The Other Way Around
Simply going through motions, day after day in a near 30-year marriage, is not for Simone and Edmund. This spirited, passionate, intense couple have managed through three decades to keep their relationship fresh and fun, but not without drama. In one scene we find Edmund wondering aloud if he should be carrying a bat or a rose as he tiptoes timidly through the house in anticipation of a run-in with his wife. In another, Simone considers how absurd it would be if their Shangri-La like relationship ends with one of them burying the other. With Simone and Edmund, we have two mercurial, thoroughly believable characters: Edmund, a college professor, is also a graffiti artist; Simone, a poet, creates her own words when constrained by the limits of language. Playwright Freeman’s “The Other Way Around” is a poignant, funny, moving drama–an unabashedly honest story about two very memorable people and the lessons their love and their lives hold for all of us.
Nathan Ross Freeman is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the nationally recognized program: Authoring Action. His play Hannah Elias received the 1998 North Carolina Arts Council’s Playwrights Fellowship. Freeman’s fiction, non-fiction, and scriptwriting lectures include Characterization: Layers of Self, Advocate Writing, and Screenwriter as Filmmaker. He was an Intensive Writing faculty member at UNC Charlotte for 14 years (1994-2008), teaching Screenwriting and Playwriting, and he was Salem College’s Visiting Writer (2009), teaching Upper-Level Screenwriting, Beginning and Intermediate Poetry, and Creative Writing.
Day and Evening Performances will be at the Mountcastle Black Box Theatre in the Milton Rhodes Center, February 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 7:30PM and February 20 & 27 at 2:00PM.
Mountcastle Black Box
251 North Spruce Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101