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FATE Is Cruel to “Talking Things Over with Chekhov”

FATE is cruel to TALKING THINGS OVER WITH CHEKHOV. The Free Association Theatre Ensemble’s no-frills production of playwright and screenwriter John Ford Noonan’s 1987 backstage comedy, which debuted on Aug. 26-28 in the tiny West End Theatre at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro and continues on Sept. 2-4 at Common Ground Theatre in Durham and on Sept. 9-11 at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center in Cary, is supposed to be a hilarious two-hander about the rocky relationship between failed actor-turned-playwright Jeremy Melvin (Chris Brown) and retired actress-turned-bored housewife Marlene Dumler (Nicola Lefler), a former Broadway star who wants to twinkle again, even brighter this time.

“VALPARAISO” | Review by Robert W. McDowell

DON DeLILLO’S “VALPARAISO” SAVAGELY SATIRIZES AMERICA’S CULTURE OF INSTANT CELEBRITY VIA 15 MINUTES OF FAME ON TABLOID TV