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South Stream Productions’ Blackbird Takes Flight at Sonorous Road Theatre

South Stream Productions has another hit on its hands with Blackbird, a powerful examination of an inappropriate relationship between Ray, a 40-year-old man, and Una, a 12-year-old child, who was the daughter of a neighbor. From the first scene, the audience is uncomfortably riveted as these two characters navigate through an extremely awkward encounter many… Read More ›

John Honeycutt and Katie Barrett sparkle in Blackbird (photo by Jennifer Sanderson)

John Honeycutt and Katie Barrett Give Tour-de-Force Performances in Blackbird

South Stream Productions raises questions, questions, questions. Playwright David Harrower lives up to his name with a crushing journey through a scarily delicate topic. Blackbird is a play that premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2005. (It is reported the play’s title comes from having the song “Bye Bye, Blackbird” playing as Harrower wrote… Read More ›

South Stream Productions’ Blackbird Is an Emotional Roller-Coaster

South Stream Productions’ Blackbird, a 2005 one-act drama by Scottish playwright and screenwriter David Harrower, is inspired by the 2002 abduction of a 12-year-old British girl by a former U.S. Marine. The subject of Harrower’s play is an intense reunion between a sex offender and his former victim. South Stream Productions’ director and scenic designer… Read More ›

Eugene O’Neill’s Hughie Is a Surprising Little Gem

Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953), a towering figure in American theater, wrote about 17 of its best known plays, and almost everyone is familiar with some of them, such as Desire Under the Elms, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Ah, Wilderness!, Mourning Becomes Electra, The Iceman Cometh, and Anna Christie. Lesser known are his one-acts, and Hughie… Read More ›

South Stream Productions’ Presentation of Hughie by Eugene O’Neill Is Another Hit at Sonorous Road

In South Stream Productions’ current presentation of Eugene O’Neill’s Hughie, now playing at Sonorous Road Productions in Raleigh, under the direction of Andy Hayworth, Brook North and David Klionsky swap roles for alternating performances. On opening night (May 27th), North played Erie, and Klionsky played The Night Clerk. When the curtain rises, it’s three o’clock… Read More ›

Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still Probes the Depths of Human Experience

Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still, produced by South Stream Productions and performed at Sonorous Road Productions’ theater, shows characters in extraordinary circumstances; but their situations invite us to examine our own lives in our own “ordinary” circumstances. Margulies’ writing is nothing short of spectacular. He has laced the drama with witty dialogue and humorous situations;… Read More ›

The Time Stands Still cast includes (from left) John Honeycutt, Katie Barrett, and Olivia Griego

Donald Margulies’ 2009 Drama, Time Stands Still, Grapples with Several Contemporary Issues

Donald Margulies, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends, likes to investigate the forces behind contemporary marriages and their disintegration or sustenance. He is insightful and delicate in the peeling back of characters and motivations. In the current South Stream Productions presentation of Time Stands Still, play now through Jan. 17th at Sonorous Road Productions… Read More ›

Sometimes, a Lizard Is Just a Lizard … But Not in Edward Albee’s 1975 Pulitzer Winner, “Seascape”

One of the themes of South Stream Productions’ current presentation of Seascape is communication, a constant melody throughout Edward Albee’s work; and it is interesting that the chemistry of the actors in this production is so symbiotic. A nice irony. The story itself is both real and far-fetched; a couple facing retirement, arguing over what… Read More ›