“Carolyn Adams” is a story of memory and friendship, love and regret, but most of all, it’s a story of second chances.
“Carolyn Adams” is an original play written by Mark Cornell. Produced by Full Nelson Theater, performances of "Carolyn Adams" begin at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro at 8 p.m. on Nov. 1. Performances run through Nov. 10.
The show is set in northern California and takes place over the course of one evening. The plot centers around the owners of a used sports equipment shop as they watch Monday night football with their friends. This weekly gathering is disrupted when Grace arrives at the shop, bearing a striking resemblance to a girl named Carolyn Adams, who died when the friends were in high school many years ago.
Cornell uses the mystery surrounding Grace to develop themes of friendship and regret. He said he hopes, above all, that the show both entertains the audience and is relatable to them.
“It’s more of a universal kind of a play that I think all people can connect to,” Cornell said. “Anyone who’s ever been in love, anyone who’s had regrets, anyone who has trouble letting go of things.”