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N.C. State University Theatre’s Something’s Afoot Is a Zippy Continuation of TheatreFest 2016

The second offering of N.C. State University Theatre’s TheatreFest 2016 is a spoof of Agatha Christie mysteries. The title itself suggests a bad pun: Something’s Afoot. This murder-mystery musical comedy, which features a book, music, and lyrics by James McDonald, David Vos, and Robert Gerlach, with additional music by Ed Linderman, was first produced on… Read More ›

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 ›

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Is Truly a "Strange Case" — and Truly Worth Seeing at N.C. State!

N.C. State University Theatre’s current production of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, directed by Mia Self, features a 2008 script by Jeffrey Thatcher, adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella, the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The story is at least marginally familiar to us all. Everyone has heard of the scientist… Read More ›

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Is an Entertaining and Thoughtful Evening of Drama and Fright

Almost everyone is familiar with Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella, the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, written in 1886. But in Jeffrey Thatcher’s 2008 adaptation of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, which the N.C. State University Theatre is performing now through April 17th in Titmus Theatre in NCSU’s Frank Thompson Hall,… Read More ›