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The dark art of cabaret is staged as an emotional ambush in Paris 76

Paris 76 runs at Manbites Dog Theater through April 4.

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Must-see plays at The ArtsCenter and Deep Dish Theater dispel the fog of war

The Redbird One Act Play Festival runs through March 22; Journey's End through March 21.

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In Arthur Miller's update of Ibsen, a whistleblower's righteous zeal also accounts for his flaws

An Enemy of the People runs at PlayMakers Repertory Company through March 15.

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Common Wealth Endeavors steps up its quality with two smart one-act plays set in social microcosms

Elevator/Contractions runs at Common Ground Theatre through March 7.

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After reviving a struggling PlayMakers, Joseph Haj moves on to a bigger theater

Byron Woods reviews Haj's legacy and gathers community reactions to the surprise departure.

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The Mountaintop is a persuasive play about Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night alive

Justice Theater Project’s The Mountaintop runs through Feb. 22

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Much Ado About Nothing takes an Italian holiday in Raleigh

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing runs through March 1.

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Hands Up: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments holds a space for hard discussions about race and police brutality

A staged reading at Common Ground Theatre Feb. 5–7 leads to a community performance at The ArtsCenter in June.

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Groundbreaking play Trouble in Mind skewers racism in the theater world

PlayMakers Rep shows true artistic leadership in staging Alice Childress' 1955 play, through Feb. 8.

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Wherefore yet another production of Romeo and Juliet?

High-schooler Emily Rose White is strong at Juliet in Burning Coal Theatre's production, through Feb. 15.

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Playwright Howard L. Craft stages a five-star Freight; sadomasochistic sparring in Venus in Fur

Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green runs at UNC’s Swain Hall through Jan. 24; Venus in Fur runs at Raleigh Little Theatre through Feb. 1.

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New theater productions take on the Israel-Palestine conflict and the opaque transparency of the Internet age

Wrestling Jerusalem runs at Kenan Theatre Jan. 7-11; Love and Information at the Carrack Jan. 8-11

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Year in review: An evolving chronicle of best (and worst) practices on local stages

Our performing arts critic reflects on the year in theater and dance—and picks his top shows.

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Theater review: Child actors grapple with adult theater in I and You

The show runs at Manbites Dog Theater through Dec. 20

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Theater review: A moving and joyous production of Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity

This Christmas show runs at N.C. State, courtesy of the Justice Theater Project, through Dec. 20

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Theatre in the Park's A Christmas Carol is a musical comedy with bittersweet family ties

This Broadway-style holiday tradition celebrates its 40th anniversary this year

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Theater briefs: Burning Coal takes Iron Curtain Trilogy to its native England

Plus, lost Kurt Weill songs and a high-school theater prodigy in the Triangle

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Searching for the strange in the familiar: Shakespeare and Sondheim at PlayMakers Rep

A Midsummer Night's Dream and Into the Woods are the rotating repertory at Playmakers through Dec. 7

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Theater review: Chicago composer John Kander doesn't stick The Landing

Kander's new musical runs at Deep Dish in Chapel Hill through Nov. 22

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Theater review: Torry Bend's latest puppet masterpiece If My Feet Have Lost the Ground

Bend's magical new show is currently running at Manbites Dog.

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I found it an excellent production and enjoyed what Mr Quaintance brought to the table, including the quirky strobe and …

by Paul Baerman on In Arthur Miller's update of Ibsen, a whistleblower's righteous zeal also accounts for his flaws (Theater)

With all due respect, theatrefan, every ticket buyer to this production spends time and gets to know Mr. Torres (or …

by Byron Woods on Much Ado About Nothing takes an Italian holiday in Raleigh (Theater)

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