Theater Week – Never Say Never

January 17, 2017

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 23, 2016

 

OPENING:

Always…Patsy Cline – NC Theatre presents Sally Struthers in a touring production of the jukebox musical/community theater mainstay about the legendary 1950s country singer. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through January 29. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

Heisenberg – A seemingly mismatched couple meet and begin an unlikely relationship, but things may or may not be what they appear. Burning Coal presents Simon Stephens 2015 comedy, directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 5. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

It Can’t Happen Here – A fascist politician is elected President and things don’t go well. Staged reading of the 1936 Federal Theatre Project adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’s novel. Directed by Joseph Megel. One night only: Tuesday 7:30. Arcana Underground Bar and Lounge, 334 West Main Street, Durham.
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ONGOING:

* Blackbird – A woman confronts a man who sexually abused her years ago when she was twelve. Brook North directs David Harrower’s 2005 drama. Presented by South Stream Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
southstreamproductions.blogspot.com

Orlando – The Delta Boys presents Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic time/gender-bending novel, in which an Elizabethan man becomes a favorite of the Queen, romances a mysterious Russian beauty, and wakes up one day to find he has become a woman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 7:30. Continues through January 28. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham. manbitesdogtheater.org

The Whipping Man – In the ruins of post-Civil War Richmond, two former slaves and a wounded Confederate officer celebrate Passover, but are forced to confront old secrets. Patrick Torres directs the 2006 drama by Matthew Lopez for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 29. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh. raleighlittletheatre.org
 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

The Ghostlight Project – On the eve of the inauguration, members of the theater community – from Boston and Broadway to regional theaters and community theaters to high schools and universities across the country– will gather outside of theaters and join in a collective, simultaneous action together creating “light” for challenging times ahead. PlayMakers hosts a local gathering Thursday at 5:30 outside the Center for Dramatic Arts, UNC Campus in Chapel Hill. Bring your flashlights, lanterns, headlamps, cell phones– be creative!
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 – Gender History

January 10, 2017

orlandoduo

Orlando – The Delta Boys

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 16, 2016

OPENING:

* De Profundis -Brian Mertes and Jim Findlay’s theatrical reimagining of Oscar Wilde’s “Letter from Redding Gaol”, 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

Orlando – The Delta Boys presents Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic time/gender-bending novel, in which an Elizabethan man becomes a favorite of the Queen, and wakes up one day to find he has become a woman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 7:30. Continues through January 28. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham. manbitesdogtheater.org

* Rubber Peacock: A Sex-Positive Cabaret – Rock out to classic tunes about the power of sex and music in Little Green Pig’s fundraising event for the LGBTQ Center of Durham. One show: Friday 8:00. Motorco, Durham.
motorcomusic.com

The Whipping Man – In the ruins of post-Civil War Richmond, two former slaves and a wounded Confederate officer celebrate Passover, but are forced to confront old secrets. Patrick Torres directs the 2006 drama by Matthew Lopez for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 29. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh. raleighlittletheatre.org

* You Can’t Take It With You – One Song Productions presents the 1936 Kaufman and Hart comedy about a family of zany eccentrics. Director not listed. Rescheduled to this week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro. artscenterlive.org
 

ONGOING:

Blackbird – A woman confronts a man who sexually abused her years ago when she was twelve. Brook North directs David Harrower’s 2005 drama. Presented by South Stream Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 22. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
southstreamproductions.blogspot.com
 

SPECIAL EVENT:

African American Theater Preview -Celebrate the rich and diverse season of African American theater in the Triangle. The Triangle Friends of African American Arts brings together several performing arts organizations to showcase the incredible talent that will grace our stages in plays, musicals and opera in 2017. The evening will include dramatic readings, songs and commentaries from playwrights. One night: Sunday – Reception at 6:30, Theater previews at 7;30. Free.  raleighlittletheater.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 – Before the Deluge

January 3, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 9, 2016

OPENING:

* An American in Paris – Touring production of the 2015 musical based on the 1951 film, featuring music and songs by George and Ira Gershwin. 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

Blackbird – A woman confronts a man who sexually abused her years ago when she was twelve. Brook North directs David Harrower’s 2005 drama. Presented by South Stream Productions. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 22. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
southstreamproductions.blogspot.com

* You Can’t Take It With You – One Song Productions presents the 1936 Kaufman and Hart comedy about a family of zany eccentrics. Director not listed. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. 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 – Don’t Know Where, Don’t Know When

December 27, 2016

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 2, 2016

OPENING:

* Cinderella – Touring production based on the 1957 television musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein. This week only: 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.

 


Theater Week – One Little Star

December 20, 2016

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 26, 2016

 
This is usually the time of year when all the Triangle stage lights go dark for the holidays, but again this year one production keeps its light on – and a very shiny-nosed light it is. Stay strong, everyone.

