Was that gunshot? Maybe it was a “thud” from someone falling down the stairs. Perhaps, a car backfired (in the bedroom?). Or did a balloon pop? Could a can of shaving cream have exploded? Maybe it was a manhole cover popping off…. Wait! Was that another one? Under the direction of Raleigh Little Theatre associate… Continue reading Deft Dialogue Delivery and Impeccable Comic Timing Make Neil Simon’s Rumors Hilarious
The curtains open on a disheveled bridal suite in the “only decent hotel within miles.” A head emerges from under the covers (at the foot of the bed). The first line: “Oh. My. God!” Wait! Did somebody say the words “perfect wedding?” The plot thickens when we discover that this is the morning of the… Continue reading Peak Ensemble Players of Apex Does It Again with Robin Hawdon’s Perfect Wedding
Apex, NC’s Halle Cultural Arts Center hosts a theater company called The Peak Ensemble Players, and they have produced another winner with Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway, a frantic farce directed by Kathleen Rudolph. But we expected no less. Ludwig’s work has recently graced the Triangle Area with plenty of grins and giggles… Continue reading Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway at The Halle in Apex Is a Frantically Fast Fun Farce
When was the last time you went to a play and laughed nonstop, even chuckling your way through intermission? If that’s what you want, come on down to the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex for Don’t Dress for Dinner. Adapted by Robin Hawdon and directed by Kathleen Rudolph, this production has been expertly cast; the pace is brisk; and the comic timing is impeccable.
Meet Bernard (played by Christopher Brown). He lives two hours outside of Paris. Jacqueline (Jenny Anglum) is Bernard’s wife. She is going to spend the weekend with her mother.
When six actors perform 54 roles — an average of nine roles per actor — that’s impressive! However, the main character of the Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex’s May 28-31 production of The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney is the dining room itself — character number 55 — furniture that was manufactured in 1898.… Continue reading Sit Down to a Feast at the Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex! See “The Dining Room” by A.R. Gurney