Theater Week – True Rhinoceros

April 26, 2016

 

La Verità, Compagnia Finzi Pasca

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 2, 2016

 

SPECIAL EVENT:
* Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in Five Days – Round the clock free readings of all the plays, featuring 38 theater companies from around the state, produced and co-presented by Burning Coal Theatre in association with the NC Museum of History, which is hosting a touring exhibit of a 1623 First Folio in May. It began last Saturday at noon with Henry VI Part 1. If for some reason you can’t make it in person for the exciting 3:00 a.m. climax on Thursday (Two Noble Kinsmen!!) there’s an ongoing live video feed. Daniels Auditorium, NC Museum of History, Raleigh.
ncmuseumofhistory.org
 

OPENING:

* Public Access Center for the Obvious Presents: The Situation – A new work from Bread & Puppet Theater, written and directed by Bread & Puppet founder Peter Schumann. One performance: Sunday 7:00. Free circus workshop Sunday 2:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* The Real Americans – PRC2 presents documentary storyteller Dan Hoyle’s solo show about his road trip in search of the real American heartland. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Still…Life – Justice Theater Project presents the 2008 play, subtitled An Exploration of a Killing State, North Carolina, about people affected by the death penalty. Written by Deb Royals and members of the Justice Theater Project; directed by Deb Royals. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* La Verità – Acrobats, clowns, musicians, jugglers, can-can dancers, and rhinoceroses – it’s Compagnia Finzi Pasca’s theatrical homage to surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. Written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca. Presented by Carolina Performing Arts. Two performances: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30. Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

* Wake Up to Stay Alive – Solo show by Anita Woodley featuring 12 characters dealing with health disparities in African-American males. More info. One show: Saturday 2:00. Conference Center, Health Touch Conference Center, 3500 Westgate Drive, Durham.
healthtouchnc.com

* What a Blessing I Could Have Been – Gospel stage play, presented by Valentine Productions. One show: Saturday 6:00. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.
hayti.org

Wit – A scholar with a terminal illness finds solace in the works of John Donne. Theatre NC presents Margaret Edson’s 1995 play. Director not listed. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through May 8. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

 
IMPROV:

* City Life – Transactors improvises five episodes about surviving the urban experience. One show: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

 
* – Concludes 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 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 – A Tale Told by an American Idiot

April 20, 2016

 
RedFool

Jan Matejko (1862). Stańczyk, National Museum in Warsaw

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 25, 2016

 

SPECIAL EVENT:
Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in Five Days – Round the clock readings of all the plays, featuring 38 theater companies from around the state, produced and co-presented by Burning Coal Theatre in association with the NC Museum of History, which is hosting a touring exhibit of a 1623 First Folio in May. Begins Saturday at noon with Henry VI Part 1, and climaxes with Two Noble Kinsmen [!!] Thursday April 28 at 3:00 a.m.
ncmuseumofhistory.org
 

OPENING:

* American Idiot – Peace Theatre’s “Raleigh premiere” production of the Green Day rock opera, last seen in these parts in a 2014 touring production at DPAC. (See below for a currently running Durham production.) Directed by Amy White. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kenan Hall, William Peace University, Raleigh.
peace.edu

* Cabaret – If you missed the 2012 production at Peace College or the 2013 production at PlayMakers, here’s a touring production of the most recent Broadway production. This week only: Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* #Comments Act 1: Mayo – Evening of sketch comedy, music, and mayo, presented by You Big Talker. One night: Saturday 7:00. Shadowbox Studio, 900 E. Club Blvd, Durham.
shadowboxstudio.org

* Cyrano – Company Carolina presents Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner’s small cast adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 comedy. No director listed. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* The Odd Couple – Studio A presents the female version of Neil Simon’s venerable mismatched roommates comedy. Directed by Melissa Lozoff. This week only: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:30 and 7:30. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Welcome to Night Vale: Ghost Stories – Live performance of the spookily popular comic podcast about a small town with supernatural reality issues. One show: Wednesday 8:00, Meymandi Concert Hall, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

