at Theatre in the Park, boasts a cast that is a Who’s Who of North Carolina theater. The changes in the Broadway… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh's cast for Joshua Harmon's Significant Other includes (from left) Melvin Gray, Jr. as Zach/Evan/Roger; Shayla LaGrange as Vanessa; Meagan Chieppor as Kiki; Adam Poole as Will/Conrad/Tony; and Jesse R. Gephart as Jordan (photo by Lauren Kennedy Brady)

Jesse R. Gephart’s Performance as Jordan in Significant Other for Theatre Raleigh Is Worth the Price of Admission All by Itself

Theatre Raleigh opened Significant Other by award winning playwright Joshua Harmon on Wednesday night in the Sara Lynn and K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Theatre in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, NC. The story is light-weight TV-sitcom humorous; but in the second act, it reaches a deeper level, and speaks to the… Read More ›

Jesse R. Gephart Channels David Sedaris’ Snark, Wit, and Scathing Humor in The SantaLand Diaries at TIP

The SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris is, perhaps, my favorite short story by a beloved North Carolina author. That’s why I was particularly excited to see Theatre in the Park’s holiday one-man-show The SantaLand Diaries, starring Jesse R. Gephart as David Sedaris and his elfin alter ego, Crumpet. The show, which concludes its two-week run… Read More ›

RLT Ends its Season with the Crowd-Pleasing Avenue Q

Opening on Broadway in 2003, Avenue Q features a book by Jeff Whitty (Bring it On: The Musical) and score by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx (The Book of Mormon, Disney’s Frozen). The sleeper hit surprised Tony® viewers by beating out mega-musical Wicked for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score. Given its puppeteering demands,… Read More ›