Theater Week – The Chairs of Justice

September 16, 2014

Dar He
Mike Wiley in Dar He

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 22, 2014

OPENING:
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.
baretheatre.org

* 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.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* 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.
dpacnc.com

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.
forestmoontheater.org

* 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.
cgtheatre.com

* 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.
artscenterlive.org

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.
playmakersrep.org

ONGOING:
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.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* 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.
littlegreenpig.com

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.
burningcoal.org

* 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.
deepdishtheater.org

* 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.
justicetheatreproject.org

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.
theatreinthepark.com

* 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.
nract.org

IMPROV:
* 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.
cgtheatre.org

AUDITIONS:
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.

 


Theater Week – Besties

September 9, 2014

bestofenemiesphone
The Best of Enemies – Photo: Alan Dehmer

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 15, 2014

OPENING:
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: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 27. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

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: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 28. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com
ONGOING:
* Hairspray – John Waters opines on the state of early 1960’s American racial relations in the stage musical version of one of his least depraved movies. Raleigh Little Theatre presents the third Triangle production since 2011 of this apparently much-beloved classic. Directed by L.D. Burris. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00. Closes Friday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

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: Redbud Farm in Efland (outdoors); next week: East Chapel Hill High School (outdoors). Check Little Green Pig website for updates, directions, and more information.) Continues through September 20.
littlegreenpig.com

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, Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Pentecost – Friday 7:30. The Prisoner’s Dilemma – Saturday 7:30. 117 S. West Street, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

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, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 20. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* The Painted Bird – Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 15th annual outdoor giant puppet production. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00. Closes Sunday. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.org

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 and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 21. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi Campus, Raleigh.
justicetheatreproject.org

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. Continues through September 21. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

AUDITIONS:
Durham Family Theatre will audition African American actors for its November production of The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, on Saturday from noon to 2:00 and Monday 6:00 to 8:30 at Central Park School on Foster Street in Durham. More info.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Common Ground celebrates its 10th birthday with a party and fundraiser. Saturday 5:00-8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham. 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.

 


Theater Week: Bard on the Run

September 1, 2014

Hmlt
HMLT image by Little Green Pig

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 8, 2014

OPENING:
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. Currently scheduled venues: first week at Oval Drive Park in Durham, second week at Redbud Farm in Efland, third week to be announced. Check Little Green Pig website for updates, directions, and more information.) Continues through September 20.
littlegreenpig.com

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. The Prisoner’s Dilemma – Saturday 7:30. Burning Coal, Murphey School Auditorium, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

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 and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 21. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi Campus, Raleigh.
justicetheatreproject.org

* Rodney King – Solo show about the man whose beating at the hands of police and their subsequent acquittal helped spark the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Written and performed by Roger Guenveur Smith. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 3:00 (no Saturday performance).
playmakersrep.org

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. Continues through September 21. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

 
ONGOING:
Hairspray – John Waters opines on the state of early 1960’s American racial relations in the stage musical version of one of his least depraved movies. Raleigh Little Theatre presents the third Triangle production since 2011 of this apparently much-beloved classic. Directed by L.D. Burris. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 12. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

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, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 20. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* Moving Pieces – An interactive multi-venue moving play performed at various indoor and outdoor sites in Raleigh’s warehouse district. Wear comfy walking shoes. Presented by Seed Art Share. Written by Logan Sutton, conceived and directed by Sue Scarborough. This Friday: 2 performances at 6:30 and 8:30. Closes Friday. Begins upstairs at Cafe De Los Muertos, 300 West Hargett Street, Raleigh.
seedraleigh.org

* The Painted Bird – Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 15th annual outdoor giant puppet production. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00 (pre-shows 40 minutes prior to start time). Ends Sunday at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Moves to NC Museum of Art September 12-14.
paperhand.org
 

ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:
* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Saturday 8:00 (sign-up to perform: 7:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* – 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.

 


Theater Week – Modern Prometheus

August 26, 2014

Frankenstein_1831
Illustration by Theodore Von Holst for the 1831 revised edition of Frankenstein

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 1, 2014

OPENING:
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: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 20. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* Monster Camp – Summer Sisters present a devised artistic exploration of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

ONGOING:
Hairspray – John Waters opines on the state of early 1960’s American racial relations in the stage musical version of one of his least depraved movies. Raleigh Little Theatre presents the third Triangle production since 2011 of this apparently much-beloved classic. Directed by L.D. Burris. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 12. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

The Painted Bird – Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 15th annual outdoor giant puppet production. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00 (pre-shows 40 minutes prior to start time). Continues through September 7, Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Moves to NC Museum of Art September 12-14.
paperhand.org

* – 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.

 


Theater Week – Wilde at Heart

August 19, 2014

OscarWildetrial
 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 25, 2014

OPENING:
* Dolly Wilde’s Picture Show – Oscar Wilde’s “identical niece” takes on the 20th Century in a multimedia story presented by The Process Series. Directed by Rebecca Nesvet. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
processseries.wagonwheelarts.com

Hairspray – John Waters opines on the state of early 1960’s American racial relations in the stage musical version of one of his least depraved movies. Raleigh Little Theatre presents the third Triangle production since 2011 of this apparently much-beloved classic. Directed by L.D. Burris. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 7. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

ONGOING:
* Crimes of the Heart – Theatre Raleigh presents Beth Henley’s venerable 1979 play about three sisters in a dysfunctional Southern family. No director listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 24. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

The Painted Bird – Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 15th annual outdoor giant puppet production. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00 (pre-shows at 6:20). Continues through September 7, Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Moves to NC Museum of Art September 12-14.
paperhand.org

 

IMPROV:
* The Guy Show – Four guys standing around improving – two from Third Date plus two former members of Transactors – for a show exploring “what it means to be a man in the world today”. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

READINGS:
* A Night of New Plays – Reading of two new works by Anthony Copian-Garcia. One show: Friday 7:30. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

AUDITIONS:
Deep Dish Theater holds auditions for its November musical The Landing, Friday 6:00-10:00, Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill. More info/appointments: paulfrellick@deepdishtheater.org

University Theatre holds auditions for its fall production of You Can’t Take It with You, Wednesday and Thursday 7:00, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh. 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.

 


Theater Week – Pretty Bird

August 13, 2014

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Carolina Parakeets – John James Audubon

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 18, 2014

OPENING:
Crimes of the Heart – Theatre Raleigh presents Beth Henley’s venerable 1979 play about three sisters in a dysfunctional Southern family. No director listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 24. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

ONGOING:
* The Actor’s Double Bill – Christopher Durang’s The Actor’s Nightmare paired with Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound by GASP Theatre. No director listed. This Week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Studio Theatre at Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh. 
GASP Theatre Facebook

The Painted Bird – Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 15th annual outdoor giant puppet production. This week: Friday – Sunday 7:00 (pre-show at 6:20). Continues through September 7, Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Moves to NC Museum of Art September 12-14.
paperhand.org

 

AUDITIONS:

MOJOAA Performing Arts Company holds season auditions this Saturday from 10:00 to 2:00, in Durham. Signup form. 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.


Theater Week – The Getaway

July 20, 2014

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The Upstager is on vacation for a few weeks. Watch for us to return tanned and rested in early August.

In the meantime, you can find information about Triangle theater events on the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


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