OdysseyStage Theatre’s Feb. 13th Reading of Ona by Keith Burridge Set the Record Straight

I didn’t know what OdysseyStage Theatre was when I was assigned to review their production of Ona earlier this month; but based on the subject matter, I knew I was taking my 11-year-old son to the production. Ona is a play-in-the-making by Keith Burridge, a retired UNC Cell Biologist(!) who clearly has a hankering for… Continue reading OdysseyStage Theatre’s Feb. 13th Reading of Ona by Keith Burridge Set the Record Straight

OdysseyStage Theatre’s 2021 NC 10by10 Play Festival Is an Evening of Delightful Treats

EDITOR’S NOTE: Social-distancing protocols are in place (see NOTE 1 below). There is a saying that “You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone” — to which I might add: “You don’t fully appreciate what you lost ’til it’s back.” Because COVID-19 forced last year’s production into the virtual purgatory of Zoom, such was… Continue reading OdysseyStage Theatre’s 2021 NC 10by10 Play Festival Is an Evening of Delightful Treats

High-School Troupe One Song Productions Performs Neil Simon’s Rumors Crisply

Neil Simon’s hilarious screwball comedy Rumors first hit the boards in 1988. That it is as funny today as it was then is demonstrated by a company of young people who carry on the fine tradition of One Song Productions. Back in 2002, a couple of high school students (Katie Yow and Daniel Elam) founded… Continue reading High-School Troupe One Song Productions Performs Neil Simon’s Rumors Crisply

Mark Cornell’s Carolyn Adams Is Full of Bellylaughs, as Well as Warm Smiles

A world premiere! Mark Cornell’s new comic drama, Carolyn Adams, produced by Full Nelson Theater, under the direction of Nancy Lane, opened at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro on Friday, Nov. 1st, and plays through Sunday, Nov. 10th. The Story: The action takes place in the back room of a used sporting-goods store in a small… Continue reading Mark Cornell’s Carolyn Adams Is Full of Bellylaughs, as Well as Warm Smiles

One Song’s Tigers Be Still Is a Fine Example of Youthful Talent, Discipline, and Drive

A warm and charming, and both layered and humorous play called Tigers Be Still by Kim Rosenstock, produced by One Song Productions for just three performances at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro, opens at 7:30 p.m. tonight (April 19th) and has 2 p.m. Saturday matinee and 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening performances (April 20th). One Song Productions… Continue reading One Song’s Tigers Be Still Is a Fine Example of Youthful Talent, Discipline, and Drive