The play is a fictionalized drama inspired by the 2006 Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting of 10 Amish girls (five died) with the emphasis on the aftermath and the experience of trauma by various members of the Lancaster County community. Read Kim Jackson’s review of the PlayMakers Repertory Company production.
Kim moved to Raleigh with her family just over two decades ago, and she has loved her life in the Triangle. When her children were younger, she made the rounds of family-fun events at the museums as well as kept busy with hockey, gymnastics and Irish dance. Now, her kids are in college (Go Pack!), one has graduated (Elon), and she has the opportunity to pursue other interests, like theater. Kim majored in history and English, also receiving advanced degrees in both, and held jobs where she wrote for various in-house publications. She is also a member of the American Theatre Critics Association. She’s excited to be a part of RDU On Stage and looks forward to sharing her reflections on our dynamic theater community.
Similar to Shakespeare, the musical Camelot by Alan J. Lerner and Frederick Loewe, offers ample opportunities for creative interpretation. Read Kim Jackson’s review of the Burning Coal Theatre production.
The holiday season ushers in a sleigh full of traditions, including the requisite shows reflecting uplifting tales of reconciliation. That sweet sentimentality takes center stage with North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s (NRACT’s) production of Fruitcakes by Julian Wiles. Read Kim Jackson’s review.
After 15 seasons, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern presents as its final show Céline Dion Live at the Gaza Strip, a cabaret conceived and directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Read Kim Jackson’s review of Little Green Pig’s final show.
As adapted and directed by Bobby Callaway, Bare Theatre’s production of The Trojan Women, written by Euripedes in 415 BC, attempts to foreground the voices of the women who have become the spoils of war. The Greeks have invaded Troy,… Read More ›
Michelle Obama said, “When they go low, we go high.” That sentiment characterizes much of A. Elizabeth “Bessie” and Sarah “Sadie” Delany’s life, a portrait recounted in the North Carolina Theatre production of Emily Mann’s Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’… Read More ›
Theater Review: Justice Theater Project’s Production of ‘The Taming’ Delivers Absurd Social Commentary that Skews Party Lines
Lauren Gunderson’s name on a play promises smart dialogue and sharp social commentary on its subject. The Justice Theater Project’s production of The Taming delivers that combination with lots of humor and satire. Indeed, this exploration of the insanity of… Read More ›
Theatre In The Park’s latest incarnation of the demon of the night, Dracula, aims to send chills up and down your spine. This adaptation of the classic Bram Stoker tale, written and directed Ira David Wood III, reflects much of… Read More ›
Theater Review: Funny and Chilling WTF World Premiere of ‘Waters Rise’ Prognosticates on Climate Change
A recent cartoon in The New Yorker shows a shaggy guru sitting cross-legged in front of a cave dispensing wisdom to a man wearing a shirt and tie, his head and shoulders just above the water. The caption reads: “I… Read More ›