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The 39 Steps stars (from left) Daryl Ray Carliles as Clown 2, Marisa Markoch as Annabella Schmidt et al., Jonathan King as Richard Hannay, and Gus Allen as Clown 1 (photo by Ron Foreman)

N.C. State University Theatre’s Spy Story, The 39 Steps, Unleashes Nonstop Laughter

The first thing that N.C. State University Theatre “regulars” will notice about The 39 Steps is the drastic “remodeling” done in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre in NCSU’s Frank Thompson Hall. Scenic designer Jayme Mellema has created an awesome replica of the interior of a 1935 theater in London’s West End, complete with balcony boxes and… Read More ›

For the past eight Christmases, playwright/performers Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem have starred as Meemaw Hussy and Lorraine Dodson in A Trailer Park Christmas at Durham's Common Ground Theatre

This Year’s Tacky, Uproarious Trailer Park Christmas Is Common Ground’s Swan Song

Common Ground Theatre co-founder Rachel Klem has appropriately decided to stage, for the eighth year, her original one-act A Trailer Park Christmas, making it the last production before the 13-year-old theater’s imminent closing later this month. With the decades-long traditional winter productions of Raleigh Little Theatre’s Cinderella and Theatre in the Park’s A Christmas Carol,… Read More ›

For the past eight Christmases, playwright/performers Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem have starred as Meemaw Hussy and Lorraine Dodson in A Trailer Park Christmas at Durham's Common Ground Theatre

CGT’s Multimedia Trailer Park Christmas Features Song, Dance, Karaoke … and Snacks

Written by Rachel Klem and Jeffrey Moore and directed by Klem, A Trailer Park Christmas is a multimedia show. Nine actors perform live onstage, playing 20 characters. Over half of them, accompanied by another 12 characters, also appear in videos that play on the big screen TV. There’s song, there’s dance, there’s karaoke, and there… Read More ›

Gross Indecency at N.C. State Examines Oscar Wilde’s Passions

Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885; Section 11 (“gross indecency”): Any male person who, in public or private, commits, or is a party to the commission of, or procures, or attempts to procure the commission by any male person of, any act of gross indecency with another male person, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour,… Read More ›

The Acting in N.C. State University Theatre’s Gross Indecency Is First-Rate, and So Are the Set, Lighting, and Costumes

In 1895, when N.C. State University Theatre’s collegiate production of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde is set, Oscar Wilde was at the pinnacle of his fame. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) was well received, and his work had met with critical acclaim. Two of his plays, The Importance of Being Earnest… Read More ›