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ArtsCenter Stage’s Provocative Production of “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914″ Stirs the Soul
The Southeast premiere of “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914,” concluding its all-too-short two-week run this weekend at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC, stirs the soul. This ArtsCenter Stage presentation of the hour-long 2007 radio musical drama written by Peter Rothstein, with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach, is a true symphonic drama in which 11 members from the Cantari Men’s Ensemble sings songs of the times — traditional ballads, patriotic ditties, marching songs, and Christmas hymns and carols — all a cappella, wearing the World War I uniforms of both sides as they also recite pertinent bits of poetry, excerpts from the letters and dispatches, even inscriptions from grave markers.
The ArtsCenter Will Stage the Radio Musical Drama “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914″ Dec. 7-16
ArtsCenter Stage will present the Southeast premiere of “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914,” a 2007 radio musical drama by Peter Rothstein, with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach, on Dec. 7-9 and 13-16 in the Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC.
16 N.C. Dramatists Will Vie for Bragging Rights and $100 in The ArtsCenter’s “10th Annual PlaySlam!”
Starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17th, 16 North Carolina playwrights will complete for bragging rights and a $100 prize in The ArtsCenter‘s “10th Annual PlaySlam!,” produced by ArtsCenter Stage in collaboration with the Playwrights Roundtable. This year’s participants include Paul Baerman, Deborah Barrett, Jack Berry, Mark Cornell, Danielle Fenton, Bill Garrity, Debra Kaufman, Mario Kersey, Richard Krawiec, Scott Larson, Jesse Lowe, John Paul Middlesworth, Renee Nixon, Amber Noel, Eric Weil, and Ken Wolpert.
Can One Person Change the World? “44 Plays for 44 Presidents” at The ArtsCenter Proves That It’s True
It’s an understatement to say that the timing of the play 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, currently showing at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, is on point with the presidential election only a month away; but the play is not a new one. In fact, the play, originally titled 43 Plays for 43 Presidents, premiered in [...]
Just in Time for the Presidential Election: ArtsCenter Stage Is Presenting “44 Plays for 44 Presidents”
ArtsCenter Stage will stage a community-theater production of “44 Plays for 44 Presidents,” directed by Mark Filiaci, on Sept. 28-30 and Oct. 4-7 as part of the nationwide Plays for Presidents Festival (http://playsforpresidents.com/).
Carrboro Modern Dance Company to hold Open House at The ArtsCenter on September 23rd A day of dance: this introduction to the workings of the newly formed Carrboro Modern Dance Company will include dance classes for adults by instructor William Commander and for children by Mary Grady Norkus of Dancentre in Chapel Hill and co-founder with [...]
ArtsCenter Stage’s 11th annual 10 by 10 in the Triangle short-play festival, which concludes its three-week run on July 19-22 in the center’s Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater in Carrboro, NC, is a mixed bag of comic one-act plays that range from hilarious to ho-hum.
The “10 by 10 in the Triangle” Short-Play Festival Returns to The ArtsCenter in Carrboro on July 6th
The ArtsCenter will present its 11th annual 10 by 10 in the Triangle short-play festival, which playwright Mike Folie has called “Hands-down, the best short-play festival in the country,” on July 6-8, 12-15, and 19-22 in the center’s Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater in Carrboro, NC.
This summer marks the 11th Anniversary of 10 By 10 in the Triangle, an international play festival of 10-minute plays and a Triangle Tradition. Finally true to our claim of international status, this year’s festival includes our very first international selection! Over 500 scripts were submitted for this year’s festival from all over the United States and the world with the ten very best original plays selected for this production.
In “For Lucy,” an Imaginative, Fearless Third Grader Learns How to Cope After Her Mother Passes Away
ArtsCenter Stage will present “For Lucy,” a nontraditional children’s play written by Chapel Hill, NC dramatist and independent filmmaker David Rabinowitz and directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke, on April 27-29 and May 4-6 in the Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater in The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.
Though “Blood Knot” was written prior to the end of Apartheid, it is clear that the ramifications of the racial divide continue to cause schisms in both the country’s fabric, as well as within families. Given the responsibility of marking the time with subtle discussions juxtaposed against the last scene’s primal violence, the Lucius Robinson and J. Alphonse Nicholson performed brilliantly ….
“Acts of Witness” Includes “Blood Knot” and “Poetic Portraits of a Revolution,” Performed in Rotation
In honor of South African author and anti-apartheid activist Athol Fugard’s March 19-23 visit to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance and The Sacrificial Poets will present “Act of Witness,” which includes two plays – Fugard’s early drama “Blood Knot” (1961) and “Poetic Portraits of a Revolution,” created in 2011 by Kane Smego, Will McInerney, Mohammad Moussa, and Sameer Abdel-khalek — March 2-20 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC.
