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Raleigh Little Theatre Forks the Lightning of The Mountaintop, Katori Hall’s Speculative Drama About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Last Night

On an overcast night last weekend in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre, the audience for The Mountaintop by Katori Hall found itself in a motel room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, back on April 3, 1968. They soon discover that it is the room of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (played… Read More ›

Bare Theatre and RLT’s Henry VI Boasts Energetic, High-Level Performances

In the heat of the summer, the politics heats up as well; and Lucinda Danner Gainey — the director of Bare Theatre and Raleigh Little Theatre’s current joint production of Henry VI: War of the Roses, which concludes its two-week run on Aug. 4-7 in RLT‘s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre, casts an abbreviated version of… Read More ›

Wade Newhouse and Benji Taylor Jones star as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth (photo by Ron Yorgason)

Director Rebecca Blum’s Cast for Bare Theatre’s Presentation of “Macbeth” Is Superb

It’s safe to call Bare Theatre’s current presentation Macbeth, because the play is being performed outdoors in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre and not inside a theater, where there is an old theater superstition that speaking the play’s name aloud invites disaster. (Instead, the cast and crew refer to “The Scottish Play.”) After… Read More ›

Wade Newhouse and Benji Taylor Jones star as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth (photo by Ron Yorgason)

Strong Acting and Interesting Choices Make Bare Theatre’s “Macbeth” an Engaging Production

Directing a production of a play that “everybody is familiar with,” is a real challenge. Rebecca Blum takes the challenge in Bare Theatre’s current production of Macbeth; and, with the help of a dedicated and talented cast and crew, emerges victorious. With all-around acting as strong as what we saw in this production, it is… Read More ›

Bare Theatre, RLT, and PineCone’s “As You Like It” Showcases Local Women and Local Bluegrass Music

Shakespeare performed in the out-of-doors just makes sense, and the amphitheater at Raleigh Little Theatre is the perfect home for the Bard. Sitting in the elements, with the cool breeze blowing, a setting sun, and the wonderful preshow music of Corn and the Colonels (of which RLT executive director Charles Phaneuf is a member), while… Read More ›