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Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got the Will?" stars (clockwise from lower left) Sharon Pearce, Tim Caudle, Susannah Hough, Mark Filiaci, Sandi Sullivan, Amy Bossi- Nasiatka, JoAnne Dickinson, and the slipper-shod feet of Danny Norris (photo by Ron Foreman)

An Estranged Family Is Reunited by Greed in TheatreFest’s “Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?”

First up for University Theatre at N.C. State’s critically acclaimed summer series, TheatreFest 2013, is Winters, TX-born playwright and screenwriter Del Shores’ 1987 cornpone comedy, Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?, staged with brio by University Theatre assistant director Allison Bergman. The title character is Buford Turnover (played with true grit by TheatreFest regular Danny… Read More ›

“Murder at the Howard Johnson’s” Makes Death Hilarious

“People like us don’t kill people. We’re much too middle class for that,” says Paul Miller (Michael Brocki) shortly after being hit with the doubly-bad news that his wife, Arlene (Flynt Burton), is having an affair with their dentist, Mitchell (Chris Burner), and that the two plan to murder him if he won’t agree to… Read More ›

John Boni (left) and David Ring will star as the legendary Vaudeville team of Al Lewis and Willie Clark in TheatreFest's production of "The Sunshine Boys" by Neil Simon

David Ring and John Boni’s Stellar Portrayals Add Oomph to Neil Simon’s “Sunshine Boys” at NCSU

University Theatre at N.C. State’s smartly staged production of The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon is the third — and best — presentation of TheatreFest 2012: A Knockout Season of Dueling Duos. David Ring and John Boni give stellar performances as former Vaudeville partners Willie Clark and Al Lewis, known in their prime as The Sunshine Boys.

John Boni (left) and David Ring will star as the legendary Vaudeville team of Al Lewis and Willie Clark in TheatreFest's production of "The Sunshine Boys" by Neil Simon

In “The Sunshine Boys,” David Ring and John Boni Will Play Feuding Former Vaudeville Partners

The third and final production of TheatreFest 2012: A Knockout Season of Dueling Duos will be “The Sunshine Boys,” Broadway King of Comedy Neil Simon’s 1972 backstage comedy about feuding former Vaudeville partners, which University Theatre at N.C. State will perform on June 14-15, 17, and 20-24 in the Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall on the NCSU campus.

Best friends Lynda Clark (left) and Sandi Sullivan prepare to duke it out during the TheatreFest presentation of Sir Noel Coward's romantic comedy "Fallen Angels"

Comediennes Lynda Clark and Sandi Sullivan Give Wings to Noël Coward’s Zany “Fallen Angels”

Listening to the verbal thrusts and parries of Sandi Sullivan and Lynda Clark as Jane and Julia — especially as their consumption of spirits loosens their tongues and skews their judgment — is reminiscent of a vintage episode of the old “I Love Lucy” television show in which Lucille Ball as Lucy Ricardo and Vivian Vance as Ethel Mertz accidentally imbibe an intoxicant and make fools of themselves. Sullivan and Clark likewise have TheatreFest patrons rolling in the aisles.