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Carolina Ballet will stage George Balanchine's ballet based Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream May 12-15 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Carolina Ballet Ends Its Stupendous Season with Balanchine’s Version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Filled as it was with nods to William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death, Carolina Ballet’s 2015-16 “Season of Drama” is ending appropriately with the delightful and magical ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as choreographed by the great George Balanchine. With this season’s offerings ranging from this light-and-lovely comedy to the darkly tragic… Read More ›

Bare Theatre’s Titus Andronicus at Common Ground Theatre in Durham Is Shakespeare with a Twist

In true-to-form Bare Theatre style, this all-female production of William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus begins with a bang! The preshow curtain speech has aspects of a “pep talk,” and Friday night’s audience responded enthusiastically. Then Saturninus and Bassianus burst into to theater, campaigning for the office of Emperor. They shake hands with audience members, give them… Read More ›

Rebecca Blum (center) stars as illustrious Roman general Titus Andronicus (photo by Yorgason Photography)

Bare Theatre’s All-Female Production of Titus Andronicus Makes an Indelible Impression

Titus Andronicus is a perfect entertainment for closing out the Halloween season. There is blood and gore galore, but Bare Theatre has managed to keep the graphical part of gore to a minimum. Titus Andronicus is considered to be the Bard’s least performed play. Originally, it was very popular, written, some say, to join the… Read More ›

Bare Theatre, RLT, and PineCone’s “As You Like It” Showcases Local Women and Local Bluegrass Music

Shakespeare performed in the out-of-doors just makes sense, and the amphitheater at Raleigh Little Theatre is the perfect home for the Bard. Sitting in the elements, with the cool breeze blowing, a setting sun, and the wonderful preshow music of Corn and the Colonels (of which RLT executive director Charles Phaneuf is a member), while… Read More ›

Triangle theater veteran Tom Marriott plays the title role in The Delta Boys Theater Company's version of "Titus Andronicus" on March 1-3 and 8-10 at the Cordoba Center for the Arts in Durham, NC

The Delta Boys Transform Shakespeare’s Bloody Revenge Play “Titus Andronicus” into a Dark Comedy

The Delta Boys Theater Company will turn English playwright and poet William Shakespeare’s bloody early revenge play, “Titus Andronicus,” probably written between 1588 and 1593, into a “dark comedy of justice and revenge.”