A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 19, 2018
* Feb 48 XIV – One Song Productions’ annual show featuring one act plays written, rehearsed, and performed in just 48 hours. One show only: Sunday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
* Five Women Wearing the Same Dress – Five bridesmaids at a wedding reception discover they all have issues with the bride. William Peace Theatre presents Alan Ball’s 1993 comedy, directed by Amy White. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
Gidion’s Knot – A fraught parent-teacher conference about a student’s suicide takes some surprising turns in Bartlett Theater’s production of Johnna Adams’ 2012 drama. Directed by Bryan Conger. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 4. Durham Arts Council, Durham.
* The Vagina Monologues – V-Day Raleigh and ARClitE present Eve Ensler’s groundbreaking 1996 solo narratives celebrating women’s sexuality and strength. Proceeds enefit InterAct of Wake County and V-Day’s Spotlight Fund. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 8:00. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
* Xanadu – The ancient Greek Gods get involved with a roller disco in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles. (Just go with it.) Meredith Theatre presents the 2007 stage adaptation of the 1980 Olivia Newton John roller skating movie musical. Director not listed. This week only: Tuesday-Sunday 7:30. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
Bad Jews – After their grandfather’s funeral, three Jewish millennial cousins argue over who deserves to inherit a family heirloom. Big Wig Productions and the Jewish Center of Durham/Chapel Hill present Joshua Harmon’s 2012 comedy. Directed by Beth Brody. This week: Thursday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Continues through February 25. The Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 West Cornwallis, Durham.
* Bent – Martin Sherman’s 1979 drama follows the story of two gay men in a Nazi concentration camp. Presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Joel Rainey. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
The Christians – The pastor of a megachurch experiences a revelation that challenges the core beliefs of his congregation. Preston Lane directs Lucas Hnath’s 2014 religious drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep in rotating Repertory with Tartuffe. This week: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Continues through March 10.
Little Shop of Horrors – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the perennial 1982 rock musical horror comedy, based on the 1960 movie. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Extended through March 4. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
* The Mound Builders – An archaeological dig in the midwest uncovers fault lines of friends and family. Ward Theatre presents a revival of the 1975 Lanford Wilson drama. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors, check the schedule for more information. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Closes Sunday. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suites 11 & 12, Durham.
* Sylvia – A middle-aged heterosexual couple finds their marriage in turmoil after the husband adopts a stray dog. Forest Moon Theater presents A.R. Gurney’s 1995 comedy. Directed by Mike McGee. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. New Location: Wake Forest Community House in Holding Park, 133 W Owen Ave, Wake Forest.
Tartuffe – A religious conman ingratiates himself with a family in Molière’s 1662 comedy, adapted by David Ball. Directed by Saheem Ali. Presented by PlayMakers Rep, in rotating repertory with The Christians. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30; Saturday 2:00. Continues through March 11. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* – 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.