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The Free Association Theatre Ensemble will present "Rough Crossing" on March 23, 24, and 29-31 at 267 Grande Heights Dr. in Cary, NC (artwork by Ashley Huemmer)

Tom Stoppard’s “Rough Crossing” Is a Backstage Farce Set on a Third-Rate, Shabby Ocean Liner

“I love the text of ‘Rough Crossing’!” says director Julya M. Mirro. “I think that Tom Stoppard … has a wonderful sense of language and timing. In this show, he has a lot of great jokes that are all about the rhythm and pace of the speech. I also really appreciated that it is family-friendly, and evokes the sense of the great Katharine Hepburn/Jimmy Stewart/Cary Grant movies, with lots of playfulness!”

"Pterodactyls" runs Feb. 10-18 in Cary

Nicky Silver’s “Pterodactyls” Is an Offbeat Comedy About the Family Who Put the D in Dysfunctional

In reviewing the original 1993 Off-Broadway production of “Pterodactyls,” The New York Times critic wrote, “… ‘Pterodactyls’ struck me as the flip-side of ‘The Skin of Our Teeth,’ Thornton Wilder’s antic celebration of mankind’s ability to muddle through.” The New York Post added, “There are times — not all that many, admittedly — when a critic wishes he had never used the word ‘brilliant’ before, so he could offer it fresh minded and glittering to something new. And different…”

"Our Lady of 121st Street" will run Nov. 11, 12, and 17-19 in Cary

“Our Lady of 121st Street” Is a Hot New Dark Comedy by Hot New New York Dramatist Stephen Adly Guirgis

The New York Times praised “Our Lady of 121st Street” as “a scorching and dark new comedy,” and added, “Mr. Guirgis has one of the finest imaginations for dialogue to come along in years.” New York Magazine concurred: “Stephen Guirgis may be the best playwright in America under forty.”

Julya M. Mirro and Allan Maule star in "Fat Pig"

“Fat Pig” Is an Offbeat Romantic Comedy

The Free Association Theatre Ensemble will present “Fat Pig,” an offbeat romantic comedy by Detroit, MI-born 48-year-old playwright, screenwriter, and film director Neil LaBute, on Sept. 9-24 in FATE’s storefront performance space in the Harrison Pointe Shopping Center in Cary, NC.

"As You Like It" runs Aug. 4-7

The FATE and Applause! Youth-Theater Production of “As You Like It” Has a “Star Wars” Theme

The Free Association Theatre Ensemble and Applause! Cary Youth Theatre will present a modern-dress youth-theater production of William Shakespeare’s knee-slapping pastoral comedy, “As You Like It” (1599-1600), on Aug. 4-7 as the inaugural theatrical presentation at the new Cary Arts Center.