Theater Week – Two Skeletons

November 13, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 19, 2018

 

OPENING:

* I Am My Own Wife – A playwright travels to Berlin to meet with and interview a trans woman who survived both the Nazi and Communist regimes. Justice Theater Project presents a staged reading of Doug Wright’s one-person 2003 play, based on the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdor. Directed by Jackson Cooper. Featuring Brian Westbrook as von Mahlsdor, Doug Wright, and several dozen other characters. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
justicetheaterproject.org

She Loves Me – In 1930s Budapest, two shop clerks share an intense dislike for each other, unaware that they are also romantic pen pals. PlayMakers Rep presents Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick’s 1963 musical adaptation of Hungarian playwright Miklós László’s 1937 comedy Parfumerie. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson. Music Director Mark Hartman. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. (No performance this Saturday.) Continues through December 9. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

* Dancing at Lughnasa – Five unmarried sisters in rural pre-war Ireland face an uncertain future. Duke Theater Studies presents Brian Friel’s 1990 drama. Directed by Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

Hamilton – Who lives, who dies, who tells your story? Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking 2015 musical biography of the ten-dollar Founding Father finally comes to the colonies in a touring production. Directed by Thomas Kail. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. Continues through December 2. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* The Memory of Water – Three sisters, brought together by their mother’s death, try to reconcile their differing memories of her. Forest Moon Theater presents Shelagh Stephenson’s 1996 comic drama, directed by Bob Baird. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks St, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

* The Rainmaker – University Theatre presents N. Richard Nash’s 1954 drama, set in a rural western town during the Depression, about a spinster and a confidence man. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu
 

* – 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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Theater Week – History Has Its Eyes on You

November 5, 2018

 
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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 12, 2018

 

OPENING:

Bar Plays 4.0 – Cary Playwrights Forum presents an evening of seven short plays by local playwrights. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 8:00. Fortnight Brewing, 1006 SW Maynard Rd, Cary.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

Dancing at Lughnasa – Five unmarried sisters in pre-war rural Ireland face an uncertain future. Duke Theater Studies presents Brian Friel’s 1990 drama. Directed by Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 18. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

Hamilton – Who lives, who dies, who tells your story? Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking 2015 musical biography of the ten-dollar Founding Father finally comes to the colonies in a touring production. Directed by Thomas Kail. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. Continues through December 2. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

The Memory of Water – Three sisters, brought together by their mother’s death, try to reconcile their differing memories of her. Forest Moon Theater presents Shelagh Stephenson’s 1996 comic drama, directed by Bob Baird. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 18. Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks St, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

The Rainmaker – University Theatre presents N. Richard Nash’s 1954 drama, set in a rural western town during the Depression, about a spinster and a confidence man. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 18. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu
 

ONGOING:

The Flick – With masterfully deliberate pacing, playwright Annie Baker explores the relationships of three minimum-wage employees at an aging (and increasingly unviable) single-screen repertory movie theater, revealing as much in the silences as in the dialogue. Bartlett Theater presents the area premiere of Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2013 drama in a site-specific production at Northgate Stadium 10 Cinema. Directed by Jonathan Brady. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Stadium 10 Cinema, Northgate Mall, Durham.
bartletttheater.org

Next to Normal – NRACT presents Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s 2008 rock musical about a family dealing with the mother’s bipolar disorder. Director: Timothy E. Locklear, Music Director: Michael Santangelo. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.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 – Liftoff

October 30, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 5, 2018

 

OPENING:

The Flick – With masterfully deliberate pacing, playwright Annie Baker explores the relationships of three minimum-wage employees at an aging (and increasingly unviable) single-screen repertory movie theater, revealing as much in the silences as in the dialogue. Bartlett Theater presents the area premiere of Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2013 drama in a site-specific production at Northgate Stadium 10 Cinema. Directed by Jonathan Brady. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 11. Stadium 10 Cinema, Northgate Mall, Durham.
bartletttheater.org
 

ONGOING:

Next to Normal – NRACT presents Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s 2008 rock musical about a family dealing with the mother’s bipolar disorder. Director: Timothy E. Locklear, Music Director: Michael Santangelo. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 11. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Three children find themselves transported to the land of Narnia, in Joseph Robinette’s stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ 1950 Christian allegorical fantasy novel. Directed by Patrick Torres. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:00 (sensory-friendly performance) and 5:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Strange City of Edgar Allan Poe – Sonorous Road Theatre presents an immersive and ambulatory Halloween event, based on the stories and poems of the 19th-century author. Co-written and co-directed by Michelle Murray Wells and Christian O’Neal. This week: Tuesday and Wednesday beginning at 8:00 (staggered entry times). Closes Wednesday. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.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 – Lunar Goddess

