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Howard L. Craft Sets a Sensitive, Authentic Family Drama in Durham in The Miraculous and the Mundane

The workshop production of the Durham playwright's latest runs at Manbites Dog Theater through Saturday, April 1.

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With or Without Its Audio Accompaniment, This Is Not a Novel Thrives on the Element of Surprise

We review Little Green Pig's immersive theatrical maze, the subject of our Durham cover story last week, before it finishes its run this weekend.

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In Bright Half Life, Small Life Decisions and Big Cultural Shifts Cast Ripples Through a Same-Sex Interracial Partnership

JoRose and Tamara Kissane star in Tanya Barfield's drama at Manbites Dog Theater.

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The Inherently Political Nature of Theater is Exposed, with Varying Results, in The God Game and Zuccotti Park

Both shows are currently running in Raleigh courtesy of Sonorous Road and the Justice Theater Project, respectively.

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Meet the African-American Actor Who Said No to Eugene O'Neill and Paid the Price

Charles Sidney Gilpin is the subject of Raleigh playwright Adrienne Earle Pender's N, premiering at Theatre in the Park.

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A New Community-Supported Arts Center and Theater Is the Tremor Before the Earthquake of Pittsboro's Expansion

The new Center for the Arts and its Sweet Bee Theater have soft openings in downtown Pittsboro this weekend.

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In Heisenberg, Fresh Off Broadway, Simon Stephens Spins a Quiet Poetics of Quantum Mechanics

In a coup for Burning Coal Theatre Company, this two-hander comes to Raleigh a month after its Broadway close.

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A Superlative Adaptation of Virginia Woolf's Orlando Packs Centuries of Insight into a Fleet Eighty Minutes

The Delta Boys' five-star production is currently running at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham.

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David Harrower Lives Up to His Name in Blackbird, a Challenging Portrait of Abuse

South Stream Productions is currently producing the play at Sonorous Road Theatre in Raleigh.

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Common Ground Closed. Sonorous Road Might Be Next. Is It Curtains for Small, Affordable Theaters in the Triangle?

We explore the closure of the long-running Durham venue and its ill omens for local independent theater.

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Written on the Heart Reveals the Dangers and Conflicts Behind the King James Bible

David Edgar’s historical drama is currently running at Murphey School Auditorium courtesy of Burning Coal.

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The Typographer’s Dream Finds Unexpected Insight and Delight in a Sketch-Comedy Premise

The second production by Black Ops Theatre Company is currently running at Manbites Dog Theater.

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International Theater’s Response to the Pulse Nightclub Massacre Comes to Chapel Hill

After Orlando, a collection of brief plays about the attack and its victims, receives a free staged reading at PlayMakers.

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An Initiative to Counter Discrimination Against Female Theater Directors Provokes a Discrimination Complaint in Raleigh

Nine regional theater companies’ plan to hire more female directors went pear-shaped awfully fast.

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The Embattled First Generation of Black Students at UNC Speaks Through an Oral History and Theater Project

The Black Pioneers Project is currently in development in UNC’s Process Series.

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Will Eno’s The Open House Dials Up the Dysfunction But Stints on Motivation

The charged family drama is currently running at Manbites Dog Theater.

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Skylight Softly Speaks the Dynamics of a Family Shattered by Infidelity

Skylight runs through October 23 at Burning Coal Theatre Company.

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Trump Snuck Up on The Trump Card Creator Mike Daisey, Just Like He Did On the Rest of Us

The Trump Card, in a staged reading by Carl Martin, runs at Manbites Dog Theater up to election day.

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In Sacred/Secular: A Sufi Journey, Carolina Performing Arts Illuminates Islam Beyond the Middle East

Sufi art from around the globe wends through CPA’s 2015-16 season, including The Hour of Feeling this week.

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Paul Frellick Diagnoses Deep Dish Theater Company’s Lasting Legacy and Quiet Demise

“I remember one of our neighbors in the mall, who ran the children’s store, saying, ‘Endgame? That’s not really mall entertainment.’”

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