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Judy McLane stars as "La Divina" Maria Callas in Master Class (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

Theatre Raleigh’s Master Class Is First-Class Entertainment! We Were Blown Away!

Some of the most intriguing art is “about art,” and this play is a shining example. Under Ray Dooley’s direction, Theatre Raleigh’s production of Terrence McNally’s Master Class is first-class entertainment. What we are treated to is two hours in a representative, yet fictionalized, day-in-the-life session of a voice class. But this is not just… Read More ›

Judy McLane stars as Maria Callas in Master Class (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

Judy McLane and Costars Demonstrate Remarkable Talent, Stage Presence, and Energy in Master Class at Theatre Raleigh

Terrence McNally excites audiences almost as much as he excites actors. He demands a lot of an actor, and Theatre Raleigh’s production of Master Class points this out to the extreme. On opening night at the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh, NC, there was never a moment when our focus was not on the stage. The… Read More ›

Ray Dooley stars in William Leach's adaption of A Christmas Carol (photo by HuthPhoto)

Ray Dooley Captures the Pure Spirit of Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol at PlayMakers Rep

I’m in Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art, watching PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of A Christmas Carol:. It is the Fezziwig Christmas Party scene, and I’m seeing magic: Barrels of ale rolled in by galloping dancers in festival frocks, a rollicking… Read More ›

Ray Dooley stars in William Leach's adaption of A Christmas Carol (photo by HuthPhoto)

Ray Dooley Brings Scrooge & Co. to Life in A Christmas Carol on Dec. 12-23 at PlayMakers Rep

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Dramatic Art faculty member and PlayMakers Repertory Company mainstay Ray Dooley will bring a host of unforgettable characters from Charles Dickens’ beloved 1843 novel, A Christmas Carol, to full, glorious life on Dec. 12-17 and 19-23 in the intimate 265-seat Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in UNC’s… Read More ›

Strong Performances Can’t Save Rebeck’s Bland “Seminar” Script

Imagine the most intense teacher you’ve ever had, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what Leonard (Ray Dooley), one of the main characters in Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar, onstage now as part of Playmakers Repertory Company’s season, is like. Rebeck’s brief-but-dense play is quick and to the point, performed with no intermission and inviting… Read More ›