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Meredith College’s DanceWorks 2017 and Its Effect(s) on Me

It could have been a success. Or a catastrophe. I could have left with white knuckles. Or crippling ennui. This is the way with any performance I attend. Of course, I hope every show will be perfect. For the artists’ sake as much as my own. But dance concerts are a real crap-shoot. Last weekend,… Read More ›

The Stillwater Theatre Company will perform "Hungry" by Lia Romeo on March 22-25 and March 27-April 1 in the Studio Theatre in Jones Hall at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC

Stillwater Theatre’s Surreal Production Design for “Hungry” Outshines Lia Romeo’s Convoluted Script

The surrealistic setting for “Hungry” conjured up for Stillwater Theatre Company by set and lighting designer extraordinaire Shannon Clark, with substantial assistance from video animator Meredith Laxton and video supervisor John Maruca and costume designer Rebecca Bailey, is a marvel in which the unblinking eyes of omnipresent television screens alternately buzz with snow and static and stream live video of the onstage action, as seen from different angles, a la ubiquitous surveillance cameras.

The Stillwater Theatre Company will perform "Hungry" by Lia Romeo on March 22-25 and March 27-April 1 in the Studio Theatre in Jones Hall at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC

The Misfit Teen of Lia Romeo’s “Hungry” Struggles with Her Weight, Boys, and Her Mother’s Nagging

“I am a big fan of contradiction and juxtaposition on the stage,” says “Hungry” director Chip Rodgers. “When I read Lia Romeo’s play, I was unsure whether it should be staged as a comedy, a horror, a fantasy, or a psychological dream play. In the rehearsal room, I have discovered that it is all of the above. It gives me that feeling we don’t often get in the theater that says, ‘I know my gut is reacting to something, but I don’t know what, or how to deal with it.'”

Jess Jones shines as Skeeta in "Ether Steeds"

Jason Williamson’s “Ether Steeds” Mixes Magic with Melodrama, But Jess Jones Is Luminous as Skeeta

“Ether Steeds” mixes magic with melodrama in a coming-of-age story with supernatural overtones and lots of flashbacks, and Jess Jones as the coltish 17-year-old Skeeta makes the most memorable impression.

Jess Jones stars as Skeeta in "Ether Steeds"

Stillwater Theatre Company Presents the Regional Premiere of “Ether Steeds” by Jason Williamson

“The play fits nicely in the rooftop garden, and is strengthened by the surroundings,” claims director Steven Roten. “I hope that the audience will feel like they are a part of the world of the play while they enjoy the warm spring nights.”