Thursday, November 30, 2023

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

400 Years of Folio


Happy 400th Birthday to the First Folio!

The first printing of Shakespeare's collected works was published 400 years ago today, November 8, 1623. 

This also marks the first date of printing of our next play - Twelfth Night. Unlike some of his other works, no prior versions of the play exist, so without the Folio, it's likely the text of this play would have been lost to history (along with Julius Caesar, Comedy of Errors, and 15 others).

Learn more about the first folio here. 

And make plans to join us Jan 5-21 at Ridge Road Baptist Church, for Twelfth Night! 

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Announcing - Twelfth Night

Citizens of Earth:
South Stream Productions is proud to announce its next production - William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night!

Our last production was in January 2019. We took a planned break in January 2020, as I (Brook) attended a six week intensive with Shakespeare & Company in Lennox, MA. We then took a very unplanned break in 2021-2023 due to a little pandemic you may have heard about. And now we're back, with our first "classic" stage piece. Is it because my Shakespeare training inspired me to produce something by the bard? Is it because we found a great director with an exiting idea? Is it because Shakespeare is royalty free? The answer is YES. 

Twelfth Night will be opening on January fifth, which actually IS twelfth night!* The show will run Fri-Sun Jan 5-21, 2024. All performances will be at Ridge Road Baptist Church, 2011 Ridge Road, Raleigh. 

It's going to be a high energy, small cast show, with a small cast (in number, not in reputation) that promises to bring the funny. 

Director: Hayley Philippart

Zoe Barham                As         Maria/Antonio
Katie Barrett               As         Olivia/Sea Captain
Miranda Curtis            As         Viola
Olivia Griego              As          Sebastian/Malvolio
Brook North                As           Orsino/Sir Toby Belch
Julie Oliver                As          Feste/Priest
Natalie Turgeon        As          Sir Andrew/Valentine

Our team also includes Alyssa Petron as Stage manager, Sally Beale on costumes, and Devra Thomas as Props Master. Marketing and design (including that image at the top of the post and website) by Jennifer Sanderson (

We had our first readthrough this weekend and I am so excited. Watch this space for more details!

* The date of "twelfth night" is either January 5 or 6, depending on if you start counting from Christmas Day or December 26

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Don't Call It A Comeback.


(LL Cool J, Photo Credit Saquan Stimpson, Creative Commons license)

Friends! We are back! As you may or may not know, our little group took a hiatus. Thanks to scheduling, and of course COVID, other than producing a short film SHELTER, we have not produced any work since January of 2019. Thanks to the amazing work of scientists and public health officials producing and distributing a vaccine in record time, COVID is no longer a major public health threat (it is still out there, but between vaccinations and anti-viral treatment, it is much less dangerous).

We will be opening our next show on January 5, 2024. Exact show dates are still being determined. Exact show has been determined, and will be announced soon (but the date might be a clue...). 

See you soon!

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