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Harnett Regional Theatre Goes All Out for “Shrek the Musical”

Most people are familiar with the 2001 Dreamworks feature film, Shrek. Just in case, it’s a sort of un-fairytale featuring a whole bunch of familiar fairytale characters. It also, of course, features Shrek, a green ogre and his friend, Donkey. When Shrek’s precious swampland is…well…swamped with unwanted fairytale creatures, he strikes a deal with the… Read More ›

David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Good People” at Deep Dish Is a Depressing But Authentic Slice-of-Life Comedy

Much of today’s theatre centers around fantastical worlds, lush lives, and other things that, while entertaining, aren’t very in-touch with the average person. The characters featured in David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Good People,” onstage now at Deep Dish Theater Company, are about as close to average as it gets, however. In fact, their mediocrity makes them downright… Read More ›

The Deep Dish Theater Company cast for David Lindsay-Abaire's "Good People" stars Helen J. Hagan as Maggie and Mark Filiaci as her former her high-school boyfriend Mike (photo by Jonathan Young)

“Good People” from Boston Bring Laughs to Deep Dish Theater Company in Chapel Hill

Boston comes to Chapel Hill from Aug. 23rd through Sept. 14th at the Deep Dish Theater Company at the University Mall in the form of David Lindsay-Abaire’s funny and fragile Good People.  Only someone born and raised in the working class neighborhoods of South Boston could convey the grittiness and heartbreaking realities a single mom… Read More ›

“Fuddy Meers'” Humor Serves as a Guise for Deeper Musings

“Fuddy Meers,” onstage now at Theatre in the Park and directed by Jesse R. Gephart, is a perplexing play, one in which nothing is as it seems and everything, including the title (which refers to one character’s mispronunciation of the phrase “funny mirrors”) is a strange distortion of reality. At least, that’s how things seem… Read More ›

Christian Marriner Steals the Show as Lord Farquaad in “Shrek the Musical” at Memorial Auditorium

Thanks to a pixilated prologue briefly depicting Shrek the seven-year-old ogre’s banishment to the swamp and Far, Far Away Princess Fiona’s exile to a remote castle guarded by a fire-breathing Dragon, fans of the 2001 Academy Award®-winning animated film “Shrek” and Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre patrons who have never seen the DreamWorks movie can enjoy “Shrek the Musical” equally, with its whimsical musical staging by NETworks Presentations, LLC national tour director Stephen Sposito and choreographer Chris Bailey.