Theater Week – October Skies

October 15, 2019

 
October Skies

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 21, 2019

OPENING:

Cabaret – Duke’s student-run musical theater group presents the 1966 Kander and Ebb musical. Directed by Holly Holder, music director Adam Beskind. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 27. von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
hoofnhorn.org

Dairyland – A stressed out New York food writer retreats to her father’s Wisconsin dairy farm, where she gets unlikely support from a cow named Patches. PRC artistic director Vivienne Benesch directs the world premiere of Heidi Armbruster’s new comedy. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 3. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Dracula – The second of at least three Triangle productions based on Bram Stoker’s novel about the undying Count, this time at William Peace University. Directed by Wade Newhouse. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Leggett Theatre, WPU Campus, 15 East Peace Street, Raleigh.
wputheatre.ticketleap.com

Infinite Possibilities – An ill-equipped therapist deals with a group of misfits at a California wellness center. Presented by Ward Theatre. Director and playwright are not listed, though most of their work is company/ensemble created. (Note: this show just appeared on our radar, but may have opened either September 7 or October 11 – their website seems open to both possibilities.) This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 4:00. Continues through October 27. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* Sweet Mama Stringbean: The Life and Times of Ethel Waters – Agape Theatre Project’s one-woman musical celebration of Ethel Waters returns, with Phyllis Morrison portraying the blues legend. Written by Valjean Limar Jansen, directed by Kenneth Hinton. This weekend only: Saturday 3:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.
agapetheatreproject.com

* West Side Story – Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet gets a mid-20th-century twist. NC Theatre presents the 1959 Robbins-Laurents-Bernstein-Sondheim musical. Directed by Eric Woodall. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30.
nctheatre.com
 

CONTINUING:

Aladdin – Touring production of the Disney musical adapted from the Disney movie (the first Disney movie, not the other Disney movie). This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. Continues through October 27. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Around the World in 80 Days – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents the world premiere of Claybourne Elder and Rodney Bush’s stage musical adaptation of the Jules Verne novel. Director not listed. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 27. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, 2 East South Street, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

The Container – Five strangers, refugees from war-torn countries seek to escape to freedom in a shipping container. Burning Coal Theatre presents Clare Bayley’s 2007 site-specific play, directed by Avis Hatcher Puzo, in a shipping container on the grounds of Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:00 and 9:00, Sunday 2:00 and 4:00. Continues through October 27. CAM, 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh. (Note: all performances are sold out. Contact Burning Coal box office for wait list info.)
burningcoaltheatre.org

* Dracula – Adapted and directed by Ira David Wood III, Theatre in the Park’s stage production of the Bram Stoker novel has once again risen from the grave! This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.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 RDU on Stage. 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 – World Travelers

October 8, 2019

 
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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 14, 2019

OPENING:

Around the World in 80 Days – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents the world premiere of Claybourne Elder and Rodney Bush’s stage musical adaptation of the Jules Verne novel. Director not listed. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 27. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, 2 East South Street, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

The Container – Five strangers, refugees from war-torn countries seek to escape to freedom in a shipping container. Burning Coal Theatre presents Clare Bayley’s 2007 site-specific play, directed by Avis Hatcher Puzo, in a shipping container on the grounds of Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:00 and 9:00, Sunday 2:00 and 4:00. Continues through October 27. (Note: seating is limited; 16 of the 24 scheduled performances are already sold out.) CAM, 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

* Gypsy – Pauper Players, UNC’s student-run musical theater company, presents the 1959 Laurents/Styne/Sondheim musical about noted 20th century burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee. Directed by Andrew Linden, musical director Gian Gibboney. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Reality Check-In – Jacob has already been through eight job interviews this week, and it’s only Wednesday – but he’s trying to hold it together. Black Poetry Theatre presents a new work by Church Da Poet. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 7:30. Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham.
blackpoetrytheatre.com

