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A previous cast for the Aquila Theatre's production of "Wuthering Heights" included (from left) Lizzy Dive, Dale Mathurin, and Kali Hughes (photo by Richard Termine)

“Wuthering Heights” Gets the Aquila Theatre Treatment on Feb. 28th and March 1st at N.C. State

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 ›

The Aquila Theatre cast for a previous production of "The Tempest" included (from left) Calder Shilling, Michael Ring (who plays Antonio/Stephano on tour), Lizzy Dive, James Lavender (who plays Prospero on tour), and Kali Hughes (photo by Richard Termine)

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 ›

The Aquila Theatre cast for "The Importance of Being Earnest" includes (from left) Guy Oliver-Watts as Algernon Moncrieff, Rebecca Reaney plays Cecily Cardew, Rachael Barrington as Gwendolen Fairfax, and Peter F. Gardiner as Jack Worthing (photo by Richard Termine)

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 Aquila Theatre cast for "The Importance of Being Earnest" includes (from left) Guy Oliver-Watts as Algernon Moncrieff, Rebecca Reaney plays Cecily Cardew, Rachael Barrington as Gwendolen Fairfax, and Peter F. Gardiner as Jack Worthing (photo by Richard Termine)

“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.”