Theater Week – Present Tense

September 20, 2016

 
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The condition of the theater is always an accurate measure of the cultural health of a nation. A play always exists in the present tense (if it is a valuable one), and its music — its special noise — is always contemporary. The most valuable function of the theater as an art form is to tell us who we are, and the health of the theater is determined by how much of that we want to know.

— Edward Albee

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 26, 2016

 
OPENING:

Love/Sick – University Theatre presents nine short comedic plays about romance by John Cariani. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 2. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Mothers and Sons – Terence McNally’s 2013 drama about a woman who visits her late son’s male partner, now married to another man. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 9. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

* One Noble Journey – Special free performance of Mike Wiley’s one man show telling the true story of Henry “Box” Brown born into slavery in early 19th century Virginia, who sought to escape to freedom. One show: Thursday 7:30. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.
eventbrite.com

* Soul Heaven – After being granted three wishes, a homeless man finds himself attending a literally heavenly concert of great soul singers who have passed on. Presented by Quarantine Enterprise LLC. One performance: Saturday 7:00. Garner Performing Arts Center, Garner.

* Southern Baptist Sissies – Theatre in the Park presents Del Shores’ 2000 play about four gay baptist choir boys trying to come to terms with their sexual orientation. Director not listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com
 

ONGOING:

* Arsenic and Old Lace – A pair of female serial killers are threatened by their nephew, a murderous psychopath. Forest Moon presents Joseph Kesselring’s 1939 comedy. Directed by Jason Tyne-Zimmerman. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Center, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Detroit ’67 – PlayMakers Rep presents Dominique Morisseau’s 2013 drama about a brother and sister trying to get by in Motown-era Detroit. Directed by Lisa Rothe. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through October 2. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Lungs – A young couple want to have a child but in a rapidly changing world that’s not an easy decision. Tony Lea directs Duncan MacMillan’s 2011 play for Sonorous Road. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney – Lucas Hnath’s play takes a dark and kaleidoscopic theme park ride into the mind of a 20th century visionary. Welcome to the craziest place on earth. Directed by Joseph Megel; presented by Manbites Dog Theater and StreetSigns. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through October 1. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 

IMPROV:

The Wizard of Odds – Transactors presents an evening of improv about a therapist who helps characters find what’s missing in their lives. One performance: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.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 – Duck Variations

September 13, 2016

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 19, 2016

 
OPENING:

* Almost, Maine – Theatre in the Park presents John Cariani’s 2004 play, set in a fictional town in Maine (last visited in Legacy Rep’s fall 2015 production in Durham). Director not listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Arsenic and Old Lace – A pair of female serial killers are threatened by their nephew, a murderous psychopath. Forest Moon presents Joseph Kesselring’s 1939 comedy. Directed by Jason Tyne-Zimmerman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 25. Renaissance Center, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

* Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity – An interview-based theater production based on the diverse stories of young Muslims who came of age in a post-9/11 New York City. Created and performed by Ping Chong + Company. Presented by Carolina Performing Arts. One performance: Sunday 8:00. Gerrard Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

Detroit ’67 – PlayMakers Rep presents Dominique Morisseau’s 2013 drama about a brother and sister trying to get by in Motown-era Detroit. Directed by Lisa Rothe. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 2. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* An Evening with Martin and Langston – Felix Justice and Danny Glover portray Martin Luther King, Jr. and Langston Hughes through their speeches and writing. Presented by NC State Live. One night: Friday 8:00. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus. Raleigh.
live.arts.ncsu.edu

* Kinky Boots – A down on its heels British shoe factory finds a unique solution to its financial problems in the 2012 musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper, based on the 2005 movie. Touring production. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney – Lucas Hnath’s play takes a dark and kaleidoscopic theme park ride into the mind of a 20th century visionary. Welcome to the craziest place on earth. Directed by Joseph Megel; presented by Manbites Dog Theater and StreetSigns. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 1. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 

ONGOING:
 
* The Beautiful Beast – It’s the end of summer which means it’s time for Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor extravaganza. This year’s show takes a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales. This week: Saturday 7:00 (pre-show starts at 6:20), Sunday 3:00 (pre-show 2:20). Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro.
carolinatheatre.com
 
Lungs – A young couple want to have a child but in a rapidly changing world that’s not an easy decision. Tony Lea directs Duncan MacMillan’s 2011 play for Sonorous Road. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 25. 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

