Theater Week – The Last Rose of Summer

July 25, 2016

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 1, 2016

 
OPENING:

Henry VI: The War of the Roses – Performed outdoors (next to the Raleigh Rose Garden), this condensed version of the Shakespeare history plays focuses on the wars that led to the Tudor dynasty. Co-produced by Bare Theatre and Raleigh Little Theatre. Directed by Lucinda Gainey. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday and Sunday 5:00. Continues through August 7. Stephenson Amphitheatre, RLT, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

* Mary Poppins – Stage Musical based on 1964 Disney movie version of P.L. Travers’ stories. Presented by NC Theatre. Director not listed. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

Steel Magnolias – Robert Harling’s sentimental 1987 comedy-drama about the women who frequent a small town Louisiana beauty parlour shows up every couple of years on Triangle stages. This time, it’s produced by Theatre Raleigh, and directed by person or persons unlisted. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 7. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:

* Hamlet – The Prince of Denmark speaks daggers and eventually uses one in Honest Pint Theatre’s staging of the Shakespeare tragedy. Presented uncut and featuring David Henderson as Hamlet. Directed by Jeremy Fiebig. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

* Heathers: The Musical – NRACT presents the 2014 musical adaptation of the dark 1988 comedy about a murderous high school clique. Directed by Pete Comperatore, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 
I Wish You a Boat – In 1899, a shipwreck strikes a boat full of immigrants heading to America. Devised work by Ward Theatre Company, directed by Wendy Ward. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 28. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com
 

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
 

* – Closes 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 updates on area auditions, we recommend the Triangle Auditions group on Facebook. 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 – Aerial Warfare

July 18, 2016

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 25, 2016

 
OPENING:

* Success – A play about how society measures success. Presented by J Weeks Entertainment. One performance: Saturday 7:00. Durham Arts Council.
jweeksentertainment.com

* Trenches – Show about World War One, incorporating music, poetry, and aerial acrobatics. Presented by Constellation Moving Company.One performance: Friday 8:00, Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
constellationmoving.com
 

ONGOING:

* Hair – Like some acid burnout senior citizen hippie, the 1968 “tribal love-rock musical” returns to find a place to crash and reminisce about how wild the 60s were, man! It’s like some Civil War reenactment version of the 1960s. Catchy tunes, though. Theatre in the Park’s version is directed by Ira David Wood III. Performances: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Hamlet – The Prince of Denmark speaks daggers and eventually uses one in Honest Pint Theatre’s staging of the Shakespeare tragedy. Presented uncut and featuring David Henderson as Hamlet. Directed by Jeremy Fiebig. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 1:00. Continues through July 31. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

Heathers: The Musical – NRACT presents the 2014 musical adaptation of the dark 1988 comedy about a murderous high school clique. Directed by Pete Comperatore, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 31. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 
I Wish You a Boat – In 1899, a shipwreck strikes a boat full of immigrants heading to America. Devised work by Ward Theatre Company, directed by Wendy Ward. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 28. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* 10 by 10 in the Triangle – An ensemble of ten actors perform ten ten-minute plays by ten different playwrights with ten different directors. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

* – Closes 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 updates on area auditions, we recommend the Triangle Auditions group on Facebook. 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 – Melancholia

July 12, 2016

Hamlet

Image: Honest Pint Theatre

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 18, 2016

 

OPENING:

Hamlet – The Prince of Denmark speaks daggers and eventually uses one in Honest Pint Theatre’s staging of the Shakespeare tragedy. Presented uncut and featuring David Henderson as Hamlet. Directed by Jeremy Fiebig. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:00, Sunday 1:00. Continues through July 31. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

Heathers: The Musical – NRACT presents the 2014 musical adaptation of the dark 1988 comedy about a murderous high school clique. Directed by Pete Comperatore, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 31. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 

ONGOING:

Hair – Like some acid burnout senior citizen hippie, the 1968 “tribal love-rock musical” returns to find a place to crash and reminisce about how wild the 60s were, man! It’s like some Civil War reenactment version of the 1960s. Catchy tunes, though. Theatre in the Park’s version is directed by Ira David Wood III. Performances: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 24. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

I Wish You a Boat – In 1899, a shipwreck strikes a boat full of immigrants heading to America. Devised work by Ward Theatre Company, directed by Wendy Ward. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 28. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* The Light in the Piazza – A mother and daughter’s trip to Italy in the 1950s takes a surprising turn. Theatre Raleigh stages the 2003 musical adaptation of Elizabeth Spencer’s moving 1960 novel in the NC Museum of Art. Director not listed. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 8:00. Closes Thursday. NCMA, Raleigh. (Note: some performances already sold out. Check with box office for information.)
ncartmuseum.org

