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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 ›

The Blood Done Sign My Name cast includes (left) Hope Love, Nickea Latrice, Benaiah Barnes, Justin Toyer, Juan Isler, Jasmine Marshall, and Germona Sharp (photo by Dennis Berfield)

Mike Wiley’s Play, Based on Tim Tyson’s Blood Done Sign My Name, Dramatizes a Racially Charged 1970 Murder in Oxford, NC

North Carolina writer Tim Tyson is known for his 2004 autobiographical book Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story, and the 2010 movie about the racially charged murder of Henry “Dickie” Marrow by two white men in the town of Oxford NC, in May of 1970. In the aftermath of the acquittal of the… Read More ›

Brian Westbrook, Samantha Corey, and Simon Kaplan play Ben, Eliza, and Stu in Raleigh Little Theatre's SOLD-OUT production of What We're Up Against (photo by Brenna Berry Photography)

RLT Gets Its "Ducts in a Row" with Theresa Rebeck’s What We’re Up Against

Who remembers that annoyingly patronizing advertising jingle for Virginia Slims cigarettes? “You’ve come a long way, baby/To get where you’ve got to today/You’ve got your own cigarette now, baby/You’ve come a long, long way.” As if having “your own cigarette” was an important accomplishment in the battle for gender equality! Was the illusion of “a… 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 ›