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Energy, Enthusiasm, and Excitement Make The Wiz a Hit for Hoof ‘n’ Horn at Duke University

Energy, enthusiasm, and excitement made these two old reviewers want to “Ease on Down the Road” last night, as Hoof ‘n’ Horn opened The Wiz for an eight-performance run. This remarkable show debuted in Baltimore in 1974, before opening on Broadway the following year and won seven Tony Awards®. “It was an early example of… Read More ›

The Undertaking on Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Duke Was The Civilians’ Multimedia Exploration of Death

The Civilians, a Brooklyn, NY-based investigative theater company led by artistic director Steve Cosson and managing director Jane Jung, creates new theater, based on creative investigations into our world’s most vital questions. The troupe has performed all over the country; and on Sept. 29-Oct. 1,Duke Performances brought their latest research-based production, The Undertaking, to the… Read More ›

Duke senior Thomas Kavanagh plays Unabomber Ted Kaczynski in "The Perfect Detonator," Duke Professor Jody McAuliffe's adaptation of Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Agent," in which Kaczynski's world merges with the world of terrorism and anarchy in 19th century London (photo by Les Todd)

“The Perfect Detonator” by Duke Professor Jody McAuliffe Raises Some Interesting Questions

Is technology making us all mad? Or was it just Ted Kaczynski? Or Joseph Conrad? Or Adolph Verloc? Or are we all just mad? The current Duke Theater Studies production of The Perfect Detonator, adapted and directed by Duke professor Jody McAuliffe from Joseph Conrad’s 1907 novel, The Secret Agent, raises some interesting questions. McAuliffe… Read More ›