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University Theatre at N.C. State will present “Side by Side by Sondheim” on June 7, 13, and 17-21 in Titmus Theatre in NCSU’s Frank Thompson Hall as part of TheatreFest 2015 (photo by Ron Foreman)

"Side by Side by Sondheim" Is a Summer Pleasure

Side by Side by Sondheim, presented by University Theatre at N.C. State as part of TheatreFest 2015, is a musical celebration of Stephen Sondheim material, formulated and developed by Cleo Laine and her husband, John Dankworth, in collaboration with David Kernan, Ned Sherrin, and Cameron Mackintosh. Its professional debut was in London’s Mermaid Theatre in… 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 ›