“The Perfect Detonator” by Duke Professor Jody McAuliffe Raises Some Interesting Questions

Is technology making us all mad? Or was it just Ted Kaczynski? Or Joseph Conrad? Or Adolph Verloc? Or are we all just mad? The current Duke Theater Studies production of The Perfect Detonator, adapted and directed by Duke professor Jody McAuliffe from Joseph Conrad’s 1907 novel, The Secret Agent, raises some interesting questions. McAuliffe… Continue reading “The Perfect Detonator” by Duke Professor Jody McAuliffe Raises Some Interesting Questions

A. Rey Pamatmat’s “Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them” Teaches Important Lessons in Tolerance

Wanda Jin plays the title role in "Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them"

The regional premiere of “Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them,” written by Filipino-American playwright A. Rey Pamatmat and jointly presented Dec. 1-17 by Manbites Dog Theater and the Duke University Department of Theater Studies, is an offbeat coming-of-age story about the plucky 12-year-old title character (played by Wanda Jin), her resourceful 16-year-old brother Kenny (Andy Chu), and Kenny’s somewhat geeky 16-year-old boyfriend Benji (Jacob W. Tobia).