Tag: Mark Cornell
Moonlight Stage Company will present Eclipse: Sketch Comedy Holiday One Acts, a potpourri of short plays written and produced by local playwrights, at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11th, and Saturday, Dec. 12th The show consists of seven skits — all written by either Mark Cornell or Estes Tarver and all directed by Tarver. The… Read More ›
The best thing that can be said about Free Association Theatre Ensemble’s production of the full-length version of “The Retreat” by Chapel Hill playwright Mark Cornell is that it only runs about 95 minutes; the worst is unprintable.
In Mark Cornell’s Offbeat Comedy “The Retreat,” Five Great Writers Struggle to Find Their True Voices
“‘The Retreat’ is a comedy about what happens when Stephen King, a weak-hearted innocent; Anais Nin, a shy and frigid sweetheart; F. Scott Fitzgerald, an uptight moron; and Dr. Seuss, a womanizing egomaniac, all get together at a Southern writers’ retreat, in a prose class, taught by Emily Dickinson, who just happens to be a chain-smoking, foul-mouthed shrew,” explains playwright Mark Cornell.