A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 21, 2019
Cabaret – Duke’s student-run musical theater group presents the 1966 Kander and Ebb musical. Directed by Holly Holder, music director Adam Beskind. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 27. von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
Dairyland – A stressed out New York food writer retreats to her father’s Wisconsin dairy farm, where she gets unlikely support from a cow named Patches. PRC artistic director Vivienne Benesch directs the world premiere of Heidi Armbruster’s new comedy. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 3. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* Dracula – The second of at least three Triangle productions based on Bram Stoker’s novel about the undying Count, this time at William Peace University. Directed by Wade Newhouse. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Leggett Theatre, WPU Campus, 15 East Peace Street, Raleigh.
Infinite Possibilities – An ill-equipped therapist deals with a group of misfits at a California wellness center. Presented by Ward Theatre. Director and playwright are not listed, though most of their work is company/ensemble created. (Note: this show just appeared on our radar, but may have opened either September 7 or October 11 – their website seems open to both possibilities.) This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 4:00. Continues through October 27. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
* Sweet Mama Stringbean: The Life and Times of Ethel Waters – Agape Theatre Project’s one-woman musical celebration of Ethel Waters returns, with Phyllis Morrison portraying the blues legend. Written by Valjean Limar Jansen, directed by Kenneth Hinton. This weekend only: Saturday 3:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.
* West Side Story – Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet gets a mid-20th-century twist. NC Theatre presents the 1959 Robbins-Laurents-Bernstein-Sondheim musical. Directed by Eric Woodall. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30.
Aladdin – Touring production of the Disney musical adapted from the Disney movie (the first Disney movie, not the other Disney movie). This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. Continues through October 27. DPAC, Durham.
Around the World in 80 Days – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents the world premiere of Claybourne Elder and Rodney Bush’s stage musical adaptation of the Jules Verne novel. Director not listed. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 27. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, 2 East South Street, Raleigh.
The Container – Five strangers, refugees from war-torn countries seek to escape to freedom in a shipping container. Burning Coal Theatre presents Clare Bayley’s 2007 site-specific play, directed by Avis Hatcher Puzo, in a shipping container on the grounds of Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:00 and 9:00, Sunday 2:00 and 4:00. Continues through October 27. CAM, 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh. (Note: all performances are sold out. Contact Burning Coal box office for wait list info.)
* Dracula – Adapted and directed by Ira David Wood III, Theatre in the Park’s stage production of the Bram Stoker novel has once again risen from the grave! This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
* – 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.