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Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern will present Ethelred the Unready, an original solo perpetration starring Dana Marks, on Dec. 8-10 at various locations

Dana Marks’ Ethelred the Unready Asks, "Does Anyone Have Any Questions?"

Full disclosure: I know Dana Marks, the Durham-based, multi-faceted performer. She directed me in Mortall Coile Theatre Company’s inaugural production of Adam Rapp’s Nocturne; and later, I directed her in Theatre Raleigh’s staging of Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz. We share a mutual respect for each other as artists and as human beings…. Read More ›

Little Green Pig’s Maccountant Is a Bloody, Funny Shakespearean Tale

It’s not a new idea: updating a Shakespearean classic for a modern audience. A change in setting and style can make the language more accessible to our lazy ears. And so it is with Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern’s current production of Maccountant, playing Sept. 3, 8-10, and 15-17 at Common Ground Theatre in Durham…. Read More ›

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov inspired The New Colossus by Tamara Kissane (photo by Jaybird O'Berski)

Little Green Pig’s Presentation of The New Colossus by Tamara Kissane Is Colossally Confusing

Tamara Kissane’s play The New Colossus opened on May 19th at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham as part of Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern’s 2016 season. Directed by Dana Marks, an internationally known performer and director, the play was adapted from Anton Chekhov’s 1896 play The Seagull. Chekhov’s first production of The Seagull was disastrous,… Read More ›

This Critic Refuses “The Shipment”

Triangle Arts and Entertainment apologizes profusely to Black Ops Theatre, Little Green Pig, and Common Ground Theatre for the “review” previously republished on our site. We are associated with Triangle Theatre Review, a theatre newsletter, in that the publication requests to republish some of its reviews on our site. However, we would NEVER condone a… Read More ›

The Acting Is Superb in Little Green Pig’s Surreal World Premiere of “And the Ass Saw the Angel”

Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern’s world premiere of John Fidel Justice and Jaybird O’Berski’s adaptation of Nick Cave’s novel, And the Ass Saw the Angel, is a surreal telling of the grotesque story of a boy’s life — told through a series of significant episodes. The boy is Euchrid Eucrow (played by Emily Holladay Anderson)…. Read More ›

“And the Ass Saw the Angel” Is Clumsily Adapted But Intriguing

Religion can be confusing, muddled, and even incomprehensible at times. If that is the message that Little Green Pig, in its production of And the Ass Saw the Angel, directed by Dana Marks, and onstage now at Manbites Dog Theater, means to get across, then it succeeds entirely…if only by having an appropriately confusing, muddled,… Read More ›

Tarantino's Yellow Speedo

LGP Addresses Taboo Topics in a Fresh, Engaging, and Captivating Way in “Tarantino’s Yellow Speedo”

Local playwright and author Monica Byrne is having quite the year. Last week, her debut novel, The Girl in the Road, was released; just days later, her newest play, Tarantino’s Yellow Speedo, had its world premiere at Manbites Dog Theater, produced by the boundary-shattering Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern. A couple years ago, LGP helmed… Read More ›

Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern will present "Derklöwnschpankeneffekt: Two Plays for Klöwn" on March 28-30 and April 4-6 at Manbites Dog Theater

Jay O’Berski and Jeffrey Detwiler Are Delightful in “Derklöwnschpankeneffekt: Two Plays for Klöwn”

Jay O’Berski and Jeffrey Detwiler have become the Triangle’s princes of pratfall, first for Shakespeare & Originals and now for Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern. In physical comedy, they are this area’s equivalent of Laurel & Hardy and Abbott & Costello (although both are imperially thin). But when it comes to hurling verbal brickbats, they most resemble the insufferably cheeky and impishly irreverent Marx Brothers.

Little Green Pig will perform "Richie: A Rolling Pub Crawl Based on Shakespeare's 'Richard II'" on Sept. 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22 in Durham

Little Green Pig’s “Richie” Runs the Streets of Durham

Many have reinterpreted the plays of William Shakespeare, some poorly, while others create new classics from the original 16th and 17th century scripts (i.e., Romeo and Juliet reimagined as West Side Story). Sometimes a simple sex change is all it takes to breathe new life into one of Will’s ancient plays. When I was in… Read More ›

Little Green Pig will perform "Richie: A Rolling Pub Crawl Based on Shakespeare's 'Richard II'" on Thursday-Saturday from Sept. 6th to Sept. 22nd

Little Green Pig’s “Richie” Transforms Shakespeare’s “Richard II” into a Rollicking All-Female Pub Crawl

On Sept. 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern will give William Shakespeare’s circa 1595 English history play “Richard II” a gender-bending all-female Little Green Pig twist in “Richie: A Rolling Pub Crawl Based on Shakespeare’s Richard II,” which will be performed in downtown Durham, NC. According to the company’s website: “The show begins at Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Ave.) and promenades through bars, clubs and restaurants before landing in Durham Central Park.”

