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High-School Troupe One Song Productions Performs Neil Simon’s Rumors Crisply

Neil Simon’s hilarious screwball comedy Rumors first hit the boards in 1988. That it is as funny today as it was then is demonstrated by a company of young people who carry on the fine tradition of One Song Productions. Back in 2002, a couple of high school students (Katie Yow and Daniel Elam) founded… Read More ›

Deft Dialogue Delivery and Impeccable Comic Timing Make Neil Simon’s Rumors Hilarious

Was that gunshot? Maybe it was a “thud” from someone falling down the stairs. Perhaps, a car backfired (in the bedroom?). Or did a balloon pop? Could a can of shaving cream have exploded? Maybe it was a manhole cover popping off…. Wait! Was that another one? Under the direction of Raleigh Little Theatre associate… Read More ›

The "Visitor from Philadelphia" segment of the Forest Moon Theater's production of California Suite stars (from left) Danny Mullins, Ashley Jones, and Karen Marchuska (photo by David Leone)

Forest Moon Theater’s California Suite Is a "Sweet" Source of Laughs and Smiles

Picture this: In the distant future, archeologists unearth copies of Neil Simon’s work. With only these scripts as artifacts, future historians assume that ours was a society steeped in wit, that lightning-fast banter, seasoned with sarcasm, was the norm of our time. Understandable. But for all the fun and laughter contained in California Suite, that… Read More ›

Neil Simon’s God’s Favorite at Holly Springs Is a Fine Show That Deserves a Longer Run

Neil Simon’s God’s Favorite, presented Sept. 7-9 by Stageworks Theatre of Holly Springs and MyComputerCareer.edu at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, opened for a one-weekend stint this Thursday, and will close at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. God’s Favorite is a quirky play, even for Simon; and it has been updated from its 1974 Broadway version… Read More ›

Jim O'Brien (on left in center photo) and Michael Dunavan star as Al Lewis and Willie Clark in The Towne Players' production of The Sunshine Boys (photos by Ken Hall)

The Towne Players’ Production of The Sunshine Boys Is Hilarious and Extremely Satisfying

Hilarious is the best word to describe this show, just to start; but on top of the bright, clever writing and quirky plot, The Towne Players of Garner performed Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys crisply and extremely satisfyingly at the Garner Performing Arts Center. Towne Players artistic director Beth Honeycutt reached back to 1972 and… Read More ›