Little Green Pig’s Maccountant Is a Bloody, Funny Shakespearean Tale

It’s not a new idea: updating a Shakespearean classic for a modern audience. A change in setting and style can make the language more accessible to our lazy ears. And so it is with Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern’s current production of Maccountant, playing Sept. 3, 8-10, and 15-17 at Common Ground Theatre in Durham.… Continue reading Little Green Pig’s Maccountant Is a Bloody, Funny Shakespearean Tale

Little Green Pig’s Presentation of The New Colossus by Tamara Kissane Is Colossally Confusing

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov inspired The New Colossus by Tamara Kissane (photo by Jaybird O'Berski)

Tamara Kissane’s play The New Colossus opened on May 19th at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham as part of Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern’s 2016 season. Directed by Dana Marks, an internationally known performer and director, the play was adapted from Anton Chekhov’s 1896 play The Seagull. Chekhov’s first production of The Seagull was disastrous,… Continue reading Little Green Pig’s Presentation of The New Colossus by Tamara Kissane Is Colossally Confusing

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

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

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