Theater Week – Hunt

October 21, 2014

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 27, 2014

SPECIAL EVENTS:
* The Hunt – A team video scavenger hunt competition in and around central Durham. Fundraiser for the Southern Documentary Fund. All day Saturday, starting at 10:00 a.m. Registration required.
thehuntdurham.com

* Stories for Change – Fundraiser featuring celebrity storytellers Jeff Polish (The Monti), Jennifer Thompson (Picking Cotton), Mike Wiley (Dar He, Parchman Hour), and Daniel Wallace (Big Fish, The Kings and Queens of Roam); as well as live music, and readings by previous Hidden Voices participants. Proceeds benefit two current Hidden Voices projects: No Difference: Ending Sexual Violence in our Time, and Central Lives (exploring life in maximum security settings in the southeast). One night: Friday 7:00; VIP reception at 6:00. Varsity Theater, Chapel Hill.
hiddenvoices.org

 
ONGOING:
* Almost, Maine – John Cariani’s 2004 play about the residents of a small town in Maine. Presented by Stars Community Theatre. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Closes Saturday. Stars Theatre and Arts Center, Fuquay Varina.
starstheatreandart.com

* Desire Under the Elms – A New England family experiences relationship issues in Eugene O’Neill’s 1924 tragedy, based on the legend of Phaedra. Directed by David Henderson. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

If My Feet Have Lost the Ground – Torry Bend combines puppetry, video, and music for a dreamlike show about a woman on a journey of flight and revelation. Presented by StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:15, Saturday 2:00 and 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 1. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Urinetown – Don’t be the bunny! Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 2001 musical satire/Brechtian pastiche by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Directed by James Hamilton. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
hoofnhorn.org

 
IMPROV:
The Scary Show – “We traced it. The improv is coming from inside the theater!!” Transactors presents an evening of scary stories made up on the spot. Music by Killer Filler. One night only: Saturday 8:00. 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 – Flying Shoes

October 14, 2014

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 20, 2014

OPENING:
* Around the World in 80 Days – Applause! Cary Youth Theatre presents Mark Brown’s 2001 stage adaptation of Jules Verne’s 1873 novel. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

* A Chorus Line – NC Theatre presents a helicopter production of the 1975 Hamlisch/Kleban/Kirkwood/Dante musical. Directed by Mitzi Hamilton. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

If My Feet Have Lost the Ground – Torry Bend combines puppetry, video, and music for a dreamlike show about a woman on a journey of flight and revelation. Presented by StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through November 1. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde’s 1895 “trivial comedy for serious people”. Directed by Amy White. Presented by William Peace Theatre. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Leggett Theatre, WPU Campus, Raleigh.
peace.edu

Urinetown – Don’t be the bunny! Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 2001 musical satire/Brechtian pastiche by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Directed by James Hamilton. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 26. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
hoofnhorn.org

 

ONGOING:
Desire Under the Elms – A New England family experiences relationship issues in Eugene O’Neill’s 1924 tragedy, based on the legend of Phaedra. Directed by David Henderson. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 26. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Into the Breach – Five former schoolmates are sent to the Western Front in World War I where they end up restaging their school production of Henry V for wounded comrades. World premiere of Ian Bowater’s play, directed by Gregor McElvogue. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* The Phantom of the Opera – Touring production of the 1986 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* – 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 – We Happy Few

October 7, 2014

OvertheTop

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 13, 2014

OPENING:
Desire Under the Elms – A New England family experiences relationship issues in Eugene O’Neill’s 1924 tragedy, based on the legend of Phaedra. Directed by David Henderson. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 26. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Failure: A Love Story – Three sisters in early 20th century Chicago encounter romance and mortality in Philip Dawkins’ whimsical 2012 comedy. Directed by Talya Klein. Presented by Kenan Theatre Company. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 8:00, Monday 5:00. Closes Monday. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
drama.unc.edu

Into the Breach – Five former schoolmates are sent to the Western Front in World War I where they end up restaging their school production of Henry V for wounded comrades. World premiere of Ian Bowater’s play, directed by Gregor McElvogue. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage. This week: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 19. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Over the Top – A garden party hosted by the last living World War I veteran is the setting for Vanessa Gilbert and David Higgins’ audience interactive history game. Presented by The Process Series. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
processseries.unc.edu

The Phantom of the Opera – Touring production of the 1986 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. This week: Wednesday 7:30, Thursday 2:00 and 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through October 19. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

 
ONGOING:
* In Their Shoes – Two one-act plays exploring violence against women: From the Boots of Timberland by Robin Carmon Marshall and Good Brother by Monet Noelle Marshall. Presented by new theater company MOJOAA. Directed by Monet Noelle Marshall. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Leap of Faith – A fraudulent faith healer has a crisis of faith in this 2010 musical adaptation of the 1992 Steve Martin comedy. Directed by Stephanie “Asabi” Howard, Musical Directors Valerie Johnson and Darius Burrus. Presented by NCCU Department of Theatre and Dance. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.
nccu.edu
 

