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HRT Offers Up a Rustic, Charming, and Bare-Bones Rendition of Christie’s “And Then There Were None”

And Then There Were None, onstage now at Harnett Regional Theatre and under the direction of Vicki Wade, is an odd little composition. Adapted from Agatha Christie’s novel of a…well…comparable (sort of)… name (there’s a long story there), the play, first performed in 1943, is definitely dated in terms of its dialogue and ease-of-understanding, but… Read More ›

Harnett Regional Theatre Goes All Out for “Shrek the Musical”

Most people are familiar with the 2001 Dreamworks feature film, Shrek. Just in case, it’s a sort of un-fairytale featuring a whole bunch of familiar fairytale characters. It also, of course, features Shrek, a green ogre and his friend, Donkey. When Shrek’s precious swampland is…well…swamped with unwanted fairytale creatures, he strikes a deal with the… Read More ›

HRT Turns Out a Truly Charming “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Most people are at least somewhat familiar with Frank Capra’s beloved 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” However, the story has also enjoyed a life onstage through several adaptations. One of the more manageable, straightforward, and true-to-the-film versions is James W. Rodgers’ 1993 incarnation. Harnett Regional Theater, under the skilled direction of Ruth Mills, wisely… Read More ›

Harnett Regional Theatre Turns Out a Truly Wonderful “Wizard of Oz”

Most people have taken that fateful journey “over the rainbow” with Dorothy Gale a time or two, but whether you’ve seen the show one time or a hundred times, you’re sure to find something new to love in Harnett Regional Theatre’s production of “The Wizard of Oz,” onstage through Sunday, May 18th. This charming production… Read More ›

HRT’s “Steel Magnolias” Is Intimate and Immersive

“Steel Magnolias,” the semi-autobiographical play written by Robert Harling, has been a hit with audiences (both Southern and non) since it first opened in 1987. The story, set in Louisiana, follows a group of fiery women as they endure life’s ups and downs. There’s Truvy (Susan Bristow), the sassy owner of a self-named salon where… Read More ›