Actors perform a scene from 'Beef- The Musical' at Cape Fear Playhouse.
Performers dance during one of the songs in 'Beef- The Musical.'
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A local playwright has ventured into new territory, bringing audiences two one-act plays. One of them is a musical. The other is a comedy.
"Two back-to-back for people with short attention spans," said playwright and director John Grudzien. "It's two fast, short plays."
The first is called Beef: The Musical. It's set in the 1970s in a butcher shop.
"It's really just a comedy, gentle comedy, feel good about growing up and about learning about life," said Grudzien. "This was a story that just lent itself to some fun music. It's a little bit camp. It's a little bit off-Broadway, and it's just a lot of fun. The second play is called When I Last Saw Davy, and Davy unfortunately passed away at an early age. In his last will and testament, he leaves his ashes to his best friends. They have to figure out where Davy really wanted his ashes scattered."
"They [the plays] are so family oriented, and it just makes you feel good," said actress Terrie Batson.
Something else that might make you feel good, a little bonus with this set of plays.
"[I] really wanted to give the audience a good value for their dollars," said Grudzien.
Comedy and Music Beef- The Musical When I Last Saw Davy