Theater Week – Venus If You Will

February 2, 2016

VenusFur

Meredith Sause in Venus in Fur

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 8, 2016

OPENING:

* Independence – ARClitE and Little Independent Theatre present Lee Blessing’s 1984 living room drama about three sisters and their fraught relationship with their mother. Directed by Julya M. Mirro. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 1:00 and 8:00. Page Walker Arts Center, Cary.
arclite.org

Tuesdays with Morrie – Justice Theater Project and director Andy Hayworth remount their 2011 production of Mitch Ablom and Jeffrey Hatcher’s stage version of Ablom’s memoir. John Honeycutt returns as Morrie, with Jerry Sipp as Mitch. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Continues through February 21. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Twelfth Night – If music be the food of love, rock on. London company Filter Theatre performs their acclaimed stripped down version of the Shakespeare comedy this weekend only. Directed by Sean Holmes. Presented by Duke Performances. Two shows only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
dukeperformances.duke.edu

The Underpants – “German” and “Farce” seem an unlikely pairing, but Steve Martin’s 2002 adaptation of Carl Sternheim’s 1910 comedy Die Hose begs to differ. Presented by Theatre in the Park; director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 21. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Venus in Fur – American Theater Practice and Common Ground Theatre present David Ives’ 2010 comedy about a director and the actress whose last-minute audition for his new play takes a turn for the meta. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 13. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 

ONGOING:

Blue Sky – Burning Coal presents the U.S. premiere of Clare Bayley’s play about extraordinary rendition flights and torture abetted by British and American intelligence agencies. Directed by Gus Heagerty. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday 10:00, Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 14. Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Three Sisters – Stuck in the boonies, three women want to return to their childhood home in the big city. Playmakers’ new Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch directs Anton Chekhov’s classic tale of dreams and disappointment, in a new version by Libby Appel. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. 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
 

IMPROV:

The Love Show – Annual love-themed improv show by Transactors. 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 – Defrost

January 26, 2016

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 1, 2016

 
OPENING:

Blue Sky – Burning Coal presents the U.S. premiere of Clare Bayley’s play about extraordinary rendition flights and torture abetted by British and American intelligence agencies. Directed by Gus Heagerty. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 14. Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
 

ONGOING:

* An Loc – [Because of snow cancellations last weekend, an additional reading has been scheduled for this Sunday.] Staged reading of a screenplay by Elisabeth Lewis Corley, a fictional account of the 1972 battle of An Loc, based on her father’s experiences in Vietnam. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented as part of UNC’s Veterans and Their Families, a three-week festival of new works. This week: Sunday 2:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
college.unc.edu

* The Marriage of Bette and Boo – Christopher Durang’s 1985 dark family comedy, staged by NRACT. Directed by Jonathan McCarter. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Next to Normal – Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 2008 musical about a woman and her family dealing with her bipolar disorder. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

* Stick Fly – Members of an affluent African American family gather at their Martha’s Vineyard home for a relaxing weekend, but it’s not long before issues of  race and privilege – and some juicy family secrets – begin to surface. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Lydia Diamond’s 2011 comic drama, directed by Karen Dacons-Brock. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and an added performance at 8:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Three Sisters – Stuck in the boonies, three women want to return to their childhood home in the big city. Playmakers’ new Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch directs Anton Chekhov’s classic tale of dreams and disappointment, in a new version by Libby Appel. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 7. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

IMPROV:

* Third Date Improv – Hour-long show based on (one) audience suggestion. One show: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.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 – Waltzing

January 19, 2016

 
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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 25, 2016

OPENING:

The Marriage of Bette and Boo – Christopher Durang’s 1985 dark family comedy, staged by NRACT. Directed by Jonathan McCarter. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes January 31. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 
* Matilda the Musical – Touring production of the 2010 musical about a young girl who destroys mean people with her terrifying telekinetic powers. Based on the book by Roald Dahl. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30.
dpacnc.com

Next to Normal – Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 2008 musical about a woman and her family dealing with her bipolar disorder. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through January 31. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

