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Backed by Two Strong Female Leads, NRACT’s Freaky Friday Is a Surefire Hit

Most people are familiar with some version of Freaky Friday. Whether it’s the original 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers, the 1976 film, or the 2003 film, most know the story of the mother and daughter who magically switch bodies and, by extension, lives, and, in the process, learn to truly love and value one another…. Read More ›

NRACT’s Eye-Opening Presentation of Pearl Cleage’s Bourbon at the Border Is an Education As Well As a Must-See Show!

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This review was prepared with assistance from Jennifer Greene. — KB Imagine the scars that you would bear if you had been brutally abused — physically, mentally, and emotionally — by the police. Worse yet: imagine living 30 years with an open, festering, psychological wound pulsating just below the surface as you try… Read More ›

The Cast of NRACT’s Rendition of Pearl Cleage’s Bourbon at the Border Is Simply Wonderful

The North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s presentation of Bourbon at the Border, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Natasha A. Jackson, is an important look into several troubling events in recent American history and how their effect lives on. It is a powerful display of the scars carried by a quartet of middle-aged… Read More ›

Enjoy a Taste of Warm Southern Hospitality with NRACT’s Delightful Fruitcakes!

As a reviewer, I get to see a lot of holiday-themed shows. Some are schmaltzy, some are sappy, and some are stale. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that Fruitcakes! by Julian Wiles, was none of these things. The show, running Friday-Sunday through Dec. 22nd at the North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, exceeded… Read More ›

Fast-Paced, Upbeat Be More Chill at NRACT Has Spectacular Dance Numbers and Lots of Laughs

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s mission includes bringing “a unique perspective to the theatre community by producing provocative, challenging, and inspirational theatre,” and they have hit the mark again with Be More Chill, a brand-new, energetic, modernistic fantasy musical, fresh from its March 10-Aug. 11, 2019 Broadway run. Directed by Jesse R. Gephart, with… Read More ›