The cast includes (clockwise, from lower left): Marie Garlock, Carolyn McDaniel, Alice Rose Turner, and Skylar Gudasz

Margaret Sanger’s Birth-Control Truths Set Four Teenagers Free in “What Every Girl Should Know”

The world premiere of Durham playwright Monica Byrne’s What Every Girl Should Know, produced by the Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern of Durham, NC, runs April 19-21, 26-28 and May 3-5 at the Cordoba Center for the Arts (behind Golden Belt in downtown Durham). It’s a location that Margaret Sanger would have approved, and might… Read More ›

The cast includes (clockwise, from lower left): Marie Garlock, Carolyn McDaniel, Alice Rose Turner, and Skylar Gudasz

Four Reform-School Girls Idolize Margaret Sanger in Monica Byrne’s “What Every Girl Should Know”

The Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern of Durham, NC will present the world premiere of “What Every Girl Should Know,” Durham actress, writer, and dramatist Monica Byrne’s provocative new play about four Catholic teenage turn-of-the-century reform-school girls who become suffragettes and idolize social reformer and Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger (1879-1966).

Little Green Pig's production of Tony Perucci's "Donald" debuts on Jan. 26-28 and Feb. 2-4 and 9-11 at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, NC

Little Green Pig Presents the World Premiere of “Donald,” a Political Thriller by Tony Perucci

“What if a former U.S. defense secretary who condoned the use of torture to extract information was himself extremely rendered and tortured by his own methods? By turns comic and harrowing, ‘Donald’ is a beautiful, disturbing mediation on what to do with ‘war criminals,’ even if they could be brought to ‘justice.'”

Little Green Pig stages "The Birthday Party" on Nov. 3-12 at Common Ground Theatre

“The Birthday Party”: Little Green Pig Stages a Bold New Take on Harold Pinter’s First Full-Length Play

According to Little Green Pig, “[In The Birthday Party,] Kafka comes home to roost in a gripping, uptight celebration that seemingly does not in fact occur on someone’s birthday. As it turns out: psychological terrorism can be hilarious.”

"Glass" opens Sept. 8th at Common Ground Theatre

“Glass” Is a Mash-Up of “The Glass Menagerie” and Characters from J.D. Salinger’s Glass Family

“Adapted from Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, this new telling overlays J.D. Salinger’s Glass family with the Wingfields. Two of the mid-20th century’s greatest dysfunctional families bring firepower and grace to this re-imagined modern classic in the style of Little Green Pig’s Three Sisters (On Ice) [2006] and A Streetcar Named Desire [2007].”

Herald M.F. Jones is a comic-book-style black superhero

Durham’s Little Green Pig Will Stage the World Premiere of Howard L. Craft’s “Jade City Chronicles”

Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern of Durham, NC, will stage the world premiere of “Jade City Chronicles Volume 1: The Super Spectacular Bad Ass Herald M.F. Jones,” a new play about a black superhero written by Howard L. Craft and directed by Jay O’Berski, May 12-28 at Manbites Dog Theater.

"Stroke/Book" runs March 2-5 at Golden Belt (Building B) (photo by Jay O'Berski)

David Turkel’s “Stroke/Book” Is Must-See Theater

Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern has done it again. The Durham, NC-based group, known for their wild, original — dare I say avant-garde — pieces, has brought the world premiere of “Stroke/Book” to Triangle audiences; and if you have ten or fifteen bucks to spend, buy a ticket to this show immediately.

"Stroke/Book" opens Feb. 23rd (photo by Jay O'Berski)

David Turkel’s “Stroke/Book” Intertwines the Worlds of the Living and the Dead

Inspired by Yukio Mishima’s modern adaptations of classic Noh dramas, David Turkel’s “Stroke/Book” tell two stories about the intertwined worlds of the living and the dead.

Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern Redghost

Lust, Revenge, and Obsession Loom Large in Little Green Pig’s “Redghost”

“[REDGHOST is] An original adaptation of one of Japan’s best-known and most terrifying ghost stories, Yotsuya Kaidan. Revenge, lust, obsession, and the fast track to Hell.”

Common Ground Theatre Fall Preview

Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern Presents: Redghost. Ghost & Spice Productions Presents: Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare. Transactors Improv Presents: City of Medicine- Season Finale. Common Ground Theatre Presents: A Trailer Park Christmas by Rachel Klem & Jeffrey Moore

¡ANARCHIST! | Review by Robert W. McDowell

Based on a scandalous real-life incident involving a suspect in a bank bombing who jumped — or was pushed — from a fourth-floor window at a police station in Milan, Italy in 1969