Three Sisters – Stuck in the boonies, three women want to return to their childhood home in the big city. Playmakers’ new Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch directs Anton Chekhov’s classic tale of dreams and disappointment, in a new version by Libby Appel. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 7. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

* An Loc – Staged reading of a screenplay by Elisabeth Lewis Corley, a fictional account of the 1972 battle of An Loc, based on her father’s experiences in Vietnam. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented (along with Downrange and Silhouettes of Service) as part of UNC’s Veterans and Their Families, a three-week festival of new works. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
college.unc.edu
 
* Small and Tired – A young man returns home for his father’s funeral but becomes entangled in familial grief and guilt. Gregor McElvogue directs the U.S. premiere of Kit Brookman’s 2012 modern reimagining of the story of Orestes. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
fromcommonwealth.com
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Stick Fly – Members of an affluent African American family gather at their Martha’s Vineyard home for a relaxing weekend, but it’s not long before issues of  race and privilege – and some juicy family secrets – begin to surface. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Lydia Diamond’s 2011 comic drama, directed by Karen Dacons-Brock. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 31. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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 – Let’s Dance for Fear Tonight Is All

January 12, 2016

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 18, 2016

OPENING:
 
An Loc – Staged reading of a screenplay by Elisabeth Lewis Corley, a fictional account of the 1972 battle of An Loc, based on her father’s experiences in Vietnam. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented (along with Downrange and Silhouettes of Service) as part of UNC’s Veterans and Their Families, a three-week festival of new works. This week: Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 23. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
college.unc.edu

* Ragtime -The story of three families in turn-of-the-century New York. Broadway Series South presents the 1998 musical adaptation of E. L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel in a touring production. Directed by Marcia Milgrow Dodge. Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* Rubber Peacock – Let’s sway through the crowd to an empty space. Little Green Pig presents a glam rock musical extravaganza to benefit the LGBTQ Center of Durham. One show only: Friday 8:00. Motorco Music Hall, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Stick Fly – Members of an affluent African American family gather at their Martha’s Vineyard home for a relaxing weekend, but it’s not long before issues of  race and privilege – and some juicy family secrets – begin to surface. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Lydia Diamond’s 2011 comic drama, directed by Karen Dacons-Brock. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 31. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

* Downrange: Voices from the Homefront – Staged reading of a new play by Mike Wiley, based on interviews conducted by Hidden Voices, about the effects of deployment on military families. Directed by Joseph Megel, commissioned by Cape Fear Regional Theatre. Presented (along with Silhouettes of Service and An Loc) as part of UNC’s Veterans and Their Families, a three-week festival of new works. Final performance: Thursday 7:30. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
college.unc.edu

* Silhouettes of Service – Staged workshop of a docudrama about veterans from World War II to the present, written and performed by Gregory DeCandia. Directed by Joseph Megel. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Monday 5:00. Closes Monday. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
college.unc.edu

Small and Tired – A young man returns home for his father’s funeral but becomes entangled in familial grief and guilt. Common Wealth Endeavor’s Gregor McElvogue directs the U.S. premiere of Kit Brookman’s 2012 modern reimagining of the story of Orestes. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 23. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
fromcommonwealth.com

* Time Stands Still – South Stream Productions presents Donald Margulies’ 2009 drama about the evolving relationships of two Brooklyn couples. Directed by Andy Hayworth. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Studio, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
southstreamproductions.blogspot.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 – L + O

January 5, 2016

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Love and Information – The Delta Boys

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 11, 2016

 

OPENING:

Downrange: Voices from the Homefront – Staged reading of a new play by Mike Wiley, based on interviews conducted by Hidden Voices, about the effects of deployment on military families. Directed by Joseph Megel, commissioned by Cape Fear Regional Theatre. Presented (along with Silhouettes of Service – see below, and An Loc opening next week) as part of UNC’s Veterans and Their Families, a three-week festival of new works.This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Continues through January 14. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
college.unc.edu

