The blog of North Carolina Stage Company co-founder and Artistic Director, Charlie Flynn-McIver. There is no particular theme or subject matter to which this blog is devoted, save for the musings, observations and thoughts of me, Charlie Flynn-McIver... and some other NC Stage contributors
We are pleased to announce the NC Stage 2012-2013 Season, our 11th Season.
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R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE
By D.W. Jacobs from the life, work, and writings of R. Buckminster Fuller
Starring David Novak
September 12 - October
“Dare to be naïve.” Renowned
local actor and storyteller David Novak embodies the life and ideas of R. Buckminster
Fuller, better known to friends as Bucky.
environmentalist, philosopher, inventor of the geodesic dome and a hell of a
public speaker, Buckminster Fuller was a 20th Century Renaissance man. This
utterly compelling and exhilarating play is part autobiography, part TED talk.
The Complete Works of William
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
Starring Charlie Flynn-McIver,
Scott Treadway, and Damian Duke Domingue
November 21 - December
If you were an NC Stage patron
in 2004, you’ll remember Complete Works
as one of the funniest plays we’ve ever done. It’s the only show in our history
to sell out every single seat for every single performance.
Whether you know you love or
think you loathe Shakespeare, this play is for you. Charlie, Scott, and Damian take
you on an irreverent yet surprisingly comprehensive romp through all
thirty-seven of Shakespeare’s plays (plus a sonnet or two).
Directed by Andrew Hampton Livingston and starring Michael
December 19 - 30, 2012
know what happens to Scrooge, but what about his old business partner Marley?
Is he truly past redemption, or does every person deserve a chance to change,
to do better? In this funny and touching
holiday play, see Jacob Marley’s heroic efforts to save Scrooge’s soul – and in
the process, save his own.
This biting comedy tackles
the insider world of big-budget Broadway productions, where talent is less important
than buzz. Harry is an unknown but hard-working theatre actor, brought in to
understudy for a handsome, charismatic movie star. Roxanne, the stage manager
with secrets and dreams of her own, does her best to keep the actors on track,
but the rehearsal veers nearly out of control between the actors’ bickering,
the tricky set, and her own past with one of the actors.
is a hilarious comedy about sour grapes, backstage love affairs, and the lure of
glitz and glitter. Theresa Rebeck built her career as a respected playwright
and has gained recent acclaim as the creator of the hit television show
An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told
by Donald Margulies
Co-produced with Immediate Theatre Project
!!CHANGE of DATES!! - March 27 - April 21,
Much like the extravagant
title itself, this delightful play is full of excess and imagination. Based on
historical events (...or is it?), Shipwrecked!
tells the story of Louis de Rougemont, a sickly boy who grows up to become one
of the most talked-about explorers of the Victorian era. His tales of seafaring
adventure, storms and giant squid, lovely women and desert islands made him the
toast of London for a time. Shipwrecked!
is the rare play that is as captivating for children as it is for adult
"Springs to life like a
theatrical pop-up book...[a ]magical theatrical sleight of hand" – The New York Times
Jane is not fine. Her friends
disagree about the best remedy (game nights? red wine? blind dates?) but they
all agree: Jane is definitely not fine. This
is a wonderfully rich and poignant play about old friends and the pitfalls of
looming middle age. Melissa James Gibson won acclaim for her finely drawn
characters and scintillatingly funny dialogue.
A “tart, melancholy comedy
…the best new play to open Off Broadway this fall.” – The New York Times