OdysseyStage Theater traces its history back to 1987 when an enterprising group of amateur actors in Durham, NC, led by Lawrence Stuart “Skip” Marsden and Dona Henderson, formed Curtain Up! for the purpose of presenting plays and musicals in the Woodcroft community. Curtain Up! for years ran a season of 3 to 4 shows a year. The early leaders of the group also secured 501(c)3 status for Curtain Up!

From 2008 to 2013, under the leadership of Charles Stern, OdysseyStage focused its efforts on theater by and for senior citizens, producing staged readings, dinner theater, and culminating in Sue Barry’s fully staged musical, The Perfect Day.

OdysseyStage now enters a new part of its journey, returning to its roots as a community theater. With a particular interest in performances at The ArtsCenter, OdysseyStage plans to answer the call for community theater in Carrboro and Chapel Hill.

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