LIT’s Conversations with Hitler Is an Epic and Absurdist But Confusing Look at Prison Life

The cast of the little independent theatre's world premiere of Conversations with Hitler includes (from left) Livian Kennedy, Liza Guzman, Noelle Barnard Azarelo, Roberto Diaz, Justin Peoples, and Jim Azarelo

The little independent theatre’s world-premiere production of Conversations with Hitler by Steven R. Bond is a work more than eight months in the making. Bond based this play on a real playwriting support group that he attended, and collaborated with director Julya M. Mirro on this epic and absurdist look into life in prison. Mirro… Continue reading LIT’s Conversations with Hitler Is an Epic and Absurdist But Confusing Look at Prison Life

Conversations with Hitler Has Its Good Points, But Its Drawbacks Create Confusion

Note: We discovered, after the fact, that the Facebook page for this event includes the suggestion: “for an immersive experience, plan to arrive 30 minutes early, meeting around back in the garage.” Unaware, we arrived a scant 15 minutes early, in the middle of this preshow experience and kind of had to play catch-up. Conversations… Continue reading Conversations with Hitler Has Its Good Points, But Its Drawbacks Create Confusion

LIT’s The Roaring Girl Is Good, Fun Theater; But Unnecessary Elements Keep It from being Great

little independent theatre will stage The Roaring Girl on Aug. 11-13 and 18-20 in Burning Coal Theatre Company's Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh

Written in the early 17th century by Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton, The Roaring Girl is a Jacobean comedy about a virago named Moll. little independent theatre founder Julya M. Mirro’s adaptation brings the play from London, circa 1610, to Chicago, circa 1946. Think Harry Truman, Nuremberg Trials, and penicillin. The plot is complex, and… Continue reading LIT’s The Roaring Girl Is Good, Fun Theater; But Unnecessary Elements Keep It from being Great

The FATE and Applause! Youth-Theater Production of “As You Like It” Has a “Star Wars” Theme

"As You Like It" runs Aug. 4-7

The Free Association Theatre Ensemble and Applause! Cary Youth Theatre will present a modern-dress youth-theater production of William Shakespeare’s knee-slapping pastoral comedy, “As You Like It” (1599-1600), on Aug. 4-7 as the inaugural theatrical presentation at the new Cary Arts Center.