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The outrageous antics of David Wood 9right) as Charles Dickens' misanthropic miser Ebenezer Scrooge have TIP audiences rolling inn the aisles

Ira David Wood III’s Christmas Carol Is the Gift That You Unwrap First

Theatre in the Park executive and artistic director Ira David Wood III delivers a sumptuous gift to Triangle theatergoers in this year’s presentation of A Christmas Carol, which runs Dec. 7-11 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and Dec. 15-18 at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Wood’s production is a feast for the senses. Mark Pirolo’s set,… Read More ›

Theatre in the Park will stage Del Shores' Southern Baptist Sissies Sept. 22-25 in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh

TIP’s Southern Baptist Sissies Stimulates Plenty of Laughter, Thought, and Feeling

What’s it like to be part of a society that teaches you to hate and reject yourself? You don’t have to be gay to experience this kind of cognitive dissonance. Likewise, you don’t have to be part of a society that is Baptist or even “Southern.” We all experience conflicting pushes and pulls in our… Read More ›

Theatre in the Park's Sept. 22-25 presentation of Del Shores' Southern Baptist Sissies stars (from left) Benoit Sabourin, Thomas Porter, Edward Freeman, and Brent Blakesley (photo by Stephen J. Larson)

Southern Baptist Sissies Provides a Witty, Cathartic Ending for TIP’s Three-Week Run

A mere two weeks ago, Theatre in the Park began its presentation of a trio of plays: Sam Shepard’s True West, which ran Sept. 8-11; John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, which ran Sept. 15-18; and Del Shores’ Southern Baptist Sissies, which runs tonight through Sunday, Sept. 25th. (Please click here to read my reviews of True… Read More ›

Page Purgar and Brian Yandle star in Almost, Maine (photo by Stephen J. Larson)

Almost, Maine at Theatre in the Park Offers Wry Humor, Comedy, Pathos, Drama, and Love

Theatre in the Park is presenting three “plays in repertory,” which in fact is not what that term usually means; but three shows in a row during the month of September are True West by Sam Shepard, which ran Sept. 8-11, Almost, Maine by John Cariani, which is running Sept. 15th through the 18th, and… Read More ›

Brian Yandle (left) and Byron Jennings II star in Almost, Maine (photo by Stephen J. Larson)

Theatre in the Park’s Almost, Maine Is a Delightful Production of a Dreadful Play

Staging three fully-produced plays in three weeks in the same space is an impressive undertaking, especially if the plays are done well. Last week, Theatre in the Park of Raleigh, NC began its presentation of a trio of contemporary plays: Sam Shepard’s True West, which ran Sept. 8-11; John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, which will run… Read More ›