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Children's Theatre Series

Three Billy Goats Gruff the Musical

     by Matthew Hager

Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Ridinghood

     by Jonathan McCarter

The Imagination Show

     by the Aggregate Ensemble

Giselle la Trent the Gazellephant

     by Matthew Hager

Four brand new shows in four weeks.  Performed by adults for ages 5-12.


Director: Matthew Hager

Cast: Mark Filiaci, Jessica Flemming, Nathan Hamilton, Rebecca McCarter, Daniel Miller, Julie Oliver, Molly Williams

Choreographer:  Emily Jane Price

Costumes:  Sophia Lemieux

Performances: August 1-25, 2018 at Church on Morgan

What They Said...

Vanya in Los Feliz - Workshop

by Jonathan Fitts

A staged reading workshop production of a modern, party-play adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya for hipsters (and those who hate them).


Director: Matthew Hager

Cast: Jess Barbour, Richard Butner, Maxine Eloi, Melvin Gray Jr., Ryan Ladue, Maggie Lea, Adam Poole, Rajiv Rajendran

Performance: December 20, 2017 at IMURJ

What They Said...

Brian Howe, Independent Weekly - "What to Do in the Triangle" Pick

The article:

In Good Taste

by William Shakespeare

A four-course meal with four scenes from Shakespeare: 'Tis time to play with your food.


Directors: Matthew Hager & Jaybird O’Berski

Stage Manager:  Duncan MacGregor

Musician:  Jade M.

Cast: Ben Apple, Vincent Bland Jr., Rebecca Bossen, Richard Butner, Jessica Flemming

Performance: September 17, 2017 at Brewery Bhavana

What They Said...

Jon Sanders, WRAL

"Hager's got a good thing going with his Aggregate creative team of musician Jade Murphy, stage manager Duncan MacGregor, fellow director Jaybird O'Berski, and actors Ben Apple, Vincent Bland, Jr., Rebecca Bossen, Richard Butner and Jessica Flemming."

"The community overlap showcased in "In Good Taste," where we shed our differences to celebrate and share with each other what we love, is exemplary for our time."

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The Stonewater Rapture

By Doug Wright

God, sex, and the world between


Director: Jaybird O’Berski

Cast: Lexie Braverman and Matthew Hager

Stage Manager: Molly Williams

Music/Sound: Marc Celestini

Lights: Mia Carson

Performances: June 16, 17, 19 & 23, 2017 at Imurj

What They Said...


Alan R. Hall, CVNC:

"Aggregate Theatre has given us a wild and savage introduction to its budding theatre troupe."

"[Sophia Lemieux's painting Jesusize is] both dazzling and unsettling... Marc Celestini's musical score wins points for enhancing the action but never intruding on it."

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Dustin Britt, Triangle Arts & Entertainment:

"[The Stonewater Rapture has been] directed with sensitivity and precision by Jaybird O'Berski."

"Both actors deliver some of the finest work that I have seen in the Triangle this season."

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Martha Keravuori and Chuck Galle, Triangle Arts & Entertainment

"Director Jaybird O’Berski keeps a driving pace..."

"Lexie Braverman and Matthew Hager display disciplined and extensive acting abilities, and create a palpable chemistry so intimate that we tend to feel like window peepers examining something that’s not our business."

"The lighting by Mia Carson is spot on, reflecting the mood as the action moves."

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Byron Woods, Independent Weekly

"Director Jaybird O’Berski has developed robust, believable characters we strongly pull for with Hager and Braverman..."

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