'Romantic Comedy' runs through March 2 at the Cape Fear Playhouse.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Big Dawg's newest production is a romantic comedy aptly titled Romantic Comedy.
Bernard Slade's play starts on the wedding day of comedy writer Jason Carmichael. This same day he also meets his new writing partner, Phoebe Craddock.
The rest of the show takes the audience through the next ten years of their relationship.
The two enjoy a string of successes until Jason's life starts to fall apart and the question of their unrequited interest in each other reaches a head.
"They both make some interesting decisions that they have to justify later, and in the end, I guess, the definition is that they end up writing the best story," said actor Bryan Cournoyer.
The show is also set in an era the cast believes will really appeal to the audience.
"It's the 60s," said Cournoyer. "It's very astute. The writing is very crisp, so the pace of it's really good, so it's a nice throwback. There's a lot of entertaining moments because it is a comedy, but I think that they'll take away maybe not specific moments that they've lived, but there's a lot of humanity that happens in the play and that's something that everybody, I think, in the audience will be able to relate to."