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Terrence McNally’s Clichéd Comedy It’s Only a Play at TIP Is Chock-Full of Inside Jokes

The opening weekend Sunday-matinee performance of It’s Only a Play offered a handful of laughs and a whole lot of celebrity name-dropping to patrons of Raleigh, NC’s beloved Theatre in the Park. While it is apparent that the cast, director, and production team at TIP are of the utmost talent and professionalism, playwright Terrence McNally’s… Read More ›

Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play Is Much More Than a Play — It’s a Triumph for TIP

Originally produced Off-Off-Broadway in 1982 and again Off-Broadway in 1986, It’s Only a Play by Terrence McNally was updated for Broadway in 2014. This revised version of the play, now on the boards at Theatre in the Park, boasts a cast that is a Who’s Who of North Carolina theater. The changes in the Broadway… Read More ›

TIP's cast for It Shoulda Been You includes (from left) Tyanna West as Annie, Mackie Raymond as Rebecca, Alison Lawrence as Judy, and Elizabeth Hankla as Jenny (photo by Catherine Davis Photography)

It Shoulda Been You Offers Fun for Everyone

Onstage now at Theatre in the Park under the direction of Jackson Cooper, It Shoulda Been You is a bright, fun musical that everyone is sure to enjoy. The fun starts with Jenny (Elizabeth Hankla), except she’s not having fun. Jenny is busy preparing for her sister, Rebecca’s (Mackie Raymond) imminent wedding. Unfortunately, the girls’… Read More ›

TIP's cast for It Shoulda Been You includes (from left) Tyanna West as Annie, Mackie Raymond as Rebecca, Alison Lawrence as Judy, and Elizabeth Hankla as Jenny (photo by Catherine Davis Photography)

TIP’s It Shoulda Been You Is Unexpected, Lively, Interesting, Intriguing, and Just Plain Funny

Composer Barbara Anselmi and playwright and lyricist Brian Hargrove’s 2015 Broadway musical It Shoulda Been You, currently playing at Theatre in the Park in Raleigh, NC, could easily have been entitled “Murphey’s Law Concerning Weddings,” because if anything could go wrong, it does. Take a Jewish bride, her older sister (who is unhappy about being… Read More ›

Theatre in the Park's cast for Robert Askins' 2011 comedy for mature audiences, Hand to God, includes (from left) Lorelei Lemon, Kathy Day, Chris Brown, Ira David Wood IV (seated), and Kenny Hertling

Robert Askins’ Hand to God Delivers Tears-Running-Down-Your-Face Laughter at TIP

A cast of six — five humans and the Devil, in the shape of a vulgar hand puppet — have taken over the Theatre in the Park’s stage in Robert Askins’ hilarious, raunchy, and weirdly scary Hand to God. With slapstick humor, dark and mature themes, and more than enough twists for the adult audience,… Read More ›