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PlayMakers Repertory Company guest artist Michael Winters of the “Gilmore Girls” television series plays that uproarious roly-poly rascal Sir John Falstaff, boon companion and surrogate father to Prince Hal (guest artist Shawn Fagan), with such gusto that his larger-than-life characterization of the knave in the two-part historical drama “The Making of a King: ‘Henry IV’ and ‘Henry V'” trumps those of the two English kings — Henry IV (portrayed with an icy imperial demeanor by PRC mainstay Jeffrey Blair Cornell) and his all-too-human son and successor Henry V (Shawn Fagan as a grown-up and newly clean and sober Prince Hal).
PlayMakers Repertory Company producing artistic director Joseph Haj and freelance director Mike Donahue, based in New York City, will co-direct an ambitious epic Shakespearean production called “The Making of a King: ‘Henry IV’ & ‘Henry V'” — two historical dramas performed in rotating repertory — from Jan. 28th to March 4th on the thrust stage of the 500-seat Paul Green Theatre.
Handspring Puppet Company Will Perform “Woyzeck on the Highveld” in UNC’s Memorial Hall April 1 and 2
In his latest incarnation, Woyzeck has found himself a new skin (black), a new homeland (South Africa during apartheid), a new job (servant) and, perhaps most fitting of all for a creature so bedeviled by society, a new medium of expression: he is now a puppet.
Majesty is the order of the evening when acclaimed guest conductor Andrew Litton leads the North Carolina Symphony in Gustav Holst’s masterwork, The Planets, March 4-6. Soloist also commands the stage with a virtuoso rendering of Grieg’s Piano Concerto, while Vaughan Williams’s Overture to The Wasps rounds out a powerhouse symphonic lineup. The concert takes… Read More ›