Brendan Carter and Tony Moore star in Ron Hasson's 'One Up.'
The cast rehearses for 'One Up' at the Brown Coat Pub & Theatre.
'One Up' runs until June 30 at the Brown Coat Pub & Theatre.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A locally written play about a non-traditional love story has debuted at the Brown Coat Pub & Theatre.
Playwright Ron Hasson says Amendment One inspired him to write his play One Up. The amendment defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
In the show, two men, one gay and one straight, deal with their feelings for each other. At the same time, some of the characters are organizing a rally against Amendment One.
"A vote to deny a personal, private freedom to a whole class of citizens was the last thing I expected to inspire a play," said Hasson in a news release. "But when it happened, the writing started. I guess I wanted to put my perspective into the mix."
While there is a political undertone to this play, the cast says it doesn't push one particular agenda.
"It's almost like a polite debate about it," said actor Tony Moore. "So you have people asking questions to the other characters, so you see all sides of it. I think the best part for people that have strong opinions is to come see a show that might not change your opinion, but you might be able to better sympathize with what you may not agree with."