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Bare Theatre’s Inauguration Day Reading of The Taming Sticks It to Trump

Art is a nation’s most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish. — President Lyndon B. Johnson, signing into existence the National Endowment for the Arts… Read More ›

The cast includes (from left) Eric Hale, Nan Stephenson, Byron Jennings, Mary Floyd Page, and Laura Levine

Émilie Is an Amazing Play About an Amazing Woman: Informative, Entertaining, and Uplifting

Produced in the Murphey School Auditorium as part of Burning Coal Theatre Company’s “Wait Til You See This” second-stage series, Exit Through Eden’s presentation of Émilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson provides the total package. It is informative, entertaining, engaging, uplifting … and the list could go on! Director… Read More ›

Strong Direction and Acting Liven Up Lauren Gunderson’s Weak Script for “I and You”

Lauren Gunderson’s two-person, ninety-minute one-act tells the story of two teens who forge an unlikely connection. There’s sick-at-home loner Caroline (Natalie Izlar) and athlete Anthony (Gerald Jones III); their story begins when Anthony comes to visit Caroline at her home and, at least ostensibly, to get her help with a project on Walt Whitman. Displaying… Read More ›

Manbites Dog Theater's regional premiere of "I and You" by Lauren Gunderson stars Natalie Izlar and Gerald Jones III (photo by Jules Odendahl-James)

“I and You” Is Easily One of the Cleverest Plays That Triangle Theatergoers Will See This Season

Manbites Dog Theater’s regional premiere of I and You by Lauren Gunderson is a story of two teenagers that will grip Triangle theatergoers in ways that must be experienced to understand. I and You is easily one of the cleverest plays local audiences will see, and it is unlikely anyone who sees it will ever… Read More ›