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NCSU's TheatreFest 2016 production of The Hollow stars (from left) Alison Lawrence as Gerda Christow, Jonathan King as John Christow, and Marisa Markoch as Henrietta Angkatell (photo by Ron Foreman)

The Hollow by Agatha Christie Is Cool Summer Entertainment for TheatreFest Fans

N.C. State University Theatre’s annual treasure, TheatreFest, this year celebrates mystery queen Agatha Christie, kicking off with a fun-filled production of The Hollow. A gathering for the weekend of family and friends of Sir Henry Angkatell K.C.B., and his Ladyship Lucy, at their home, “The Hollow,” goes a bit awry when someone is shot to… Read More ›

The Hollow Starts TheatreFest 2016 Off with a Bang!

Thursday night. Frank Thompson Hall. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. Sold out opening night of N.C. State University Theatre’s TheatreFest 2016. This year’s theme: “A Salute to the Queen of Mystery.” That queen is, of course, Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976). This year’s TheatreFest consists of three Christie-inspired productions: The Hollow (written by Christie in 1951, based on… Read More ›

David Ring as Belgian detective Hercule Poiret spies on Lynda Clark, and Danny Norris in Dame Agatha Christie's "Black Coffee" (photo by Aaron Bridgman)

Agatha Christie’s “Black Coffee” Is Still a Delight

Although Black Coffee is the very first play written by legendary British crime writer Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976), it is still a strong brew that mixes rank familial ingratitude at their patriarch’s tightfistedness, with the greed of disgruntled servants, espionage, and blackmail. Black Coffee is as potent today in University Theatre at N.C. State’s current… Read More ›