'Pole Vaulting Over Skyscrapers' performs at Cape Fear Playhouse - WSFX - FOX Wilmington, NC

'Pole Vaulting' takes theater to new heights

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"Waiter!" "Waiter!"
"The Gay Garden Club" "The Gay Garden Club"
"In the Rain" "In the Rain"
"Buy, Sell, Hold" "Buy, Sell, Hold"
"Under London" "Under London"

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."

Pole Vaulting Over Skyscrapers

For tickets, call (910) 367-5237 or click here.

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