October 24, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 29, 2018

 

OPENING:

Next to Normal – NRACT presents Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s 2008 rock musical about a family dealing with the mother’s bipolar disorder. Director: Timothy E. Locklear, Music Director: Michael Santangelo. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 11. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* The Rocky Horror Show – Richard O’Brien’s 1973 trans musical parody of classic horror movie tropes does the time warp again. Directed and choreographed by Abbey O’Brien. Presented by Theatre Raleigh and Cary’s Booth Amphitheater. Two nights only: Friday and Saturday 7:30 (note: due to weather, Friday performance switched to Sunday 7:30). Booth Amphiteater, Cary.
theatreraleigh.com

* [title of show] – Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell’s 2004 musical is about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical. Directed by Maria Zurita Ontiveros. Presented by Duke Players. This week only: Friday-Sunday 7:00. Closes Sunday. Branson Theater, Brody Building, Duke East Campus, Durham.
theatrestudies.duke.edu
 

ONGOING:

* A Doll’s House, Remodelled – Jameeka Holloway-Burrell directs a modern-day reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 drama about a woman taking back agency for her life. Written by Holloway-Burrell and Aurelia Belfield. Presented by The Justice Theater Project. See preview article here. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Closes Sunday. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Three children find themselves transported to the land of Narnia, in Joseph Robinette’s stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ 1950 Christian allegorical fantasy novel. Directed by Patrick Torres. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Extended through November 4 (with a special sensory-friendly performance on November 3). Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Skeleton Crew – A group of auto workers face the prospect of plant closure and unemployment at the beginning of The Great Recession in Dominique Morisseau’s 2016 drama, part of her 3-play cycle set in Detroit. Valerie Curtis Newton directs for PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Strange City of Edgar Allan Poe – Sonorous Road Theatre presents an immersive and ambulatory Halloween event, based on the stories and poems of the 19th-century author. Co-written and co-directed by Michelle Murray Wells and Christian O’Neal. This week: Thursday-Sunday beginning at 8:00 (staggered entry times). Continues through October 31. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* Stuff Happens – David Hare’s 2004 history play explores the leadup to the Iraq war through the words of its architects. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. Directed by Lillian White. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, 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.


Theater Week – City Lights

October 17, 2018

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 22, 2018

 

OPENING:

In the Blood – A woman raising five children battles to escape from poverty, in Suzan-Lori Parks‘ modern-day reenvisioning of The Scarlet Letter. Presented by University Theatre. Directed by Lormarev Jones. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* In the Heights – NC Theatre presents Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’s 2005 musical about the Hispanic-American community in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. Director not listed. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Three children find themselves transported to the land of Narnia, in Joseph Robinette’s stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ 1950 Christian allegorical fantasy novel. Directed by Patrick Torres. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through October 28 (with a special sensory-friendly performance on November 3). Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Strange City of Edgar Allan Poe – Sonorous Road Theatre presents an immersive and ambulatory Halloween event, based on the stories and poems of the 19th-century author. Co-written and co-directed by Michelle Murray Wells and Christian O’Neal. This week: Friday-Sunday beginning at 8:00 (staggered entry times). Continues through October 31. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com
 

ONGOING:

A Doll’s House, Remodelled – Jameeka Holloway-Burrell directs a modern-day reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 drama about a woman taking back agency for her life. Written by Holloway-Burrell and Aurelia Belfield. Presented by The Justice Theater Project. See preview article here. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through October 28. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* It Is Done – Three strangers riding out a storm at a bar in the middle of nowhere discover things may not be what they seem. Ira David Wood III directs Alex Goldberg’s eerie 2011 thriller. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday . TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Skeleton Crew – A group of auto workers face the prospect of plant closure and unemployment at the beginning of The Great Recession in Dominique Morisseau’s 2016 drama, part of her 3-play cycle set in Detroit. Valerie Curtis Newton directs for PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 28. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Stuff Happens – David Hare’s 2004 history play explores the leadup to the Iraq war through the words of its architects. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. Directed by Lillian White. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 28. Burning Coal, 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.


