Theater Week – There Can Be Only One!

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 19, 2012

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.

OPENING:

Alice in Wonderland – New stage version of the Lewis Carroll story using live actors, puppetry, projection, and music. Adapted, designed, and directed by Jayme Mellema. Presented by University Theatre. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 2. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Building, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

* The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – There can be only one Best Christmas Pageant! This week, dueling productions of this Beloved Holiday Classic go head to head (see Ongoing: Raleigh Little Theatre) as Orange Community Players stakes its claim. No director listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Stanford Middle School, Hillsborough.
ocpnc.com/performances

* Long Story Shorts – A festival of six original one-act plays from students in UNC’s Writing for the Screen and Stage program. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
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* The Street Corner – Original play written and directed by and starring Sherri N Knotts. Presented by Knardirell & Company. Two shows only: Saturday 3:00 and 7:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
knardirell.com

ONGOING:

* The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Some badly behaved kids are cast in the eponymous Nativity play, and it turns out to be the best one ever. Take that, Oberammergau! Thinking way outside the beautifully wrapped box, Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series gets the jump on other area companies (but see: Opening: Orange Community Players) by opening its Christmas show during Halloween week and closing it before Thanksgiving. Linda O’Day Young directs Barbara Robinson’s 1982 play, based on the 1971 book. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Jersey Boys – Yes, it’s a jukebox musical, but one with an actual (and true) plot: the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The touring production of the 2004 musical finishes up its 3-week run. 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

* She Stoops to Conquer – An upper-class woman pretends to be a lower-class maid in order to win the man of her dreams. Deep Dish presents Oliver Goldsmith’s 1773 hit comedy, 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

* Shining City – A Dublin therapist’s new patient has a disquieting story to tell in Conor McPherson’s 2004 ghost story. Jerome Davis directs for Burning Coal. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Women Beware Women – Thomas Middleton’s bloody 17th century tragedy, presented by Duke Theater Studies. Directed by Jay O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

SHORTS:
* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater. One night only: Saturday 10:00 p.m. (Sign-up to perform: 9:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* PlaySlam! – A competitive evening of very short plays by 17 (presumably average height) playwrights, with winners chosen by the audience until only one playwright remains! It’s like Highlander, only with Word docs instead of swords. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage and the Playwrights Roundtable. One show only: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* = Final 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.

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