ONGOING:

* Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – 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. This week: Friday and Saturday 11:00 and 2:00. Closes Saturday. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.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 – Let Life Be Like Music

December 13, 2016

 
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Langston Hughes, by Winold Reiss. National Portrait Gallery

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 19, 2016

 
OPENING:

* Black Nativity – Justice Theater Project’s annual presentation of the Langston Hughes play. Directed by Deb Royals, musical director Carolyn Colquitt, choreography by Chuck Davis and members of the African American Dance Ensemble. This week: Saturday and Sunday 4:00 and 8:00, Monday 7:00. Closes Monday. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Hillary: A Modern Greek Tragedy with a (Somewhat) Happy Ending – A new show by Wendy Weiner; directed by Anastasia LeDuc. Presented by One Song Productions. One show: Saturday 7:30. Community Church of Chapel Hill.
1songproductions.org
 

ONGOING:

* A Christmas Carol – Theatre in the Park presents Ira David Wood III’s perennial Dickens extravaganza. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. DPAC, Durham. Closes Sunday.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 
* Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday musical staging of the fairy tale, adapted and composed by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical – As 2016 draws to a close, struggling members of the American underclass must cope with a bleak, dystopian future as the last vestiges of an economic safety net and health care are systematically destroyed by greed and craven political opportunism. Haha just kidding! It’s actually a “cat-fightin’, sun worshippin’, chair throwin’ good time” about funny poor people – “but with tinsel and Keg Nog”. NRACT presents David Nehls and Betsy Kelso’s holiday sequel to The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Directed by Judy Dove, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Little Women – Join the March family for a Civil War Christmas, in a stage adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel, presented by Women’s Theatre Festival. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – 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: Friday 6:30; Saturday and Sunday 11:00, 2:00, and 5:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Santaland Diaries – Stage adaptation of the David Sedaris NPR holiday staple, featuring Jesse Gephart as Crumpet, a disgruntled Santa elf working at Macy’s. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* A Trailer Park Christmas – Fruitcakes, tornadoes, and inbred Southerners – it’s the Beloved Holiday Classic™ that puts the “Oh, Christ!” back in Christmas. Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem’s Faulknerian yuletide epic returns for its ninth year. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* The Typographer’s Dream – During a career-oriented presentation three eccentric experts – a stenographer, a geographer, and a typographer – discourse on their chosen disciplines. But soon the line between the professional and the personal starts to blur. Black Ops Theatre and Manbites Dog Theater present Adam Bock’s 2002 comedy. Directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Written On the Heart – Burning Coal Theatre presents David Edgar’s 2011 historical drama about the creation of the King James Bible. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org
 

IMPROV:

* Hush Hush – Mettlesome presents an evening of the worst kept secrets in Durham in which one special guest shares a secret they never thought they’d say out loud. This month’s guest: Emily Anderson, company member of The Delta Boys. One night: Friday 10:00 (following performance of The Typographer’s Dream). Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.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 – T.P. Xmas

December 6, 2016

 
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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 12, 2016

 
OPENING:

A Christmas Carol – Theatre in the Park presents Ira David Wood III’s perennial Dickens extravaganza. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh. Continues next week at DPAC in Durham.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Little Women – Join the March family for a Civil War Christmas, in a stage adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel, presented by Women’s Theatre Festival. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 18. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

The Santaland Diaries – Stage adaptation of the David Sedaris NPR holiday staple, featuring Jesse Gephart as Crumpet, a disgruntled Santa elf working at Macy’s. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 18. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

A Trailer Park Christmas – Fruitcakes, tornadoes, and inbred Southerners – it’s the Beloved Holiday Classic™ that puts the “Oh, Christ!” back in Christmas. Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem’s Faulknerian yuletide epic returns for its ninth year. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 18. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 

ONGOING:

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday musical staging of the fairy tale, adapted and composed by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 18. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Ethelred the Unready – Little Green Pig presents a play with music about an underprepared Medieval British monarch. Written and performed by Dana Marks; directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Various locations. This week: Thursday 8:00 Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw; Friday 8:00 Mystery Brewing Company Brewery (not the pub), 437 Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough; Saturday 8:00 West End Wine Bar, 450 West Franklin Strett, Chapel Hill. Closes Saturday.
littlegreenpig.com

The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical – As 2016 draws to a close, struggling members of the American underclass must cope with a bleak, dystopian future as their last vestiges of an economic safety net and health care are systematically destroyed by greed and craven political opportunism. Haha just kidding! It’s actually a “cat-fightin’, sun worshippin’, chair throwin’ good time” about funny poor people – “but with tinsel and Keg Nog”. NRACT presents David Nehls and Betsy Kelso’s holiday sequel to The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Directed by Judy Dove, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 18. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

The May Queen – A former high school beauty queen returns to town as a temp worker, in Molly Smith Metzler’s 2014 comedy. Directed by Vivienne Benesch; 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

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – 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: Friday 6:30; Saturday 11:00, 2:00, and 5:00; Sunday 11:00, 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

The Typographer’s Dream – During a career-oriented presentation three eccentric experts – a stenographer, a geographer, and a typographer – discourse on their chosen disciplines. But soon the line between the professional and the personal starts to blur. Black Ops Theatre and Manbites Dog Theater present Adam Bock’s 2002 comedy. Directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 17. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Written On the Heart – Burning Coal Theatre presents David Edgar’s 2011 historical drama about the creation of the King James Bible. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 18. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.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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