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Ward Theatre Company will stage The Mound Builders Jan. 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28 and Feb. 9-11 and 16-18

Ward Theatre Co. Seats Its Audience Inside the World of Lanford Wilson’s Mound Builders

RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ The Durham Performing Arts Center has 55 rows of seating. From the back row, you can experience the audible and visible spectacle of most any production that comes through. But you can’t always feel it. But what if there were no one seated in front of you? Or behind… Read More ›

Ward Theatre Company will stage The Mound Builders Jan. 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28 and Feb. 9-11 and 16-18

Lanford Wilson’s The Mound Builders Serves Up a Juicy Slice of Life of a Team of Archeologists

EDITOR’S NOTE: Five of the seven roles in the current Ward Theatre Companyproduction of The Mound Builders have been double-cast. We, of course, are only able to review the work of the actors who participated on opening night on Saturday, Jan. 6th. Archeologists make it their mission to delve into past civilizations, continuing to dig… Read More ›

Quality Acting Rescues Ward Theatre Company’s Honour from Its Trite Script

We are entirely welcoming of new theater companies in the Triangle area, and always hope for their success. This has been the case for the several years that we have been reviewing. We applaud Ward Theatre Company of Durham, NC, for their effort, energy, and ambition. On Sunday afternoon, we made our debut audience experience… Read More ›

Lean In and Brace Yourself for Ward Theatre Company’s Revival

Don’t think. What are you feeling right now? At this very moment and place. That feeling has more influence on your behavior than any conscious thought. Sanford Meisner would say that to be an effective actor, that premise must guide one’s every move. In 1935, Meisner introduced a set of exercises designed to bring an… Read More ›

Ward Theatre Company will perform Wendy Ward's I Wish You a Boat on Aug. 20, 21, and 23-28

Ward Theatre Company’s Presentation of I Wish You a Boat Is Magic, Sheer Magic

In a non-descript building on the outskirts of Durham, magic is happening. Sheer magic. This is not an office space in 2016. It is 1897, and a giant passenger ship, The Merry Rose, is leaving Europe for the New World. The audience members for the Ward Theatre Company production of I Wish You a Boat… Read More ›

Ward Theatre Company will perform Wendy Ward's I Wish You a Boat on Aug. 20, 21, and 23-28

Ward Theatre Company’s I Wish You a Boat Is a Rewarding Voyage for Triangle Audiences

Ward Theatre Company is rather new to the area. I Wish You a Boat, their second production since moving to Durham, opened last weekend and runs through Aug. 26th. It provides a slice of the lives of passengers on the ill-fated final voyage of The Merry Rose and the court case that followed the ship’s… Read More ›