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Lanford Wilson’s Burn This Is a Fine Meaty, Entertaining, and Thought-Provoking Show

Sonorous Road Repertory Inc.’s inaugural production of Burn This, a 1987 Broadway success from the pen of Lanford Wilson, who was part of the founding of Off-Off Broadway, handles gayness in an off-handed, everyday sort of way, rather than as a political and social confrontation. At that time, it was, no doubt, a relief to… Read More ›

Lungs at Sonorous Road: It All Started at IKEA

Sonorous Road Productions opened its 2016-17 season on Friday, Sept. 9th, with the regional premiere of Duncan Macmillan’s 2014 play Lungs. Even though there are plenty of comic moments to keep the mood light, our main reason for recommending it is, it is a “thought piece.” When the curtain rises, an unnamed modern-day couple is… Read More ›

Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs Is a Laugh-a-Minute Funny Spoof of Political Correctness

Lungs by Duncan Macmillan, which opened on Friday, Sept. 9th, is another outstanding production of the relatively new Sonorous Road Theatre, located near the roundabout on Oberlin Road. Sonorous Road Productions was founded by Michelle Murray Wells, just down the street from the eponymous Roundabout Art Collective a couple of years ago. Lungs is a… Read More ›

Meredith Sause and Jim Moscater star as Alex and Greg in "A Kid Like Jake" (photo by Jonathan Young)

Anxious Parents Pressure Their Son to Over-Achieve in “A Kid Like Jake” by Daniel Pearle at Deep Dish

When you think about the millions of parents who wonder if their children will eat — nay, even if they will survive — today, there is a certain incongruity apparent in A Kid Like Jake, playing Sept. 3-7, 10-14, and 17-20 at Deep Dish Theater Company in University Mall Chapel Hill, NC. Playwright Daniel Pearle… Read More ›

“Blithe Spirit” Is a Witty Laugh-Fest

Noël Coward’s writing is well known for its witty dialogue and quick humor, and those qualities are particularly well-evidenced in his 1941 play, Blithe Spirit, onstage now at Raleigh Little Theatre in a production directed by Tony Lea. The play focuses on Charles (John Allore), a writer seeking inspiration for his latest story. To find… Read More ›