Theater Week – Golden Years

October 9, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 15, 2018

 

OPENING:

A Doll’s House, Remodelled – Jameeka Holloway-Burrell directs a modern-day reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 drama about a woman taking back agency for her life. Written by Holloway-Burrell and Aurelia Belfield. Presented by The Justice Theater Project. See preview article here. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through October 28. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Flip the Script – Black Poetry Theatre presents an early workshop preview of its play in process. One night only: Thursday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Skeleton Crew – A group of auto workers face the prospect of plant closure and unemployment at the beginning of The Great Recession in Dominique Morisseau’s 2016 drama, part of her 3-play cycle set in Detroit. Valerie Curtis Newton directs for PlayMakers Rep. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 28. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Stuff Happens – David Hare’s 2004 history play explores the leadup to the Iraq war through the words of its architects. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. Directed by Lillian White. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 28. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

* Curve of Departure – The night before a funeral, family members gather in a small hotel room to deal with the past and their uncertain futures. Bulldog Ensemble Theater, Durham’s newest company debuts with Rachel Bonds’ dark 2016 comedy. Directed by Thaddaeus Edwards. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Durham Fruit & Produce Company, 305 S Dillard St, Durham.
bulldogdurham.org

It Is Done – Three strangers riding out a storm at a bar in the middle of nowhere discover things may not be what they seem. Ira David Wood III directs Alex Goldberg’s eerie 2011 thriller. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 21. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* The RevolutionistsLiberté, égalité, sororité! In 18th-century Paris during the Reign of Terror, feminist playwright Olympe de Gouges is visited by assassin Charlotte Corday, French queen Marie Antoinette, and anti-slavery Haitian radical Marianne Angelle who all want their say in the writer’s play-in-progress. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s 2017 historical comedy. Directed by Amy White. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Godwin 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 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 – No No No

October 3, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 8, 2018

 

OPENING:

* An Enemy of the People – Two brothers find themselves on opposite sides in a political battle over a town’s contaminated water supply. Carolina Performing Arts presents Berlin theater company Schaubühne’s production of the shockingly timely 1882 Ibsen drama. Directed by Thomas Ostermeier. Adapted by Florian Borchmeyer. Performed in German with English subtitles. Two performances: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Memorial Auditorium. UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts

It Is Done – Three strangers riding out a storm at a bar in the middle of nowhere discover things may not be what they seem. Ira David Wood III directs Alex Goldberg’s eerie 2011 thriller. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 21. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Macbeth – PlayMakers Mobile presents a free 70-minute five actor touring version of the Shakespeare tragedy. This week: Friday 7:00 at Chapel Hill Public Library – 100 Library Dr; Saturday 2:00 PlayMakers Studio 101 at CDA and Saturday 5:00 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus; Sunday 2:00 at LAUNCH, 321 W. Rosemary, Chapel Hill. Final weekend.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

Curve of Departure – The night before a funeral, family members gather in a small hotel room to deal with the past and their uncertain futures. Bulldog Ensemble Theater, Durham’s newest company debuts with Rachel Bonds’ dark 2016 comedy. Directed by Thaddaeus Edwards. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. (No performance this Saturday.) Continues through October 14. Durham Fruit & Produce Company, 305 S Dillard St, Durham.
bulldogdurham.org

* Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Cary Players stages the 1970 Rice-Webber musical. Directed by Nancy Rich, Musical Direction by Darylene Hecht. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary.
caryplayers.org

The RevolutionistsLiberté, égalité, sororité! In 18th-century Paris during the Reign of Terror, feminist playwright Olympe de Gouges is visited by assassin Charlotte Corday, French queen Marie Antoinette, and anti-slavery Haitian radical Marianne Angelle who all want their say in the writer’s play-in-progress. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s 2017 historical comedy. Directed by Amy White. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 14. Gaddy-Godwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Sister Act – A club singer witnesses a murder and goes into hiding at a convent. Hijinks ensue. NCCU University Theatre presents the 2006 musical adaptation of the 1992 film. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Closes Sunday. Farrison-Newton Bldg, 1707 Fayetteville St, NCCU Campus, Durham.
facebook.com
 

READINGS:

* Tracy Letts Staged Reading Series – Sonorous Road presents staged readings of three Tracy Letts plays over consecutive weekends. The final script is Killer Joe, a comic noir about criminal lowlifes at a Dallas trailer park. Lett’s lurid 1993 drama satirizes (or – lets be real – maybe just exploits) extreme misogyny and violence, so trigger warnings galore. Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.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.


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