Theater Week – To the End of Love

February 14, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 19, 2018

 
OPENING:

* Feb 48 XIV – 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

* Five Women Wearing the Same Dress – Five bridesmaids at a wedding reception discover they all have issues with the bride. William Peace Theatre presents Alan Ball’s 1993 comedy, directed by Amy White. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
wputheatre.ticketleap.com

Gidion’s Knot – A fraught parent-teacher conference about a student’s suicide takes some surprising turns in Bartlett Theater’s production of Johnna Adams’ 2012 drama. Directed by Bryan Conger. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 4. Durham Arts Council, Durham.
bartletttheater.org

* The Vagina Monologues – V-Day Raleigh and ARClitE present Eve Ensler’s groundbreaking 1996 solo narratives celebrating women’s sexuality and strength. Proceeds enefit InterAct of Wake County and V-Day’s Spotlight Fund. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 8:00. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
vspot.vday.org

* Xanadu – The ancient Greek Gods get involved with a roller disco in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles. (Just go with it.) Meredith Theatre presents the 2007 stage adaptation of the 1980 Olivia Newton John roller skating movie musical. Director not listed. This week only: Tuesday-Sunday 7:30. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
meredith.edu
 

ONGOING:

Bad Jews – After their grandfather’s funeral, three Jewish millennial cousins argue over who deserves to inherit a family heirloom. Big Wig Productions and the Jewish Center of Durham/Chapel Hill present Joshua Harmon’s 2012 comedy. Directed by Beth Brody. This week: Thursday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Continues through February 25. The Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 West Cornwallis, Durham.
abigwigproduction.brownpapertickets.com

* Bent – Martin Sherman’s 1979 drama follows the story of two gay men in a Nazi concentration camp. Presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Joel Rainey. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
justicetheaterproject.org

The Christians – The pastor of a megachurch experiences a revelation that challenges the core beliefs of his congregation. Preston Lane directs Lucas Hnath’s 2014 religious drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep in rotating Repertory with Tartuffe. This week: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Continues through March 10.
playmakersrep.org

Little Shop of Horrors – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the perennial 1982 rock musical horror comedy, based on the 1960 movie. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Extended through March 4. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Mound Builders – An archaeological dig in the midwest uncovers fault lines of friends and family. Ward Theatre presents a revival of the 1975 Lanford Wilson drama. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors, check the schedule for more information. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Closes Sunday. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suites 11 & 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com
 
* Sylvia – A middle-aged heterosexual couple finds their marriage in turmoil after the husband adopts a stray dog. Forest Moon Theater presents A.R. Gurney’s 1995 comedy. Directed by Mike McGee. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. New Location: Wake Forest Community House in Holding Park, 133 W Owen Ave, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org
 
Tartuffe – A religious conman ingratiates himself with a family in Molière’s 1662 comedy, adapted by David Ball. Directed by Saheem Ali. Presented by PlayMakers Rep, in rotating repertory with The Christians. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30; Saturday 2:00. Continues through March 11. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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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Theater Week – It Was 30 Years Ago Today

February 6, 2018

Program for The Woolgatherer, February 1988. Art by Juliann Shaw.

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 12, 2018

 
OPENING:

Bad Jews – After their grandfather’s funeral, three Jewish millennial cousins argue over who deserves to inherit a family heirloom. Big Wig Productions and the Jewish Center of Durham/Chapel Hill present Joshua Harmon’s 2012 comedy. Directed by Beth Brody. This week: Thursday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Continues through February 25. The Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 West Cornwallis, Durham.
abigwigproduction.brownpapertickets.com

Bent – Martin Sherman’s 1979 drama follows the story of two gay men in a Nazi concentration camp. Presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Joel Rainey. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 18. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
justicetheaterproject.org

Little Shop of Horrors – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the perennial 1982 rock musical horror comedy, based on the 1960 movie. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 25. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Sylvia – A middle-aged heterosexual couple finds their marriage in turmoil after the husband adopts a stray dog. Forest Moon Theater presents A.R. Gurney’s 1995 comedy. Directed by Mike McGee. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 18. New Location: Wake Forest Community House in Holding Park, 133 W Owen Ave, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org
 

ONGOING:

* An Act of God – God wants to set the record straight in this 2015 comedy by David Javerbaum (written before November 8, 2016 when we all discovered there is no God.) Directed by Bunny Safron. Presented by NRACT and Actors Comedy Lab. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Almost Maine – Cary Players presents the fourth local production in as many years of John Cariani’s 2004 romantic comedy about love and loss among a variety of characters in a small Maine town. Directed by Randy Jordan. (Note: Opened Feb 2.) This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday.
caryplayers.org

