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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 ›

One Song Stages a Spirited Teen Production of “Blithe Spirit” Dec. 4-6 at Common Ground Theatre

With this production of Blithe Spirit by Sir Noël Coward at the Common Ground Theatre in Durham, One Song Productions lives up to the high standards we have come to expect of their efforts. In case you don’t recall, One Song is completely run and operated by high schoolers from the Orange County area. They… Read More ›

“Blithe Spirit” Is a Witty Laugh-Fest

Noël Coward’s writing is well known for its witty dialogue and quick humor, and those qualities are particularly well-evidenced in his 1941 play, Blithe Spirit, onstage now at Raleigh Little Theatre in a production directed by Tony Lea. The play focuses on Charles (John Allore), a writer seeking inspiration for his latest story. To find… Read More ›

Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” Stands the Test of Time

The true test of a comedy is how well it stands the test of time. It’s easy to write something that’s funny today, but not so easy to write something that will be funny in a few years, or, in the case of Noel Coward’s “Private Lives,” something that will be funny eighty-four years after… Read More ›

Jeffrey Blair Cornell and Julie Fishell star as Elyot and Amanda in "Private Lives" (photo by Jon Gardiner)

Jeffrey Blair Cornell and Julie Fishell Star in Noël Coward’s Sublime Comedy “Private Lives” for PRC

PlayMakers Repertory Company mainstays Jeffrey Blair Cornell and Julie Fishell will play Elyot and Amanda in the critically acclaimed regional theater’s gala production of Sir Noël Coward’s sublime 1930 comedy of manners, Private Lives, on Jan. 22-26, Jan. 28-Feb. 2, and Feb. 4-9 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina at… Read More ›