* Highway 47 – Storyteller and performer KJ Sanchez’s solo show tells the tangled true history of her family and three centuries of disputes over land in a small high desert town in the Southwest. Directed by Lisa Portes. Presented by PRC2. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Love and Information – Over 100 apparently unconnected characters try to make sense of what they know in Caryl Churchill’s kaleidoscopic 2012 play. Presented by The Delta Boys. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Silhouettes of Service – Staged workshop of a docudrama about veterans from World War II to the present, written and performed by Gregory DeCandia. Directed by Joseph Megel. This week: Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 18. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
college.unc.edu

Small and Tired – A young man returns home for his father’s funeral but becomes entangled in familial grief and guilt. Gregor McElvogue directs the U.S. premiere of Kit Brookman’s 2012 modern reimagining of the story of Orestes. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 23. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
fromcommonwealth.com

 
ONGOING:

* The Book of Mormon – What’s that? You say you shelled out close to 300 bucks for a pair of orchestra tickets to the touring production of this blockbuster Trey Parker/Matt Stone musical last time it was in town back in 2014, but a deadly dangerous ice storm prevented you from attending and there were no refunds – and no exchanges since all shows were sold out? No problem – they’ll gladly honor your unused 2014 tickets for this tour. (Ha ha, just kidding! You’ll need to buy new ones. Not to worry, though – there’s absolutely no chance of crazy weather this time. Or as they sing in the show — ‘Hasa Diga!’.) 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

Time Stands Still – South Stream Productions presents Donald Margulies’ 2009 drama about the evolving relationships of two Brooklyn couples. Directed by Andy Hayworth. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through January 17. Sonorous Road Studio, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
southstreamproductions.blogspot.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

 
* – 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 – Where Are the Snows of Yesteryear?

December 29, 2015

 


Sad Snowman – Cosmin Rotaru

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 4, 2016

 

OPENING:

The Book of Mormon – What’s that? You say you shelled out close to 300 bucks for a pair of orchestra tickets to the touring production of this blockbuster Trey Parker/Matt Stone musical last time it was in town back in 2014, but a deadly dangerous ice storm prevented you from attending and there were no refunds – and no exchanges since all shows were sold out? No problem – they’ll gladly honor your unused 2014 tickets for this tour. (Ha ha, just kidding! You’ll need to buy new ones. Not to worry, though – there’s absolutely no chance of crazy weather this time. Or as they sing in the show — ‘Hasa Diga!’.) This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through January 10. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Time Stands Still – South Stream Productions presents Donald Margulies’ 2009 drama about the evolving relationships of two Brooklyn couples. Directed by Andy Hayworth. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through January 17. Sonorous Road Studio, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
southstreamproductions.blogspot.com

 

ONGOING:

* Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – It’s the final two performances of Broadway Series South’s annual marathon presentation of this stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™. (And to everyone in the cast and crew who survived 39(!) performances over the last six weeks: Well done! Now go home and get some well-deserved rest. We saved you some eggnog. It’s under the tree.) This week: Tuesday 6:30, Wednesday 11:00. Closes Wednesday. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.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 – Sing This All Together (See What Happens)

December 22, 2015

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 28, 2015

 

ONGOING:

* Black Nativity – Justice Theater Project’s annual staging of the 1961 Langston Hughes play, directed by Deb Royals, with musical director Carolyn Colquitt, and choreographer Chuck Davis. This week: Tuesday 8:00. Closes Tuesday. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – An annual presentation of Broadway Series South, this stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ is based on the venerable 1964 Rankin/Bass animated TV Xmas special (which vastly expanded the mythology of Johnny Marks’ 1949 hit song for Gene Autry — itself based on a 1939 Christmas promotional coloring book created by Robert L. May for Montgomery Ward in Chicago). Get your tickets early — this one sells faster than the bargain table at Misfit Toys “R” Us. This week: Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00/2:00, Thursday 11:00, Saturday and Sunday 11:00/2:00, Monday 6:30. Continues through December 30. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.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.

 


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