An Intimate and Innovative Production and a Moving Story Make Loving a Must-See Show

If you are going to see one local theater performance this year, it should be Loving at the new Pure Life Theatre in Raleigh, NC. Peter Manos’ play tells the story of an interracial couple’s fight to live together as husband and wife in 1960s Virginia. Richard and Mildred Loving were arrested and jailed for… Continue reading An Intimate and Innovative Production and a Moving Story Make Loving a Must-See Show

Nate Jacobs’ A Motown Christmas Is an Exuberant and Soulful Experience

There will also be a performance of A Motown Christmas at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21st

The Pure Life Theatre Company’s production of Nate Jacobs’ A Motown Christmas, directed by Deb Royals, with music direction by Ronzell Bell, opened last night at the new Pure Life Theatre (the Historic Royal Bakery Building) on Hillsborough St. in Raleigh, NC, to a joyous sellout crowd. The show runs at this location through Sunday,… Continue reading Nate Jacobs’ A Motown Christmas Is an Exuberant and Soulful Experience

Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds at Raleigh Little Theatre Is a Joyful Tale of Youthful Courage

Raleigh Little Theatre will stage Bob Marley's Three Little Birds on March 8-24 (photo by Jeannine Borzello)

Anyone in the Triangle area wishing to escape the lingering cold of a winter that just won’t quit need look no further than Raleigh Little Theatre’s radiant production of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds. Adapted by Michael J. Bobbitt from a charming illustrated children’s book written by Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley’s daughter, Cedella Marley, Three… Continue reading Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds at Raleigh Little Theatre Is a Joyful Tale of Youthful Courage

Justice Theater Project’s Version of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Is a Must-See Show with a Wonderful and Talented Cast

The Justice Theater Project, headed up by Deb Royals, has been producing socially important entertainment for 12 years now. They never fail at both massive jobs — entertaining and driving home the various gaping inequities in American society. This season JTP’s theme, according to Kristi Vincent Johnson, chairperson of the theater’s board of directors, is… Continue reading Justice Theater Project’s Version of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Is a Must-See Show with a Wonderful and Talented Cast

JTP’s Rendition of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Is Beautiful and Captivating!

The Justice Theater Project’s rendition of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, which concludes its two-week run on June 23-25 at the Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh, tells a hauntingly beautiful story, set in “Catfish Row,” a tenement in Charleston, SC. Porgy is a disabled beggar. Bess is a beautiful, sultry woman with… Continue reading JTP’s Rendition of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Is Beautiful and Captivating!