ONGOING:

* American Idiot – “Triangle Premiere” of the Green Day rock opera, presented by Duke’s student musical theater group Hoof’n’ Horn – opened last week. (See above.) No director listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

* Charlotte’s Web – Stage adaptation of E.B. White’s 1952 children’s book about a hapless pig under threat of death and the literate and scarily intelligent spider who saves him. Directed by Nikki Dyke. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre Youth Series. This week: Wednesday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:00 and 5:00. Closes Saturday. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Elephant Man – Bernard Pomerance’s 1979 play tells the story of John Merrick. Directed by Ira David Wood III. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* “Master Harold”…and the Boys – Athol Fugard’s 1982 drama set in Apartheid-era South Africa. Directed by Jesse Gephart, presented by Mortall Coile Theatre Company. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* The Nether – In the near future, when the internet has become a totally immersive virtual reality, an investigator discovers a secret domain where beauty and horror walk hand in hand. Manbites Dog Theater presents Jennifer Haley’s disturbing 2012 thriller. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Piano Has Been Drinking: A Tom Waits Cabaret – Benefit fundraiser for Little Green Pig. This week: Friday 8:00, Arcana Bar, 331 W. Main – back entrance, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com
 
* Spoonface Steinberg – Stage version of Lee Hall’s 1997 radio drama about a 7-year-old autistic girl battling cancer, with a different actor for each performance. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

* Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – PlayMakers Rep presents the second area production in as many months of Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller about a barber with a rapidly diminishing clientele and a baker with a rapidly increasing supply of free range meat pies. Directed by Jen Wineman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife – NRACT presents Charles Busch’s 2000 comedy about upper class New Yorkers. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* The Wizard of Oz – Stage version of the L. Frank Baum fantasy, based on the 1939 film version with songs by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Presented by Cary Players, directed by Jon Todd, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

 
* – Concludes 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 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 – Piano Bar

April 12, 2016

 
Piano 1

creativespotting.com

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 18, 2016

 

OPENING:

* H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor – The Durham Savoyards present Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1878 comic opera. Directed by Derrick Ivey, music director Alan Riley Jones. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Carolina Theatre, Durham.
durhamsavoyards.org

“Master Harold”…and the Boys – Athol Fugard’s 1982 drama set in Apartheid-era South Africa. Directed by Jesse Gephart, presented by Mortall Coile Theatre Company. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. Sonorous Road Theatre, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* Packing: Arms in America – Triangle Playwrights presents a directed reading of short plays on the subject of firearms. One show: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Piano Has Been Drinking: A Tom Waits Cabaret – Benefit fundraiser for Little Green Pig. This week: Saturday 8:00, Mystery Brewery (not the Pub), Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough. Repeats next Friday at Arcana, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

* Snap Back! A Cautionary Tale – Free family-friendly show about cyber bullying, presented by Mojoaa Performing Arts Company. One show: Saturday 11:00 a.m. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Spring Awakening – Teenagers in 19th century Germany deal with their sexuality in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical version of Frank Wedekind’s still-controversial 1892 play about young love and sexuality. Presented by Pauper Players. Directed by Jackson Cooper, music director Simon Wolf. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 3:00, Sunday and Monday 7:00. Closes Monday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife – NRACT presents Charles Busch’s 2000 comedy about upper class New Yorkers. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

The Wizard of Oz – Stage version of the L. Frank Baum fantasy, based on the 1939 film version with songs by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Presented by Cary Players, directed by Jon Todd, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 23. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org
 

ONGOING:

* Bob – Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a White Castle, Bob sets off on a cross-country odyssey in his quest to become a great man. Duke Theater Studies presents Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s 2011 comedic Everyman story. Directed by Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

Charlotte’s Web – Stage adaptation of E.B. White’s 1952 children’s book about a hapless pig under threat of death and the literate and scarily intelligent spider who saves him. Directed by Nikki Dyke. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre Youth Series. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Extended through April 23. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – University Theatre presents Jeffrey Hatcher’s 2009 adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson story. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

