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Andrew Borba’s Fresh Approach to Julius Caesar Pays Big Dramatic Dividends for PlayMakers

Under Andrew Borba’s direction, PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar strikes a very keen balance between the sometimes conflicting goals of “remaining true to tradition” and “providing a fresh approach.” And the company’s success in this endeavor is strikingly apparent well before the first line is ever spoken. Scenic designer Jan Chambers… Read More ›

Imagination and Energy Are Hallmarks of Bare Theatre’s Production of Timon of Athens

We attended the Thursday, March 7th, performance of the Club Show for ages 18+ version of Bare Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens at The Wicked Witch in Raleigh, NC (one of two alternating venues for the show). The best words to describe director Dustin Britt’s interpretation of the play would be immersive… Read More ›

Bare Theatre’s Flamboyant Timon of Athens Is a Bold, Sassy, and Raw Passion Project

Every once in a while, someone decides to take a crack at one of William Shakespeare’s most notorious “problem plays,” such as Timon of Athens. Its original format is written with inconsistencies uncharacteristic of The Bard (indeed, some sources question if he even wrote it at all, or possibly wrote in conjunction with someone else,… Read More ›

Clever Staging and Energetic Performances Make Timon of Athens Well Worth Seeing

Some scholars believe other playwrights (with Thomas Middleton being the prime candidate), in addition to William Shakespeare, penned portions of Timon of Athens, which was first produced only after his death. Fortunately for us, Bare Theatre presents works of The Bard rarely seen in this area. They also present his work with no regard for… Read More ›

Principal dancers Margaret Severin-Hansen and Marcelo Martinez play the title characters in Carolina Ballet's Romeo & Juliet in Raleigh's A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater (photo by Yevgeny Shlapko)

Carolina Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet Features a Majestic Set, Sumptuous Costumes, and Simply the Best Juliet Anywhere

William Shakespeare’s tale of starcrossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, continues to live and to be reimagined throughout the years, because of the beauty of the tale and the timelessness of the young lovers and their passionate commitment to each other. Everyone knows the story, and every theater company and dance troupe produces the appropriate adaptation… Read More ›