University Theatre presents TheatreFest 2014
May 29 through June 29
Tickets on sale March 28! Watch for your postcard in the mail mid-March!
There Goes the Bride by Ray Cooney and John Chapman
Walking Across Egypt, adapted by Catherine Bush from the book by Clyde Edgerton
Death by Design by Ron Urbinati
LOCATION: Titmus Theatre and Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre
THOMPSON HALL, NC STATE CAMPUS. GPS ADDRESS 2241 E. Dunn Ave You can also refer to the maps and directions link on the left.
There Goes the Bride
by Ray Cooney and John Chapman
Directed by Allison Bergman
Overworked, underpaid, stressed-out advertising executive Timothy Westerby hits his head on the morning of his daughter's society wedding and awakes to find himself in the company of Polly Perkins, a 1920s Flapper girl conjured straight out of his current advertising campaign. Another bump on the head transports Timothy back to 1926 and the Savoy hotel, and the wedding preparations disintegrate into chaos. Friends and family attempt to lead Timothy back to reality and his daughter down the aisle before the newly arrived in-laws abandon the wedding. Read more about the play>
Performance dates: Starting Thursday May 29, 30, 31, June 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 13.
|Danny Norris||Dr. Gerald Drimmond|
|Kathy Norris||Daphne Drimmond|
|Mark Filiaci||Timothy Westerby|
|Susannah Hough||Ursula Westerby|
|Michael Brocki||Bill Shorter|
|T Phillip Caudle||Charles Babcock|
|Allison McAllister||Judy Westerby|
|Sarah Winter||Polly Perkins|
Walking Across Egypt
adapted by Catherine Bush, based on the novel by Clyde Edgerton
Directed by Rachel Klem
Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre
Mattie Rigsbee has as much business keeping a stray dog as she would walking across Egypt–which is also the title of her favorite hymn. She’s an independent, strong-minded senior citizen who is afraid she is slowing down and no longer needed. When teenage delinquent Wesley Benfield drops in on her life, he is even less likely a companion than the stray dog. But, of course, the dog never tasted her mouth-watering cornbread. Wise and witty, down-home and real, a play for everyone.
Performance dates: Starting Thursday June 5, 6, 8, 12, 14, 15 (2 performances), 18, 21, 22
|John Rogers Harris Sr||Robert|
|Vincent Bland, Jr.||Wesley|
|Stacie Alston||Sheriff Tillman|
|Jade Arnold||Reverend Bass|
Death by Design, a comedy with murder
by Rob Urbinati
Directed by John McIlwee
Mix the brilliant wit of Noel Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie, and you have a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. A playwright and his actress wife flee London after a disastrous opening night. They meet with a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingénue and a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide to solve the crime. Read more about the play>
Performance dates: Starting Thursday June 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28 (2 performances), 29
|Michael Brocki||Edward Bennett|
|Lynda Clark||Sorel Bennett|
|Chris Burner||Walter Pearce|
|Sandi Sullivan||Victoria Van Roth|
|Brett Williams||Alice the visitor|
All plays are performed in the Thompson Hall theatres at 2241 Dunn Avenue on NC State's Campus. Parking is available in the deck next door to the Thompson Hall.
Evening performances begin at 7:30 pm.
Matinee performances begin at 2:00 pm
Due to the configuration of the theatres, late seating is not allowed.
CHOOSE YOUR DATES AND CALL TICKET CENTRAL AT 919.515.1100
Box office hours are 12 noon-6:00 pm except during university breaks and holidays. See the web site at ncsu.edu/ticketcentral for up to date box office information.
Theatrefest Season Tickets $39
"Pick Two" offer $29
NC State Student $4.68* (With NC State student ID)
NOTE: DUE TO THE CHANGES IN STATE LAW, WE ARE REQUIRED TO CHARGE STATE SALES TAX. PLEASE LOOK CAREFULLY AT THE ORDER FORM AND BE SURE TO ADD THE SALES TAX AMOUNT AND THE HANDLING FEE. THANKS!
This project is funded in part by the City of Raleigh
based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.