Forest Moon Theater’s California Suite Is a "Sweet" Source of Laughs and Smiles

The "Visitor from Philadelphia" segment of the Forest Moon Theater's production of California Suite stars (from left) Danny Mullins, Ashley Jones, and Karen Marchuska (photo by David Leone)

Picture this: In the distant future, archeologists unearth copies of Neil Simon’s work. With only these scripts as artifacts, future historians assume that ours was a society steeped in wit, that lightning-fast banter, seasoned with sarcasm, was the norm of our time. Understandable. But for all the fun and laughter contained in California Suite, that… Continue reading Forest Moon Theater’s California Suite Is a "Sweet" Source of Laughs and Smiles

Lively and Eager Forest Moon Theater Cast Performs “Deathtrap” with Brio

The Forest Moon Theater at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, now in its third year, opened its first four-production season on Sept. 18th, with the venerable comedy-thriller Deathtrap by Ira Levin. Like other great comedy/mysteries, such as Arsenic and Old Lace, Ten Little Indians, and The Mousetrap, Deathtrap is already familiar to many audience members.… Continue reading Lively and Eager Forest Moon Theater Cast Performs “Deathtrap” with Brio

Forest Moon Theater Builds a Better Mousetrap, or Rather “Deathtrap”

“Is this a dagger I see before me?” The last time that we saw Wade Newhouse, he was in a certain “Scottish play,” and he was playing a character that was plotting a murder, and his wife was involved. And, yes, it was a dagger, “handle toward [his] hand.” Déjà vu? The Forest Moon Theater’s… Continue reading Forest Moon Theater Builds a Better Mousetrap, or Rather “Deathtrap”

“Brighton Beach Memoirs” Is Another Big Hit for NRACT

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre’s (NRACT) production of Brighton Beach Memoirs is a delightful guilty pleasure. The story, written by Neil Simon, follows young Eugene Jerome, played to comic perfection by Leo Brody, through the trials of growing up in 1930s Brooklyn. The action takes place in Eugene’s overcrowded home, where he lives with… Continue reading “Brighton Beach Memoirs” Is Another Big Hit for NRACT