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Haskell Lee Fitz-Simons, 1948-2013

A Death in the Family: Haskell Fitz-Simons

One of the lies that we all tell ourselves is that there will always be time — to mend broken relationships, to tell the people who love us that we love them right back, to say goodbye to old friends battling serious illnesses. Sometimes, we wait too long. Like many of his friends, I knew… Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Musical Comedy “Cinderella” Is a Zany Fractured 17th Century French Fairy Tale

Raleigh Little Theatre will present its gala 29th annual production of “Cinderella” on Dec. 6-9 and 13-16 in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. Director Haskell Fitz-Simons has directed all 29 RLT productions of Cinderella, which RLT first performed on Dec. 13, 1984. “Cinderella” features music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy and a book and lyrics by Eiler, based on the familiar French fairy tale by Charles Perrault (1628-1703).

Raleigh Little Theatre‘s stellar cast for “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps” includes (from left) Tony Hefner, Jesse R. Gephart, Staci Sabarsky, and Del Flack (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Patrick Barlow’s Farce, “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps,” Now Playing at RLT, Is Not for Everybody

Any fan of the 1935 film The 39 Steps or any Alfred Hitchcock devotee should be positively delighted with Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of the play by the same name. Others, however, will likely be lost, bored, and a little overwhelmed with this excessively silly and frenzied comedy. The show follows Richard Hannay (Jesse Gephart)… Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre's stellar cast for "Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps" includes (from left) Tony Hefner, Jesse R. Gephart, Staci Sabarsky, and Del Flack (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Patrick Barlow Adapted His 2005 Farce, “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps,” from the 1935 Film

On Oct. 12-14, 18-21, and 25-28, Raleigh Little Theatre will present a community-theater production of “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps” in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. English actor, comedian, and playwright Patrick Barlow adapted this knee-slapping 2005 farce from John Buchan’s classic 1915 adventure novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s edge-of-your-seat 1935 motion-picture thriller based on Buchan’s nail-biting espionage story.

RLT’s “Rocky Horror Show” Is Daring and Fun, and Will Make You Shiver with Sat-is-fac-tion

More often than not, the theatre is a place for silence and careful observation. That’s not the case, however, with Raleigh Little Theatre’s daring and fun presentation of The Rocky Horror Show. Audience members are invited to participate as their comfort levels allow. Brave guests can get up and dance the time warp, shout out… Read More ›