WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A new show in Wilmington called Pole Vaulting Over Skyscrapers is giving audience members a bang for their buck. It features five one-act plays.
There are two dramas, one set in an underground nightclub during World War II and another about two strangers who meet in a coffee shop.
The other comedies range from a commentary on stock trades to a gay garden club to a Shakespeare/Mafia mash-up.
Playwright John Grudzien explains his choice of title.
"It's kind of a catch-all for the idea that in life we encounter things that we think we may never get over," said Grudzien. "So I use that as kind of a symbol of all the things that we encounter in life and some of the surprises that we actually do get over something."
Grudzien is also a composer, and he compares his one-acts to music.
"These 15 to 20 minute plays are like a three minute song, versus a full-length play or a symphony, but yet the connection can be the same with the audience."