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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 ›

Izzy Burger as Jenny Diver, Mark Ridenour as Mack the Knife, and Kate P. Bowra as Polly Peachum (photo by Stuart Wagner)

Mack the Knife Is Back in Town in “The Threepenny Opera” at Raleigh Little Theatre June 3-19

“I guess I was exposed to ‘The Threepenny Opera’ kind of in vitro,” quips long-time RLT artistic director Haskell Fitz-Simons. “My father had a recording of the old 1954 version, which we wore out at home.”