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Brook North’s Hilarious This Doesn’t End Well Is a Lovely, Fun Way to Start the New Year

South Stream Productions’ co-founder and artistic director Brook North wrote the seven (and a half) plays that comprise this doesn’t end well, and couches the advertising for them in incredibly negative language, claiming they have “have gained national and international renown for inspiring rejection letters from many of the most prestigious 10-minute play competitions in… Read More ›

This Doesn’t End Well by Brook North Is a First-Rate Collection of Short Plays

Please forgive the all-lower-case title and go see this doesn’t end well, a collection of short plays by Brook North, playing Jan. 5, 10-13, and 17-20 at the Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh, NC. The current South Stream Productions presentation is a solid evening of good writing and good acting and, most… Read More ›

South Stream Productions’ Blackbird Takes Flight at Sonorous Road Theatre

South Stream Productions has another hit on its hands with Blackbird, a powerful examination of an inappropriate relationship between Ray, a 40-year-old man, and Una, a 12-year-old child, who was the daughter of a neighbor. From the first scene, the audience is uncomfortably riveted as these two characters navigate through an extremely awkward encounter many… Read More ›

John Honeycutt and Katie Barrett sparkle in Blackbird (photo by Jennifer Sanderson)

John Honeycutt and Katie Barrett Give Tour-de-Force Performances in Blackbird

South Stream Productions raises questions, questions, questions. Playwright David Harrower lives up to his name with a crushing journey through a scarily delicate topic. Blackbird is a play that premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2005. (It is reported the play’s title comes from having the song “Bye Bye, Blackbird” playing as Harrower wrote… Read More ›

South Stream Productions’ Blackbird Is an Emotional Roller-Coaster

South Stream Productions’ Blackbird, a 2005 one-act drama by Scottish playwright and screenwriter David Harrower, is inspired by the 2002 abduction of a 12-year-old British girl by a former U.S. Marine. The subject of Harrower’s play is an intense reunion between a sex offender and his former victim. South Stream Productions’ director and scenic designer… Read More ›