Tag: Aquila Theatre
The nationally renowned Aquila Theatre will stage its artistic director Desiree Sanchez’s innovative adaptation of the Victorian novel of jealousy and spitefulness, Wuthering Weights, by first-time English novelist Emily Brontë (1818-48), at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28th, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 1st, in the Titmus Theatre in N.C. State University’s Frank Thompson… Read More ›
Desiree Sanchez’s Bold, Beautiful Interpretation of “The Tempest” Explores Brave New Worlds Feb. 27th
The critically acclaimed Aquila Theatre of New York City will present its artistic director Desiree Sanchez’s bold and beautiful interpretation of The Tempest, a revenge fantasy that many scholars consider to be he valedictory drama by English playwright and poet William Shakespeare (1564-1616), at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27th, in the Titmus Theatre in… Read More ›
Rachael Barrington Was a Standout as Gwendolen Fairfax and Miss Prism in the Aquila Theatre’s Production of “The Importance of Being Earnest”
The standout performer of the ensemble was Rachael Barrington, who was lovely as Gwendolen Fairfax, but gave exceptionally strong work — in character and delivery — as the tutor Miss Prism.
“The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde Is a Knee-Slapping Comedy About Leading a Double Life
“Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is a perennial audience favorite, a play that overflows with razor sharp wit, sublime elegance and dizzy romantic comedy,” claims Aquila Theatre. “Yet, Earnest has teeth and this biting satire of the vapid English aristocracy and their facile behavior made for an exciting opening night … on Valentine’s Day, 1895.”
For years, Triangle Theater Review has argued that the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area of North Carolina has the liveliest theater scene between Washington, DC, and Atlanta, GA. The year 2010 provided further proof, if any was needed, that we have the onstage talent, the backstage genius, and the wherewithal to mount any show available for local production.