When it comes to the new Cary Players production of “Isn’t It Romantic,” think of HBO’s “Sex in The City,” but with an ’80s twist.
That’s how director Kirsten Ehlert describes the play, which opened this weekend at the Cary Arts Center as the theater company’s first production of the season.
“The way I like to think of it is, before there was ‘Sex and the City,’ there was Wendy Wasserstein,” Ehlert said about the show’s playwright.
“So this is the ’80s version of young women’s friendship and exploring love and romance,” she said. “Even though it’s set several decades before now, I feel like it’s still very relevant.”
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The story revolves around best friends Janie and Harriet as they go out on their own to find love, self-respect and independence.
Ehlert said she hopes construction on South Academy Street and Dry Avenue doesn’t keep theater-goers from coming to the show. All normal parking areas are open, including the Cary Community Library and Cary Elementary School.
“(Come out to the show) for a fun evening of laughs and just heartwarming stories and just being able to relate to these quirky, kooky, wonderful characters,” she said.
Kathryn Trogdon; 919-460-2608; @KTrogdon
Want to go?
Where: Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary
When: Sept. 25 and Oct. 2-3 at 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 20, 27 and Oct. 4 at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors
Season: “Dashing Through the Snow,” Dec. 3-7; “Crossing Delancey,” Feb. 12-14 and 20-22; “The Wizard of Oz,” April 15-17 and 22-24. All shows are at the Cary ARts Center, except for “Crossing Delancey,” which is at The Cary theater.