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One Song Productions Sets Shakespeare’s c. 1598-99 Comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” in 1987


Once again the local teenagers banded together as One Song Productions are taking on the challenge of producing quality theater, this time at the The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. In their upcoming modern-dress production of Much Ado About Nothing, several cast members are enrolled in universities, which may enhance the already usually excellent performances that we have become accustomed to from this progressive group which works with no adult supervision. This version adds the complication of being updated into 1987, including — of course — modern dress.

Among the cast are two actors we have seen before: Ben Goldstein from Dog Sees God and Leigha Vilen from “Third Person” in the recent 10 by 10 in the Triangle short-play festival in Carrboro and in One Song’s Language of Angels, and Much Ado About Nothing will be directed by Grace Siplon, who was formerly seen in One Song’s presentation of Blithe Spirit.

Other actors include Nicole Gabriel, Austin Lord, Carina Guerra, Eden Klinger, and Tynan Miller. This is a wonderful opportunity to see these ambitious and talented young people show their abilities and potentials. We have enjoyed every one of the shows that we have seen over the past three years by this ever-changing group.

Much Ado About Nothing will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6th through Aug. 8th and at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 9th at The ArtsCenter, 300 E. Main Street, Carrboro. Tickets are $10 ($7 students and $8 ArtsCenter Friends). For further information, call 919-929-2787.


One Song Productions presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6-8 and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 9 in the Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater at The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro, North Carolina 27510.

TICKETS: $10 ($7 students and $8 ArtsCenter Friends).

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Much Ado About Nothing (c. 1598-99 comedy): (Wikipedia).

The Script: (MIT).

Study Guide: (Utah Shakespeare Festival).

William Shakespeare (English playwright and poet, 1564-1616): (Wikipedia).

Grace Siplon (director): (Facebook page).


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: 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.

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