* The Translation Festival – The Process Series in collaboration with the Department of Dramatic Arts, presents staged readings of new plays in translation from Italy, Mexico, South Korea, and Austria on four consecutive days.
• Thursday October 10 at 7:30: iPlay by Bernhard Studler (Austria)
• Friday October 11 at 7:30: Inching Toward Yeolaha by Sam-Shik Pai (South Korea)
• Saturday October 12 at 7:30: Good Luck Hotel by Alejando Ricaño (Mexico)
• Sunday October 13 at 1:30: Dust by Saverio La Ruina (Italy)
All readings in Room 101, Center for Dramatic Art, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
comm.unc.edu
 

CONTINUING:

Aladdin – Touring production of the Disney musical adapted from the Disney movie. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. Continues through October 27. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* Best of Enemies – NCCU’s Department of Theatre presents the true story of Durham civil rights activist Ann Atwater and her unlikely alliance in the 1970s with C.P. Ellis, a leader of the local Ku Klux Klan. Stage adaptation by Mark St. Germain, based on the book by Osha Gray Davidson. Directed by Stephanie Asabi M Howard. This week: Friday 10:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.
nccu.edu

* Blood at the Root – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Dominique Morisseau’s 2014 play, based on a true story of racial conflict at a Louisiana high school in 2006. Directed by Lormarev Jones. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Dracula – Adapted and directed by Ira David Wood III, Theatre in the Park’s stage production of the Bram Stoker novel has once again risen from the grave! This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 20. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* The Roommate – An empty-nester’s ad for a roommate brings a response from a Bronx vegan, leading to unexpected results for both women. Bulldog Ensemble Theater opens its season with Jen Silverman’s 2016 dark comedy. Directed by Marshall Botvinick. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.
bulldogdurham.org

* Rumors – At a posh Manhattan townhouse, the wedding anniversary celebration for the Deputy Mayor of New York threatens to go awry: the husband is in the bedroom with a gunshot wound, the wife is missing, and the guests are about to arrive. Peak Ensemble Players presents peak Neal Simon’s 1988 farce. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 North Salem Street, Apex.
apexnc.org

* Waters Rise – In a near-future United States, two roommates contend with climate-change floodwaters, survival strategies, and a possible alien invasion in a new comedy by Justine Weisinger. Directed by Yvette Holder. Presented by Women’s Theatre Festival. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 1:30. Closes Sunday. Shadowbox Studios, 2200-D Dominion Street, Durham.
womenstheatrefestival.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Water Colors

October 1, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 7, 2019

OPENING:

Aladdin – Touring production of the Disney musical adapted from the Disney movie. This week: Wednesday 7:30, Thursday 1:00 and 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. Continues through October 27. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Best of Enemies – NCCU’s Department of Theatre presents the true story of Durham civil rights activist Ann Atwater and her unlikely alliance in the 1970s with C.P. Ellis, a leader of the local Ku Klux Klan. Stage adaptation by Mark St. Germain, based on the book by Osha Gray Davidson. Directed by Stephanie Asabi M Howard. This week: Friday 10:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 13. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.
nccu.edu

Dracula – Adapted and directed by Ira David Wood III, Theatre in the Park’s stage production of the Bram Stoker novel has once again risen from the grave! This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 20. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Oakwood: 150 Years Young – Burning Coal celebrates the 150th anniversary of Raleigh’s Confederate cemetery Oakwood with its annual al fresco presentation of original short plays about historic figures buried there. Among the resident corpses: Raleigh slaveowner Henry Mordecai who donated the land, and – to remind us the past is never dead it’s not even past – former US Senator Jesse Helms. Directed by George Jack. This week only: Friday and Saturday 6:30, Sunday 2:00. Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Rumors – At a posh Manhattan townhouse, the wedding anniversary celebration for the Deputy Mayor of New York threatens to go awry: the husband is in the bedroom with a gunshot wound, the wife is missing, and the guests are about to arrive. Peak Ensemble Players presents peak Neal Simon’s 1988 farce. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 13. Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 North Salem Street, Apex.
apexnc.org

