Peak Ensemble Players of Apex Does It Again with Robin Hawdon’s Perfect Wedding

The curtains open on a disheveled bridal suite in the “only decent hotel within miles.” A head emerges from under the covers (at the foot of the bed). The first line: “Oh. My. God!” Wait! Did somebody say the words “perfect wedding?” The plot thickens when we discover that this is the morning of the… Continue reading Peak Ensemble Players of Apex Does It Again with Robin Hawdon’s Perfect Wedding

Fun and Fierce, RLT’s Don’t Dress for Dinner Will Have Viewers Laughing Every (Mis)Step of the Way

Jenny Anglum and Rob Jenkins star as Jacqueline and Bernard at RLT (photo by Areon Mobasher)

Don’t Dress for Dinner is a sassy French farce, as well as a comedy of errors of epic proportions. And, Raleigh Little Theatre’s version, directed by Patrick Torres, lives up to the bawdy, hilarious nature of the original script by Robin Hawdon, which itself is an adaptation of a Marc Camoletti play. The mishaps begin… Continue reading Fun and Fierce, RLT’s Don’t Dress for Dinner Will Have Viewers Laughing Every (Mis)Step of the Way

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Delightful Rendition of Marc Camoletti’s Don’t Dress for Dinner Is a Laff-a-Minute Production

Raleigh Little Theatre's rendition of Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress for Dinner stars Michael Parker (left) as Robert, A.C. Donohue as Suzanne, and Rob Jenkins as Bernard (photo by Areon Mobasher)

We start with quotes from reviews by The Guardian and the Chicago Tribune, respectively: “Hurtling along at the speed of light, this breathtaking farce is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention” and “Text book example of how to create the perfect farce.” Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of Don’t Dress for Dinner, under the direction… Continue reading Raleigh Little Theatre’s Delightful Rendition of Marc Camoletti’s Don’t Dress for Dinner Is a Laff-a-Minute Production

Guess Who’s Dressing for Dinner at Apex’s Halle Center: Don’t Dress for Dinner Is a Feast of Laughs!

When was the last time you went to a play and laughed nonstop, even chuckling your way through intermission? If that’s what you want, come on down to the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex for Don’t Dress for Dinner. Adapted by Robin Hawdon and directed by Kathleen Rudolph, this production has been expertly cast; the pace is brisk; and the comic timing is impeccable.

Meet Bernard (played by Christopher Brown). He lives two hours outside of Paris. Jacqueline (Jenny Anglum) is Bernard’s wife. She is going to spend the weekend with her mother.