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Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play Is Much More Than a Play — It’s a Triumph for TIP

Originally produced Off-Off-Broadway in 1982 and again Off-Broadway in 1986, It’s Only a Play by Terrence McNally was updated for Broadway in 2014. This revised version of the play, now on the boards at Theatre in the Park, boasts a cast that is a Who’s Who of North Carolina theater. The changes in the Broadway… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh's cast for Joshua Harmon's Significant Other includes (from left) Melvin Gray, Jr. as Zach/Evan/Roger; Shayla LaGrange as Vanessa; Meagan Chieppor as Kiki; Adam Poole as Will/Conrad/Tony; and Jesse R. Gephart as Jordan (photo by Lauren Kennedy Brady)

Jesse R. Gephart’s Performance as Jordan in Significant Other for Theatre Raleigh Is Worth the Price of Admission All by Itself

Theatre Raleigh opened Significant Other by award winning playwright Joshua Harmon on Wednesday night in the Sara Lynn and K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Theatre in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, NC. The story is light-weight TV-sitcom humorous; but in the second act, it reaches a deeper level, and speaks to the… Read More ›

Jesse R. Gephart Channels David Sedaris’ Snark, Wit, and Scathing Humor in The SantaLand Diaries at TIP

The SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris is, perhaps, my favorite short story by a beloved North Carolina author. That’s why I was particularly excited to see Theatre in the Park’s holiday one-man-show The SantaLand Diaries, starring Jesse R. Gephart as David Sedaris and his elfin alter ego, Crumpet. The show, which concludes its two-week run… Read More ›

Most of The SantaLand Diaries Is Engaging, Funny and, Eventually, Quite Moving

Beginning as an essay for NPR’s Morning Edition in 1992, David Sedaris’ The SantaLand Diaries has become a holiday classic in both book and audio formats. Sedaris, who was raised in Raleigh, has made a career of publicly sharing his most humiliating moments with a trademark dry wit. In 1996, a much longer version of… Read More ›

You Absolutely Must See Jesse R. Gephart in The SantaLand Diaries at Theatre in the Park

Even though many of the Triangle’s favorite holiday shows are currently in production, you absolutely must see Theatre in the Park’s The SantaLand Diaries, starring Jesse R. Gephart. The SantaLand Diaries is a stage adaptation by Joe Mantello of an autobiographical essay written by former Raleigh author and humorist David Sedaris, who initially read the… Read More ›