The State of Things
11:28 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Finding Truth Somewhere In Between

Cast Members In Raleigh's Theatre In The Park's Production of Somewhere In Between
Theatre In The Park

A new play premiering at Raleigh's Theatre In The Park encourages viewers to question their notions of love, truth and sexuality. 

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The State of Things
12:13 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Chronicling The Fall of The Iron Curtain Through Art

The company of the Burning Coal Theatre Company production of David Edgar’s Pentecost
Jason Dail

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent collapse of communism in Eastern Europe.
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The State of Things
11:46 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Searching For The Man Behind The Myth

Roger Guenveur Smith in his solo show, "Rodney King"
Credit Patti McGuire

Rodney King gained overnight notoriety when videos surfaced of him being violently beaten by Los Angeles police officers. 

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The State of Things
11:44 am
Fri August 1, 2014

What Five Towns Named Milton Tell Us About America

A constellation of Miltons around the country.

  There are more than 20 towns and cities in the United States named Milton—from the 200-person Milton, North Carolina, to the 25,000-person suburb of Boston called Milton, Massachusetts.

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The State of Things
11:18 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Kids Writing Plays

Drew Greene as Jimmy Wilson and the ensemble of KidsWrite 2014 in Five Stages by Miles Ndukwe
Aaron Bridgman

Raleigh's Burning Coal Theatre Company premieres five new one-act plays written by high school students this weekend as part of KidsWrite, a festival that provides young writers the opportunity to get their work professionally produced, acted and directed.

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The State of Things
12:11 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Diary Secrets Revealed

The Diary Play poster


For a teenager, a diary can be a safe haven. It is a place to share thoughts that one would never speak aloud. But The Diary Play: Four Teens Tell Their Story brings those intimate details to light. Based on the teenage journals of four women who are now adults, the play asks questions about self-censorship and the boundaries between adults and young people.

Diaries cover everything from the monumental to the mundane. From tests and papers to crushes and self-esteem, it's all in there.

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The State of Things
11:51 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Superheroes On A Submarine: A New Take On Shakespeare

Jon Haas as The Tune and Jessica Flemming as Memory Lass
Alan Dehmer

Last week as Shakespeare fans around the world celebrated his 450th birthday, Durham's Manbites Dog Theater opened a modern adaptation of his last masterpiece, The Tempest. 

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