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‘The Sound of Music’ prepares for second weekend at Wilmington’s Thalian Hall

Maria and the Von Trapp family. (l-r, b-f)  Liesl (Jordan Davis), Captain Von Trapp (Zach Hanner), Maria (Elizabeth Stovall), Friedrich (Jakob Gruntfest), Kurt (Salder Selby), Louisa (Baylee Allen), Brigitta (Braelyn Sudduth), Marta (Piper Holmes), Gretl (Katie Grace Marinos) pose in for a photo in preparation for their performance of

Emily Andsager, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2020

A classic such as “The Sound of Music” is never viewed lightly, but there was no doubt how incredible director Ray Kennedy’s rendition was last Thursday at Thalian Hall. Kennedy, the director and choreographer of “The Sound of Music," is a man willing to take a risk and excelling at it by...

‘Comedy of Errors’ is a refreshing perspective on Shakespeare

Katie Anderson (Dromio of Ephesus), Jack Towner (Antipholus of Ephesus), Davis Wood (Antipholus of Syracuse) and Brandi Simmons (Dromio of Syracuse) in UNCW's

William Becker, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

“Comedy of Errors” is the third production of the 2019-2020 mainstage season at UNC Wilmington. The theatre department previously blew audiences away with the surreal “Darkness” and took us back to the early 20th century with “Diana of Dobsons.” Both plays were wonderful in their acting, ...

‘Guys and Dolls’ comes to UNCW

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Emily Andsager, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2020

There is no denying the expectations surrounding productions put on by the Thalian Association Community theater, and they teamed up with UNC Wilmington's Kenan Auditorium to put on the gambling comedy musical, "Guys and Dolls." “Life is one long crap game and the devil is using loaded dice,”...

Words can’t capture the essence of UNCW’s “Darkness”

Michael Pipicella, Erin Sullivan, Tommy Goodwin, and Sophia Jones in the North American premiere of

William Becker, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

 UNC Wilmington’s 2019-2020 season of mainstage productions was kicked off in early October with “Diana of Dobson’s,” a play about feminism in the early 1900s that was as captivating as it was quirky. Their second play of the season is a drastically different beast. “Darkness: The Enemy Inside” feels lik...

Kenan Auditorium shows women-written documentary play “SEVEN”

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Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

The theatrical documentary "SEVEN," presented on Oct. 16 at the Sarah Kenan Auditorium, is an artistic venture written by seven individual writers, each one a powerhouse of innovative vision. The play was created through the Vital Voices Global Partnership and has been performed in 22 states. It is...

UNCW’s “Diana of Dobson’s”: “outstanding”

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William Becker, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

"Diana of Dobson’s" just finished its final weekend at UNC Wilmington. With a complete student cast, the play, which originated in 1908, is a definite oddity. It has a plot that feels like something of a modern romantic comedy, but is at its heart, is a truly feminist work that criticizes double stan...

UNCW’s Theatre Department: ‘Six Characters in Search of an Author’

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Brenna Flanagan, Lifestyles Assistant Editor

April 10, 2019

It is the job of actors and directors to take characters that exist on a page and bring them to life. However, the people charged with performing a character’s story always leave something behind; it’s inevitable. No matter how closely an actor or director tries to capture the playwright’...

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