Triad Stage

The Passion of Teresa Rae King

A scandalous thriller


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The Passion of Teresa Rae King

By Preston Lane

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes murder. Triad Stage returns to Hawboro, this time to the wrong side of the tracks. A young woman beleaguered by her husband and terrorized by her mother-in-law finds comfort in the arms of another man. They carry out a plot meant to free Teresa, but the repercussions of their actions haunt them and threaten to drive them to madness. Join Triad Stage for this World Premiere loosely inspired by Émile Zola’s novel Thérèse Raquin. For mature audiences.


InSight with Best-Selling Author Jerry Bledsoe
Sunday, May 6 @ 4:30 p.m. | The Pyrle Theater
Best-selling author Jerry Bledsoe will discuss the true crime genre and how Triad Stage's new play The Passion of Teresa Rae King fits into that tradition.

An Evening of Storytelling
Monday, May 7 @ 7:00 p.m. | UpStage Cabaret
Bring a story, bring a friend, or simply listen in to an evening of stories. Theme: Small Town Secrets
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Triad Stage Book Club 
Wednesday, May 16 @ 6 p.m. | Scuppernong Books
Title: Therese Raquin by Emile Zola
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Ensemble 1
Melat Ayalew
Levon Lankford
Patrick Ball
Teresa Rae King
Madeline Fox
Mamie King
Beth Glover
Suzanne Oliver
Sarah Hankins
Ensemble 2
Lorin Kaplan
Carter King
Stanton Nash

Creative Team

Scenic Designer
Fred Kinney
Costume Designer
Rainy Edwards
Lighting Designer
Maranda DeBusk
Sound Designer
Derek Graham
Projections Designer
Nicholas Hussong
Resident Movement Coach
Denise Gabriel
Resident Vocal Coach
Christine Morris
Resident Fight Choreographer
Jim Wren
Kamilah Bush
Stage Manager
Janine Wochna
Insight Speaker
Jerry Bledsoe

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Sin, death and madness in Hawboro
Triad City Beat
May 10, 2018

For six days, they made forbidden love in cut-rate hotels, a Gideon bible in each bedside drawer, but on the seventh they went down to the river and there consummated their rapid descent into madness. Such is the fate of the titular character and her clandestine amour in The Passion of Teresa Rae King, which debuted at Triad Stage last weekend and runs through May 20.

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‘The Passion of Teresa Rae King’ review
Yes! Weekly
May 9, 2018

This play was written and directed by Triad Stage’s own Preston Lane and stars Beth Glover as Mamie King, Stanton Nash as Carter King, Patrick Ball as Levon Lankford, Sarah Hankins as Detective Suzanne Oliver, Madeline Fox as Teresa Rae King, Lorin Kaplan and Melat Ayalew listed as ensemble cast members. I went to see the play on May 6 at the Pyrle Theater in downtown Greensboro. 

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Theater review: Triad Stage presents 'The Passion of Teresa Rae King'
News & Record
May 6, 2018

For live theater enthusiasts, being one of the first audiences to experience a new work gives an extra boost to a night out, especially if that work engages and entertains. Friday night’s Triad Stage opening of Preston Lane’s latest script, “The Passion of Teresa Rae King,” proved to be no exception. Marrying an old story with a new location and storytelling that fully embraces modern technology provides an engrossing tale of human relationships and the manifestations of guilt.

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Triad Stage will present Preston Lane's 'The Passion of Teresa Rae King'
News & Record
April 26, 2018

When hope is absent, what is left? When people no longer feel they have a purpose, what happens to their families? And their communities? These difficult questions are fertile for artistic exploration and in “The Passion of Teresa Rae King,” Triad Stage explores these issues with a North Carolina family barely scraping by in a tough economy.

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