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Davitta Singletary and Cody Hill (left) star in Burning Coal Theatre Company's production of Darkside (photo by Mina von Feilitzsch Photography)

Burning Coal Stages Tom Stoppard & Pink Floyd’s Challenging, Stimulating Darkside

In 2013, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s 1973 progressive rock album The Dark Side of the Moon, the BBC enlisted British playwright Tom Stoppard to adapt the work for radio. Pink Floyd gave Tom Stoppard, known for philosophical plays such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Arcadia, and the mind-bending 1985… Read More ›

Tom Stoppard & Pink Floyd’s Darkside Is Thought-Provoking Entertainment

“What’s the good?” asks Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard in his play, Darkside, inspired by the rock group Pink Floyd, who in turn may well have been offering the same huge question in their album The Dark Side of the Moon. In America, the idiom is more often “What’s the use?” Burning Coal… Read More ›

Nicole Gabriel and Will Pierson co-star in "Arcadia" (photo by Jonathan Young)

“Arcadia” Is a Delightful Romp That Spans Centuries

Arcadia, now playing in Deep Dish Theater Company’s small black-box theater in what was formerly the Dillard’s end of Chapel Hill’s University Mall, is an erudite comedy, filled with mystery, plot twists, clever dialogue, and literary and scientific references. Some scholars call it Czech-born British dramatist and screenwriter Sir Tom Stoppard’s finest work; and Deep… Read More ›

The Free Association Theatre Ensemble will present "Rough Crossing" on March 23, 24, and 29-31 at 267 Grande Heights Dr. in Cary, NC (artwork by Ashley Huemmer)

Tom Stoppard’s “Rough Crossing” Is a Backstage Farce Set on a Third-Rate, Shabby Ocean Liner

“I love the text of ‘Rough Crossing’!” says director Julya M. Mirro. “I think that Tom Stoppard … has a wonderful sense of language and timing. In this show, he has a lot of great jokes that are all about the rhythm and pace of the speech. I also really appreciated that it is family-friendly, and evokes the sense of the great Katharine Hepburn/Jimmy Stewart/Cary Grant movies, with lots of playfulness!”

"The Real Thing" runs until Feb. 20th

“The Real Thing” Hasn’t Quite Gelled

On opening night last Friday, Theatre in the Park‘s presentation of British playwright Tom Stoppard’s 1984 and 2000 Tony Award®-winning backstage comedy, “The Real Thing,” had not quite gelled.

"The Real Thing" opens Feb. 4th and runs until Feb. 20th

“The Real Thing”: No One Said Love Was Easy

Theatre in the Park will present The Real Thing, a Tony Award®-winning backstage comedy by Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard (nee Tomas Straussler), on Feb. 4-6, 10-13, and 18-20 in its Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh, NC. “I first read this show several months ago,” recalls TIP guest director… Read More ›