Theater Week – Act I

March 17, 2020

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
from March 17, 2020 to…

 
NO SHOWS CURRENTLY RUNNING

Because of the current pandemic, all Triangle theater producers and companies have cancelled or postponed their shows. If you had already purchased tickets, please consider donating your ticket purchase back to the theater rather than requesting a refund. This is a way of helping arts organizations you value to weather the current storm. This would also be a good time to show your support by making a donation or becoming a sustainer for artists who have contributed so much to our community.

If you’d like to know more, RDU Onstage is maintaining a list of cancelled and postponed shows, as well as a list of Triangle artist relief resources. You can find both here.

Please stay well, stay home, and stay informed.

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at RDU on Stage. 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 – This Is Fine

March 10, 2020

 
Bridge to nowhere

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 16, 2020

 

OPENING:

Bud, Not Buddy – In Michigan during the Great Depression, a young boy sets off alone on a journey to find his father. Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series, in association with the Philharmonic Association’s Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble, presents Reginald André Jackson’s 2006 stage adaptation of Christopher Paul Curtis’ 1999 novel. Director not listed. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 29. (Sensory-friendly performance Saturday March 28.) Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Freaky Friday – A mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies in the 2016 stage musical adaptation of the 1972 novel and the 1976 and 2003 Disney films. Presented by NRACT; directed by Yvonne Belsenti Anderson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 29. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Little ♀ – During the height of second-wave feminism, a divorced woman and her daughters battle for freedom in this new take on Louisa May Alcott. Staged reading written and directed by June Guralnick. One show: Friday 7:30. Burning Coal Theatre, 220 Polk Street, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Les Misérables – Touring production of the 1980 musical. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade – Peter Weiss’ 1963 meta-theatrical drama, presented by Bare Theatre. Directed by Dustin Britt. This week: Saturday and Sunday 7:30. Continues through March 29. Carolina Friends Meeting House, 404 Alexander Avenue, Durham.
https://baretheatre.org

What If I’m the Becky? – Original Sketch Comedy by Rebecca Fox and Rebecca Jackson-Artis, exploring moments in which people realize the situations they thought were fine are in fact NOT FINE. This week: Thursday 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through March 22. Pure Life Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
therebeccashow.com
 

CONTINUING:

Julius Caesar – When a charismatic but flawed leader’s actions threaten the Republic, a group of had-it-up-to-here Senators decide to take drastic action – only to encounter the law of unintended consequences. PlayMakers Rep present Shakespeare’s classic political drama, directed by Andrew Borba. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 22. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Venus in Fur – A playwright adapting Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s 19th century novel, finds himself beguiled by a woman auditioning for the lead role. Katie Paxton directs David Ives’ 2010 meta-comedy. Presented by Moonlight Stage Company. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday 7:30 and 10:30, Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Moonlight Stage, 1304 Paddock Drive, Suite 12F, Raleigh.
moonlightstageco.com 
 

ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:

* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Saturday 8:00 (sign-up to perform: 7:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

 
* – Closes this week

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at RDU on Stage. 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 – Two Towers

March 3, 2020

 
TwoTowers

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 9, 2020

 

OPENING:

Julius Caesar – When a charismatic but flawed leader’s actions threaten the Republic, a group of had-it-up-to-here Senators decide to take drastic action – only to encounter the law of unintended consequences. PlayMakers Rep present Shakespeare’s classic political drama, directed by Andrew Borba. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 22. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Raissoneur – In Monèt Noelle Marshall’s new play within a play-whodunit-performance piece, a Black actor just trying to do her show discovers the script has changed. Free public staged reading as part of the Let Her Tell It Series, produced by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell and Erin Bell. One show: Saturday 8:00 (doors open at 7:30). Northstar Church of the Arts, 220 West Geer Street, Durham.
facebook.com

Venus in Fur – A playwright adapting Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s 19th century novel, finds himself beguiled by a woman auditioning for the lead role. Katie Paxton directs David Ives’ 2010 meta-comedy. Presented by Moonlight Stage Company. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday 7:30 and 10:30, Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 14. Moonlight Stage, 1304 Paddock Drive, Suite 12F, Raleigh.
moonlightstageco.com

 

CONTINUING:

* columbinus – A local touring production of Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli’s 2005 play about high school alienation, hostility, and social pressure as manifested in the 1999 Columbine school shootings. Presented by Social Justice Theater; directed by Tammy Matthews. Free admission for school employees. This week: Saturday 4:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00 and 6:00. Sweet Bee Theater, 18A East Salisbury Street, Pittsboro. (Continues on March 22 with two performances in Raleigh.)
pittsboroyouththeater.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 RDU on Stage. 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 – Goals

