University Theatre
TheatreFest 2014

 

University Theatre presents TheatreFest 2014
May 29 through June 29

 

 

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 BrideThere Goes the Bride
by Ray Cooney and John Chapman

Directed by Allison Bergman

Titmus Theatre

 


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.

 

Actor Role
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 EgyptWalking 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.

 

 

Read more about the play> 

Performance dates: Starting Thursday June 5, 6, 8, 12, 14, 15 (2 performances), 18, 21, 22

 

Actor Role
Patricia Caple Mattie
John Rogers Harris Sr Robert
Vincent Bland, Jr. Wesley
Ron Foreman Lamar
Stacie Alston Sheriff Tillman
Barbette Hunter Alora
Gil Faison Finner
Jade Arnold Reverend Bass

 


 

Death by Design

 

Death by Design, a comedy with murder
by Rob Urbinati

Directed by John McIlwee

Titmus Theatre

 


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

 

Actor Role
Michael Brocki Edward Bennett
Gus Allen Jack 
JoAnne Dickinson Bridget
Lynda Clark Sorel Bennett
Chris Burner Walter Pearce
Christian O'Neal Eric 
Sandi Sullivan Victoria Van Roth
Brett Williams Alice the visitor

 

About TheatreFest:

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 ticket prices:

 

Theatrefest Season Tickets $39

"Pick Two" offer $29

Adult $17

Senior/Student $15

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!

 

 

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Raleigh Arts Commission

 

This project is funded in part by the City of Raleigh
based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.