TheatreFEST 2017

Tea with Edie & Fitz

by Adam Pasen

University Theatre presents the regional premiere of Adam Pasen’s new work, Tea with Edie & Fitz.  The Jazz and Gilded Ages collide in a play that chronicles the tempestuous meeting of literary icons Edith Wharton and F. Scott Fitzgerald at her estate for tea in the 1920s.  It examines the lives of two authors at the height of their powers – and imagines what might have happened in that meeting that led them to never speak again.

Directed by Mia Self


Presented at 7:30pm on June 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 10, 14, 16, & 17 and at 2:00pm on June 4 &18.


Full Gallop

by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson

Come enjoy the stylish world of Diana Vreeland – the iconic editor and aesthete working in New York City from the 1930s to the 1960s.  TheatreFEST favorite, Lynda Clark, performs the one-woman show, Full Gallop.  This one-act play is offered in conjunction with special TheatreFEST events including onstage tours and high tea.  An exciting opening night Gala is a new addition to the Full Gallop event line-up.



  • Gallop Gala: two drink tickets; hors d’oeuvres; pre-show musical soiree; onstage tour of the set; and one ticket to Full Gallop.  $60/person  June 9 at 7pm
  • Full Gallop High Tea: high tea catered by The Lucky Teapot; onstage tour of the set; and one ticket to Full Gallop. $50/person  June 10 & 17 at 2pm
  • Full Gallop: June 11 & 24 at 2pm, special matinee show only (regular ticket pricing)

Get your tickets early.  These special events are sure to sell quickly!  Call Ticket Central at 919-515-1100 for more information.

Directed by John C. McIlwee


Hay Fever

by Noël Coward

Hay Fever is a cross between high farce and a comedy of manners.  Novelist David Bliss and his retired actress wife Judith, hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with guests, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children Simon and Sorel appear with guests of their own.  A houseful of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare.

Directed by John C. McIlwee



Presented at 7:30pm on June 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, & 24 and at 2:00pm on June 18 & 25.


Presented with support from

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