* Maccountant – “What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?” Office politics get literally cutthroat in a Wichita accounting office circa 1963. Expect Jaybird O’Berski’s adaptation of Macbeth to be full of sound and fury – as well as chainsaws, hammers, and assorted potentially lethal office supplies. Presented by Little Green Pig. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. (Note: all remaining performances closed out; wait list starts at 7:00.) Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
littlegreenpig.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 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 – September Songs

September 6, 2016

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 12, 2016

 
OPENING:

Lungs – A young couple want to have a child but in a rapidly changing world that’s not an easy decision. Tony Lea directs Duncan MacMillan’s 2011 play for Sonorous Road. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 8:00 (Industry Night). Continues through September 25. 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

* True West – Theatre in the Park presents Sam Shepard’s 1980 story of two estranged brothers trying to write a screenplay. Director not listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com
 

ONGOING:
 
The Beautiful Beast – It’s the end of summer which means it’s time for Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor extravaganza. This year’s show takes a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (pre-show starts at 6:20). NC Museum of Art in Raleigh. Concludes next week at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro September 17-18.
ncartmuseum.org

* Creature – In 1401, a woman has visions of Jesus and Satan, and decides to become a saint. Laurel Ullman directs Heidi Schreck’s 2009 play. Co-produced by Tiny Engine Theatre and NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
tinyenginetheatre.com
 
* Memphis – A white DJ promoting African American music falls in love with a black singer in 1950s Memphis. Raleigh Little Theatre presents David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s 2008 musical. Directed by Patrick Torres. Added Performances: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. (Note: remaining shows sold out, check with box office.) Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Maccountant – “What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?” Office politics get literally cutthroat in a Wichita accounting office circa 1963. Expect Jaybird O’Berski’s adaptation of Macbeth to be full of sound and fury – as well as chainsaws, hammers, and assorted potentially lethal office supplies. Presented by Little Green Pig. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through September 17. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
littlegreenpig.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 – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Dying

August 30, 2016

 

Maccountant – Little Green Pig

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 5, 2016

 
WOMEN’S THEATRE FESTIVAL
A first-time month-long festival of plays written and directed by women, with women making up at least half the cast, and with women in many of the tech and design positions. Final week. More information at womenstheatrefestival.com.

Continuing in the WTF this week:

* Music and the Mirror – A musical revue of dance and storytelling, by Sarah Griner Duncan. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00. Closes Saturday. Sonourous Road, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
brownpapertickets.com
 

OPENING:

Maccountant – “What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?” Office politics get literally cutthroat in a Wichita accounting office circa 1963. Expect Jaybird O’Berski’s adaptation of Macbeth to be full of sound and fury – as well as chainsaws, hammers, and assorted potentially lethal office supplies. Presented by Little Green Pig. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through September 17. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com
 

ONGOING:
 
The Beautiful Beast – It’s the end of summer which means it’s time for Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor extravaganza. This year’s show takes a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales. This week: Friday-Monday 7:00 (pre-show starts at 6:20). Continues through September 5 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Tickets at the door only, no pre-sales. Note: Saturday shows at Forest Theatre usually sell out; get there early. (Continues at NC Museum of Art in Raleigh September 9-11, Carolina Theatre Greensboro September 17-18.)
paperhand.org

Creature – In 1401, a woman has visions of Jesus and Satan, and decides to become a saint. Laurel Ullman directs Heidi Schreck’s 2009 play. Co-produced by Tiny Engine Theatre and NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 11. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
tinyenginetheatre.com
 
Memphis – A white DJ promoting African American music falls in love with a black singer in 1950s Memphis. Raleigh Little Theatre presents David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s 2008 musical. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Extended through September 11. 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 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 – Circle Transformation

August 23, 2016

 

I Am Trans… – Mashuq Mushtaq Deen

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 29, 2016

 
WOMEN’S THEATRE FESTIVAL
A first-time month-long festival of plays written and directed by women, with women making up at least half the cast, and with women in many of the tech and design positions. Various venues. More information at womenstheatrefestival.com.