The Christians – The pastor of a megachurch experiences a revelation that challenges the core beliefs of his congregation. Preston Lane directs Lucas Hnath’s 2014 religious drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep in rotating Repertory with Tartuffe. This week: Tuesday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Continues through March 10.
playmakersrep.org

The Mound Builders – An archaeological dig in the midwest uncovers fault lines of friends and family. Ward Theatre presents a revival of the 1975 Lanford Wilson drama. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors, check the schedule for more information. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Continues through February 18. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suites 11 & 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com
 
Tartuffe – A religious conman ingratiates himself with a family in Molière’s 1662 comedy, adapted by David Ball. Directed by Saheem Ali. Presented by PlayMakers Rep, in rotating repertory with The Christians. This week: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 7:30; Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 11. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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 – Sky Light

January 30, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 5, 2018

 

OPENING:

* Buy My Soul and Call It Art – Performance art exhibition created by Monét Noelle Marshall exploring the relationship between Black performance and mainstream arts spaces, the emotional labor of Black artists, the importance of Black joy, and the connection between the slave market and the arts market. (Opened January 26.) This week: Saturday various times beginning at 7:00, Sunday beginning at 3:00. Closes Sunday. Living Arts Collective, 410 West Geer Street, Durham.
eventbrite.com

The Christians – The pastor of a megachurch experiences a revelation that challenges the core beliefs of his congregation. Preston Lane directs Lucas Hnath’s 2014 religious drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep in rotating Repertory with Tartuffe. This week: Thursday 7:30. Continues through March 10.
playmakersrep.org

* Les Misérables – Touring production of the 1985 musical, based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 musical. 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

Tartuffe – A religious conman ingratiates himself with a family in Molière’s 1662 comedy, adapted by David Ball. Directed by Saheem Ali. Presented by PlayMakers Rep, in rotating repertory with The Christians. This week: Saturday 7:30. Continues through March 11. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

An Act of God – God wants to set the record straight in this 2015 comedy by David Javerbaum (written before November 8, 2016 when we all discovered there is no God.) Directed by Bunny Safron. Presented by NRACT and Actors Comedy Lab. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 11. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Master Builder – Little Green Pig presents Tamara Kissane’s new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1892 drama about ambition and power. Directed by Kevin Ewert. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Mystery Brewing Company, 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough.
littlegreenpig.com

* The Miraculous and the Mundane – Members of an African American family in Durham find their lives turned upside down when the patriarch falls ill and ties of kinship start to fray. First staged in a workshop presentation last year, Howard L. Craft’s newest play returns for its full production premiere. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Manbites Dog. This week: Wednesda-Saturday 8:15. Closes Sunday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Mound Builders – An archaeological dig in the midwest uncovers fault lines of friends and family. Ward Theatre presents a revival of the 1975 Lanford Wilson drama. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors, check the schedule for more information. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Continues through February 18. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suites 11 & 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* The Normal Heart – In the early 1980s, a mysterious and devastating new illness that seems to be targeting gay men is ignored by politicians and the press. Burning Coal presents Larry Kramer’s milestone 1985 drama. Directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.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 – Pale

January 23, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 29, 2018

 

OPENING:

An Act of God – God wants to set the record straight in this 2015 comedy by David Javerbaum (written before November 8, 2016 when we all discovered there is no God.) Directed by Bunny Safron. Presented by NRACT and Actors Comedy Lab. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 11. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* And Then There Were None – Ten random white people are invited to an isolated island… and then the murders begin! Theatreworks presents Agatha Christie’s 1943 play, based on her novel. Director not listed. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 7:30. Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W Ballentine St, Holly Springs.
hollyspringsnc.us

* The Body Artist – A performance artist, grieving after her husband’s suicide, discovers a mysterious person hiding in her house. Jody McAuliffe directs her original adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 2001 novella. Presented by Duke Theater Studies. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Reynolds Theatre, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
dukeperformances.duke.edu

In the Mood – Touring revue of 1940s big band swing music, apparently with an emphasis on the white bands and performers of the period: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, the Andrews Sisters. One night only: Thursday 8:00. Meymandi Concert Hall, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* Martin Luther King: An Interpretation – Return presentation of a one-man show about Martin Luther King, Jr., written, directed, and produced by Ira Knight. Co-sponsored by Harvard Club of Research Triangle. One night only: Thursday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

