Theatre in the Park’s production of The Old Man and The Old Moon is a quirky, sweet show that is surprisingly sophisticated and satisfying.
An Old Man and an Old Woman live on an island. He is the caretaker of the moon. She dutifully cares for him. But she longs for adventure, a dance or maybe a journey around the world. He is content with the way things are, blindly unaware of her feeling of isolation. But when she unexpectedly leaves, a tuna of a tale (not to be confused with a whale) unfolds, and he embarks on a quest to find the Old Woman, ultimately reconnecting with himself and humanity.
In this TIP presentation, the whole is more than the sum of its parts, because Nancy Rich has directed a flawless cast that keeps the audience smiling from beginning to end. Rich also acts as choreographer; and even though there is little dancing, there is much seamless movement on the stage.
The must-see show of the season is one you’ve probably never heard of. Unless, that is, you’re a follower of rising star performances that garner awards at theatre festivals and earn stellar reviews in cities from New York to Boston to Chicago.
When The Old Man and The Old Moon makes its regional debut at Theatre in the Park on February 14th, it will surprise and delight audiences with a whimsical, transformative experience.
Theatre in the Park’s rendition of Dracula definitely provides the right amount of candy corn and spooky fun to put you in the Halloween spirit… that is if you dare to come face-to-face with the Count.
Opening night of Theatre in the Park's Dracula seemed to set the stage for the long-awaited fall weather of October in Raleigh. Patrons of Friday night's opening performance walked out of 90+ degree heat through the cobweb-adorned threshold and into the dimly lit lobby; foreboding Victorian melodies pulsed through the air. After a good dose of vampire lore, patrons walked out of the theater into a nearly 20-degree temperature drop and it finally felt like fall. Director Ira David Wood III revisited his own adaptation of the Bram Stoker classic after a hiatus from back-to-back seasons producing Dracula in 2015 and 2016. The nearly sold out house indicated a welcomed return of the seasonal work. Wood's adaptation was both well-developed and efficient in a run time of under two hours, including two intermissions.
The cast list has been posted on our audition page!
Family drama is on tap for Theatre in the Park’s presentation of the 2015 Off-Broadway play Of Good Stock, written by Melissa Ross and directed by Lynda Clark. The story swirls around three sisters — Jess, Celia, and Amy Stockton — who have come to their family home to celebrate Jess’ birthday, years after their parents have passed away. As the girls arrive, we quickly see that hurt feelings and old resentments simmer just below the surface and affect their relationships.
Masterful performances by talented actors can save a play that wants so desperately to rise above Hallmark movie tropes.
I have been doing this for a very long time; seeing a work this complex, and so carefully staged and recreated, is a treat that makes me glad I had the chance to experience it. Theatre in the Park's presentation of Melissa Ross' Of Good Stock is powerful, dynamic, and intimate. It will not only make you glad to have come, it will make you glad to be alive.
There is some joyful noise coming from Pullen Park this month. That’s because the Theatre in the Park production of Godspell, which opened last weekend, is in a word, heavenly.
The show still brims with the exuberance and strong belief that the world can and will be changed by the younger generation.
Watching Theatre in the Park founder and artistic and executive director Ira David Wood III and TIP assistant artistic director Ira David Wood IV play the lead roles in David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre is a little like listening to that James Taylor song “Traffic Jam” about seeing yourself magnified over and over again in the rearview mirror. Both Woods (father and son) have spent their lives in the theater, only to come to Mamet’s play about two actors (the veteran, Robert, played by David Wood, and the early-career actor, John, played by Ira Wood) who live their lives, personal and public, on stage...
A Life in the Theatre starring the father-son duo, Ira David Wood III and Ira David Wood IV, is a darkly humorous behind-the-scenes tour of life as a stage actor. Written by dialogue master David Mamet, this play serves as the perfect vehicle to highlight the engaging chemistry between two accomplished actors...