A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 22, 2014
Coriolanus – “Keep Rome in safety, and the chairs of justice supplied with worthy men.” A Roman general turned politician has a love/hate relationship with the common people who brought him to power. Director G. Todd Buker pointedly stages Bare Theatre’s outdoor production of the Shakespeare tragedy at the site of recent Moral Monday protests. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through October 4. Halifax Mall, Raleigh.
* Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till – Mike Wiley reprises his stunning one-man show about the 1955 murder of a black teenager and the subsequent trial of his killers. Directed by Serena Ebhardt; presented by Mike Wiley Productions and Raleigh Little Theatre. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Special school performance Monday 10:00 a.m. RLT, Raleigh.
* Dirty Dancing – Touring production of the 2004 stage musical adaptation of the 1989 movie. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
Helium – Forest Moon Theater presents Julian Wiles’ bittersweet 1990 play about a family member battling the onset of dementia. Directed by Bob Baird. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 27. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
* Impossibilities: An Evening of Magic, Mind Reading and Mayhem Magical Comedian Chris Collins and Mentalist Erik Dobell present the eponymous evening. One night only: Friday 7:00 and 9:30. Common Ground Theatre.
* 1 Life 2 Live – 3 original short plays, presented by Ira Knight. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 5:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – PlayMakers Rep presents Christopher Durang’s 2012 comedy about conflicted siblings who may have to give up their home. Directed by Libby Appel. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 5. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
The Best of Enemies -A true story of two people who became unlikely allies during Durham’s struggle over the integration of public schools. Manbites Dog brings back its 2013 production of the Mark St. Germain play, once again directed by Joseph Megel. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 27. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
* HMLT – Two powerful families must deal with regime change, the loss of power, and the pathology of denial. The Triangle’s most unpredictable theater company takes on Shakespeare’s most unpredictable character at an unpredictable location*. Presented by Little Green Pig, directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Shows Thursday-Saturday 8:00. (* VENUE CHANGE: Performances will not be at Cordoba Center. This week’s venue: East Chapel Hill High School (outdoors, inside if raining). Check Little Green Pig website for updates, directions, and more information.) Closes Saturday.
The Iron Curtain Trilogy – Burning Coal presents David Edgar’s trilogy of plays about the collapse of the Soviet Empire in eastern Europe, in rotating repertory. Directed by Jerome Davis. Continues through September 27. This week: The Shape of the Table – Thursday 7:30. Pentecost – Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. The Prisoner’s Dilemma – Sunday 2:00. 117 S. West Street, Raleigh.
* A Kid Like Jake – A 4-year-old’s preference for “gender-variant play” may decide whether or not he gets into a good kindergarten. Deep Dish presents Daniel Pearle’s 2013 play, directed by Tony Lea. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
* A Raisin in the Sun – Justice Theatre Project presents Lorraine Hansberry’s milestone 1959 drama about a family struggling against poverty, racism, and their own conflicting goals. Directed by Sidney Edwards and Terra Hodge. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi Campus, Raleigh.
Somewhere in Between – A widow discovers her marriage may not have been as perfect as it seemed. Theatre in the Park presents the world premiere of a play by Adrienne Earle Pender. Directed by Maggie Rasnick. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 28. TIP, Raleigh.
* Xanadu – NRACT presents the 2007 stage musical version of the 1980 Razzie Award-winning roller disco movie. Directed and choreographed by James Ilsley and Jess Barbour, musical direction by Michael Santangelo. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
* Ray’s Diner – Transactors presents a long-form improv evening about the staff and customers of a small southern diner. One night only: Saturday 8:00.
Theatre in the Park holds auditions by appointment for its annual production of A Christmas Carol. Vocal Auditions at TIP in Raleigh by appointment – children 12 and under: Saturday 10:00-4:00; children 13 and over and adults – September 27 10:00-4:00; all ages – September 29 6:30pm-10pm. Dance auditions open call at Stage Door Dance, Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh – 14 and over only: Sunday 1:00. More info
* – Concludes this week
Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com. For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.