Theater Week – War Stories

March 28, 2017

Aquila Theatre’s The Trojan War. Photograph: © 2014 Richard Termine.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 3, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Bard Fiction – Staged reading of a Quentin Tarantino/Shakespeare mashup (apparently drawn from the now-offline PulpBard wikispaces page), presented by Tedious Brief Productions. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

* Ghashee w Mashee (The Dumbass) – An Arab American woman has to deal with the ignorance of her know-it-all husband in a touring production of the comedy by Najee Mondalek. Directed by Aziz Charabaty. Presented by Im Hussein & AJYAL Theatrical Group. One show only: Saturday 8:00. Fletcher Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Grand Duke – A troupe of actors find themselves involved in political intrigue against a pompous, buffoonish ruler. Derrick Ivey directs and choreographs the Durham Savoyards’ production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1896 comic opera, with musical direction by Alan Riley Jones. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Fletcher Hall, Carolina Theatre, Durham.
durhamsavoyards.org

The Mousetrap – A group of strangers snowbound in a country house realize there is a murderer in their midst! Egad! Cary Players presents Agatha Christie’s unkillable 1952 stage mystery. Directed by Tim Wiest. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 9. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

The Real (House)Wives of Windsor – Spoof of the Shakespeare comedy retold as a reality t.v. show. Adapted and directed by Rachel Klem. Presented by University Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 9. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Revival – A cultural and musical collage set in 1950s Appalachia, presented by Ward Theatre Company. This week: Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 7. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

Seven: A Documentary Play – Seven playwrights tell the stories of seven courageous women around the world. Directed by Sean Wellington. Presented by Sotto Voce, a new Triangle theater company. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Living Arts Collective, 410 W. Geer Street, Durham. Continues next week at Sonorous Road Theatre in Raleigh.
sottovocetheatre.com

*The Trojan War – Stories of men and women at war, adapted from Homer’s Iliad and scenes from other classical Greek drama and poetry. Presented by Aquila Theatre in collaboration with the Warrior Chorus, a national program that brings together men and women who served in the United States military and trains them to the highest level in the performing arts and humanities. One performance: Thursday 8:00. Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
live.arts.edu.ncsu
 

ONGOING:

* The Miraculous and the Mundane – Members of an African American family in Durham find their lives turned upside down when the father becomes ill. Joseph Megel directs a workshop production of the newest play by Durham writer Howard L. Craft. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater and StreetSigns. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 
* When She Had Wings – A young girl who dreams of being a pilot encounters a bird-like woman who may or may not be Amelia Earhart. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents Suzan Zeder’s 2015 play, directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 2. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Wolf – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents a dance-theater kids’ version of Little Red Riding Hood and other fairy tales. This week: Thursday and Friday 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 3:00 and 6:00. Continues through April 2. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.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 – Miracle

March 21, 2017

 

Trevor Johnson and Lakeisha Coffey in The Miraculous and the Mundane.
Photo: Ed Hunt

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 27, 2017

 

OPENING:

* The Journey Continues – A story of “reconciliation, forgiveness and hope” set in the fashion industry. Presented by Tamara Adams. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

The Miraculous and the Mundane – Members of an African American family in Durham find their lives turned upside down when the father becomes ill. Joseph Megel directs a workshop production of the newest play by Durham writer Howard L. Craft. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater and StreetSigns. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 1. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Wolf – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents a dance-theater kids’ version of Little Red Riding Hood and other fairy tales. This week: Thursday and Friday 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 3:00 and 6:00. Continues through April 2. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:

* 13, the Musical – A teenage boy has to relocate from New York City to Indiana in the 2008 musical by Jason Robert Brown, Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Directed by Joel Rainey. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

When She Had Wings – A young girl who dreams of being a pilot encounters a bird-like woman who may or may not be Amelia Earhart. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents Suzan Zeder’s 2015 play, directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 2. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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
 
 

* – 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 – Flying

March 14, 2017

 

Rhonda Brocki in When She Had Wings. Photo: Patrick Torres

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 20, 2017

 

OPENING:

* The Bodyguard – Yes, it’s a touring version of the 2012 stage musical adaptation of the 1992 Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston thriller. (No, they’re not in this production.) This week only: 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

When She Had Wings – A young girl who dreams of being a pilot encounters a bird-like woman who may or may not be Amelia Earhart. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents Suzan Zeder’s 2015 play, directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 2. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

* Anne of Green Gables – Forest Moon Theater presents Peter DeLaurier’s stage adaptation of the 1908 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery about a plucky Canadian orphan. Directed by Tony Pender. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

* Lite 2017 – An evening of eight short plays presented by Cary Playwrights Forum. Final Performance: Thursday 7:00 at Hope Community Church, Morrisville.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

