Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors Is Rollicking Good Fun for RLT Patrons

Scott Nagel (left) and Jesse R. Gephart star as Stanley Stubbers and Francis Henshall in Raleigh Little Theatre's production of One Man, Two Guvnors (photo by Duncan Jenner)

Based upon a zany Italian farce*, One Man, Two Guvnors is a bold choice for Raleigh Little Theatre. We think that director Rod Rich hits a home run with it. As the title suggests, the play is set in England, with British accents all around. It’s set in Brighton in 1963 to be exact —… Continue reading Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors Is Rollicking Good Fun for RLT Patrons

Burning Coal’s “The Heretic” Is an Exhausting and Puzzling Play

Richard Bean’s “The Heretic,” in its American premiere at Burning Coal Theatre Company, is a puzzling and, unfortunately, not very enjoyable play. Though it starts off as promising, with its strong characters and its fearless exploration of even stronger topics—think the issues surrounding climate change and the screwed-up world of academia—it quickly dissolves into a… Continue reading Burning Coal’s “The Heretic” Is an Exhausting and Puzzling Play