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Hot Summer Nights Strikes Again with Ken Ludwig’s Hilarious “The Fox on the Fairway”

High-stakes bets, mild sexual tension, and a healthy dose of farcical humor await viewers of Hot Summer Nights’ latest offering—Ken Ludwig’s “The Fox on the Fairway.” The story takes place in the tap room at the Quail Valley Golf and Country Club, thoroughly brought to life by Alex van Blommestein’s 80s-lodge-inspired set, complete with wood… Read More ›

Jonas Cohen and Lisa Jolley in "Souvenir" (photos by Adam Twiss/Keith Tew)

Jonas Cohen and Lisa Jolley Turn the Offbeat Biodrama “Souvenir” into a Night to Remember

The current Hot Summer Nights | Theatre Raleigh presentation of “Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins” by Stephen Temperley is a real knee-slapper, starring Lisa Jolley as Jenkins and Jonas Cohen as her long-suffering and increasingly concerned piano accompanist, teacher, and friend Cosmé McMoon, who becomes more and more fearful that one day soon Mrs. J will discover that the joke is on her! But Florence Foster Jenkins is inexplicably oblivious to the smothered laughs and stifled snorts of her audiences.

Jonas Cohen and Lisa Jolley in "Souvenir" (photos by Adam Twiss and Keith Tew)

“Souvenir” Is an Affectionate Tribute to a Wealthy Would-Be Opera Singer — Who Couldn’t Sing!

Hot Summer Nights | Theatre Raleigh will stage London-born Woodstock, NY dramatist Stephen Temperley’s terrific two-hander,” “Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins, a comedy with music starring consummate local comedienne and Broadway veteran Lisa Jolley (Hairspray) as Jenkins and New York actor Jonas Cohen as her flamboyant gay accompanist Cosmé McMoon, on Oct. 3-7 and 10-14 in Sara Lynn and K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Theater in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, NC.