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Theatre Raleigh's cast for Significant Other includes (from left) Meagan Chieppor, Emily Bosco (top), Shayla LaGrange, Jesse R. Gephart, and Adam Poole (photo by Lauren Kennedy Brady)

Theatre Raleigh’s Rendition of Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other Is Well-Written, Meticulously Directed, and Well-Acted

It is not often that we meet a truly delightful person, one who stands out in a crowd and continues to become more and more endearing. Rarer still are the instances in which we feel that, after a brief two hours, we truly know and treasure this person. Such is the case with Jordan (played… 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 ›

Theatre Raleigh’s Significant Other Is, in a Word, Perfect

When a play opens with a bunch of drunken twenty-somethings dancing to “Get Low” by Lil’ Jon & The East Side Boyz, it’s a pretty good bet the audience is in for a fun evening. What the audience might not suspect, but will come to realize, at least in the case of Theatre Raleigh’s production… Read More ›

Refreshing, Pleasant, and Utterly Enjoyable, Theatre Raleigh’s Smokey Joe’s Café Is a Nice Change of Pace

Smokey Joe’s Café, onstage now through Theatre Raleigh and directed by Julia Murney, is a true musical revue- meaning it features short vignettes, none of them related to one another, that go along with songs. In this case, the songs in question are 39 hits from Leiber and Stoller. And, while the songs are somewhat… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh’s Rendition of Smokey Joe’s Café Is a Spectacular Toe-Tapping, Rib-Tickling, Wow-Wasn’t-That-Great Kinda Show

Picture this: You are looking back at the 1950s, a time when doo-wop had taken the world by storm. It was a time when the girls wore tailored dresses and the men wore belts and jackets. (Belts!) You are looking at the cement stoops of some brownstones, lights on in some of the windows. On… Read More ›