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Tarantino's Yellow Speedo

LGP Addresses Taboo Topics in a Fresh, Engaging, and Captivating Way in “Tarantino’s Yellow Speedo”

Local playwright and author Monica Byrne is having quite the year. Last week, her debut novel, The Girl in the Road, was released; just days later, her newest play, Tarantino’s Yellow Speedo, had its world premiere at Manbites Dog Theater, produced by the boundary-shattering Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern. A couple years ago, LGP helmed… Read More ›

Amadeus (Leviathan Theatre Company)

Leviathan Theatre Company Transforms “Amadeus” into an Opera of Words at Common Ground Theatre

Jay O’Berski, artistic director of Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern and director of the Leviathan Theatre Company’s current production of Amadeus, states that his goal was “rehabilitating [Peter Shaffer’s 1979] play from it’s strong associations with the Academy Award®-winning 1984 film,”; and he has certainly accomplished that. Employing elements of Comedia Dell’Arte and movements which… Read More ›

Little Green Pig’s All-Female Production of “The Man Who Was Thursday” Is Oddly Comedic

“A poet is a terrorist.” If that is the case, as one of English novelist G.K. Chesterton’s characters declares in Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern’s adaptation of his metaphysical thriller, The Man Who Was Thursday, running from Dec. 5-21 at 539 Muze in Durham, then surely the novelist is a masochist. Who else would put… Read More ›

Little Green Pig will perform "Richie: A Rolling Pub Crawl Based on Shakespeare's 'Richard II'" on Sept. 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22 in Durham

Little Green Pig’s “Richie” Runs the Streets of Durham

Many have reinterpreted the plays of William Shakespeare, some poorly, while others create new classics from the original 16th and 17th century scripts (i.e., Romeo and Juliet reimagined as West Side Story). Sometimes a simple sex change is all it takes to breathe new life into one of Will’s ancient plays. When I was in… Read More ›

Little Green Pig will perform "Richie: A Rolling Pub Crawl Based on Shakespeare's 'Richard II'" on Thursday-Saturday from Sept. 6th to Sept. 22nd

Little Green Pig’s “Richie” Transforms Shakespeare’s “Richard II” into a Rollicking All-Female Pub Crawl

On Sept. 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern will give William Shakespeare’s circa 1595 English history play “Richard II” a gender-bending all-female Little Green Pig twist in “Richie: A Rolling Pub Crawl Based on Shakespeare’s Richard II,” which will be performed in downtown Durham, NC. According to the company’s website: “The show begins at Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Ave.) and promenades through bars, clubs and restaurants before landing in Durham Central Park.”