10 by 10 in the Triangle – An ensemble of ten actors perform ten ten-minute plays by ten different playwrights with ten different directors. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 24. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

* – Closes 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 updates on area auditions, we recommend the Triangle Auditions group on Facebook. 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 – Groovy Nights

July 5, 2016

groovy hippie
 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 11, 2016

 

ONGOING:

Hair – Like some acid burnout senior citizen hippie, the 1968 “tribal love-rock musical” returns to find a place to crash and reminisce about how wild the 60s were, man! Politically ground breaking for its time (the height of the Vietnam War), it’s usually presented now as more of a feel-good, audience-flattering nostalgia trip devoid of any present day political relevance, like some Civil War reenactment version of the 1960s. Catchy tunes, though. Theatre in the Park’s version, directed by Ira David Wood III, gets its chance to find the show’s heart of darkness starting this weekend. Performances: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 24. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

I Wish You a Boat – In 1899, a shipwreck strikes a boat full of immigrants heading to America. Devised work by Ward Theatre Company, directed by Wendy Ward. This week: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 28. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

The Light in the Piazza – A mother and daughter’s trip to Italy in the 1950s takes a surprising turn. Theatre Raleigh stages the 2003 musical adaptation of Elizabeth Spencer’s moving 1960 novel in the NC Museum of Art. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 8:00, Saturday/Sunday/Monday 8:00. Continues through July 14. NCMA, Raleigh. (Note: most performances already sold out. Check with box office for information.)
ncartmuseum.org

10 by 10 in the Triangle – An ensemble of ten actors perform ten ten-minute plays by ten different playwrights with ten different directors. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 24. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

* – Closes 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 updates on area auditions, we recommend the Triangle Auditions group on Facebook. 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 – State of the Union

June 28, 2016


 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 4, 2016

 

ONGOING:

* Two Gentlemen of Verona – Bare Theatre presents Shakespeare’s comedy about gender-crossed lovers. Free performances in outdoor public spaces around the Triangle. Directed by G. Todd Buker. Final Performance: Thursday 8:00. Mystery Brewing Public House, 230 S. Nash St., Hillsborough.
baretheatre.org
 

IMPROV:

Improv Percolator – Three improv teams in one night: students from Open Mind Improvisation, the Durham debut of Burning Coal’s resident improv troupe The Flying Embers, and Common Ground regulars Blind Date presenting “Dinner for Four”. One show: Thursday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 

* – Closes 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 updates on area auditions, we recommend the Triangle Auditions group on Facebook. 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 – Leaving the Stage

June 21, 2016

image

Lakeisha Coffey as Ann Atwater, performs in front of Ann Atwater (right); opening night of The Best of Enemies, September 2014 at Manbites Dog.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 27, 2016

 

ONGOING:

* Cloud 9 – Caryl Churchill’s 1979 gender and time-bending satire set in colonial Africa and 20th Century London. Directed by Paul Sapp; presented by Tiny Engine Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Émilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight – Story of the 18th century physicist, her relationship with Voltaire, and her remarkable life. Written by Lauren Gunderson (I and You). Directed by Sue Scarborough. Presented by Exit Through Eden. This week: Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh. Read the rest of this entry »


Theater Week – Sunny

June 13, 2016

sun

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 20, 2016

 

SPECIAL EVENT:

* SOULstice – Black Ops, Durham’s newest theater company, hosts a don’t-miss party/fundraiser for their upcoming 2016-17 season, featuring music, dancing, performance, and more. One night: Saturday 8:00, at Monkey Bottom Collaborative art space, Trent Drive, Durham.
facebook.com/events
 

OPENING:

Open Doors – A festival of short plays by Raleigh playwrights, presented by Sonourous Road Productions. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through June 26. Sonorous Road, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com
 

ONGOING:

* All My Sons – The karma chickens come home to roost for a war profiteer responsible for making defective airplane parts. Arthur Miller’s 1947 drama is directed by Michael Berry, and presented by Theatre Raleigh’s Hot Summer Nights series. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Cloud 9 – Caryl Churchill’s 1979 gender and time-bending satire set in colonial Africa and 20th Century London. Directed by Paul Sapp; presented by Tiny Engine Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 25. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Émilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight – Story of the 18th century physicist, her relationship with Voltaire, and her remarkable life. Written by Lauren Gunderson (I and You). Directed by Sue Scarborough. Presented by Exit Through Eden. This week: Thursday and Sunday 7:30. Continues through June 26. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh. Read the rest of this entry »


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