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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 ›

Emily Kron (left) and Melissa Macleod play Vera and Vicky in Struck (photo by Alexa Blazevich)

Theatre Raleigh Strikes Gold with Sandy Rustin’s Struck

Theatre Raleigh has “struck gold” with Sandy Rustin’s Struck. Directed by Gina Rattan, this production entertains and engages for a very brisk 90 minutes. And it left us with some rather tasty food-for-thought. Vera (Emily Kron) and Nate (Sid Solomon) are a young Jewish couple who live in a New York City apartment. Vicky (Melissa… Read More ›

Emily Kron and Sid Solomon play Vera and Nate in Struck (photo by Alexa Blazevich)

Struck Is Another Fast-Moving, Laugh-a-Minute Comedy from Theatre Raleigh

Theatre Raleigh’s Hot Summer Nights production of Struck, a new play from a relatively newly discovered playwright named Sandy Rustin, opened Wednesday night, the first day of summer. This is another delightfully funny show, with a powerful mood-shaking twist part way through its 90-minute duration. Rustin’s humor consists of great and often preposterous gags —… 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 ›