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Noelle Barnard and Jim Azarelo star in "Jack and Jill," which runs June 10-18

Jane Martin’s “Jack and Jill” Is a Funny, Serious Romance for Mature Audiences

While most romances focus on the search for Mr. or Ms. Right, “Jack and Jill” explores what happens after two people find the right fit. From an awkward courtship to marital bliss and beyond, the author playfully portrays the hard work of love that requires balancing intimacy with commitment, self-discovery and personal change.

The "Oh Baby" cast includes (from left): Sheryl Scott as Sarah, Matt Gromlich as David, Joanna Herath as Vivian, Jessica Kent as Dolores, Noelle Barnard as Evie, Jim Azarelo as Adam, Wyatt Geist as Kyle, and Stacie Whitley as "Mimi."

FATE Presents the World Premiere of “Oh, Baby! A Collection of Fertility Plays” by Debbie Barrett

Dramatist Debbie Barrett says, “[‘Oh Baby’] focuses mainly on the precipice facing each character in the space between anticipating parenthood and actually becoming a parent (or not). Much of the play is character focused, highlighting their anxieties, and demonstrating their connectedness.”

"The Retreat" by Mark Cornell opened Jan. 14th

Fun Is Fleeting at “The Retreat”

The best thing that can be said about Free Association Theatre Ensemble’s production of the full-length version of “The Retreat” by Chapel Hill playwright Mark Cornell is that it only runs about 95 minutes; the worst is unprintable.

"The Retreat" by Mark Cornell opens Jan. 14th

In Mark Cornell’s Offbeat Comedy “The Retreat,” Five Great Writers Struggle to Find Their True Voices

“‘The Retreat’ is a comedy about what happens when Stephen King, a weak-hearted innocent; Anais Nin, a shy and frigid sweetheart; F. Scott Fitzgerald, an uptight moron; and Dr. Seuss, a womanizing egomaniac, all get together at a Southern writers’ retreat, in a prose class, taught by Emily Dickinson, who just happens to be a chain-smoking, foul-mouthed shrew,” explains playwright Mark Cornell.

"MaratSade" opens Nov. 5th in Cary

FATE Tackles “Marat/Sade”

Free Association Theatre Ensemble will present an ambitious community-theater production of “Marat/Sade,” a complex 1963 play by German-born playwright Peter Weiss (1916-82), with music by New York composer Richard Peaslee and lyrics by Weiss, on Nov. 5 and 6, 11-13, and 18-20 at 267 Grande Heights Dr. in Cary.