2020 – Our 10th Anniversary
Southern Fried Funeral
by Osborne & Eppler
Directed by: Dennis McClain and Sarah Daly Weir
Show Dates: March 26, 27, 28 at 7:00 PM and March 29th at 2:30 PM at Festival Hall in Greensboro
Play Details: Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces — that is if they don’t kill each other first. Not only does matriarch Dorothy have to contend with sudden widowhood, but she’s also faced with church-committee harpy Ozella Meeks sticking her nose in the family business, Dewey’s snake-in-the-grass brother making a grab for her house, and two grown daughters reliving their childhood rivalry. Funerals bring out the worst, the best and the funniest in people, and the Frye’s are no exception. A big-hearted comedy about family — Southern-style.
Broadway World Review: Osborne & Eppler’s SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL is a Down Home Hit by Jeffrey Ellis Oct. 27, 2011:
Playwrights Dietz Osborne and Nate Eppler have created a warm, funny and wonderfully witty play that is fairly redolent of magnolia blossoms and a pot liquor seasoned by family rivalries and long-held regrets and recriminations. In short, it’s just like walking into your mama’s house again, the memories washing over you like so much summer humidity, to pick up a tall glass all sweaty from the melting ice inside the sweetened tea made from springwater and love. This show is heartfelt – yet uproariously funny in a way that only Southerners can be – authentic and genuine, farfetched and unbelievable, just like we Southerners like all our stories.
Tasties , Toddies and Theatrics
Show Dates: August 13-15 at 7:00 PM and August 16th at 2:30 PM at Festival Hall in Greensboro
Play Details: This is an evening featuring food, drink, a cabaret, and a one-act comedy, which has become one of the most anticipated events of the year.
By John Cariani
Show Dates: Novembers 12-14th at 7:00 PM and November 15th at 2:30 PM at Festival Hall in Greensboro
Play Details: Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
New York Post Review:
“ALMOST, MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).” —NY Times. “Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. ALMOST, MAINE’s charm is real. [It] packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you.” —NY Daily News. “Mega-hit ALMOST, MAINE lands somewhere between Norman Rockwell and Our Town. Unabashedly unhip. There is no pretense of an edge here—the show offers a sweetness and decency that’s become rare at the theater. At this point, it’s a welcome breath of fresh air.”