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Re: “Book review: Peter Carlson's Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy

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Posted by hiram on 07/09/2013 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Summer Guide 2013: Stage sizzlers

Hey Chris- you forgot Hamlet!

Posted by duckbutr23 on 06/28/2013 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Summer Guide 2013: Stage sizzlers

Once Again, we get left off the List!!!!
It's all things to all people. A prototype of the sci-fi genre? An object of parody? A scare story of science run rampant? A myth of mankind's betrayal by its Creator? For Mary Shelley, monsters are made, not born, and Victor's obsessive denial of death and flight from his handiwork spring from very deep roots in our present moment. Shakespeare Carolina offers a new vision of Shelley's classic novel, with a trio of actors, poetry, and a startling world of sound and image.
Opens June 12th at The Duke Energy Theatre, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte, NC, 28202
Ticket Online at
What would happen if the Woodstock festival and the Montreaux Folk festival got into a fight?!
Hilarity would ensue, that’s what!!

Imagine, a world in which outdoor art festivals, along with their communities of “interesting” folk, are the WORLD. Some of these communities are of the “plugged-in” variety, while some are still digging upon being “acoustic and natural”. Many times, these differences in taste keep the folks of this world from playing well with each other.
Our production takes place in the festival community of Ephesus (“acoustic and natural”). Egeon, a merchant from Syracuse community (“plugged-in”) has been arrested by Duke Solinus, Ephesus’ festival Ranger, for illegally vending Syracusan wares within Ephesus. The penalty for this crime is DEATH!! Fortunately, Duke grants Egeon or short stay of execution, being moved by a plea so beautiful in its description of lost love and two sets of separated twins.
Yes … you guessed it .. the Comedy of Errors ensue upon the arrival of Antipholous and Dromio of Syracuse into Ephesus. They are instantly mistaken for the Antipholous and Dromio of Ephesus. These errors do not bode well for Antipholous of Ephesus’ wife and sister-in-law, but they are hilarious for the audience. And, of course, all issues are resolved in the end … and lost love is restored!!!

Shakespeare Carolina will present The Comedy of Errors July 12-22 at the Winthrop University Amphitheater. The atmosphere will be that of an outdoor festival, including buskers, street performers/vendors, and possibly some juggling and magic. The presentation will be non-traditional with the entire vicinity of the amphitheatre being valid ‘playing space’—even the audience areas!!
The cast includes heralded Shakespeare Carolina vets: Katie Bearden, Nathan Rouse, Norman Burt, Ted Patterson, Amanda Liles, Megan York, and Manu Barbe. Newcomers to the fold will be: Heather Bucsh, Harold Skinner, Melissa Frierson, Loren Mixon, and Sara Sopko. David Hensley, our resident video imagery god, moves on stage to take on the role of Antipholous of Ephesus.

So come on out to the Fest! Be a part of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS!!!

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Posted by Shakespeare Carolina on 06/13/2013 at 3:09 PM

Re: “In the streets: Brass Connection

The worst thing to happen to downtown Charlotte. I normally encourage and support street performers. But this group has a habit of being outside any venue I attend (Blumenthal, Knight Theater, Spirit Square, etc.) waiting for patrons to exit. They are so loud and in my face, they destroy any mood I might have coming out of a performance. It shows no respect for the attendees. If I come downtown to hear or see a great show, I don't want my reflection shattered by a bunch of loud, over the top, ego-driven musicians with no regard to their potential audience. If I ran a venue, I would have them removed from the front if performances were scheduled that evening. They could be anywhere downtown and be loud enough that everyone would know where they are if inclined to go listen to them.

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Posted by concerned arts patron on 06/04/2013 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Jezebel star has Bette Davis eyes, nothing else

To the two who wrote these comments, you obviously did not see this play. I saw it twice and I have to say that the actor who portrayed Bette Davis WAS Bette Davis. You keep calling him a drag queen. This is an actor portraying a role. This is NOT a Drag Queen. A Drag Queen could never create the performance that he did. I would get out and see the performance and not comment on a photo that you see in the paper.

