Producing plays that challenge audiences is exactly what Gage Tarlton, a Chapel Hill based playwright, plans to do following his first play's production in New York.
“Just Like Now” represents queer characters onstage in a way that is unprecedented and sure to resonate with modern audiences. At its core, it shows a contemporary world in which love, both romantic and platonic, is one of the highest powers.
“Yes, we have music, but if I’m not able to connect with an individual, I can’t get to the music part. It really, at the end of the day, is about human connection.”
Her name is Liz Howard, and she's playing Jesus. The sophomore theater talent began her musical theater career at UNC with apprehension after being told that it just wasn't her "niche." But now, with two lead roles under her belt, Howard is a powerful young actress, bringing purpose and inclusivity to the stage. This year, UNC Pauper Players is performing "Godspell," a show structured around parables. Howard is using her remarkable range as a vocalist and her personal faith to leave audiences with a fresh perspective, one that breaks barriers and unites communities.
If you like the Grateful Dead, you'll love this local band composed of dads and UNC professors. They perform around Chapel Hill, but at the end of the day, it's about a love for music and jamming out with friends.
From marching in the 2001 inauguration to spending Thanksgiving with his students, UNC's marching band director, Jeffrey Fuchs, continues to make the band feel like a family.
It all started with a letter.
Drag queens are coming to Carrboro, and in their wake follows an explosive and unapologetic performance that commands the attention of the audience and celebrates diversity in the North Carolina drag community.
The Peoples Improv Theater will kick-off their comedy season by hosting a Trifecta Improv show featuring three comedy groups from North Carolina. “I think audiences in the Triangle are maybe more sophisticated. They’ve had some great improv for awhile, so they know kind of what to expect,” said Now are the Foxes improv member Cale Evans.