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Pictured: Tyler Hollinger, Matthew Carlson and Kate Goehring (on screen) and Cheryl Koski and Matthew Carlson (on stage) in The Glass Menagerie. Photo: VanderVeen Photographers.

The Top Triangle Theatrical Productions of 2010

For years, Triangle Theater Review has argued that the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area of North Carolina has the liveliest theater scene between Washington, DC, and Atlanta, GA. The year 2010 provided further proof, if any was needed, that we have the onstage talent, the backstage genius, and the wherewithal to mount any show available for local production.

Susanna Hamnett Shines in “Nearly Lear”

Who knew that William Shakespeare’s epic tragedy “King Lear” could actually be funny? Viewers of the N.C. State University Center Stage production of “Nearly Lear” found this out as they listened to the tragedy through the eyes of court jester, Norris (actually Noreen in drag), played to perfection by the gifted Susanna Hamnett.