Director Nancy Rich Says A.R. Gurney’s Award-Winning 1995 Comedy, Sylvia, Is a Real Howler

Sylvia stars Clare Vestal (front) as Sylvia, with Jim O'Brien as Greg and Christine Rogers as Kate (photo by Nancy Rich)

In these trying days, we all could use a comedy, right? And this one is a real howler. Director Nancy Gardner Rich talks about the Holly Springs Community Theater’s production of A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia, a co-produced with the Holly Springs Cultural Center and the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center. Q: So Sylvia is a comedy? As a… Continue reading Director Nancy Rich Says A.R. Gurney’s Award-Winning 1995 Comedy, Sylvia, Is a Real Howler

Stageworks’ Production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Is Thoroughly Entertaining

Stageworks Theatre will present Jon Jory's stage adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice on Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Holly Springs Cultural Center and on Feb. 6-8 at the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center

Since its inception in 2017, Stageworks Theatre has been doing a truly commendable job of bringing successful theatrical experiences to the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs, NC. In partnering with the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina, NC, they have expanded their reach to an appreciative audience, and for good reason. Despite being one… Continue reading Stageworks’ Production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Is Thoroughly Entertaining

Warm, Empathetic The Boys Next Door Mixes Laughs with Moments of Self-Realization

My first-ever acting teacher told our class that “Acting is a celebration of life, that’s it: a celebration of our own lives and those of others around us.” Tom Griffin’s The Boys Next Door — currently produced by Stageworks Theatre on Nov. 7-9 at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs and on Nov.… Continue reading Warm, Empathetic The Boys Next Door Mixes Laughs with Moments of Self-Realization

Brian Clark’s Whose Life Is It Anyway? Script Is First Rate, and So Is This Stageworks Theatre of Holly Springs Production

  Driving home from Stageworks Theatre of Holly Springs’ production of Whose Life Is It Anyway? we were reminded of a few poignant lines from the Cat Stevens’ song “Moonshadow“: If I ever lose my hand … I won’t have to work no more, If I ever lose my leg … I won’t have to… Continue reading Brian Clark’s Whose Life Is It Anyway? Script Is First Rate, and So Is This Stageworks Theatre of Holly Springs Production

Stageworks Theatre of Holly Springs Guest Director Daniel Barth Doesn’t Pull Any Punches in Whose Life Is It Anyway?

Who gets to determine whether a life is worth living or not? That’s the central question posed by Stageworks Theatre of Holly Springs’ current production of the compelling 1978 play Whose Life Is It Anyway? by British dramatist Brian Clark. This disquieting theme has given this work the legs to endure, and it resonates just… Continue reading Stageworks Theatre of Holly Springs Guest Director Daniel Barth Doesn’t Pull Any Punches in Whose Life Is It Anyway?