N.C. Theatre’s The Full Monty
3 MAR 2010 • by Zack Smith
The big moment arrives in “The Full Monty.”
The Full Monty
N.C. Theatre at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Through March 7
Popular culture has a sort of carousel-like relationship to real life; it starts off as relevant, slowly fades into the past, then comes around to become relevant again. Such is the case of the 2000 musical version of The Full Monty, the adaptation of the hit film about laid-off mill workers who resort to stripping. N.C. Theatre’s production with Theatre in the Park mainstay Ira David Wood III and TV-rerun fixture Sally Struthers captures the crowd-pleasing aspects of the original story, though some aspects of Terrence McNally’s book could stand to be updated for the current recession.