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Where Words Once Were Is a Brisk, Captivating Discussion of the Importance of Language

Theatre Raleigh’s Where Words Once Were: A Play About Language and Its Absences, written by Finegan Kruckemeyer and directed Noah Putterman, offers a fast-moving, captivating discussion of an important topic: the importance of language as a component of human existence. George Orwell’s 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-four has given us the term Newspeak — the word… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh’s Where Words Once Were Is Innovative and Thought-Provoking

Theatre Raleigh’s “Family Series” offers up theatre that whole families can enjoy together. The “family” branding, however, doesn’t mean that these productions aren’t thought-provoking and innovative, as is the case with the current production, “Where Words Once Were,” written by Finegan Kruckemeyer and under the direction of Noah Putterman. The show is billed as “a… Read More ›

David Toole and Morgan Parpan star as Guy and Girl in Once (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

Theatre Raleigh’s Presentation of Once Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Theater Experience

When the movie, Once, came out in in Ireland 2006, it was a surprise hit. The movie starred Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, who also happen to have written all of the music and lyrics for the film. Folks embraced the story of a brokenhearted Irish street musician/vacuum cleaner repairman who has lost all hope,… Read More ›

Once stars (from left) David Bartlett, Morgan Parpan, and Dave Toole (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

Theatre Raleigh’s Production of Once Is Beautiful and Brutally Honest

Most love stories go something like this: guy meets girl, guy and girl fall in love, guy loses girl, guy gets girl back. However, in the case of Once, a musical currently onstage at Theatre Raleigh under the direction of Tim Seib and based on a film of the same name by John Carney,a slightly more… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh's Sept. 5-9 and 12-16 presentation of Once stars (from left) David Bartlett, Morgan Parpan, Andrew Nielson, and Dave Toole (photo by Jennifer Griffin Robertson)

First-Rate Acting and Superb Musicianship Make Theatre Raleigh’s Once a Must-See Musical

Theatre Raleigh’s current production of Once, directed by Tim Seib, is a 2011 Off-Broadway and 2012 Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová and book by Enda Walsh, based on a 2007 Irish film. This is a relatively recent trend for many of us, who grew up watching film versions… Read More ›