A Weekend of Original Theater in Cary

Story from staff reports. Photo by Andy Helsby.

Cary, NC – The dark nights of January prove the perfect time for drama – stage plays, comedy, farce and all manner of theater. Fortunately, we are rich in theater offerings here in Cary, NC. This weekend is no different, with two different original productions treading the boards in town.


On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, FATE presents Duped.

A stay-at-home father recounts the troubled journey he takes in raising his son. Duped is a one-man play about life’s heartbreaks, its sweet lessons, and all the surprises in between.

Starring John Paul Middlesworth. Written and directed by Mark Cornell. Original theater here in Cary.

FATE Theater
Harrison Point Shopping Center
Cary, NC

January 20 & 21 at 8pm
January 22 at 3pm


Cary Playwrights’ Forum – Short Works

The 2012 Winter Festival of Short Plays, presented by Cary Playwrights’ Forum, is the kind of thing one might enjoy in New York’s Soho, but it’s right here in Cary.

6 short works – original plays – presented as staged readings by an ensemble cast. It promises to be marvelous fun in the intimate setting of the Marcus Dry Room at Cary Arts Center.

  • SIGHT by Don Quiett
  • GONDOLA FARE by Phil Lewis
  • A VERY BRADY WESTERN by Laura E. Towne 
  • INSPIRATION FROM A SPIDER by Catherine Thoits
  • OFF THE BEATEN PATH by Nancy Young
  • THE TENNESSEE WALTZ by Patti Merz 

Directed by Phil Lewis, Thom Haynes, Mike Rogers, Angela Lowden, Keith Barber, Stuart Jonap.

Starring Alexandra Merz, Griffin Cece, Jack Chapman, Jennifer Howard, Laura Bradford, Paul Yosim, Randy Rime, Elaine Quagliata, Jack Berry, Roger Ehrlich, Julie Tomlin, Marina Queen, Karen Raines, Thom Haynes, Amar Chawla, Lesi Jonap, Rita Dimoulas, Roger Ehrlich, Stephanie Schuft, Nicola Lefler.

2012 Festival of Short Works
Cary Playwrights’ Forum

Friday 1/20  and Saturday 1/21 at 8:00 pm
Marcus Dry Room, Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Av., Cary, NC
Free admission.  (Suggested $10 donation)
Doors open at 7:30

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