University Theatre‘s 2009-10 season kicks off Friday with Amadeus, which will run through Sept. 27. The big news, though, is it will be the first season in the renovated Frank Thompson Hall. The News & Observer had an article and photos Sunday on the building and the programs it houses:
It’s been a rough two years for the University Theatre and the Crafts Center at N.C. State University while the venerable Frank Thompson Hall that houses them has been going through a $16.8 million makeover.
Theater-goers have had to look for the alternate venues where the university’s plays have been staged, and those audiences as well as student and community crafters have had to trek to a satellite location near the State Fairgrounds for the few classes that could be offered.
I haven’t been there yet, but the photos I’ve seen look incredible, and it looks to be a first-class building for performances and instruction. More photos are after the jump.