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N.C. State University Theatre's TheatreFest 2018 production of Nunsense stars (from left) Kathy Norris, Lynda Clark, Riki Dows, Brett Williams, and JoAnne Dickinson (photo by Ron Foreman)

Nuns Are Dying to Have Fun in Dan Goggin’s Nunsense, Now Playing at TheatreFest 2018

The Nunsense franchise must be huge, for it includes a whole line of greeting cards as well as six sequels to the original Nunsense, which N.C. State University Theatre is currently presenting as part of TheatreFest 2018. Dan Goggin is the creative genius behind these entertainments, writing music and lyrics, and creating one of the… Read More ›

Deathtrap stars Justin Brent Johnson (left) and Wade Newhouse (photo by Ron Foreman)

A Tight Script, Witty Dialogue, Devilish Plot Twists, and a Highly Skilled TheatreFest 2018 Cast Make Deathtrap a Delight

Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines “death trap” as “a structure or situation that is potentially very dangerous to life.” Ira Levin’s Deathtrap — now playing in the Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall in Raleigh, NC as part of N.C. State University Theatre’s TheatreFest 2018 — is a play about writing a play called Deathtrap; and… Read More ›

TheatreFEST 2017’s Hay Fever at N.C. State Is a 1920’s British Version of "The Bickersons"

N.C. University Theatre’s production of Noël Coward’s Hay Fever, presented as part of TheatreFEST 2017, under the direction of John C. McIlwee, is a fast-paced laugh-fest. Imagine you have made plans to spend a relaxed weekend at your country estate and have invited one or two guests to join you in this pleasant, quiet endeavor…. Read More ›

Lynda Clark as Diana Vreeland Takes Audiences on a Roller-Coaster Ride of Emotions in Full Gallop

Lynda Clark as Diana Vreeland Takes TheatreFEST 2017 Audiences on a Roller-Coaster Ride of Emotions in Full Gallop

N.C. University Theatre’s TheatreFEST 2017 production of Full Gallop, written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson, is a one-woman show about the life of the iconic Diana Vreeland (1903-89). She was born Diana Dalziel in Paris, France, circa 1903; and she later became the editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine. The play takes place in New… Read More ›

N.C. State University Theatre's cast for An Ideal Husband includes (from left) Teal Lesley, Ian Oehring, Kate Williams, and Darius Shafa (photo by Ron Foreman)

An Ideal Husband at N.C. State University Theatre Is a Truly Wonderful Production

Over the past few months, Oscar Wilde has been figuring prominently in the halls of the N.C. State University Theatre. First, it was the presentation of Moisés Kaufman’s Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, a play about the life and incarceration of Mr. Wilde in 1895. The theater’s current offering, An Ideal Husband,… Read More ›