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Several Actors in the Forest Moon Theater’s Community-Theater Production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Need to Embrace Their Characters More Fully

Sonya, Vanya, and Masha in the Forest Moon Theater’s production of Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Mike McGee and now playing at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts in Wake Forest, NC, are adult siblings who are all approaching middle age. Their parents named them after characters… Read More ›

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“Durang/Durang” Is Whimsy Hilariously Run Amok

” Durang/Durang,” an evening of short plays by Christopher Durang (“Beyond Therapy”), is whimsy run hilariously amok — a sublimely silly 2012-13 season opener for Raleigh, NC-based Bare Theatre, which performed these six wacky one-acts July 19-22 in Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh and will conclude their two-week, two-city run on July 26-29 at Common Ground Theatre in Durham.

“Durang/Durang” Showcases the Quirky Comedies of Christopher Durang in Six Sassy One-Act Plays

Raleigh, NC-based Bare Theatre will kick off its 2012-13 season with “Durang/Durang,” a provocative 1994 selection of six wild-and-crazy one-act plays by Christopher Durang, on July 19-22 in Burning Coal Theatre Company‘s Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh and on July 26-29 at Common Ground Theatre in Durham. Guest director Olivia Griego cautions, “This show is for mature audiences only. There is a lot of adult material and content.”

"One Night of Absolute Dismay: A Night of Contemporary Short Plays" runs Feb. 16-19 and 23-26 at Common Ground Theatre (photo by Jason Bailey)

“One Night of Absolute Dismay” Is a Collection of One-Act Plays by Contemporary Playwrights

Bare Theatre’s third annual collection of one-act plays, “One Night of Absolute Dismay: A Night of Contemporary Short Plays,” tackles “23 dysfunctional relationships. 12 characters. 4 shows. One night of absolute dismay.”

The "Why Torture Is Wrong" cast includes (from left): Rachel Klem as Hildegard, Jeff Alguire as Zamir, Jennifer Evans as Loony Tunes, and Larry Evans as Leonard (photo by Ghost & Spice Productions)

“Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them” Is Savage Satire by Christopher Durang

Christopher Durang turns political humor upside down with this raucous and provocative satire about America’s growing homeland “insecurity.” “Why Torture is Wrong …” tells the story of a young woman suddenly in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both?