We blithely assume that everyone knows the story of the events depicted in Burning Coal Theatre Company current production of The Diary of Anne Frank, playing April 10-13, 17-20, and 25-27 in Murphey School Auditorium, near the Historic Oakwood Section in downtown Raleigh, NC. Otto Frank’s family and their friends, the Van Daans, and another… Continue reading “The Diary of Anne Frank” Has All the Tension, Heartache, and Joy Your Heart Can Take
Thanks to the prolific book, The Diary of a Young Girl, published in 1947, most are familiar with Anne Frank, the precocious teen who chronicled her two year experience in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Even those who haven’t read Anne’s words are likely to be familiar with her story, which has… Continue reading “The Diary of Anne Frank” Keeps a Tight Grip on Viewers
Wonderful is the word for the current PlayMakers Repertory Company presentation of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” by Connecticut playwright Joe Landry. PRC guest director Nelson T. Eusebio, III and his charismatic cast breathe new life into the familiar story about George Bailey’s Dark Night of the Soul, whose unforgettable characters flicker across television screens not only during the 1946 film’s annual airing in December, but pretty much year-round now.
Next up for PlayMakers Repertory Company is “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” by Joe Landry. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s professional-theater-in-residence will reenact the Christmas-Eve travails of troubled Bedford Falls building-and-loan executive George Bailey on Nov. 28-Dec. 2 and Dec. 4-9 and 11-16 in the Paul Green Theatre in UNC’s Center for Dramatic Art.