Waters Rise – In a near-future United States, two roommates contend with climate-change floodwaters, survival strategies, and a possible alien invasion in a new comedy by Justine Weisinger. Directed by Yvette Holder. Presented by Women’s Theatre Festival. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 1:30. Continues through October 13. Shadowbox Studios, 2200-D Dominion Street, Durham.
womenstheatrefestival.com

 

CONTINUING:

Blood at the Root – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Dominique Morisseau’s 2014 play, based on a true story of racial conflict at a Louisiana high school in 2006. Directed by Lormarev Jones. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 13, Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Open Doors Short Play Festival – Seven North Carolina playwrights, seven North Carolina directors, seven 10-minute plays. Sonorous Road Theatre presents the fourth installment of this popular festival. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* Our Town – You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. University Theatre presents Thornton Wilder’s 20th-century classic about life and death and the infinite. 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

The Roommate – An empty-nester’s ad for a roommate brings a response from a Bronx vegan, leading to unexpected results for both women. Bulldog Ensemble Theater opens its season with Jen Silverman’s 2016 dark comedy. Directed by Marshall Botvinick. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 13. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.
bulldogdurham.org

* Twelve Angry Jurors – One holdout against a guilty verdict must convince the other eleven jurors. Cary Players presents an updated stage adaptation of the 1954 Reginald Rose teleplay (and subsequent movie) Twelve Angry Men. Directed by Yvonne Anderson. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary.
caryplayers.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Shell Game

September 24, 2019

 
Shell

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 30, 2019

OPENING:

Blood at the Root – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Dominique Morisseau’s 2014 play, based on a true story of racial conflict at a Louisiana high school in 2006. Directed by Lormarev Jones. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 13, Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Escape to Freedom 2019 – MOJOAA’s powerful interactive historic drama returns, taking audience members on an immersive journey to explore the lives of enslaved people at the historic Mordecai House, once the largest slave plantation in Wake County. Actors will guide and thwart audiences as they try to escape antebellum slave life. This week only: Friday 7:30 and 9:00; Saturday 6:00, 7:30, 9:00; and Sunday 6:00 and 7:30. Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St, Raleigh.
mojoaa.org

Open Doors Short Play Festival – Seven North Carolina playwrights, seven North Carolina directors, seven 10-minute plays. Sonorous Road Theatre presents the fourth installment of this popular festival. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 6. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

Our Town – You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. University Theatre presents Thornton Wilder’s 20th-century classic about life and death and the infinite. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 6. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Radicackalacky Puppet Convergence – Paperhand Puppet Intervention in celebration of its 20th anniversary presents a festival of radical puppetry featuring artists from throughout the Southeast. Featuring Wednesday and Thursday performances at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro, a Friday afternoon studio tour and workshops at the Paperhand Studio in Saxapahaw, and Friday through Sunday the final performances of Paperhand’s current show We Are Here (see below) at Forest Theater in Chapel Hill. Complete schedule and information at paperhand.org

The Roommate – An empty-nester’s ad for a roommate brings a response from a Bronx vegan, leading to unexpected results for both women. Bulldog Ensemble Theater opens its season with Jen Silverman’s 2016 dark comedy. Directed by Marshall Botvinick. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through October 13. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.
bulldogdurham.org

Twelve Angry Jurors – One holdout against a guilty verdict must convince the other eleven jurors. Cary Players presents an updated stage adaptation of the 1954 Reginald Rose teleplay (and subsequent movie) Twelve Angry Men. Directed by Yvonne Anderson. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 6. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary.
caryplayers.org
 

CONTINUING:

* Inherit the Wind – In a fictionalized take on the 1925 Scopes trial, an educator is prosecuted for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution to his high school science class. Justice Theater Project presents the 1955 drama by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Directed by Jerry Sipp. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Closes Sunday. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* The Metromaniacs – Poetry is all the rage in 18th century Paris, and when a young poet falls in love with a mysterious poetess, complications and mistaken identities ensue. Honest Pint Theatre presents David Ive’s 2018 comedy (adapted from Alexis Piron’s 1738 farce La Métromanie). Directed by Susannah Hough and David Henderson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