ONGOING:

Master Builder – Little Green Pig presents Tamara Kissane’s new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1892 drama about ambition and power. Directed by Kevin Ewert. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through February 3. Mystery Brewing Company, 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough.
littlegreenpig.com

The Miraculous and the Mundane – Members of an African American family in Durham find their lives turned upside down when the patriarch falls ill and ties of kinship start to fray. First staged in a workshop presentation last year, Howard L. Craft’s newest play returns for its full production premiere. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Manbites Dog. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 3. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Mound Builders – An archaeological dig in the midwest uncovers fault lines of friends and family. Ward Theatre presents a revival of the 1975 Lanford Wilson drama. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors, check the schedule for more information. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Continues through February 18. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suites 11 & 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

The Normal Heart – In the early 1980s, a mysterious and devastating new illness that seems to be targeting gay men is ignored by politicians and the press. Burning Coal presents Larry Kramer’s milestone 1985 drama. Directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 4. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* What We’re Up Against – A woman in a male-dominated architecture firm takes on its glass-ceiling culture. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Theresa Rebeck’s very timely 2017 workplace comedy. Directed by Heather J. Strickland. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. All remaining performances are listed as sold out; check with box office for wait list information. Note: Performances at Leggett Theatre, Peace University, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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 – Working on a Building

January 16, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 22, 2018

 
OPENING:

Master Builder – Little Green Pig presents Tamara Kissane’s new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1892 drama about ambition and power. Directed by Kevin Ewert. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through February 3. Mystery Brewing Company, 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough.
littlegreenpig.com

The Miraculous and the Mundane – Members of an African American family in Durham find their lives turned upside down when the patriarch falls ill and ties of kinship start to fray. First staged in a workshop presentation last year, Howard L. Craft’s newest play returns for its full production premiere. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Manbites Dog. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through February 3. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Normal Heart – In the early 1980s, a mysterious and devastating new illness that seems to be targeting gay men is ignored by politicians and the press. Burning Coal presents Larry Kramer’s milestone 1985 drama. Directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 4. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
 

ONGOING:

* Love Letters – Sandy Duncan and Ira David Wood III star in A.R. Gurney’s 1988 epistolary drama about two people who exchange letters over the course of half a century. Presented by NC Theatre; director not listed. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Fletcher Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

The Mound Builders – An archaeological dig in the midwest uncovers fault lines of friends and family. Ward Theatre presents a revival of the 1975 Lanford Wilson drama. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors, check the schedule for more information. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Continues through February 18. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suites 11 & 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

What We’re Up Against – A woman in a male-dominated architecture firm takes on its glass-ceiling culture. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Theresa Rebeck’s very timely 2017 workplace comedy. Directed by Heather J. Strickland. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 28. All remaining performances are listed as sold out; check with box office for wait list information. Note: Performances at Leggett Theatre, Peace University, 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 – George Bernard Thaw

January 9, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 15, 2018

 
OPENING:

Love Letters – Sandy Duncan and Ira David Wood III star in A.R. Gurney’s 1988 epistolary drama about two people who exchange letters over the course of half a century. Presented by NC Theatre; director not listed. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through January 21. Fletcher Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* Triangle African American Theater Preview – Triangle Friends of African American Arts presents a showcase preview of dramatic readings, songs, and scenes from upcoming stage productions. One night only: Sunday 7:00. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

What We’re Up Against – A woman in a male-dominated architecture firm takes on its glass-ceiling culture. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Theresa Rebeck’s very timely 2017 workplace comedy. Directed by Heather J. Strickland. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 28. Note: Performances at Leggett Theatre, Peace University, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

The Mound Builders – An archaeological dig in the midwest uncovers fault lines of friends and family. Ward Theatre presents a revival of the 1975 Lanford Wilson drama. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors, check the schedule for more information. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Continues through February 18. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suites 11 & 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.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 – Brrr!

January 2, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 8, 2018

 
OPENING:

The Mound Builders – An archaeological dig in the midwest uncovers fault lines of friends and family. Ward Theatre presents a revival of the 1975 Lanford Wilson drama. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors, check the schedule for more information. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Continues through February 18. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suites 11 & 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* On Your Feet! – Touring production of a juke box bio-musical based on the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. 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
 

* – 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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