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Tangela Large (center) stars as Selah in Leaving Eden at PlayMakers Rep (photo by HuthPhoto)

PlayMakers Rep’s Riveting Leaving Eden Is Fast-Paced, Entertaining, and Thought-Provoking

Last Saturday, opening night of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Leaving Eden — written by Mike Wiley and directed by Vivienne Benesch, with music and lyrics by Laurelyn Dossett — began with the offstage rhythm of a strong tribal drumbeat and ended with a standing ovation from the near-sellout crowd. Between the initial beating of the drum… Read More ›

Tangela Large and Tristan Parks (right) star as Selah and Moses in Leaving Eden (photo by HuthPhoto)

Leaving Eden at PlayMakers Rep Exposes a Small N.C. Town’s Racist Past — and Present

From April 4th to April 22nd, PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the world premiere of Leaving Eden, a play with music written by Raleigh, NC playwright and actor Mike Wiley and directed by Vivienne Benesch, with music and lyrics by Piedmont, NC singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett. The first work fully commissioned by the University of North… Read More ›

Joey Collins stars as Tartuffe (photo by HuthPhoto)

PRC’s Tartuffe Proffers Extravagant Entertainment

Most people know that Moliere was a famous playwright, but most people, at least in the Triangle area, probably haven’t had a lot of exposure to his work, at least not recently or locally. That is what makes PLAYMAKERS Repertory Company’s production of Moliere’s Tartuffe, adapted by David Ball and directed by Saheem Ali, feel… Read More ›

Ray Dooley (left) and Joey Collins star as Orgon and Tartuffe (photo by HuthPhoto)

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Over-the-Top Tartuffe Is Both Too Much and Not Enough

The original 1978 Broadway production of the comedy thriller Deathtrap by Rosemary’s Baby horror novelist-turned-dramatist Ira Levin centers around Sidney Bruhl, an acclaimed writer of Broadway comedy thrillers whose well of inspiration has apparently run dry … until a gifted student of his named Clifford Anderson pens a script for a class assignment that Bruhl… Read More ›

Alex Givens (left) and Joey Collins star as Associate Pastor Joshua and Pastor Paul (photo by HuthPhoto)

The Christians Fearlessly Tackles the Toughest of Faith-Based Questions

The Christians, onstage now at Playmakers Repetory Company, under the direction of the esteemed Preston Lane, is an interesting dramatic play that will cause viewers to think about tough religious issues. These are the kinds of things, of course, that no one wants to think about, but on which everyone should. The show opens upon… Read More ›