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Sonorous Road’s Open Doors 10-Minute Play Festival Delivers Laughs, Tears, Interpersonal Insights, and Social Commentary

The Third Annual Open Doors Short Play Festival opened last Friday night at the Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio to a packed house. Whether it was the palpable energy in the audience or the bass thudding at the quinceañera next door, everyone was in high spirits; and despite the background noise (an unavoidable factor… Read More ›

Open Doors Short-Play Festival Showcases the Work of Local Dramatists, Directors, and Actors

On Sept. 7-9 and 14-16, Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio is staging its Third Annual Open Doors Short Play Festival, which showcases the work of local directors, local writers, and local actors. We’ve got a great pool of talent in our area, and events like this allow them all to shine. There were lots… Read More ›

The cast for the Forest Moon Theater's community-theater production of Sylvia includes (from left) Kylee Silvas as Sylvia, Larry Evans as Greg, Tony Hefner as Phyllis, and Shana Fisher as Kate (photo by David Eliot Leone)

Kylee Silvas Walks, Talks, and Thinks Dog in Forest Moon Theater’s Fun, Fast-Moving Production of Sylvia

“The leading lady is a dog!” Don’t misinterpret that statement; you would risk talking yourself out of a very pleasurable theatrical experience. Indeed, the playwright initially had trouble getting this play produced (see below).* Forest Moon Theater has converted the Wake Forest Community House into a theater in order to produce A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia, directed… Read More ›

The cast for the Forest Moon Theater's community-theater production of Sylvia includes (from left) Kylee Silvas as Sylvia, Larry Evans as Greg, Tony Hefner as Phyllis, and Shana Fisher as Kate (photo by David Eliot Leone)

Forest Moon Theater’s Sylvia Is a Barking-Good Time

If your dog could talk, what would it say? More importantly, what would it say about you? Actually, our dogs say a lot about us already, or at least that’s the theory posited by Forest Moon Theater’s production of Sylvia, written by A.R. Gurney and directed for the Wake Forest, NC community theater by Mike… Read More ›

The Forest Moon Theater's cast for The Curious Savage includes (from left) Kathleen Jacob as Lily Belle, Joey Desena as Hannibal, Randy Jordan as Titus, and Danny Mullins as Jeffrey (photo by David Leone)

Forest Moon Theater’s Production of The Curious Savage Is Both Comical and Surprisingly Touching

Sometimes, the difference between “sane” and “insane” isn’t as cut and dry as two letters. It is this difference and the blurred lines between the definitions of these words that The Curious Savage, John Patrick’s well-known 1950 play, ponders. It does so comically but with plenty of poignant moments along the way. The latest to… Read More ›