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Chris McBennett and McKenna Waldron star as Romeo and Juliet (photo by Yorgason Photography)

Bare Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet Imagines a City on Fire

If any of William Shakespeare’s plays do not warrant restaging, Romeo and Juliet is #1 with a bullet. Unless a unique perspective can be taken and executed well. Many directors have sought to keep this story alive for new audiences. We have seen a martial arts film starring Jet Li, a Broadway musical about gangs… Read More ›

Seth and Rebecca Blum star as Richard III and Queen Margaret (photo by G. Todd Buker)

Bare Theatre’s Post-Apocalyptic Production of Richard III Is Overlong, Needs Pruning

After its epic 2016 outdoor production of Henry VI: The War of the Roses this summer, Bare Theatre has slid into the rise and fall of the next monarchy. Now, in a time of peace (after the War of the Roses officially ended), Richard III is more House of Cards than Game of Thrones. Clawing… Read More ›

Rebecca and Seth Blum star as Queen Margaret and Richard III (photo by John Foote)

Strong Acting Makes Bare Theatre’s Production of Shakespeare’s Richard III Another Success

There is a challenge inherent in any production of a play by William Shakespeare: How to make it fresh and interesting for the “old-timer” Shakespeare fans while remaining true-to-the-text and making it accessible to the first-timers. Director Lucinda Danner Gainey succeeds in this endeavor, royally, in Bare Theatre’s current presentation of Richard III! The lengthy… Read More ›

Seth A. Blum plays the title character in Richard III (photo by G. Todd Buker)

Bare Theatre’s Richard III at Sonorous Road Theatre Is a Show That Should Be Seen

Our country right now, the national atmosphere, our history, most literature, and contemporary mass entertainment are all filled with the wrestling for power for reasons of ambition and personal gain. Bare Theatre’s production of Richard III tells the story of King Richard III of England (1452-85), according to William Shakespeare; and whether by design or… Read More ›

Bare Theatre and RLT’s Henry VI Boasts Energetic, High-Level Performances

In the heat of the summer, the politics heats up as well; and Lucinda Danner Gainey — the director of Bare Theatre and Raleigh Little Theatre’s current joint production of Henry VI: War of the Roses, which concludes its two-week run on Aug. 4-7 in RLT‘s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre, casts an abbreviated version of… Read More ›