The McGregor Hall production of INTO THE WOODS has all the makings of a great production, including a strong cast, full orchestra, and some impressive creative elements. And yet, somehow it falls flat. Read what Lauren Van Hemert has to say about the production.
Theater Review: Emotionally Charged ‘Bourbon at the Border’ Interrogates the Retelling and Rewriting of History
From organizing sit-ins, Freedom Rides, marches, and massive voter registration drives, like the one in Mississippi in 1964, champions of civil rights were often beaten, arrested, and left for dead. So, what was the psychological toll of the Civil Rights Movement on the Emmett Till Generation? That is the central question of Pearl Cleage’s play BOURBON AT THE BORDER, now playing at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT). Read what Lauren Van Hemert has to say about the timely significance of the production.
It is hard to know if Lanford Wilson was aware of the concept of beshert when he wrote his Pulitzer Prize-winning play TALLEY'S FOLLY, or if the team at Burning Coal Theatre understood its cultural significance prior to mounting its current production, but there is something about this particular "no-holds barred" love story that is so enchanting, it's almost spiritual. Read what Lauren Van Hemert has to say about the Burning Coal Theatre production of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
"I was once asked if RENT was still relevant. At that time, I wasn’t sure what to say. But I know now, after seeing it live, and seeing parts of myself reflected on stage, that in the current climate of the world we live in, RENT is still relevant, and will be for as long as it runs. Read what else Junior Critic Grace Niesel, has to say about the national tour of RENT.