The Elephant Man – Bernard Pomerance’s 1979 play tells the story of John Merrick. Directed by Ira David Wood III. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Jacuzzi – Extended run. Ward Theatre Company presents the 2014 darkly comic thriller by The Debate Society – Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham. wardtheatrecompany.com

The Nether – In the near future, when the internet has become a totally immersive virtual reality, an investigator discovers a secret domain where beauty and horror walk hand in hand. Manbites Dog Theater presents Jennifer Haley’s disturbing 2012 thriller. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 7:30. Continues through April 23. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Spoonface Steinberg – Stage version of Lee Hall’s 1997 radio drama about a 7-year-old autistic girl battling cancer, with a different actor for each performance. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 24. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – PlayMakers Rep presents the second area production in as many months of Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller about a barber with a rapidly diminishing clientele and a baker with a rapidly increasing supply of free range meat pies. Directed by Jen Wineman. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 23. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

IMPROV:

* Bull City Blues – Third episode of a new serial improv show based on police procedural tv shows. Directed by Rachel Klem. Presented by Common Ground Theatre. One performance: Friday 8:00. (Two more episodes scheduled for May 20, June 3.). Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.comOne night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Improv Percolator – Long form improv featuring Fatmouth Improv, Umlaut, and Support Group. One night: Thursday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Third Date Improv – Yes, it’s another evening of improv by Third Date Improv about relationships! Special guest opening performance by improviser, storyteller and The Monti award winner Andrew Aghapour. One show: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

 
* – Concludes 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 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 – Finding Netherland

April 5, 2016

 
Nether Image web

The Nether – image by Jamie Bell & Julian Fischer

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 11, 2016

OPENING:

Bob – Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a White Castle, Bob sets off on a cross-country odyssey in his quest to become a great man. Duke Theater Studies presents Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s 2011 comedic Everyman story. Directed by Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 17. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

Charlotte’s Web – Stage adaptation of E.B. White’s 1952 children’s book about a hapless pig under threat of death and the literate and scarily intelligent spider who saves him. Directed by Nikki Dyke. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre Youth Series. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 20. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – University Theatre presents Jeffrey Hatcher’s 2009 adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson story. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 17. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

The Elephant Man – Bernard Pomerance’s 1979 play tells the story of John Merrick. Directed by Ira David Wood III. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Merrily We Roll Along – Meredith EnsembleTheatre presents the 1981 Stephen Sondheim musical. Director not listed. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

* Million Dollar Quartet – Touring production of the 2006 jukebox musical dramatizing the legendary 1956 Memphis recording session that brought together Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash. Two nights only: Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

The Nether – In the near future, when the internet has become a totally immersive virtual reality, an investigator discovers a secret domain where beauty and horror walk hand in hand. Manbites Dog Theater presents Jennifer Haley’s disturbing 2012 thriller. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 23. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Spoonface Steinberg – Stage version of Lee Hall’s 1997 radio drama about a 7-year-old autistic girl battling cancer, with a different actor for each performance. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

 
ONGOING:

Jacuzzi – Extended run. Ward Theatre Company presents the 2014 darkly comic thriller by The Debate Society – Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 17. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham. wardtheatrecompany.com

* Kafka’s Monkey – A captured ape learns to assimilate into the human world. Common Ground presents Colin Teevan’s 2009 adaptation of Franz Kafka’s satire “A Report to an Academy”. Featuring Dale Wolf; directed by Dana Marks. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – PlayMakers Rep presents the second area production in as many months of Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller about a barber with a rapidly diminishing clientele and a baker with a rapidly increasing supply of free range meat pies. Directed by Jen Wineman. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 23. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

 
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

 
* – Concludes 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 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 – Barbershop: The Next Cut

March 29, 2016

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 4, 2016

OPENING:

* Etchings in Stone – A play by Ron Harris about visitors to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday and Sunday 2:00. NC Museum of History, Raleigh.
ncmuseumofhistory.org

