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Byron Woods

Bio: Byron Woods is the INDY's theater and dance critic.

Email: byron.woods@gmail.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/byronwoods

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Despite the fine acting in the refugee drama being staged inside an industrial shipping container outside CAM Raleigh, the set design breaks the immersion. Read more

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Photo by Zoe Litaker

On the night before the mainstage showing of this year's festival, the Durham Civil Rights Mural becomes a living stage for a public dance performance. Read more

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Photo by Ashley Popio

Even after the global environmental disaster that we all know is coming, some things will stay the same—well, at least for a while. Read more

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What’s wrong with saving your best for last? Your audience might give up before they get there. Read more

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Bulldog Ensemble Theater stages Jen Silverman’s chimerical domestic dramedy as its first show of the fall season. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Paperhand Puppet Intervention

See for yourself at Paperhand's Radicackalacky Puppet Convergence, a four-day festival of puppetry and social activism in Carrboro and Saxpahaw. Read more

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The true story of a schoolteacher tried for teaching evolution connects with modern climate-change denial and stem cell research opposition in Justice Theater Project's robust season opener. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Honest Pint Theatre

In Honest Pint Theatre's staging at NRACT, David Ives's nebulous meringue of a comedy lives as long as its wordplay stays aloft. Read more

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In the summer of 1940, Paul Green invited the novelist to collaborate on turning his novel into a script. Chapel Hill didn’t exactly roll out the red carpet. Read more

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With "The Affair of the Stjålne Mesterværk," Jacob Boehm deftly threaded high cuisine throughout Tennessee author Clay Thomas's semi-DIY murder mystery. Read more

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Between the songs in "No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone," the sensitive script crisply touches on formative biographical details. Read more

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There's more thud and blunder than blood and thunder in this often-sparkling Raleigh Little Theatre production. Read more

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File photo by Alex Boerner for INDY Week

As promised upon its closing last year, Durham's venerable independent theater has returned as a funding organization, and it's seeding projects by a stellar array of local performers. Read more

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Paperhand Puppets

Eco-parables with a monster-movie punch pervade Paperhand Puppet Intervention's latest summer pageant. Read more

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Courtesy of Theatre Raleigh

Theatre Raleigh's production thrives on composer Jason Robert Brown's sparkling settings and brisk, concise lyrics. Read more

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Photo by Jade Wilson

Greene, a minister as well as an emerging playwright, makes his debut at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem this week. Read more

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photo by Genise Thorsen

Smart shoppers paid $1.32 per show when they bought a $25 pass for the 2019 WTF Fringe. Is it too soon to make a down payment for next year’s edition? Read more

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If "Live Tissue" is a trip—and it definitely is—it’s riddled with sudden drops, stops, and unexpected switchbacks, fusing high-velocity hip-hop and modern dance. Read more

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Photo by Timothy Duffy

Photographer Timothy Duffy's collection "Blue Muse" is part of a yearlong celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Hillsborough’s Music Maker Relief Foundation. Read more

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Photo by Areon Mobasher

Dystopian dramas "A Number" and "Far Away" bring grim tidings of the day after tomorrow to CAM Raleigh, courtesy of Burning Coal Theatre Company. Read more

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