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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).

"One Night of Absolute Dismay: A Night of Contemporary Short Plays" runs Feb. 16-19 and 23-26 at Common Ground Theatre (photo by Jason Bailey)

“One Night of Absolute Dismay” Is a Collection of One-Act Plays by Contemporary Playwrights

Bare Theatre’s third annual collection of one-act plays, “One Night of Absolute Dismay: A Night of Contemporary Short Plays,” tackles “23 dysfunctional relationships. 12 characters. 4 shows. One night of absolute dismay.”

Rebecca Blum (left) and Jessica Heironimus star in "The Winter's Tale" (photo by Jeff Buckner)

“The Winter’s” Tale Is a Valiant Effort, But Ultimately Misses the Mark

Although the first few acts of “The Winter’s tale” unfold smoothly and at a steady pace, things fall apart rapidly once viewers are transported to from Sicilia to Bohemia. The colorful costumes and clown noses for the Bohemian rustics are a nice change from the dreary clothes of the Sicilian court; but the action is not tightly controlled, and the stage feels cluttered and unmanageable for much of the show.

William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” Is a Magical Tale That Mixes Tragedy, Comedy, and Romance

“Directed by [Delta Boys co-founder] Lucius Robinson, this magical tale that journeys across time, begins with a mere suspicion that becomes much more. Sure of betrayal, a king turns his world upside down, only to find that he has lost what he loved most. What follows in this enchanting mix of tragedy and comedy goes beyond imagination.”