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Bulldog Ensemble Theater Scores Another Hit with Lauren Yee’s Black Comedy In a Word

Riddles — the concept is as old as Western thought itself. Indeed, the ancient story of Oedipus Rex and the riddle of the sphynx suggests that the ability to solve a riddle might possibly be our salvation. And then the next “chapter” of that story proceeds to prove decisively that it cannot. Lauren Yee’s In… Read More ›

Sonny Kelly’s Solo for StreetSigns, The Talk, Is a Special Show with an Important Message

Bull dogs are marvelous creatures, loyal and loving companions that can prove to be relentless once they get something in their teeth. In this way, Bull Dog Ensemble Theater well lives up to its moniker with the bold presentation of The Talk, co-produced with StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance, in association with the University… Read More ›

Sonny Kelly Is Amazing in The Talk: Do Not Miss It!

The Talk is a one-man (20-or-so-character) show, written and performed by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate student Sonny Kelly and directed by UNC artist-in-residence Joseph Megel, and co-produced the StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance and the Bull Dog Ensemble Theater, in association with the UNC Department of Communication. Playing two more… Read More ›

Bulldog Ensemble Theater's inaugural production of Rachel Bonds' Curve of Departure stars (from left) Phyllis Morrison, John Murphy, Marcus Zollicoffer, and Luar J. Mercado Lopez (photo by Tim Walter)

Rachel Bonds’ Curve of Departure Is a Gem, and Bulldog Ensemble Theater Makes It Sparkle

Rachel Bonds’ 2017 play, Curve of Departure, is a gem; and, under Thaddaeus Edwards’ direction, Bulldog Ensemble Theater shines this jewel to a rich luster, and offers it for public display in the performance space of The Fruit (Durham Fruit & Produce Co.) at 305 S Dillard St. Four ordinary people share a room in… Read More ›

WTF’s Rendition of Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed Is an Eye-Opening Glimpse into a War-Torn World That Few Americans Can Imagine

The North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival’s presentation of Eclipsed, written by Danai J. Gurira and directed by Michele Okoh, tells the dramatic story of five Liberian women who are struggling for survival during their country’s second civil war. It’s an eye-opening glimpse into a world few Americans can fathom. Ripped from their families, or captured… Read More ›