Director Nancy Rich Says A.R. Gurney’s Award-Winning 1995 Comedy, Sylvia, Is a Real Howler

Sylvia stars Clare Vestal (front) as Sylvia, with Jim O'Brien as Greg and Christine Rogers as Kate (photo by Nancy Rich)

In these trying days, we all could use a comedy, right? And this one is a real howler. Director Nancy Gardner Rich talks about the Holly Springs Community Theater’s production of A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia, a co-produced with the Holly Springs Cultural Center and the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center. Q: So Sylvia is a comedy? As a… Continue reading Director Nancy Rich Says A.R. Gurney’s Award-Winning 1995 Comedy, Sylvia, Is a Real Howler

Bedford Falls Meets WandaVision in the Cary Players’ Dec. 3-6 Production of It’s A Wonderful Life

The Cary Players' Dec. 3-6 presentation of Joe Landry's It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, directed by Nancy Rich, stars Bridget Patterson and Nick Popio as Mary and George Bailey (photo by Charles Ruffin)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This preview is based on a Cary Players news release. — R.W.M. Everybody loves the classic 1946 film It’s A Wonderful Life. And the Cary Players have presented stage adaptations of It’s A Wonderful Life in the past, using a large cast of adult and child performers. For their Christmas show this time… Continue reading Bedford Falls Meets WandaVision in the Cary Players’ Dec. 3-6 Production of It’s A Wonderful Life

The Old Man and the Old Moon at TIP Is a Timeless Fable, Delightfully Performed

Created by the PigPen Theatre Co., started by a group of freshmen in 2007 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, The Old Man and The Old Moon is an interactive musical, including song, dance, puppetry, and all manner of derring-do. The current Theatre in the Park production of this show tells a story about… Continue reading The Old Man and the Old Moon at TIP Is a Timeless Fable, Delightfully Performed

Wickedly Funny Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Is a Diamond in RLT’s Crown

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder stars Lauren Knott (left) as Sibella, Tyler Graeper as Monty, and Lauren Bamford as Phoebe (photo by Elly McClanahan)

Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder opens with a warning to the audience of the grisly contents of the story. Even though the plot line does involve ambition, lust, class privilege, and murder, the show itself is absolutely delightful and as ambitious as its protagonist. From the live orchestra… Continue reading Wickedly Funny Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Is a Diamond in RLT’s Crown

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder at RLT Exceeds Even the Greatest of Expectations

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder stars Tyler Graeper as Monty (photo by Brenna Lila Jane Berry-Stewart)

I had no idea that I ever would laugh so much, so hard, and so unashamedly at the antics of a serial-killer! But the delightfully madcap silliness of this script, coupled with the high-octane energy of this cast, the brisk pacing, the flawless singing, and the visual delights of the set, the costumes, and the… Continue reading A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder at RLT Exceeds Even the Greatest of Expectations