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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 ›

Summer Sisters 2016’s Of Women & Wolves Is Snappy, Funny, and Provocative

Of Women and Wolves is an original production created by Summer Sisters 2016. “[W]ritten by women [and] directed by women[,with] a cast of at least 50 percent women, and … as many women as technical workers and designers as possible,” Of Women & Wolves is a Sister Show to the 2016 Women’s Theatre Festival (WTF),… Read More ›

N.C. State University Theatre’s Something’s Afoot Is a Zippy Continuation of TheatreFest 2016

The second offering of N.C. State University Theatre’s TheatreFest 2016 is a spoof of Agatha Christie mysteries. The title itself suggests a bad pun: Something’s Afoot. This murder-mystery musical comedy, which features a book, music, and lyrics by James McDonald, David Vos, and Robert Gerlach, with additional music by Ed Linderman, was first produced on… Read More ›

“Born Yesterday” Is a Light and Breezy Comedy

University Theatre at N.C. State’s presentation Garson Kanin’s 1946 Broadway comedy, Born Yesterday, directed by Rachel Klem and presented as part of TheatreFest 2015, is a light-hearted story about how, even though powerful folks with money, money, money can buy friends, politicians, and even women, a former showgirl with a big heart and common sense… Read More ›