Opening in the WTF this week:

* The How and the Why – In Sarah Treem’s 2011 play, two women scientists of different generations find themselves in conflict over professional and personal issues. Director not listed. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Productions, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
howandwhy.brownpapertickets.com

* Thunderbodies – An absurdist satire about war and marriage by Kate Tarker. Director not listed. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
thunderbodies.brownpapertickets.com
 

ALSO OPENING THIS WEEK:

Creature – In 1401, a woman has visions of Jesus and Satan, and decides to become a saint. Laurel Ullman directs Heidi Schreck’s 2009 play. Co-produced by Tiny Engine Theatre and NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 11. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
tinyenginetheatre.com

* Drawing the Circle – An immigrant Muslim family struggles to come to terms with a child who transitions from one gender to another. Written and performed by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen. Directed by Chay Yew. Presented by PRC Second Stage. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Arts, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:
 
The Beautiful Beast – It’s the end of summer which means it’s time for Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor extravaganza. This year’s show takes a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (pre-show starts at 6:20). Continues through September 5 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Tickets at the door only, no pre-sales. Note: Saturday shows at Forest Theatre usually sell out; get there early. (Continues at NC Museum of Art in Raleigh September 9-11, Carolina Theatre Greensboro September 17-18.)
paperhand.org
 
* I Wish You a Boat – In 1899, a shipwreck strikes a boat full of immigrants heading to America. Devised work by Ward Theatre Company, directed by Wendy Ward. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

Memphis – A white DJ promoting African American music falls in love with a black singer in 1950s Memphis. Raleigh Little Theatre presents David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s 2008 musical. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 4. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Million Dollar Quartet – Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley get together at Sun Studios in Memphis for a legendary 1956 recording session that eventually spawned a 2010 juke box musical. If you’re a big fan, here’s your first chance to see it since April when a touring production landed at DPAC for two nights. Presented by Theatre Raleigh; director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh. Closes Sunday.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* Trust the Bus: Obscura – Culture Mill resumes its series of site-specific performances in secret locations. This time New York visual artist Simon Lee turns the Culture Mill bus into a giant mobile Camera Obscura, in collaboration with local musicians Kellie Ann Grubbs and Benjamin Trueblood to create what promises to be a “phantasmagoric” experience. Grab one of the 44 tickets and get on the bus to parts unknown. This week: Final performances: Saturday at 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00. Starts at Saxapahaw General Store, Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw.
culturemill.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 – Long Way from Memphis, Slim

August 16, 2016

 

Memphis Slim & Sonny Boy Williamson, Live in Europe

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 22, 2016

 
WOMEN’S THEATRE FESTIVAL
A first-time month-long festival of plays written and directed by women, with women making up at least half the cast, and with women in many of the tech and design positions. Various venues. More information at womenstheatrefestival.com.

Opening in the WTF this week:
Music and the Mirror – A musical revue of dance and storytelling, by Sarah Griner Duncan. This week: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through September 3. Sonourous Road, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
brownpapertickets.com

Ongoing in the WTF:
• * The Amazing Cunt and Lil’ Bitch Take Raleigh – Katy Koop’s dark comedy about justice, rape, friendship, superheroes, and the choices we make. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. The Green Monkey, 1217 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
amazingcunt.brownpapertickets.com
• * Bruisers – Four women struggle to rekindle their college friendship as they face uncertain futures, in a drama by Maribeth McCarthy. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00. Closes Friday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
brownpapertickets.com
• * Decision Height – Meredith Dana Levy’s historical drama tells the story of nine women military aviators in World War II. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

ALSO OPENING THIS WEEK:

* Angry Fags – Tired of homophobia and anti-gay violence, two men decide to fight back with a vengeance. Mortall Coile presents a staged reading of Topher Payne’s 2013 dark vigilante drama. Directed by Jesse R. Gephart. One night only: Sunday 7:00. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
mctheatre.co

Memphis – A white DJ promoting African American music falls in love with a singer in 1950s Memphis. Raleigh Little Theatre presents David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s 2008 musical. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 4. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Million Dollar Quartet – Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley get together at Sun Studios in Memphis for a legendary 1956 recording session that eventually spawned a 2010 juke box musical. If you’re a big fan, here’s your first chance to see it since April when a touring production landed at DPAC for two nights. Presented by Theatre Raleigh; director not listed. (This must be the week for musicals set in 1950s Memphis.) This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh. Continues through August 28.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* Newsies – Touring production of the 2011 stage adaptation of the 1992 Disney movie musical, loosely based on the 1899 newsboys strike of 1899. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com
 

