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Brian Westbrook, Samantha Corey, and Simon Kaplan play Ben, Eliza, and Stu in Raleigh Little Theatre's SOLD-OUT production of What We're Up Against (photo by Brenna Berry Photography)

RLT Gets Its "Ducts in a Row" with Theresa Rebeck’s What We’re Up Against

Who remembers that annoyingly patronizing advertising jingle for Virginia Slims cigarettes? “You’ve come a long way, baby/To get where you’ve got to today/You’ve got your own cigarette now, baby/You’ve come a long, long way.” As if having “your own cigarette” was an important accomplishment in the battle for gender equality! Was the illusion of “a… Read More ›

Brian Westbrook, Samantha Corey, and Simon Kaplan play Ben, Eliza, and Stu in Raleigh Little Theatre's SOLD-OUT production of What We're Up Against (photo by Brenna Berry Photography)

A Battle of the Sexes Becomes a Melee in Theresa Rebeck’s What We’re Up Against at RLT

RATING:   ✭✭✭✭   (out of 5) Why do men in power still condescend, harass, ignore, interrupt, and sabotage women? Why do women sometimes undermine each other? It was 1992 when Emmy-nominated TV writer and playwright Theresa Rebeck asked these questions in the satirical workplace dramedy What We’re Up Against, presented by Raleigh Little Theatre at William… Read More ›

Strong Performances Can’t Save Rebeck’s Bland “Seminar” Script

Imagine the most intense teacher you’ve ever had, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what Leonard (Ray Dooley), one of the main characters in Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar, onstage now as part of Playmakers Repertory Company’s season, is like. Rebeck’s brief-but-dense play is quick and to the point, performed with no intermission and inviting… Read More ›

Writing teacher Ray Dooley (center) as Leonard critiques a story for Carey Cox as Kate and Schuyler Scott Mastain as Douglas (photo by Jon Gardiner)

Seminar Makes for a Very Enjoyable 90 Minutes of Entertainment at PlayMakers Repertory Company

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill creative writing students may enjoy this show and may recognize themselves and some of their instructors in Seminar. Adam Versényi, chair of UNC’s Department of Dramatic Art and dramaturg for this PlayMakers Repertory Company production, says, “[T]he question at the root of this seminar is not so much… Read More ›

Writing teacher Ray Dooley (right) as Leonard critiques a story by Schuyler Scott Mastain as Douglas in PlayMakers Repertory Company's production of Seminar by Theresa Rebeck (photo by Jon Gardiner)

Ray Dooley Stars as Leonard, the Ego-Shredding Writing Teacher, in Seminar by Theresa Rebeck

For the second mainstage production of its 2015-16 season, PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the hit 2011 Broadway dramatic comedy, Seminar, starring PRC mainstay — and arguably the best actor in the Triangle — Ray Dooley as Leonard, the no-nonsense mentor to a group of young writers, on Oct. 14-16, 18, 20-23, 25 and Oct…. Read More ›