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JTP’s Fine Cast Does Lynn Nottage’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Sweat, “Justice”

Sweat by Lynn Nottage is the kind of play that provokes conversation in the car all the way home. We fell into conversation about several higher-level topics in the 30-minute drive home from the Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh, NC; and the conversation continues as we sit to write this review of… Read More ›

Byron Jennings’ Henry Drummond Is Superb, and Randy Jordan’s Meeker Is a Treat, in JTP’s Production of Inherit the Wind

The Justice Theater Project’s production of Inherit the Wind, directed by Jerry Sipp, takes place in a small town called Hillsboro, TN, not too long ago. A high school teacher named Bertram Cates (played here by Michael Parker) had the audacity to teach his students Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. In a town where the… Read More ›

JTP’s Presentation of Inherit the Wind Is an Important Play for the Whole Family

Once again, I must implore you to take your kids to see The Justice Theater Project’s production of Inherit the Wind, starring Byron Jennings II as defense attorney Henry Drummund and Paul Wilson as prosecutor Matthew Harrison Brady. Even if you’ve seen Inherit the Wind in the past or have seen the 1960 film version… Read More ›

JTP’s Caroline, or Change Is a Lyrical Trip Through Its Characters’ Hearts and Souls

OBIE, Lucille Lortel, Theatre World, Tony®, and Drama Desk award-winning musical Caroline, or Change just might be The Justice Theater Project’s most ambitious production yet. With a soaring score that is almost entirely through-sung, Caroline is more opera than standard musical. Weaving together the musical styles of rhythm and blues, old spirituals, classical music, and… Read More ›

No Men? No Boats? No Problem! JTP’s Version of Jaclyn Backhaus’ Men on Boats Is Excellent

The Justice Theater Project, in its new home in the Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh, NC, opened its production of Jaclyn Backhaus’ breakout play, Men on Boats, Friday night. This play fits right into to the group’s mission, which is “to produce compelling theater experiences that create community dialogue and give voice… Read More ›