We have been unabashed fans of One Song Productions for two years, and we unabashedly recommend, yes, unseen, their latest show, which will play July 24-26 at
Common Ground Theatre in Durham. Women and Wallace follows in a series of work that shows the courage, avidity, and talent of this group of teenagers from the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. They have been operating for a over a decade now without any adult supervision. High schoolers make up the board, the officers, and the casts and crews. And the products have been exciting, dramatic and worthy of attention.
Previously, One Song has presented such challenging works as Denial by Peter Sagal, Shakespeare’s Richard III Language of Angels by Naomi Iizuka, Leaves by Lucy Caldwell and, most recently, Bert V. Royal’s Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. These have all been highly commendable productions, thoroughly enjoyed by audiences.
Women and Wallace by Jonathan Marc Sherman is a comedy/drama concerning the suicide of Wallace’s mother when he is six years old, and then his growth into sexual maturity through the attentions of several women he encounters during the next 10 or more years. If you want to see come inspiring work by young people go see this show.
One Song Productions presents WOMEN AND WALLACE at 7:30 p.m. July 24-26 at Common Ground Theatre, 4815B Hillsborough Rd., Durham, North Carolina 27705.
TICKETS: $5-$10 suggested donation.
2013-14 SEASON: http://www.1songproductions.org/current-season.html.
VIDEO PREVIEW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drJ5JKKCjFU&feature=youtu.be.
PRESENTER: http://www.1songproductions.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Song-Productions/136779861220.
VENUE: http://www.cgtheatre.com/, https://www.facebook.com/cgtheatre, and https://twitter.com/CGTheatre919.
NOTE: One Song Productions cautions, “… [T]his show is rated PG-13 due to sexual situations, suicide, and language.”
Women and Wallace (1988 play): http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=170 (Dramatists Play Service, Inc.) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Marc_Sherman#Women_and_Wallace (Wikipedia).
The Script: http://books.google.com/ (Google Books).
Jonathan Marc Sherman (Morristown, NJ-born playwright): http://www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsS/sherman-jonathan-marc.html (Doollee.com: The Playwrights Database) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Marc_Sherman (Wikipedia).
Ana Radulescu (guest director): https://www.facebook.com/ana.radulescu.399 (Facebook page).
EDITOR’S NOTE: Martha Keravuori is a life-long theater artist — an actress, director, and stage manager — in North Carolina, around the country, and overseas. She has a theater degree from UNC-Greensboro, and has been active in the arts in Raleigh for the past 40 years. Martha is the retired executive director of the North Carolina Theatre Conference. Chuck Galle returned to Raleigh last year after a 17-year absence. He was active in community theater for many years, and directed the troupe of maximum-security inmates at Raleigh’s Central Prison known as the Central Prison Players. In New England, he performed on stage, on TV, and in films. He is the author of Stories I Never Told My Daughter — An Odyssey, which can be ordered on his website: http://www.chuckgalle.com/. Chuck Galle and Martha Keravuori review theater for Boom! Magazine of Cary. Click here to read more of their reviews for Boom! Magazine and here to read more of their reviews for Triangle Review and Triangle Arts and Entertainment.