* Native Son – In 1930s Chicago, oppression and poverty cause a young Black man’s life to spiral into tragedy. PlayMakers Rep presents Nambi E. Kelley’s 2016 adaptation of the Richard Wright novel. Directed by Colette Robert. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. (No Saturday performance.) Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Steel Magnolias – Robert Harling’s sentimental and oft-produced 1987 comedy-drama about the women who frequent a small town Louisiana beauty parlor. Directed by Mia Peters; produced by Forest Moon Theater. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 South Brooks Street, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

* We Are Here – Triangle cultural treasure Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with its 20th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, presenting a vision of dreams, magic, and nature and the possibilities of imagination. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (preshows at 6:20), plus a Sunday matinee at 3:00 (2:20 preshow). Closes Sunday. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Forest Theatre tickets available only at the door with a suggested donation.
paperhand.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Lamp, Lit

September 18, 2019

 
LampLight

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 23, 2019

OPENING:

* Buy My Art and Call It Holy – “A challenge to reimagine what we call art and what we consider holy.” MOJOAA Performing Arts Company presents the third part of Monet Marshall’s “Buy It Call It” trilogy, over five nights:
• Monday 7:00 – A Night of Meditation
• Tuesday 7:00 – A Night of Visioning
• Wednesday 7:00 – A Night of Sensuality
• Thursday 8:00 – A Night of Mourning
* Friday 7:00 – A Night of Celebration
This week only. Northstar Church of the Arts, 220 West Geer Street, Durham.
northstardurham.com

* On Golden Pond – Stageworks Theatre presents Ernest Thompson’s 1979 drama about a couple in their twilight years spending a summer at their lakeside cottage. Director not listed. (Note: Opened last week at Holly Springs Cultural Center.) This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, 123 East Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina.
arts.app

Steel Magnolias – Robert Harling’s sentimental and oft-produced 1987 comedy-drama about the women who frequent a small town Louisiana beauty parlor. Directed by Mia Peters; produced by Forest Moon Theater. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 29. Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 South Brooks Street, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org
 

CONTINUING:

* Heads Will Roll – Little Green Pig presents an ambulatory presentation of scenes, speeches and songs by William Shakespeare, staged outdoors at West Point on the Eno. Directed by Dana Marks, Jaybird O’Berski, and Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. West Point on the Eno, Durham. Closes Saturday.
littlegreenpig.com

Inherit the Wind – In a fictionalized take on the 1925 Scopes trial, an educator is prosecuted for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution to his high school science class. Justice Theater Project presents the 1955 drama by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Directed by Jerry Sipp. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through September 29. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

The Metromaniacs – Poetry is all the rage in 18th century Paris, and when a young poet falls in love with a mysterious poetess, complications and mistaken identities ensue. Honest Pint Theatre presents David Ive’s 2018 comedy (adapted from Alexis Piron’s 1738 farce La Métromanie). Directed by Susannah Hough and David Henderson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 29. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

Native Son – In 1930s Chicago, oppression and poverty cause a young Black man’s life to spiral into tragedy. PlayMakers Rep presents Nambi E. Kelley’s 2016 adaptation of the Richard Wright novel. Directed by Colette Robert. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. (No Saturday performance this week.) Continues through September 29. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Sweet Mama Stringbean: The Life and Times of Ethel Waters – Agape Theatre presents Phyllis Morrison as the iconic singer and actress, in a bio-musical by Valjean Limar Jansen. Directed by Kenneth Hinton. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30. Closes Friday. Haiti Heritage Center, 804 Fayetteville Street, Durham.
agapetheatreproject.com

We Are Here – Triangle cultural treasure Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with its 20th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, presenting a vision of dreams, magic, and nature and the possibilities of imagination. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (preshows at 6:20), plus a Sunday matinee at 3:00 (2:20 preshow). Continues through September 29. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Forest Theatre tickets available only at the door with a suggested donation.
paperhand.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Am I Blue?

