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Five Women Wearing the Same Dress Is Not William Peace Theatre’s Best, But It Does Have Some Bright Spots

To be frank, William Peace Theatre’s current collegiate production of Alan Ball’s Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, directed by William Peace University Assistant Professor of Theatre/Musical Theatre Amy White, is not among WPT’s best offerings. That said, however, this production is not without its bright spots (to be addressed later). Part of the weakness… Read More ›

Brian Westbrook, Samantha Corey, and Simon Kaplan play Ben, Eliza, and Stu in Raleigh Little Theatre's SOLD-OUT production of What We're Up Against (photo by Brenna Berry Photography)

A Battle of the Sexes Becomes a Melee in Theresa Rebeck’s What We’re Up Against at RLT

RATING:   ✭✭✭✭   (out of 5) Why do men in power still condescend, harass, ignore, interrupt, and sabotage women? Why do women sometimes undermine each other? It was 1992 when Emmy-nominated TV writer and playwright Theresa Rebeck asked these questions in the satirical workplace dramedy What We’re Up Against, presented by Raleigh Little Theatre at William… Read More ›

William Peace Theatre staged "The Piano Lesson" by August Wilson on Feb. 5-9 (photo by Lauren Gerber)

“The Piano Lesson” Deserved a Longer Run

“The Pittsburgh Cycle“, the best-known body of work of Pittsburgh, PA-born African-American August Wilson (1945-2005), consists of 10 plays which mostly take place in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom takes place in Chicago in the 1920s.) Each play in the cycle represents a decade of the 20th century. The Piano Lesson,… Read More ›