SPECIAL EVENTS:
* Kraftwerkshop – Want to participate in creating short devised werks based on the music of Kraftwerk? Little Green Pig invites actors, dancers, writers, directors, painters, musicians, welders, models, autobahners and more to take part in one or more open sessions of a three day composition and creation workshop culminating in a showing at Saxapahaw’s Oktoberfest event. Friday-Sunday, various times. Haw River Ballroom and Paperhand Puppet Studio, Saxapahaw.
culturemill.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 – Jumping Jesus

October 1, 2014

JumpingJebus

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 6, 2014

OPENING:
* The Great Divorce – Touring Christian theater production based on C.S. Lewis’ 1945 theological fantasy. Produced by Fellowship for the Performing Arts. This week only: Friday and Saturday. Time not listed on website. Carolina Theatre, Durham.
carolinatheatre.org

In Their Shoes – Two one-act plays exploring violence against women: From the Boots of Timberland by Robin Carmon Marshall and Good Brother by Monet Noelle Marshall. Presented by new theater company MOJOAA. Directed by Monet Noelle Marshall. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 12. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Leap of Faith – A fraudulent faith healer has a crisis of faith in this 2010 musical adaptation of the 1992 Steve Martin comedy. Directed by Stephanie “Asabi” Howard, Musical Directors Valerie Johnson and Darius Burrus. Presented by NCCU Department of Theatre and Dance. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 12. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.
nccu.edu

* Measure for Measure – Fops, fools, fake executions, mistaken identity, and duplicitous Dukes. Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents the Shakespeare comedy. Directed by Catherine Rodgers. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Studio Theatre, Jones Hall, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

 
ONGOING:
* 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. Closes Saturday. Halifax Mall, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

* Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – PlayMakers Rep presents Christopher Durang’s popular 2012 comedy about conflicted siblings who may have to give up their home. Directed by Libby Appel. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. (No performances Saturday.) Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Wait Until Dark – Frederick Knott’s 48-year-old thriller gets another area production, this time by Cary Players. (Director not listed.) This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

* You Can’t Take It with You – University Theatre presents the 78-year-old Kaufman and Hart comedy about a Depression-era family of lovably zany characters. Sample zaniness: Grandpa raises snakes and doesn’t pay his taxes! Direced by John C. McIlwee. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

 
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 – How Now

September 23, 2014

nownowblue
Now Now Oh Now – The Rude Mechanicals

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 29, 2014

PICK OF THE WEEK:
Now Now Oh Now – Austin theater collective The Rude Mechanicals constructs an immersive theatrical exploration of beauty, evolution, choice, and chance for an audience of just 30 people per show. (All performances sold out, but a strict “no late seating” policy makes the wait list an option.) Presented by Duke Performances. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:00 and 9:00. Closes Saturday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
dukeperformances.duke.edu

OPENING:
You Can’t Take It with You – University Theatre presents the 78-year-old Kaufman and Hart comedy about a Depression-era family of lovably zany characters. Sample zaniness: Grandpa raises snakes and doesn’t pay his taxes! (Director not listed.) This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 5. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

Wait Until Dark – Frederick Knott’s 48-year-old thriller gets another area production, this time by Cary Players. (Director not listed.) This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 5. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

ONGOING:
* The Best of Enemies – A true story of two people who became unlikely allies during Durham’s 1970’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-Friday 8:15, Saturday 2:00 and 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

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

* 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. Closes Saturday. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

* 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. Closes Saturday. This week: The Shape of the Table – Thursday 7:30. Pentecost – Friday 7:30. The Prisoner’s Dilemma – Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. 117 S. West Street, Raleigh.
burningcoal.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. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – PlayMakers Rep presents Christopher Durang’s popular 2012 comedy about conflicted siblings who may have to give up their home. Directed by Libby Appel. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 5. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

SPECIAL EVENTS:
* PlaySlam! – A bunch of short plays enter, one short play leaves with a $100 prize, based on audience votes. You know, sort of a bum fight for playwrights. One night only: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

IMPROV:
* Improv Percolator – An improvisatory evening of improv, featuring improv groups Fatmouth Improv, Tree Hugger Guild, Diversity Training, and All Play. One show: Thursday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Third Date – Improv-ers gotta improv. One night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Fatmouth Improv – The eponymous Fat Mouth Improv, last seen in Thursday night’s Improv Percolator, generates more of the improv in an eponymous evening. One show: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

AUDITIONS:
Theatre in the Park holds auditions by appointment only for its annual production of A Christmas Carol. Vocal Auditions at TIP in Raleigh for adults and children 13 and over – Saturday 10:00-4:00; all ages – Monday 6:30pm-10pm. 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 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.

 


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