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Wry Plot Twists and Poignant Human Truths Make BCTC’s King Charles III a Must-See Show

British playwright and screenwriter Mike Bartlett has assumed the role of The Bard to pen King Charles III, a “historical” play in blank verse and rhyming couplets, written in the Shakespearean style. It is a remarkable homage to the greatest English playwright, incorporating drifts into humor, bawdy puns, poignant human truths, and wry plot twists… Read More ›

Common Wealth Endeavors Presents Two Unique and Engaging Short Plays

Common Wealth Endeavors is a relatively new theatre company in the Triangle whose mission it is to bring English speaking plays from outside of the US to the American stage. Right now, it’s currently treating viewers to two funny and meaningful short plays, performed back to back. These plays are Jess Sayer’s witty and intriguing… Read More ›

The cast of "Elevator" by New Zealand playwright Jess Sayer includes (from left) Mary Guthrie, Susannah Hough, and Amanda Hahn (photo © Alex Maness)

Common Wealth Endeavors’ Twinbill of “Elevator” and “Contractions” Is Uncommonly Good Theater

Director and founder of Common Wealth Endeavors, Gregor McElvogue says, “… [A] wealth of literature expresses the unique cultures of vastly disparate people in a single common language.” He refers to English-speaking peoples; Common Wealth Endeavors is designed to bring some of the drama of those cultures to our theaters. In their current offering, produced… Read More ›