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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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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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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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From a refugee drama staged in a shipping container to a deconstructed "Swan Lake," these are the dance and theater works we can't wait to see. 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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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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Theatre Raleigh's production thrives on composer Jason Robert Brown's sparkling settings and brisk, concise lyrics. Read more

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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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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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Ayad Akhtar, whose incendiary drama "Disgraced" left theatrical scorch marks at PlayMakers Rep in 2015, finds plenty of contemporary relevance in the world of 1980s junk bond traders. Read more

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Our readers picks for the best places to get out and have a good time in the Triangle. Read more

Best of the Triangle

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At the Ruby, a tambourine marked the transitions between Parks and Baldwin, but the line was thin, and the effect was uncanny. Read more

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Set in Raleigh, Jason Odell Williams's play features sharp political debate but falls short on believable world-building. Read more

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While the venerable Durham independent theater isn't producing works in its own space again, it is offering a substantial grant program to fund theatrical works by others. Read more

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The Women’s Theatre Festival study found a marked uptick in productions written or directed by women, placing the Triangle ahead of the national curve. Read more

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Ken Ludwig's "Baskerville" is a breathless, funny, and improbably cinematic romp through a venerable melodrama. Read more

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    Nils Schlebusch

    The Day

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    Curve of Departure