* Martin Luther King, An Interpretation – John Ivey returns in a one-man show about Martin Luther King, Jr., written and directed by Ira Knight, to be performed once a month through June. This week: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents a 45-minute version of the Shakespeare comedy adapted for kids (suggested 10 and up). This week: Thursday and Friday 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 3:00 and 6:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

13, the Musical – A teenage boy has to relocate from New York City to Indiana in the 2008 musical by Jason Robert Brown, Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Directed by Joel Rainey. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 26. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 
* Twelfth Night – Shakespeare’s gender-switching comedy involving shipwrecked twins, romantic misunderstandings, and what you will, set in a mid-20th century Mediterranean resort straight out of a Slim Aarons photo spread. Directed by Jerry Ruiz. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

SKETCH COMEDY:

* Two Months In – Comedy producing company Mettlesome presents an evening of timely sketches that take a look at our current political and social landscape, scripted by a bakers half-dozen of some of the Triangle’s funniest writers, and performed by six razor-sharp comic performers. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
thisismettlesome.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 – Joy in the Evening

March 8, 2017

 

Crumbs from the Table of Joy – Melanie Matthews, Moriah Williams, Jade Arnold, Lakeisha Coffey, and Emily Rieder. Photo: Chris Wright

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 13, 2017

 

OPENING:

Anne of Green Gables – Forest Moon Theater presents Peter DeLaurier’s stage adaptation of the 1908 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery about a plucky Canadian orphan. Directed by Tony Pender. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 19. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

* Emotional Creature – An evening of girl’s stories told in monologues and dance, based on Eve Ensler’s 2010 book I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World. Presented by Katy Koop, with the help of Women’s Theatre Festival. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

Lite 2017 – An evening of eight short plays presented by Cary Playwrights Forum. This week: Thursday 7:00 Hope Community Church, Morrisville; Friday 6:30 Cary Senior Center, Saturday 3:00 and 7:00 Cary Arts Center. Continues with one final performance Thursday March 16 7:00 at Hope Community Church, Morrisville.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents a 45-minute version of the Shakespeare comedy adapted for kids (suggested 10 and up). This week: Thursday and Friday 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 3:00 and 6:00. Continues through March 19. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

13, the Musical – A teenage boy has to relocate from New York City to Indiana in the 2008 musical by Jason Robert Brown, Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Directed by Joel Rainey. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 26. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 

ONGOING:

* Crumbs from the Table of Joy – In search of a better life, an African-American family migrates from the American South to 1950s Brooklyn. Karen Dacons-Brock directs Lynn Nottage’s 1995 memory play. Presented by Bartlett Theater. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. PSI Theatre, DAC, Durham.
bartletttheater.org

* This Is Not a Novel – Leave it to Little Green Pig to take over a big hunk of a shopping center and present an immersive, ambulatory, choose-your-own-adventure installation created by a who’s-who of area artists. It’s a self-described “delirious playscape for adults” using the cult novels of David Markson as a jumping-off place. Guaranteed to be like nothing you’ve ever experienced. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Scrap Exchange, Lakewood Shopping Center, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Twelfth Night – Shakespeare’s gender-switching comedy involving shipwrecked twins, romantic misunderstandings, and what you will, set in a mid-20th century Mediterranean resort straight out of a Slim Aarons photo spread. Directed by Jerry Ruiz. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 19. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

SKETCH COMEDY:

Cast of Two Months In – Rishan Dhamija, Amy Hallett, Josh Rowsey, Shane Smith, Caitlin Wells, Marcus Zollicoffer

Two Months In – Comedy producing company Mettlesome presents an evening of timely sketches that take a look at our current political and social landscape, scripted by a bakers half-dozen of some of the Triangle’s funniest writers, and performed by six razor-sharp comic performers. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 18. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
thisismettlesome.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 – Into the Mystic

February 28, 2017

 
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Murar. Portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh. 1631.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 6, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Count – Play by Lynden Harris about six men on death row who divulge their personal inheritances of violence, racism, mental illness, poverty – and sometimes surprising love. Based on writings by and years of conversations with prisoners throughout the U.S. Presented by UNC’s Process Series and Hidden Voices. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
processseries.unc.edu

Crumbs from the Table of Joy – In search of a better life, an African-American family migrates from the American South to 1950s Brooklyn. Karen Dacons-Brock directs Lynn Nottage’s 1995 memory play. Presented by Bartlett Theater. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 12. PSI Theatre, DAC, Durham.
bartletttheater.org

* Dara – Carolina Performing Arts presents Pakistani theater company Ajoka’s production about the life of 17th century crown prince, poet, painter, and Sufi Dara Shikoh and his struggle for the harmonious coexistence of religions in India. Part of CPA’s season-long exploration of Muslim identity and cultures. One performance (free admission): Thursday 7:30. Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

* Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play Through Letters – Touring production of a 2014 play by Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca and Julia Steele Allen, about the use of torture by solitary confinement in the criminal justice system. Directed by Noelle Ghoussaini. Presented by Criminal Justice Awareness and Action (CJAA), as part of its Criminal Justice Reform Advocacy Week. This week only: Thursday 7:00. Carolina Union Auditorium, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill, free admission. Also performs Saturday 5:00, The Pinhook, 117 W. Main Street, Durham, paid admission.
campusy.unc.edu
thepinhook.com

* Pump Boys & Dinettes – Touring production of the 1981 musical set in small town North Carolina, presented by the Town of Cary’s Music Mainstage Series. One show: Saturday 7:30. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
townofcary.org

* Seussical – A musical of Dr. Seuss stories. Two shows: Saturday 9:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

This Is Not a Novel – Leave it to Little Green Pig to take over a big hunk of a shopping center and present an immersive, ambulatory, choose-your-own-adventure installation created by a who’s who of area artists. It’s a self-described “delirious playscape for adults” using the cult novels of David Markson as a jumping-off place. Guaranteed to be like nothing you’ve ever experienced. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 11. Scrap Exchange, Lakewood Shopping Center, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Twelfth Night – Shakespeare’s gender-switching comedy involving shipwrecked twins, romantic misunderstandings, and what you will, set in a mid-20th century Mediterranean resort straight out of a Slim Aarons photo spread. Directed by Jerry Ruiz. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 19. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

* Bright Half Life – Erica and Vicky meet. Buy a mattress. Marry. Raise kids. Divorce. Meet again. And jump out of an airplane, not necessarily in that order. Tanya Barfield’s 2015 play uses a fractured timeline and instantaneous transitions to take a whirlwind journey through an on-again off-again romance that spans five decades. Jules Odendahl-James directs for Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Vagina Monologues – V-Day Raleigh presents Eve Ensler’s groundbreaking solo narratives, to benefit InterAct and V-Day. Final night: Tuesday February 28 at 7:30. Sonorous Road Theater, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh
vdayraleigh.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 – Looks Harmless

February 21, 2017

 

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 27, 2017

 

OPENING:

* February 48 XIII – One Song Productions’ annual show featuring one act plays written, rehearsed, and performed in just 48 hours. One show only: Sunday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Chrysalis– Cary Playwrights Forum presents a staged reading of scenes from six full-length works by North Carolina playwrights, one of which will receive a full workshop production in June. This week only: Saturday 3:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

* The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – An autistic boy uncovers startling secrets when he investigates a mysterious neighborhood event, in Simon Stephens’ 2012 adaptation of Mark Haddon’s 2003 novel. Touring production. 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

* Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad – The Carolina Theatre’s Arts Discovery Educational Series presents a musical play for young people about Tubman’s fight against slavery. Two performances only: Monday 9:50 and 11:20 a.m. Fletcher Hall, Carolina Theatre, Durham.
carolinatheatre.org

* King Lear – Eno River Players present Shakespeare’s tragedy about family, politics, and insanity. Directed by Leo Egger. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Durham Arts Council, Durham.
enoriverplayers.org

* Once Upon a Mattress – Meredith Theatre presents the 1959 musical comedy version of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea”. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

* The Vagina Monologues – V-Day Raleigh presents Eve Ensler’s groundbreaking solo narratives, to benefit InterAct and V-Day. Two nights: Monday and Tuesday February 27 and 28 at 7:30. Sonorous Road Theater, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh
vdayraleigh.org
 

ONGOING:

* Agnes of God – Forest Moon presents John Pielmeier’s 1979 theological mystery, directed by Bob Baird. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
forestmoontheater.org

Bright Half Life – Erica and Vicky meet. Buy a mattress. Marry. Raise kids. Divorce. Meet again. And jump out of an airplane, not necessarily in that order. Tanya Barfield’s 2015 play uses a fractured timeline and instantaneous transitions to take a whirlwind journey through an on-again off-again romance that spans five decades. Jules Odendahl-James directs for Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 4. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged/Revised) – Cary Players present Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield’s 1987 comic mashup of the Bard’s works. Directed by Nancy Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. The Cary Theater, Cary.
thecarytheater.com

* N – In 1920, Eugene O’Neill’s drama The Emperor Jones brought instaneous fame to the playwright and the leading man, African American actor Charles S. Gilpin. O’Neill went on to become a major figure in 20th century theater, while Gilpin faded into obscurity. Theatre in the Park presents the world premiere of Adrienne Earle Pender’s history-based play exploring their relationship. Directed by Hope Alexander. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* The Night Alive – Honest Pint and NRACT present Conor McPherson’s 2013 drama about people in the margins who find an unlikely chance at redemption. Directed by Susannah Hough. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Noises Off – William Peace Theatre presents Michael Frayn’s 1982 sendup of British sex farces. Directed by Wade Newhouse. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
eventbrite.com

