NLT’s Father Knows Best Is a Great Example of What Is Best About Local Theater

The Neuse Little Theatre’s production of Father Knows Best is a fine slice of Americana for two reasons. First, it is a breezy sitcom-like comedy about a middle-class family in middle America. Secondly, it is a great example of what local theater in America is all about. Father Knows Best is a stage play, based… Continue reading NLT’s Father Knows Best Is a Great Example of What Is Best About Local Theater

Mamma Mia! Is a Fun Night with Neuse Little Theatre at the "The Hut" in Smithfield

On Friday, Sept. 20th, the Neuse Little Theatre opened its 46th Season to a full house for Mamma Mia! Originally produced in London and then running on Broadway from 2001 to 2015, Mamma Mia! was created around the chart-topping hits of the 1970s Swedish pop group ABBA. The book by Catherine Johnson weaves a whimsical… Continue reading Mamma Mia! Is a Fun Night with Neuse Little Theatre at the "The Hut" in Smithfield

Don’t Be Afraid to Laugh at Safe, a Dark Comedy in Smithfield That Should Be Savored

What happens when a bank robbery ends with five ordinary people — three employees and two customers — locked in the vault? Or are these people ordinary? The Neuse Little Theatre of Smithfield, NC’s current production of Safe by Tony Glazer and Anthony Ruivivar offers one possible scenario. The play is billed as a “dark… Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid to Laugh at Safe, a Dark Comedy in Smithfield That Should Be Savored

Neuse Little Theatre’s Safe Is a Well-Acted Wild Ride

Anytime a non run-of-the-mill play is performed, it’s exciting, and the theatre is owed credit for thinking outside of the box. The theatre and play in this case, respectively, are Neuse Little Theatre and its production of Tony Glazer and Anthony Ruivivar’s Safe, under the direction of Matt Gore. The play begins near the tail-end… Continue reading Neuse Little Theatre’s Safe Is a Well-Acted Wild Ride

Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution at Neuse Little Theatre Is Entertaining, But Not Without Flaws

Neuse Little Theatre of Smithfield, NC is currently performing its community-theater production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution, under the direction of Shaun Braswell and Meta Toole, in “The Hut.” This quaint venue is always a fun place to see a proscenium-staged show. We found Saturday night’s performance to be entertaining, but not without… Continue reading Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution at Neuse Little Theatre Is Entertaining, But Not Without Flaws