Triangle Arts and Entertainment – News and Reviews Theatre Dance Music Arts

Tag: David Ball

Joey Collins stars as Tartuffe (photo by HuthPhoto)

PRC’s Tartuffe Proffers Extravagant Entertainment

Most people know that Moliere was a famous playwright, but most people, at least in the Triangle area, probably haven’t had a lot of exposure to his work, at least not recently or locally. That is what makes PLAYMAKERS Repertory Company’s production of Moliere’s Tartuffe, adapted by David Ball and directed by Saheem Ali, feel… Read More ›

Ray Dooley (left) and Joey Collins star as Orgon and Tartuffe (photo by HuthPhoto)

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Over-the-Top Tartuffe Is Both Too Much and Not Enough

The original 1978 Broadway production of the comedy thriller Deathtrap by Rosemary’s Baby horror novelist-turned-dramatist Ira Levin centers around Sidney Bruhl, an acclaimed writer of Broadway comedy thrillers whose well of inspiration has apparently run dry … until a gifted student of his named Clifford Anderson pens a script for a class assignment that Bruhl… Read More ›

Joey Collins and Nemuna Ceesay star as Tartuffe and Elmire in Tartuffe at PRC (photo by HuthPhoto)

Molière’s Tartuffe Cheerfully Skewers Religious Hypocrisy Feb. 3-March 11 at PlayMakers Rep

PlayMakers Repertory Company will stage David Ball’s cheeky new English adaptation of Tartuffe, French playwright and actor Molière’s zany comedy, on Feb. 3-March 11 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art. This knee-slapper, which will be directed by New York City… Read More ›

The cast of "The Imaginary Invalid" includes Kathryn Hunter-Williams (left) as Klytemnestra, Steven Epp as Argon, Molly Ward as Toinette (photo by Jon Gardiner)

PlayMakers Rep’s Premiere of David Ball’s Zany New Adaptation of Molière’s “Imaginary Invalid” Is a Hit

The instant Steven Epp as Molière steps out on the stage of the Paul Green Theatre to introduce the PlayMakers Repertory Company’s brand-new adaptation of the celebrated 17th century French actor and playwright’s 339-year-old play, “The Imaginary Invalid,” to a 21st century audience in Chapel Hill, it is clear that this is no average resurrection of a classic. Instead, Molière becomes a character in his own play; and the present is woven into the production — often hilariously and often erratically, but always with an eye on the original story.

PlayMakers Repertory Company's world premiere of David Ball's new adaptation of Molière's "Imaginary Invalid" will run on Oct. 24-28 and Oct. 30-Nov. 4 and Nov. 6-11 in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill

David Ball’s New Version of Molière’s “Imaginary Invalid” Will Premiere Oct. 27th at PlayMakers Rep

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the world premiere of David Ball’s adaptation of Molière’s 17th century comedy “The Imaginary Invalid,” on Oct. 24-28 and Oct. 30-Nov. 4 and Nov. 6-11 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art. This timely excoriation of unscrupulous elements of the health-care industry was commissioned by UNC’s professional-theater-in-residence.