A theatre, a literature, an artistic expression that does not
speak for its own time has no relevance. – Dario Fo
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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 17, 2016
The Crucible – Playmakers Rep celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new staging of Arthur Miller’s 1953 political parable. Directed by Desdemona Chiang. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 6. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde – University Theatre presents Moisés Kaufman’s 1997 historical docudrama. Directed by Rachel Klem. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 30. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
* Holes – Stage version of Louis Sachar’s 1998 young adult mystery/comedy novel, presented by Applause! Cary Youth Theatre. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Cary Arts Center.
Kiss Me, Kate – Samuel and Bella Spewack’s modern (circa 1948) meta retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, with songs by Cole Porter. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. Presented by William Peace Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through October 29. Kenan Auditorium, Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
* Love Jones–The Musical – Stage adaptation of the 1997 movie. Two performances only: Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30. DPAC, Durham.
* Everscape – Four ordinary people escape from their ordinary lives by teaming up online to play a fantasy video game, but discover that reality and the virtual world are starting to blur together. North Carolina premiere of Allan Maule’s 2016 play, first presented this summer at the NYC Fringe Festival. Directed by Heather J. Strickland. Presented by Bare Theatre and Sonorous Road Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
* Nickel and Dimed – Justice Theater Project presents Joan Holden’s 2002 play based on the book by Barbara Ehrenreich about getting by on minimum wage. Directed by Terra Hodge. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturday. St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
* Skylight – A woman is visited by the older man she had an affair with years before who wants to renew their relationship. John Gulley directs David Hare’s 1995 play for Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
* The Toxic Avenger – NRACT presents the 2008 musical adaptation of the 1984 Troma film spoof of superheroes. Directed by Chasta Hamilton-Calhoun, music director Joanna Li. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
* It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, And – Fatmouth Improv presents an improvised and possibly spooky musical, with guest musician Glenn Mehrbach. One night: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
* The Scary Show – Transactors presents its annual Halloween-themed show, with live music by Killer Filler. One night: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
* – 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.