Posted by NCGazza on 05/25/2013 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Jezebel star has Bette Davis eyes, nothing else

That drag queen looks more like Carol Channing's grandmother than Bette Davis EVER looked- even after her stroke. I think that talented drag queens could pull this schtick out of the mire, unfortunately all CLT has to offer is a bunch of tranny pageant queens trying to look real (an artform?). Oh, and Roxy Morecox. However, I don't see Bette as a Baritone.

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Posted by Volfie on 05/23/2013 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Jezebel star has Bette Davis eyes, nothing else

The drag queen plays are getting old. So is the 18th production of the Vagina Monologues in the last 10 years, plus at least 14 Shakespeare plays every season. You wanna know why theatre is dying? This is why. Get with it, Charlotte.

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Posted by Saul T. Nuttz on 05/09/2013 at 6:25 PM

Re: “John Lennon's traveling art exhibit comes to Charlotte

Although Yoko is the late John Lennon's widow, I don't believe she's all seeing and all knowing about what John would or would not like. This is one of those times.

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Posted by lenmac on 05/02/2013 at 8:14 PM

Re: “John Lennon's traveling art exhibit comes to Charlotte

Imagine an entire world living in peace… John saw the beauty and inherent good in humanity. I tried to do his legacy justice and channel his world-embracing and loving energy this week with a tribute portrait inspired by his music and his passion for changing the world. You can see this new work of art in memoriam on my artist’s blog at… along with some pictures showing how I created it. See John holding the Universe in his hand and spreading his message. When you stop by, let me know how his words and music have affected your life and creativity!

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Posted by Brandt Hardin on 05/02/2013 at 5:31 PM
Posted by Torch Scp on 04/13/2013 at 4:16 AM

Re: “Charlotte's space oddity

OH MY GODDD!!! im lovin it!!!! xoxoxox

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Posted by Felicia Victoria Brewer on 04/11/2013 at 11:11 PM

Re: “Charlotte's space oddity

Like a boss!

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Posted by David Fullam on 04/11/2013 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Midlife of a masterwork: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Ah, so I guess having two people talking at the same time isn't the same thing!

Posted by theaterlover on 03/28/2013 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Midlife of a masterwork: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Hi Perry,

FYI, the production of this play that I directed in 2001 had no lines cut. It was not a "pocket edition" but the entire play as written by Albee. I would never tamper with a great platwright's work. Candace Sorensen

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Posted by dejakaliyah on 03/28/2013 at 6:30 AM

Re: “Carolina in my mind: DAG exhibit features state celebrities

DAG is the bees knees!

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Posted by Gee Stirring Glop on 03/27/2013 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Carolina in my mind: DAG exhibit features state celebrities

Thank you. I've been a fan of DAG for years...

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Posted by TommyM on 03/27/2013 at 6:15 PM

Re: “RubberMADE: Courtney Starrett’s jewelry is beautiful, funny and just a bit menacing

Candidate ought to envelop the given forename and family name of the municipal.

Posted by dejakaliyah on 03/27/2013 at 3:00 AM

Re: “Rage against the Machine: Mum's the Word

Hey Eddy! Come to a COTU show! I mean, I like Machine Theatre and if you can dig on them like that I'm really excited to see what you would say about my Theatre! In fact, drag out your fiancée for a stage version of Eternal sunshine of the Spotless Mind! It's going on all this and next week! I look forward to any critiques you may have.

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Posted by duckbutr23 on 02/15/2013 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Rage against the Machine: Mum's the Word

One day we will learn that "homegrown" artistic expression is something to celebrate.. always.. whether it personally resonates with us or not. Perhaps you, Eddy, should live someplace void of artistic expression or individual voice.. Or more likely I assume that you would prefer someplace where everyone looks, sounds and feels just like yourself. I celebrate the work of The Machine and so many other individuals, collectives and companies in Charlotte who are fighting tooth and nail to make their voices heard and their work matter. Thank you for your contribution.

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Posted by Advocate on 01/22/2013 at 4:15 PM

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