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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 ›

Mark Cornell’s Carolyn Adams Is Full of Bellylaughs, as Well as Warm Smiles

A world premiere! Mark Cornell’s new comic drama, Carolyn Adams, produced by Full Nelson Theater, under the direction of Nancy Lane, opened at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro on Friday, Nov. 1st, and plays through Sunday, Nov. 10th. The Story: The action takes place in the back room of a used sporting-goods store in a small… Read More ›

One Song’s Tigers Be Still Is a Fine Example of Youthful Talent, Discipline, and Drive

A warm and charming, and both layered and humorous play called Tigers Be Still by Kim Rosenstock, produced by One Song Productions for just three performances at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro, opens at 7:30 p.m. tonight (April 19th) and has 2 p.m. Saturday matinee and 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening performances (April 20th). One Song Productions… Read More ›

We Applaud Paul Newell’s Writing of, as Well as His Acting in, The Devil and Mark Twain

It’s great to spend an evening with an old friend, and it’s especially great when you feel as though “You were there” when your friend experienced a profound transformation. Anyone even remotely familiar with the works of 19th century American author/humorist Mark Twain will experience that feeling attending Full Nelson Theater’s The Devil and Mark… Read More ›

The N.C. Women's Theatre Festival's production of These Shining Lives stars (from left) Dannibeth Farnum, Maggie Lea, Candace Hescock, and Lydia Nethercutt (photo by Proctor Photographics)

These Shining Lives Lit Up Carrboro’s ArtsCenter on July 27-29 and Aug. 2-5

Completing its two-week run last weekend, the North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival’s production of Melanie Marnich’s These Shining Lives, directed by Jorie Slodki, was well worth seeing, hearing, and feeling. I used to begin my lectures on Romeo and Juliet something like this: “Part of the genius of Shakespeare’s play is in that, no matter… Read More ›