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Wednesday, August 10,2011

Lacerating 'Laughter'

The battle of the sexes leads to bruising comedy in Riverwalk production

by UTE VON DER HEYDEN
The Woman says, "I want to talk to you about life. It’s just too difficult to be alive, isn’t it, and try to function?” Later on, we hear: “Have you all wondered why sexual intercourse sometimes makes you want to commit...
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Wednesday, July 20,2011

Williamston's delightfully daft 'Creek' will make you shriek with laughter

Splendid acting and wonderful script make this comedy a must-see

by UTE VON DER HEYDEN
When next-door neighbor, Dr. Benjamin “Doc” Boggs (“Bless my soul, I’ve got me some genuine Yankees for neighbors!”) invites Rob to join him in a Civil War re- enactment, a “small” accident and a string of subsequent misunderstandings ' some of them cultural ' start a war between the two men.
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

Daydreams at the day spa

Seasoned performers add spice to ’Hallelujah’

by UTE VON DER HEYDEN
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That operating principle seems to fit Starlight Dinner Theatre impresario Linda Granger. As has been said before in these pages, she has a firm direction for her theater, she knows her audience and she knows how to please them.
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Wednesday, March 30,2011

Delightfully 'Distracted'

Smart script, superb cast make Peppermint Creek’s offbeat comedy a gem

by UTE VON DER HEYDEN
Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. has done it again ' fulfilled its stated mission of entertaining while raising awareness and encouraging dialogue.
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Wednesday, February 9,2011

Triumphing with a tragedy

Williamston Theatre’s outstanding ’Oedipus’ demands to be seen

by UTE VON DER HEYDEN
Perfectly supporting the production’s guiding principle of storytelling is the rearranged seating of the already intimate Williamston space to create a theater-inthe-round. This allows the actors to move effortlessly among the audience and to speak directly to them, thereby making the audience citizens of Thebes.
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