The Royale

Assistant Director
show poster
Apr. 06, 2017 to Apr. 23, 2017
Top Ten Plays of 2017 (Indy Magazine)
Royale Trailer 1


  • "Nevertheless, the show is one of the company’s strongest in recent seasons, worth seeing for its fine cast and vivid theatricality." News & Observer (PDF)
  • "Burning Coal brings 'The Royale' to its first North Carolina performance with a stellar, finely meshed cast and a crisp and stirring performance." CVNC (PDF)
  • "Director Avis Hatcher-Puzzo, making her North Carolina directorial debut, has done a magnificent job of casting, to begin with. Then she has created an ensemble that clicks like the tumblers of a lock falling into place." Triangle Review (PDF)
  • "When these and other actors face off in a match, [director] HatcherPuzzo has them reinforce the landing of their scripted blows with the same percussive footwork in a theatrical coup de grace." Indy Week (PDF)
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