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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… Read More ›

Forest Moon Theater's production of Anne of Green Gables stars Elly Boldizar as Anne Shirley and Wayne Burtoft as Matthew Cuthbert (photo by David Leone)

Peter DeLaurier’s Anne of Green Gables Is a Nice Old-Fashioned Play, with Valuable Messages

On March 10-12 and 17-19, Forest Moon Theater takes on the daunting task of staging the childhood classic Anne of Green Gables at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre in Wake Forest, NC. The play is based on the 1908 novel, written by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (L.M. Montgomery) and adapted for the stage by… Read More ›

The Night of the Iguana stars (from left) Stephen Carl as Shannon, Stephanie Holloman Kellogg as Maxine, Randy Jordan as Nonno, and Gwendolyn Mewes Sullivan as Hannah (photo by Stephanie Reynolds Veren)

The Night of the Iguana Is Satisfying, But Has the Potential to Grow and Mature

Neuse Little Theatre is to be commended for taking on the challenge of The Night of the Iguana, a classic 1961 Broadway drama by Tennessee Williams — and one in which a hometown famous movie star (Ava Gardner) once played in the 1964 Hollywood version. Williams’ characters are alway complex, broken, and difficult for even… Read More ›

Every Iguana Will Have Its Night!

Are you ready for some Tennessee Williams? Are you ready to attend a show in a unique venue? Anthony Pender is directing The Night of the Iguana for the Neuse Little Theatre in Smithfield. Their venue is a quaint 80-year-old log cabin, affectionately known as “The Hut,” on the corner of Front and Market Streets…. Read More ›

NLT’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” Entertains with a Subtly Updated Script

Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers is all about what happens when a sensitive man, Barney Cashman (Shaun Braswell) tries to reignite his passion for life by having an illicit affair. He brings a series of women to his elderly mother’s apartment, and in his dealings with them, learns a lot about himself… Read More ›