February 25, 2020

 
BojackHedda

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 2, 2020

 

OPENING:

* Dead Man’s Cell Phone – A young woman finds herself in a web of complications when she answers the phone of a man who has just died. One Song Productions presents Sarah Ruhl’s mystical 2007 drama. Directed by Annie Joseph and Alan Hunt. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.com

* Summer: The Donna Summer Musical – Touring production of the 2017 jukebox musical. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com
 

CONTINUING:

* Loving – Pure Life Theatre presents Peter Manos’ drama about Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who challenged the state’s law against interracial marriage. Directed by Deb Royals Mizerk; music direction by Ronzel Bell. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
purelifetheatre.com

* The Old Man and The Old Moon – When his wife unexpectedly leaves home, The Old Man who tends the Moon, heads off on a journey to find her. Theatre in the Park stages PigPen Theatre’s company-created 2014 musical fantasy. Directed by Nancy Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, 107 Pullen Road, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Sweat – Layoffs at a factory pit a group of old friends against each other. Justice Theatre Project presents Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, directed by Jerry Sipp. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:30 and 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Closes Sunday. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Seussical the Musical Jr. – Raleigh Little Theatre presents a TYA (adapted for young audiences) version of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Dr. Seuss musical. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30 Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Closes Sunday. (Saturday 1:00 is a special sensory-friendly performance.) Sutton Theatre, RLT, 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 RDU on Stage. 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 – Spring Forward

February 18, 2020

 
springforward

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 24, 2020

 

OPENING:

* Julius Caesar – Meredith College Theatre presents Shakespeare’s pointed political drama. No director listed. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

* The Light of Day – Sips and Scripts presents a staged reading of a family drama written and directed by Larry Bliss. One night only: Sunday 6:00. Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
lbstage.org

* Ragtime – It’s the beginning of the 20th century, and America is struggling with issues of racism, class, immigration, and rampant capitalism. Plus ça change. University Theatre presents this season’s second Triangle production of the 1996 musical, based on E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 historical novel. Directed by Mia Self; musical direction by Diane C. Petteway. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* The Spitfire Grill – A young woman, newly released from prison, helps a small town find redemption. William Peace University presents the 2001 musical adaptation of the 1996 film. Director not listed. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Leggett Theatre, WPU Campus, Raleigh.
wputheatre.ticketleap.com

* The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Pauper Players presents the 2005 musical. Director not listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

CONTINUING:

* Dreamgirls – A young female singing trio in 1960s Chicago strives for success. NC Central’s Department of Theatre presents the 1981 musical. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Garrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, 501 East Lawson Street, Durham.
nccu.edu

Loving – Pure Life Theatre presents Peter Manos’ drama about Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who challenged the state’s law against interracial marriage. Directed by Deb Royals Mizerk; music direction by Ronzel Bell. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 29. Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
purelifetheatre.com

The Old Man and The Old Moon – When his wife unexpectedly leaves home, The Old Man who tends the Moon, heads off on a journey to find her. Theatre in the Park stages PigPen Theatre’s company-created 2014 musical fantasy. Directed by Nancy Rich. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 1. TIP, 107 Pullen Road, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Prelude to a Kiss – A newlywed couple experience a supernatural event that tests their love. Forest Moon Theatre presents Craig Lucas’ 1988 drama. Directed by Bob Baird. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, 405 South Brooks Street, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Sweat – Layoffs at a factory pit a group of old friends against each other. Justice Theatre Project presents Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, directed by Jerry Sipp. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through March 1. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Seussical the Musical Jr. – Raleigh Little Theatre presents a TYA (adapted for young audiences) version of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Dr. Seuss musical. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30 Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues though this Sunday, plus a special sensory-friendly performance on Saturday February 29). Sutton Theatre, RLT, 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 RDU on Stage. 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 – Et Tu, Bluto?

