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The Glass Menagerie at RLT Is Delightful, Takes Risks, and Explores New Sides of Familiar Characters

The first thing that will amaze Triangle theatergoers about Raleigh Little Theatre’s presentation of The Glass Menagerie is Elizabeth Newton’s incredible set. A feat in itself, the execution of the set conjures up feelings of being lost in a surreal memory. Director Patrick Torres is to be commended for his expert casting, as well as… Read More ›

The Night of the Iguana stars (from left) Stephen Carl as Shannon, Stephanie Holloman Kellogg as Maxine, Randy Jordan as Nonno, and Gwendolyn Mewes Sullivan as Hannah (photo by Stephanie Reynolds Veren)

The Night of the Iguana Is Satisfying, But Has the Potential to Grow and Mature

Neuse Little Theatre is to be commended for taking on the challenge of The Night of the Iguana, a classic 1961 Broadway drama by Tennessee Williams — and one in which a hometown famous movie star (Ava Gardner) once played in the 1964 Hollywood version. Williams’ characters are alway complex, broken, and difficult for even… Read More ›

Every Iguana Will Have Its Night!

Are you ready for some Tennessee Williams? Are you ready to attend a show in a unique venue? Anthony Pender is directing The Night of the Iguana for the Neuse Little Theatre in Smithfield. Their venue is a quaint 80-year-old log cabin, affectionately known as “The Hut,” on the corner of Front and Market Streets…. Read More ›

Rob Rainbolt and Sarah Bousquet star as Brick and Maggie in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at Theatre in the Park (photo by Stephen J. Larson)

Despite Some Rocky Moments, Theatre in the Park’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Is Worth a View

  Theatre in the Park chose the Tennessee Williams’ classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, for its latest show. Though the production was not perfect, it manages to effectively portray the happy, longing-for-something 1950s Southern family which the show centers on. The set, designed by Stephen J. Larson, is a thoroughly realistic portrayal of… Read More ›

Rob Rainbolt and Sarah Bousquet star as Brick and Maggie in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at Theatre in the Park (photo by Stephen J. Larson)

Sarah Bousquet, Rob Rainbolt, and Jack Hall Star in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at Theatre in the Park

“With the cast we have,” claims director Ira David Wood IV, ‘[Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’] promises to be a powerhouse of a production. Once the play begins, a metaphorical steel cage drops; and we get to see sparks fly between individually dynamic characters” — especially Sarah Bousquet and Rob Rainbolt as Maggie and Brick and Jack Hall as Big Daddy.