The audience will be the judge at The ArtsCenter‘s “Ninth Annual PlaySlam!” — co-sponsored by ArtsCenter Stage and the Playwrights Roundtable — at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19th, in the Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater in Carrboro, NC.
The best play is “Ghost Lite,” written by Justin Warner of Jackson Heights, NY, and staged by Pittsboro actor and director Chris Chiron. In this wonderfully witty retelling of William Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy Hamlet, J. Alphonse Nicholson is an absolute delight as the dithering Dane and Geraud Staton is terrific as the garrulous Ghost of Hamlet’s Father, who is frustrated by his son’s increasingly feeble excuses for not immediately avenging his murder by his brother Claudius.
The ArtsCenter will present “The 10 by 10 Festival in the Triangle,” which playwright Mike Folie has called “Hands-down, the best short-play festival in the country,” on July 8-10 and 14-17; and “The Best of 10 by 10″ will run July 22-24 and 29-31.
10 Plays, 10 Minutes, 10 Actors, 10 Years! “Hands-down, the best short-play festival in the country.” Mike Folie, Playwright. 10 By 10 in the Triangle is The ArtsCenter’s international festival of new, 10-minute plays. This 10th installment of theatrical shorts brings to the Triangle the very best of the increasingly popular 10-minute format. From over [...]
Wonderfully wacky blond bombshell Sarah Donnell steals the show with her outrageous antics as three groupies — the ditzy Countess pursuing Einstein; Picasso’s latest conquest Suzanne, who is hoping for a sequel to her whirlwind tryst with the painter; and an ardent Female Admirer of Schmendimen(!).
Emmy® Award-winning white-haired comedian/comedy writer/actor Steve Martin, that wild-and-crazy guy from the Golden Age of NBC TV’s “Saturday Night Live,” added the title of playwright to his already impressive resume in 1993, when he wrote his first play, the Off-Broadway hit “Picasso at the Lapin Agile.”
A scientist and an artist walk into a bar… this is the set-up for Steve Martin’s play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile—in production March 25-April 3 at The ArtsCenter. It just so happens that the scientist in question is Albert Einstein and the artist is Pablo Picasso. In Martin’s scenario, the year is 1904, and [...]
“An Evening of Enchantments” Showcased the Close-Up Magic of Joshua Lozoff and the Ghostly Tricks of Micah Cover
“An Evening of Enchantments,” the aptly named magic show presented Nov. 11-14 by The ArtsCenter in its Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater in Carrboro, NC, showcased the enthralling, but very different acts of Chapel Hill magician Joshua Lozoff and Los Angeles-based magician Micah Cover. Lozoff’s close-up magic contrasted nicely with Cover’s ghostly tricks.
Magicians Joshua Lozoff and Micah Cover Will Team Up for “An Evening of Enchantments” at The ArtsCenter
The ArtsCenter will present “An Evening of Enchantments,” starring Chapel Hill magician Joshua Lozoff and Los Angeles-based magician Micah Cover, on Nov. 11-14 in its Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater in Carrboro, NC.
The audience will be the judge at The ArtsCenter‘s “Eighth Annual PlaySlam!” — sponsored by ArtsCenter Stage and the Playwrights Roundtable — at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6th, in the Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater in Carrboro, NC.
ArtsCenter Stage and The ArtsCenter‘s Youth Performing Arts Conservatory will present “Living Dead in Denmark,” a 2006 comic-book fantasia by Brooklyn-based Vietnamese-American dramatist Qui Nguyen, artistic director of the New York City-based Vampire Cowboys theater company, on Oct. 15-17 in the Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater in Carrboro, NC.
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.
The Monti is a non-profit organization that invites interesting people from the Triangle community and beyond to tell true, personal stories, unscripted and often off-the-cuff, in front of a live audience.
Free Association Theatre Ensemble Presents John Ford Noonan’s Offbeat Comedy “Talking Things Over with Chekhov”
CHRIS BROWN AND NICOLA LEFLER STAR IN THE OFFBEAT COMEDY “TALKING THINGS OVER WITH CHEKHOV” BY JOHN FORD NOONAN Free Association Theatre Ensemble of Raleigh, NC will present TALKING THINGS OVER WITH CHEKHOV, an offbeat 1987 two-character comedy by actor, playwright, and TV writer John Ford Noonan, on Aug. 26-28 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, [...]
“The show is incredibly fun to watch and perform. [DROOD] is based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. [It was] The first mystery Dickens ever wrote, and he died before revealing the mystery!
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Critically acclaimed recording artist Red Grammer will once again share his fun and inspirational songs with children and families at The ArtsCenter on Saturday, November 21st at 11:00 a.m. Along with his wife and co-writer Kathy Grammer, Red has recorded six albums of children’s music. Nearly all of his albums have been recipients of Parent’s [...]
The Youth Performing Arts Conservatory (YPAC) and ArtsCenter Stage team up to bring to you a play based on Dylan Thomas’s classic poem, A Child’s Christmas in Wales.