February 11, 2020

 
Bluto Stage Door

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 17, 2020

 

OPENING:

* Discount Love – Paul and Ian’s One-Man Show presents an evening of post-Valentine’s Day comedy. One night only: Saturday 7:30. Shadowbox Studio, 2200-D Dominion Street, Durham.
paypal.com

Dreamgirls – A young female singing trio in 1960s Chicago strives for success. NC Central’s Department of Theatre presents the 1981 musical. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 23. Garrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, 501 East Lawson Street, Durham.
nccu.edu

* Kinky Boots – A struggling factory worker and a drag performer join forces to save the business. NC Theatre presents the Harvey Fierstein/Cyndi Lauper 2012 musical adaptation of the 2004 movie. Directed by Nathan Peck. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

Loving – Pure Life Theatre presents Peter Manos’ drama about Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who challenged the state’s law against interracial marriage. Directed by Deb Royals Mizerk; music direction by Ronzel Bell. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 29. Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
purelifetheatre.com

* Mean Girls – Touring production of the 2017 musical, based on Tina Fey’s 2004 musical. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. DPAC, Duham.
dpacnc.com

Prelude to a Kiss – A newlywed couple experience a supernatural event that tests their love. Forest Moon Theatre presents Craig Lucas’ 1988 drama. Directed by Bob Baird. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 23. Renaissance Centre, 405 South Brooks Street, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Sweat – Layoffs at a factory pit a group of old friends against each other. Justice Theatre Project presents Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, directed by Jerry Sipp. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through March 1. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

The Old Man and The Old Moon – When his wife unexpectedly leaves home, The Old Man who tends the Moon, heads off on a journey to find her. Theatre in the Park stages PigPen Theatre’s company-created 2014 musical fantasy. Directed by Nancy Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 1. TIP, 107 Pullen Road, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Seussical the Musical Jr. – Raleigh Little Theatre presents a TYA (adapted for young audiences) version of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Dr. Seuss musical. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday 7:30 Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues though February 23 (plus a special sensory-friendly performance on February 29). Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

CONTINUING:

* Orange Light – A North Carolina factory town has to deal with tragedy in the latest work by Durham playwright Howard L. Craft. Directed by Joseph Megel; music by Rissi Palmer. Presented by Bulldog Ensemble Theater. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.
bulldogdurham.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 RDU on Stage. 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 – Falling

February 4, 2020

 
Aquaman

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 10, 2020

 

OPENING:

* Venus and Adonis – The Goddess of Love gets the hots for a handsome young man who would rather go hunting. Pequod Productions presents Shakespeare’s early narrative poem. This week only: Sunday and Monday 7:30. Pure Life Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
facebook.com
 

CONTINUING:

* Bourbon at the Border – Years after the 1964 Freedom Summer voter registration drive in Mississippi, two veterans of that campaign struggle to cope with the lasting effects of the violence they experienced. NRACT presents Pearl Cleage’s 2006 drama, directed by Natasha Jackson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* columbinus – A local touring production of Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli’s 2005 play about high school alienation, hostility, and social pressure as manifested in the 1999 Columbine school shootings. Presented by Social Justice Theater; directed by Tammy Matthews. Free admission for school employees. This week: Sunday 3:00 and 6:00, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro. (Continues in March with performances in Pittsboro and Raleigh.)
pittsboroyouththeater.org

* The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – A mathematically gifted 15-year-old on the autism spectrum becomes involved in solving a mystery. Raleigh Little Theater presents Simon Stephens’ 2012 play, based on the 2003 novel by Mark Haddon. Sensory Friendly Performance on Sunday February 9. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Death by Design – Cary Players presents the latest local production of Rob Urbinati’s old school murder mystery pastiche. Directed by Mia Peters. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday at 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Theatre, 122 East Chatham Street, Cary.
caryplayers.org

* Everybody – In a modern take on a 15th-century morality drama, Everybody, pursued by Death, searches for something to take along on life’s final journey. PlayMakers Rep presents Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ 2017 play, directed by Orlando Pabotoy. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Orange Light – A North Carolina factory town has to deal with tragedy in the latest work by Durham playwright Howard L. Craft. Directed by Joseph Megel; music by Rissi Palmer. Presented by Bulldog Ensemble Theater. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 16. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.
bulldogdurham.org

* Pride and Prejudice – Stageworks Theatre presents Jon Jory’s stage adaptation of the Jane Austen novel. No director listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, 123 East Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina.
app.arts-people.com

* Talley’s Folly – In 1944 Missouri a woman from a conservative Protestant family, is courted by a Jewish accountant. Burning Coal Theatre presents Lanford Wilson’s 1980 romantic comedy, part of his Talley Trilogy. Directed by John Gulley. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* The Wiz – Hoof ‘n’ Horn, Duke’s student-led musical theater group, presents the 1974 re-imagining of the L. Frank Baum novel. Directed by Breon Robinson, Assistant Director Elizabeth Bueti, Music Director Autumn Blamoville, Assistant Music Director Tenley Seidel, Choreographer Arianna Carr, Assistant Choreographers Chelsea-Ann Dennis and Trinity Johns. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Sunday 3:00. Closes Suday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
hoofnhorn.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 RDU on Stage. 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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