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The Forest Moon Theater's cast for The Curious Savage includes (from left) Kathleen Jacob as Lily Belle, Joey Desena as Hannibal, Randy Jordan as Titus, and Danny Mullins as Jeffrey (photo by David Leone)

Forest Moon Theater’s Production of The Curious Savage Is Both Comical and Surprisingly Touching

Sometimes, the difference between “sane” and “insane” isn’t as cut and dry as two letters. It is this difference and the blurred lines between the definitions of these words that The Curious Savage, John Patrick’s well-known 1950 play, ponders. It does so comically but with plenty of poignant moments along the way. The latest to… Read More ›

The Curious Savage at Forest Moon Theater Is Quirky, Endearing, and Bittersweet

When you look in the mirror do you see yourself, or do you find refuge in an eggshell world where you don’t belong? Do you believe a man is what he claims to be? Or you do you see the worst, in hopes the worst isn’t as bad as you had expected? Or at the… Read More ›

Forest Moon Theater's production of Anne of Green Gables stars Elly Boldizar as Anne Shirley and Wayne Burtoft as Matthew Cuthbert (photo by David Leone)

Peter DeLaurier’s Anne of Green Gables Is a Nice Old-Fashioned Play, with Valuable Messages

On March 10-12 and 17-19, Forest Moon Theater takes on the daunting task of staging the childhood classic Anne of Green Gables at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre in Wake Forest, NC. The play is based on the 1908 novel, written by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (L.M. Montgomery) and adapted for the stage by… Read More ›

Forest Moon Theater's production of Agnes of God, directed by Bob Baird, stars (from left) Benji Jones as Dr. Livingston, Jill Cromwell as Agnes, and Gilly Conklin as Mother Miriam (photo by David Leone)

Three Fine Actresses Resurrect John Pielmeier’s Agnes of God for the Forest Moon Theater

Three fine actresses resurrect John Pielmeier’s Agnes of God for Wake Forest, NC’s Forest Moon Theater. Pielmeier’s 1979 drama, runs through Feb. 19th at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre and will then run from Feb. 23rd through the 26th at Sonorous Road Theatre on Oberlin Road in Raleigh. The title is a pun on the… Read More ›

The Forest Moon Theater's community-theater presentation of Shakespeare in Hollywood stars (from left) Abbe Fralix as Puck, Victoria Blake as Olivia, and Tom Barbieri as Oberon (photo by David Leone)

Puck’s Miscues Turn Shakespeare in Hollywood into a Madhouse of Love-Potion-Induced Love Triangles

Local stages have frequently treated us to the comic works of Ken Ludwig. In recent years, Triangle area audiences have laughed at Moon Over Buffalo, Lend Me a Tenor, and Leading Ladies. Now Forest Moon Theater in Wake Forest has given us yet another Ken Ludwig comedy. Directed by Bob Baird and concluding its two-week… Read More ›

Lively and Eager Forest Moon Theater Cast Performs “Deathtrap” with Brio

The Forest Moon Theater at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, now in its third year, opened its first four-production season on Sept. 18th, with the venerable comedy-thriller Deathtrap by Ira Levin. Like other great comedy/mysteries, such as Arsenic and Old Lace, Ten Little Indians, and The Mousetrap, Deathtrap is already familiar to many audience members…. Read More ›

Forest Moon Theater will present Ira Levin's 1978 comedy-thriller, "Deathtrap" on Sept. 18-20 and 24-26 in the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre in Wake Forest

Forest Moon Theater Builds a Better Mousetrap, or Rather “Deathtrap”

“Is this a dagger I see before me?” The last time that we saw Wade Newhouse, he was in a certain “Scottish play,” and he was playing a character that was plotting a murder, and his wife was involved. And, yes, it was a dagger, “handle toward [his] hand.” Déjà vu? The Forest Moon Theater’s… Read More ›

Auditions for “One Lane Bridge”

Forest Moon will hold auditions for our first all-teens theater production, One Lane Bridge, open to actors and crew members ages 13-19. Reminiscent of a Twilight Zone episode, One Lane Bridge is a one-act play set on a snowy night that will not end well for two young people. The play will be directed by… Read More ›