PlayMakers Repertory Company’s “Angels in America” premiered last week at Paul Green Theatre. Staff writer Colin Warren-Hicks gave part one, “Millenium Approaches,” 3 and a half stars, and part two, “Perestroika,” four and a half stars.
The power of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of August Wilson’s “Fences” is its biting realism. Director Seret Scott’s cast portrays a socially segregated 1950s Pittsburgh, where living between paydays wears away at old dreams and diminishes the promise of a hopeful future.
Fred Moore is a popular man on the UNC campus, but few know his last name. Moore has been a security guard for many of the University’s athletic facilities, but has gained a reputation as an amateur cartoonist.
Today, Lee Smith’s relationship with Wolfe comes full circle as she accepts the 2010 Thomas Wolfe Prize. Smith was selected for her plentiful contributions to contemporary literature, members of the creative writing program said.
In this play, a classic Shakespearean comedy of banished brothers, forlorn lovers and mistaken identity, the plot waits off in the wings as characters engage in complex battles of verbal wit.
One of Shakespeare’s comedies, “As You Like It” is about love. Couples are paired, warring brothers make amends and melancholy shepherds find smiles. But PlayMakers Repertory Company is aiming to investigate themes aside from lovesick hearts.
PlayMakers Repertory Company opens its season in the middle of nowhere. Though the character Winnie — played by company regular Julie Fishell — often let fly the joyous declaration that “it is going to be a happy day,” but the opening night audience did not concur.
Deep Dish Theater Company has opened their 10th anniversary season with tequila and painkillers. “Mi Vida Loca,” written by prominent television writer Eric Overmyer and directed by Paul Frellick, is a family drama centered around one patriarch’s struggle to detox from a 20-year opiate addiction. Overmyer’s script has the audience laughing at life’s sad moments and caring for his characters’ alcohol-soaked flaws.
The Department of Dramatic Art, presenting local playwright Mike Wiley’s new play, “The Parchman Hour,” brings a powerful thought sometimes flawed message to the Paul Green Theatre this weekend.
The Department for Dramatic Art’s first play of the season, an unusual adaptation of Arthur Miller’s “Playing for Time,” leaves much to be desired.