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Jenny Anglum and Rob Jenkins star as Jacqueline and Bernard at RLT (photo by Areon Mobasher)

Fun and Fierce, RLT’s Don’t Dress for Dinner Will Have Viewers Laughing Every (Mis)Step of the Way

Don’t Dress for Dinner is a sassy French farce, as well as a comedy of errors of epic proportions. And, Raleigh Little Theatre’s version, directed by Patrick Torres, lives up to the bawdy, hilarious nature of the original script by Robin Hawdon, which itself is an adaptation of a Marc Camoletti play. The mishaps begin… Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre's rendition of Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress for Dinner stars Michael Parker (left) as Robert, A.C. Donohue as Suzanne, and Rob Jenkins as Bernard (photo by Areon Mobasher)

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Delightful Rendition of Marc Camoletti’s Don’t Dress for Dinner Is a Laff-a-Minute Production

We start with quotes from reviews by The Guardian and the Chicago Tribune, respectively: “Hurtling along at the speed of light, this breathtaking farce is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention” and “Text book example of how to create the perfect farce.” Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of Don’t Dress for Dinner, under the direction… Read More ›

Lauren Bamford plays the title role in Cinderella (photo by Elspeth McClanahan)

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Cinderella Is a Must-See Triangle Christmas Tradition

As a transplant to the Triangle area, all I knew about Raleigh Little Theatre’s 34th annual production of Cinderella is that it is a must-see Triangle Christmas tradition. I first caught the show last year; and since then, I have learned much about the show’s rich, decades-long history, and about RLT‘s wonderful theater community in… Read More ›

Perfect Arrangement at RLT stars (from left) Lauren Knott, Paul S. James, Benoit Sabourin, and Amelia Sciandra

Topher Payne’s Perfect Arrangement at RLT Is Thought Provoking, But with Loads of Laughs

For those who lived through the 1950s in America, few can forget the witch hunt that was Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy’s search to uncover Communists in our midst. His position was that these “subversives” were a threat to our society who were determined to take over government and thereafter change our very way… Read More ›

RLT’s Teen Production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest Is Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On

Currently entering its fifth season, Public Works is a major initiative of New York’s Public Theater. It was formed specifically to engage the diverse people of the city with the theatrical process. In collaboration with local civic organizations, Public Works founder and resident director Lear deBessonet seeks to blur the line between professional artists and… Read More ›