September 10, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 16, 2019

OPENING:

* Fever/Dream – A corporate serf finds himself in the CEO’s penthouse in a modern take on Pedro Calderon de la Barca’s Life is a Dream. Staged reading of the play by Sheila Callaghan, directed by Marcia Edmundson as part of Little Green Pig’s staged reading series. One night: Sunday 7:00. Monkey Bottom Collaborative, 609 Trent Drive, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Inherit the Wind – In a fictionalized take on the 1925 Scopes trial, an educator is prosecuted for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution to his high school science class. Justice Theater Project presents the 1955 drama by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Directed by Jerry Sipp. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through September 29. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

The Metromaniacs – Poetry is all the rage in 18th century Paris, and when a young poet falls in love with a mysterious poetess, complications and mistaken identities ensue. Honest Pint Theatre presents David Ive’s 2018 comedy (adapted from Alexis Piron’s 1738 farce La Métromanie). Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 29. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

Native Son – In 1930s Chicago, oppression and poverty cause a young Black man’s life to spiral into tragedy. PlayMakers Rep presents Nambi E. Kelley’s 2016 adaptation of the Richard Wright novel. Directed by Colette Robert. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 29. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Sweet Mama Stringbean: The Life and Times of Ethel Waters – Agape Theatre presents Phyllis Morrison as the iconic singer and actress, in a bio-musical by Valjean Limar Jansen. Directed by Kenneth Hinton. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 7:30. Continues through September 20. Haiti Heritage Center, 804 Fayetteville Street, Durham.
agapetheatreproject.com
 

CONTINUING:

Heads Will Roll – Little Green Pig presents an ambulatory presentation of scenes, speeches and songs by William Shakespeare, staged outdoors at West Point on the Eno. Directed by Dana Marks, Jaybird O’Berski, and Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Thursday and Friday shows: West Point on the Eno; Saturday show at Wrightwood Park, 1301 Anderson St, Durham. Continues through September 21.
littlegreenpig.com

* The Scottsboro Boys – Theatre Raleigh presents John Kander and Fred Ebbs’ 2010 musical telling the story of nine African American teenagers falsely accused of rape in 1930s Alabama. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.org

We Are Here – Triangle cultural treasure Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with its 20th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, presenting a vision of dreams, magic, and nature and the possibilities of imagination. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (preshows at 6:20), plus a Sunday matinee at 3:00 (2:20 preshow). Continues through September 29. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Forest Theatre tickets available only at the door with a suggested donation.
paperhand.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Katy Lied

September 3, 2019

 
Katy Lied

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 9, 2019

WEATHER ALERT: Because of possible hazardous conditions from Hurricane Dorian later this week, please check with venues for cancellation advisories.
 
OPENING:

Heads Will Roll – Little Green Pig presents an ambulatory presentation of scenes, speeches and songs by William Shakespeare, staged outdoors at West Point on the Eno. Directed by Dana Marks, Jaybird O’Berski, and Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Continues through September 21.
littlegreenpig.com

The Scottsboro Boys – Theatre Raleigh presents John Kander and Fred Ebbs’ 2010 musical telling the story of nine Africa American teenagers falsely accused of rape in 1930s Alabama. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 15. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.org
 

CONTINUING:

* A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder – A distant heir to a British family fortune decides to improve his position by disposing of the other family members. The 2012 musical comedy is based on a 1906 novel (which also inspired the 1949 Alec Guinness film Kind Hearts and Coronets.) Patrick Torres directs for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Final performances Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

We Are Here – Triangle cultural treasure Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with its 20th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, presenting a vision of dreams, magic, and nature and the possibilities of imagination. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00. (Evening pre-shows at 6:20) at the NC Museum of Art, Raleigh. NC Museum advance tickets are available online. Continues next week through September 29 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Forest Theatre tickets available only at the door with a suggested donation.
paperhand.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 CVNC.org. 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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