* One Man, Two Guvnors – Trying to make ends meet and desperate to fill his stomach, a servant secretly takes a job with two different employers. Richard Bean’s 2011 adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s 1746 commedia Servant of Two Masters includes songs by Grant Olding, and transposes the commedia action to 1963 England, with the comic complications even more complex, and the servant just as hungry. Anybody have a sandwich? Raleigh Little Theatre’s production is directed by Rod Rich. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Zucotti Park – Justice Theater Project presents Catherine Hurd and Vatrena King’s 2015 musical about the Occupy Movement. Directed by Jesse Pressler and Aya Wallace, Choreography by Aya Wallace, Music Direction by Ron Cornelous, Stage Direction by Kiara Dimitriadis. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh.
justicetheaterproject.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 – Love, Fracturedly

February 14, 2017

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JoRose and Tamara Kissane in Bright Half Life – Photo: Alex Maness

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 20, 2017

 

OPENING:

Bright Half Life – Erica and Vicky meet. Buy a mattress. Marry. Raise kids. Divorce. Meet again. And jump out of an airplane, not necessarily in that order. Tanya Barfield’s 2015 play uses a fractured timeline and instantaneous transitions to take a whirlwind journey through an on-again off-again romance that spans five decades. Jules Odendahl-James directs for Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through March 4. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Commedia Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – In Nicole B. Adkins’s adaptation, a group of traveling commedia dell’arte players decide to perform the classic fairy tale. Presented by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. One show: Saturday 8:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged/Revised) – Cary Players present Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield’s 1987 comic mashup of the Bard’s works. Directed by Nancy Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 26. The Cary Theater, Cary.
thecarytheater.com

Noises Off – William Peace Theatre presents Michael Frayn’s 1982 sendup of British sex farces. Directed by Wade Newhouse. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through February 26. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
eventbrite.com

* Saturday Night Fever – Touring production of the 1998 musical version of the 1977 movie, hosted by Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Secret Garden – University Theatre presents Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman’s 1991 musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel. Directed by John McIlwee. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* The Who and the What – A Pakistani-American writer comes into conflict with her family over their conservative views. Staged reading of the play by Ayad Akhtar, presented by Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies and PlayMakers Repertory Company. One night: Thursday 7:30. Historic PlayMakers Building, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
mideast.unc.edu
 

ONGOING:

Agnes of God – Forest Moon presents John Pielmeier’s 1979 theological mystery, directed by Bob Baird. This week: Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest. (Transfers to Sonorous Road Theatre in Raleigh February 23-26.)
forestmoontheater.org

* Brigid, the Legend Begins -Encore production of Durham Regional Theatre’s 2014 production, a musical adaptation of an Irish folk tale, written and directed by Jennifer Justice. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturdary. E.K. Powe School Auditorium, Ninth Street, Durham. durhamregionaltheatre.com

* The God Game – A Republican U.S. Senator has a crisis of conscience (I know, but just go with it) when asked to compromise his beliefs in exchange for power. June Guralnick directs Suzanne Bradbeer’s 2014 drama for Sonorous Road Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

N – In 1920, Eugene O’Neill’s drama The Emperor Jones brought instaneous fame to the playwright and the leading man, African American actor Charles S. Gilpin. O’Neill went on to become a major figure in 20th century theater, while Gilpin faded into obscurity. Theatre in the Park presents the world premiere of Adrienne Earle Pender’s history-based play exploring their relationship. Directed by Hope Alexander. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The Night Alive – Honest Pint and NRACT present Conor McPherson’s 2013 drama about people in the margins who find an unlikely chance at redemption. Directed by Susannah Hough. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 25. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

One Man, Two Guvnors – Trying to make ends meet and desperate to fill his stomach, a servant secretly takes a job with two different employers. Richard Bean’s 2011 adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s 1746 commedia Servant of Two Masters includes songs by Grant Olding, and transposes the commedia action to 1963 England, with the comic complications even more complex, and the servant just as hungry. Anybody have a sandwich? Raleigh Little Theatre’s production is directed by Rod Rich. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Zucotti Park – Justice Theater Project presents Catherine Hurd and Vatrena King’s 2015 musical about the Occupy Movement. Directed by Jesse Pressler and Aya Wallace, Choreography by Aya Wallace, Music Direction by Ron Cornelous, Stage Direction by Kiara Dimitriadis. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh.
justicetheaterproject.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.


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