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Bartlett Theater's Unorthodox The Seagull Flies Higher Than Any We've Seen

In Jonathan Bohun Brady’s imaginative outdoor staging, we visit four sites across the attractive grounds of a historic country house near the Eno River.

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In Straight White Men, Young Jean Lee Easily Slices Through Fatty Layers of Holiday Schmaltz

The caustic drama is running at Sonorous Road Theatre in Raleigh through this weekend.

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Female Veterans of the Vietnam War Speak for Themselves in A Piece of My Heart

The first play in Raleigh Little Theatre's "Women and War" series runs through May 21.

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A Series of Plays at Raleigh Little Theatre Challenges Outdated Ideas About Women in Combat

The three-play "Women and War" series begins this weekend with A Piece of My Heart and continues though May with Downrange and Grounded.

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Assessing the Spring Shows from Durham Independent Dance Artists According to Its Implicit Vision of Dance Without Borders

Catch up on DIDA's spring season with reviews of shows by Porter Witsell, Alyssa Noble and Allie Pfeffer, and The Department of Improvised Dance.

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Pugilism Gets Political in The Royale, a Cracking Dramatization of "The Fight of the Century"

The play runs at Burning Coal Theatre Company in Raleigh through April 23.

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Revival Is an Intimate, Almost Voyeuristic Look at the Varieties of Religious Experience

The original play runs at Ward Theatre in Durham through May 7.

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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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