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The Legend of Georgia McBride stars (from left) Jesse R. Gephart, David Henderson, and Matthew Hager

Honest Pint’s Georgia McBride Is a Rodeo of Raunch, Mixed with a Boatload of Heart

When the curtain rises on the Honest Pint Theatre Company’s production of The Legend of Georgia McBride, modern-day dreamer Casey (played by Matthew Hager) just wants to live his best life as a renowned Elvis impersonator. Unfortunately, he lives in the Florida Panhandle, bounces the rent check by buying a pizza, and his wife just… Read More ›

Phillip Bernard Smith stars as Simon in RLT's production of The Whipping Man (photo by David Watts)

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Production of The Whipping Man Demands Witness

When Israel was in Egypt’s land: Let my people go, Oppress’d so hard they could not stand, Let my People go. Go down, Moses, Way down in Egypt’s land, Tell old Pharaoh, Let my people go. Negro Spiritual It is April 10, 1865. Yesterday, in the Virginian village of Appomattox, Confederate Army Gen. Robert E…. Read More ›

RLT’s The Whipping Man is Gritty, Gripping, and Important

Set in April of 1865, Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man, onstage now at Raleigh Little Theatre under the direction of Patrick Torres, is a gritty and gripping emotional drama. The intimate show focuses on the intertwined lives of three Jewish men: Caleb (Ryan Ladue), a wounded southern soldier; sagacious Simon (Phillip Bernard Smith), a recently… Read More ›