The Durham Savoyards, Ltd.’s Virtual Performance of Patience (or, Bunthorne’s Bride) Is a Deliciously Light, Crisp Satire of “Art for Art’s Sake”

The Durham Savoyards, Ltd. will livestream Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride) on April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th and May 7th

The Durham Savoyards, Ltd.’s FREE 2021 production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “poetical, aesthetical, comical operettical” Patience (or, Bunthorne’s Bride) (1881), with music by Sir Arthur S. Sullivan (1842-1900) and a libretto by Sir William S. Gilbert (1836-1911), is a deliciously light, crisp satire on — of all things — the Aesthetic Movement, which pioneered the… Continue reading The Durham Savoyards, Ltd.’s Virtual Performance of Patience (or, Bunthorne’s Bride) Is a Deliciously Light, Crisp Satire of “Art for Art’s Sake”

PlaySlam! on Oct. 1st at The ArtsCenter Was Part Theater, Part Competition, and All Fun

The 14th Annual PlaySlam!, presented by on Oct. 1st at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro by OdysseyStage Theater and the Playwrights Roundtable, was a combination of theater and spectator sport. It consisted of 26 original stories in the form of three-minute plays — plays written by 13 local playwrights, selected from a wide field of submissions.… Continue reading PlaySlam! on Oct. 1st at The ArtsCenter Was Part Theater, Part Competition, and All Fun

In the Open Doors Short Play Festival, the Great Overwhelms the Not-So-Great

Sonorous Road Productions in Raleigh is a relatively new theater space in the Triangle, but it has really jumped in and made a big splash on the local theater scene. Not only has it offered a wonderful and eclectic lineup of shows; but it regularly sponsors workshops and classes, and shares its gorgeous space with… Continue reading In the Open Doors Short Play Festival, the Great Overwhelms the Not-So-Great

Cary Playwrights’ Forum’s First Annual PlaySlam! on April 2nd at The Cary Theater Was a Delight!

The Cary Theater on Chatham St. hosted the Cary Playwrights’ Forum’s first annual PlaySlam! on Saturday, April 2nd. A sold-out house enjoyed 24 three-minute plays and a 25th show — the expert showmanship of producer/master of ceremonies Thom Haynes. And the evening ended with yet a 26th show — the countdown to the winner of… Continue reading Cary Playwrights’ Forum’s First Annual PlaySlam! on April 2nd at The Cary Theater Was a Delight!

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

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

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.