Thank you to all those who auditioned for the 5th annual Plays in a Day Festival! Your individual directors will contact you with information about picking up scripts, etc. You will also get an email about a date for a parent meeting. This parent meeting is required to be attended by you AND your parent, even if you are 18.
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March 27, 2014
RALEIGH — North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT) will present “I Never Saw Another Butterfly: The Musical” based on the play by Celeste Raspanti, for nine performances, April 25-May 11, 2014.
“I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” with book and lyrics by Joseph Robinette and music by E.A. Alexander, tells the story of the children of Terezin, a ghetto under Nazi rule during World War II, and the tireless efforts of their teacher to give their lives meaning and hope.
Director Sheila Outhwaite was inspired by the story’s emphasis on the strength of mind that enables a person to bear pain or adversity with courage and determination, and that refuses to succumb to despair in the direst of circumstances.
North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT) will present Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, based on Joseph Moncure March’s controversial poem about the Roaring ‘20s, for nine performances, March 7-23.
Director Craig Johnson calls The Wild Party a timeless morality play that warns against the dangers of focusing only on your own wants and desires. The story centers around a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville clown who throw an extravagant party in an attempt to revive their deeply troubled and violent relationship.
“This show perfectly captures the tension and spirit of the jazz age, when society rebelled against the tight, puritanical restrictions of the Victorian era by drowning itself in excess,” said Johnson. “The characters truly embody the eternal human condition—that conflict between desire for self and love of others—in which hope for the future springs from the depravity of the past.”
NRACT’s production of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party will run March 7-23. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Evening tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors; matinee tickets are $12.
Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party is suitable for mature audiences only.