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Lisa Loomer’s Distracted Is a Worthwhile Distraction for an Evening’s Entertainment

AUTHORS’ NOTE: This production of Distracted, written by Lisa Loomer and produced by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan Theatre Company, is a “Lillian Chason production.” Lillian Chason was a UNC Department of Dramatic Art student who died during the winter of 2009 — her first year at UNC. Her parents established… Read More ›

Mark Perry’s “The Will of Bernard Boynton” Is a Must-See Family Drama at UNC-Chapel Hill

There is something particularly special about the opening night of a brand-new play. These characters, these situations, these thoughts, these feelings -– they have never been performed for the public prior to tonight. Thursday night’s performance of the Kenan Theatre Company’s world-premiere production of Mark Perry’s The Will of Bernard Boynton was no exception. We… Read More ›

In “Johnny Johnson,” Johnny Came Home Damaged — Really Damaged — from the War to End All Wars

Kenan Theatre Company guest director Serena Ebhardt and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill music professor Dr. Tim Carter succeeded beyond our already high expectations in bringing Paul Green and Kurt Weill’s 1936 production of Johnny Johnson, to the stage in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the UNC Center for Dramatic Art. The… Read More ›

“Johnny Johnson” Is a Harsh Reminder That the “War to End All Wars” Didn’t

Those soldiers are gone now, but many of us remember our grandfathers and the proud veterans who paraded on Armistice Days in towns around America, and still the war continues. The “war to end all wars” ended up spawning more wars. But thanks to Serena Ebhardt and Dr. Tim Carter, Johnny comes marching home again… Read More ›