The Justice Theater Project’s Every Brilliant Thing Is a Lighthearted Look at a Heavy Subject

Theatre Raleigh will stage Mike Wiley and Howard L. Craft's Peace of Clay on Sept. 22-26 and Sept. 29-Oct. 3

The Justice Theater Project is back in business! After over a year and a half of COVID shutdown, JTP presents Every Brilliant Thing, written by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe, performed by Thaddaeus Edwards, and directed by J. Chachula. When one loses a loved one to suicide, one may ask “Why did she/he do it?”… Continue reading The Justice Theater Project’s Every Brilliant Thing Is a Lighthearted Look at a Heavy Subject

JTP’s Fine Cast Does Lynn Nottage’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Sweat, “Justice”

Sweat stars (from left) Matthew Hager, Juan Isler, Gerald Campbell, John Honeycutt, Efrain Valencia, Andrea Twiss, Ra'Chel Fowler, Brandonn Odom, and Kelly Caniglia (photo by Naveed Moeed)

Sweat by Lynn Nottage is the kind of play that provokes conversation in the car all the way home. We fell into conversation about several higher-level topics in the 30-minute drive home from the Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh, NC; and the conversation continues as we sit to write this review of… Continue reading JTP’s Fine Cast Does Lynn Nottage’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Sweat, “Justice”

Byron Jennings’ Henry Drummond Is Superb, and Randy Jordan’s Meeker Is a Treat, in JTP’s Production of Inherit the Wind

The Justice Theater Project’s production of Inherit the Wind, directed by Jerry Sipp, takes place in a small town called Hillsboro, TN, not too long ago. A high school teacher named Bertram Cates (played here by Michael Parker) had the audacity to teach his students Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. In a town where the… Continue reading Byron Jennings’ Henry Drummond Is Superb, and Randy Jordan’s Meeker Is a Treat, in JTP’s Production of Inherit the Wind

JTP’s Presentation of Inherit the Wind Is an Important Play for the Whole Family

Once again, I must implore you to take your kids to see The Justice Theater Project’s production of Inherit the Wind, starring Byron Jennings II as defense attorney Henry Drummund and Paul Wilson as prosecutor Matthew Harrison Brady. Even if you’ve seen Inherit the Wind in the past or have seen the 1960 film version… Continue reading JTP’s Presentation of Inherit the Wind Is an Important Play for the Whole Family

JTP’s Caroline, or Change Is a Lyrical Trip Through Its Characters’ Hearts and Souls

OBIE, Lucille Lortel, Theatre World, Tony®, and Drama Desk award-winning musical Caroline, or Change just might be The Justice Theater Project’s most ambitious production yet. With a soaring score that is almost entirely through-sung, Caroline is more opera than standard musical. Weaving together the musical styles of rhythm and blues, old spirituals, classical music, and… Continue reading JTP’s Caroline, or Change Is a Lyrical Trip Through Its Characters’ Hearts and Souls