* In an Interrogative Mood – Adaptation of the Padgett Powell novel created and staged by the Performance Collective, presented by UNC Department of Communications. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
comm.unc.edu

Kafka’s Monkey – A captured ape learns to assimilate into the human world. Common Ground presents Colin Teevan’s 2009 adaptation of Franz Kafka’s satire “A Report to an Academy”. Featuring Dale Wolf; directed by Dana Marks. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 9. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* PlaySlam! – Staged readings of a dozen very short plays by six local playwrights with the audience selecting a prize winner. Presented by Cary Playwrights Forum. One show: Saturday 7:30. Cary Theatre, Chatham Street, Cary.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

* Songs for a New World – Company Carolina presents Jason Robert Brown’s 1995 theatrical song cycle about life choices. Directed by Kelly Hynek; music director Claire Cooper. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – PlayMakers Rep presents the second area production in as many months of Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller about a barber with a rapidly diminishing clientele and a baker with a rapidly increasing supply of free range meat pies. Directed by Jen Wineman. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 23. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

 
ONGOING:

Jacuzzi – Extended run. Ward Theatre Company presents the 2014 darkly comic thriller by The Debate Society – Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 17. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham. wardtheatrecompany.com

 
* – Concludes 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 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 – Last Play Standing

March 23, 2016

MissNelsonRLT

Miss Nelson Is Missing!RLT

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 28, 2016

 
ONGOING:

* Miss Nelson Is Missing! – An absent teacher results in the meanest substitute ever. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents Joan Cushing’s 2001 stage adaptation of the children’s books by Harry Allard. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:00 and 5:00, Sunday 5:00. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh. Closes Sunday.
raleighlittletheatre.org

 
IMPROV:

* Bull City Blues – A new serial improv show based on police procedural tv shows. Directed by Rachel Klem. Presented by Common Ground Theatre. This week: special 2-night pilot Thursday and Friday 8:00. (Three more episodes scheduled for April 15, May 20, June 3.). Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Fatmouth Is Truly Trivial – Fatmouth Improv show based on audience suggestions. Opening act: Team Trivial with an audience trivia competition. One night: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

 
* – Concludes 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 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 – On the Line

March 16, 2016

 
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The Clothesline Muse

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 21, 2016

 
OPENING:

* The Clothesline Muse – A devised theatrical production about washerwoman culture and its legacy over generations in the African American community, created by Dr. Kariamu Welsh, Nnenna Freelon, and Maya Freelon Asante. One performance: Friday 7:30. Cary Arts Center. (Note: Listed as sold out; check with box office for more information.)
townofcary.org

* Grounded – An F-16 pilot (Michelle Murray Wells) is reassigned to flying drones in the 2013 one-woman drama by George Brant. Encore presentation of Sonorous Road’s December production. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Sonorous Road Theatre, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* A Springtime Bottom Line: Moonlight Buds & Bloomers – Vaudeville cabaret by The Bottom Line Burlesque & Comedy Troupe from Hillsborough. One night only: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

 
ONGOING:

* Jacuzzi – Ward Theatre Company presents the 2014 darkly comic thriller by The Debate Society – Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham. wardtheatrecompany.com

* The Lion King – Touring production of Julie Taymor’s 1997 stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney movie. This week: Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30, Thursday 1:00 and 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Miss Nelson Is Missing! – An absent teacher results in the meanest substitute ever. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents Joan Cushing’s 2001 stage adaptation of the children’s books by Harry Allard. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh. Continues through March 27.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – The third local production in the last two years of the 2005 musical comedy, this time presented by NRACT. Directed by Yvonne Anderson, music direction by Craig Johnson. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* The Wolf – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Festivities Series presents the world premiere of a dance theater work based on three familiar fairy tales. Creators not listed. This week: Friday 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 12:00/3:00/6:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

 
IMPROV:

* March Madness! – Transactors Improv presents a family-friendly sports-themed show. One performance: Saturday 6:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

 
* – Concludes 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 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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