ONGOING:
 
The Beautiful Beast – It’s the end of summer which means it’s time for Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor extravaganza. This year’s show takes a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (pre-show starts at 6:20). Continues through September 5 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Tickets at the door only, no pre-sales. Note: Saturday shows at Forest Theatre usually sell out; get there early. (Continues at NC Museum of Art in Raleigh September 9-11, Carolina Theatre Greensboro September 17-18.)
paperhand.org
 
I Wish You a Boat – In 1899, a shipwreck strikes a boat full of immigrants heading to America. Devised work by Ward Theatre Company, directed by Wendy Ward. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 28. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* The Roaring Girl – The scandalous Moll challenges gender roles in 1946 Chicago in this updating of Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker’s 17th century Jacobean comedy. Presented by little independent theatre, directed by Julya M Mirro. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
brownpaptertickets.com

Trust the Bus: Obscura – Culture Mill resumes its series of site-specific performances in secret locations. This time New York visual artist Simon Lee turns the Culture Mill bus into a giant mobile Camera Obscura, in collaboration with local musicians Kellie Ann Grubbs and Benjamin Trueblood to create what promises to be a “phantasmagoric” experience. Grab one of the 44 tickets and get on the bus to parts unknown. This week: Saturday at 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00. Continues Saturdays in August. Starts at Saxapahaw General Store, Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw.
culturemill.org
 
 
IMPROV:

* Improv Weekend at Common Ground – Thursday: Improv Percolator, Friday: FatMouth Improv, Saturday: Third Date Improv. All shows at 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.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 – Obscura

August 10, 2016

 

Video: Simon Lee

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 15, 2016

 
Women’s Theatre Festival
A first-time month-long festival of plays written and directed by women, with women making up at least half the cast, and with women in many of the tech and design positions. Various venues. More information at womenstheatrefestival.com.
Opening in the WTF this week:
• The Amazing Cunt and Lil’ Bitch Take Raleigh – Katy Koop’s dark comedy about justice, rape, friendship, superheroes, and the choices we make. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through August 20. The Green Monkey, 1217 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
amazingcunt.brownpapertickets.com
Bruisers – Four women struggle to rekindle their college friendship as they face uncertain futures, in a drama by Maribeth McCarthy. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00. Studio One, 1332 Plaza Drive, Burlington. Continues next week at Temple Theatre in Sanford, through August 19.
brownpapertickets.com
Decision Height – Meredith Dana Levy’s historical drama tells the story of nine women military aviators in World War II. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 21. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
Ongoing in the WTF:
• *Men Always Leave – Abandonment issues make it difficult for an African American woman to maintain a relationship with her son’s father. A one-act play by Naima Ince. Paired with * The Traditionalist, in which a seemingly perfect couple are trapped in a dangerous cycle of violence and contrition, in a one-act play by Carol Torian. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh.
brownpapertickets.com
 

ALSO OPENING THIS WEEK:

Trust the Bus: Obscura – Culture Mill resumes its series of site-specific performances in secret locations. This time New York visual artist Simon Lee turns the Culture Mill bus into a giant mobile Camera Obscura, in collaboration with local musicians Kellie Ann Grubbs and Benjamin Trueblood to create what promises to be a “phantasmagoric” experience. Grab one of the 44 tickets and get on the bus to parts unknown. This week: Saturday at 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00. Continues Saturdays in August. Starts at Saxapahaw General Store, Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw.
culturemill.org
 

ONGOING:

The Beautiful Beast – It’s the end of summer which means it’s time for Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor extravaganza. This year’s show takes a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (pre-show starts at 6:20). Continues through September 5 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Tickets at the door only, no pre-sales. Note: Saturday shows at Forest Theatre usually sell out; get there early. (Continues at NC Museum of Art in Raleigh September 9-11, Carolina Theatre Greensboro September 17-18.)
paperhand.org
 
I Wish You a Boat – In 1899, a shipwreck strikes a boat full of immigrants heading to America. Devised work by Ward Theatre Company, directed by Wendy Ward. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 28. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

The Roaring Girl – The scandalous Moll challenges gender roles in 1946 Chicago in this updating of Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker’s 17th century Jacobean comedy. Presented by little independent theatre, directed by Julya M Mirro. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Continues through August 20. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
brownpaptertickets.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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