Theater Week – Cloud Tectonics

August 4, 2015

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 10, 2015

 

OPENING:

A Drop in the Bucket: The Big Dreams of Tiny Things – Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents their latest annual family-friendly outdoor giant puppet extravaganza. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (6:20 preshow featuring local musicians). Continues through September 7, Forest Theater, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill; continues September 11-13, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.org

* Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, relocated to a 1989 lakeside McMansion. Presented by One Song Productions. Directed by Grace Siplon. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Sleuth – Anthony Shaffer’s 1970 mystery is presented by Theatre Raleigh. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 16. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:

* Detroit – Two suburban couples discover the precariousness of their middle-class lifestyle. GASP Theatre Company presents Lisa D’Amour’s 2010 play. Directed by Jack Prather. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh.
cghsnc.org

Moving Pieces: 2 – An ambulatory, interactive performance set and performed in various locations in Raleigh’s Mordecai neighborhood. Presented by Seed Art Share. This week: Friday 6:00 and 8:00. Continues each First Friday through September. Starts at the Trinity House, 549 N. Blount St., Raleigh.
seedraleigh.org
 

OUT OF TOWN:

* Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green – StreetSigns Center takes its lauded Triangle production of the new Howard L. Craft play to New York. Directed by Joseph Megel. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 8:30, Sunday 4:00. Closes August 9. HERE Arts Center, New York City.
here.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 – Summer Clouds

July 28, 2015

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Image: La Fortune – Man Ray, 1938.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 3, 2015

OUT OF TOWN:

Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green – StreetSigns Center takes its lauded Triangle production of the new Howard L. Craft play to New York. Directed by Joseph Megel. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 8:30, Sunday 4:00. Continues through August 9. HERE Arts Center, New York City.
here.org
 
 
OPENING:

Detroit – Two suburban couples discover the precariousness of their middle-class lifestyle. GASP Theatre Company presents Lisa D’Amour’s 2010 play. Directed by Jack Prather. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Continues through August 8. Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh.
cghsnc.org
 
 

ONGOING:

* 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche – It’s 1956, and the members of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having a quiche breakfast and battling Communism. Tiny Engine Theatre presents the Triangle premiere of Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood’s 2011 Cold War satire. Directed by Paul Sapp. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
tinyenginetheatre.com

* Macbeth – “When shall we three meet again/in thunder, lightning, or in rain?” As if defying fate, Bare Theatre brings its praised but weather-cursed June production of the Shakespeare tragedy to another outdoor venue. Just remember, every cloud engenders not a storm. Directed by Rebecca Blum. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
baretheatre.org

* Thoroughly Modern Millie – Clayton Youth Theater presents the 2000 stage musical adaptation of the 1967 film, itself based on a 1956 British musical, all set in the 1920s. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Clayton Center, Clayton.
claytonyouththeater.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 – “Alone with her at last – in a room full of eggs!”

July 21, 2015

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Cast of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche. Image: Tiny Engine.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 27, 2015

OPENING:

* Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – Drop in production of the 1989 juke box musical, presented by NC Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche – It’s 1956, and the members of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having a quiche breakfast and battling Communism. Tiny Engine Theatre presents the Triangle premiere of Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood’s 2011 Cold War satire. Directed by Paul Sapp. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through August 2. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
tinyenginetheatre.com

Macbeth – “When shall we three meet again/in thunder, lightning, or in rain?” As if defying fate, Bare Theatre brings its praised but weather-cursed June production of the Shakespeare tragedy to another outdoor venue. Just remember, every cloud engenders not a storm. Directed by Rebecca Blum. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through August 1. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
baretheatre.org

Thoroughly Modern Millie – Clayton Youth Theater presents the 2000 stage musical adaptation of the 1967 film, itself based on a 1956 British musical, all set in the 1920s. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Continues through August 1. Clayton Center, Clayton.
claytonyouththeater.com
 
 
ONGOING:

* Dreamgirls – Theatre Raleigh presents the 1981 musical à clef loosely based on various performers and groups from the Motown era. Directed by Lauren Kennedy. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* Guys and Dolls – PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory presents the 65-year-old Damon Runyon musical. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* 9 to 5: The Musical – NRACT presents the 2009 musical adaptation of the 1980 movie. Directed by James Ilsley, music direction by Brian Westbrook. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Runaways – Youth theater production of the 1978 Elizabeth Swados musical. Directed by Linda O’Day Young. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Teens on Stage. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:00 and 5:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* 10 by 10 in the Triangle – Ten ten-minute plays by ten different playwrights with ten different directors (including a recent short play by The Boys in the Band author Matt Crowley). This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. 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 – Summer Sun

July 14, 2015

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 20, 2015

OPENING:

Guys and Dolls – PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory presents the 65-year-old Damon Runyon musical. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through July 25. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Runaways – Youth theater production of the 1978 Elizabeth Swados musical. Directed by Linda O’Day Young. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Teens on Stage. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through July 27. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 
 
ONGOING:

Dreamgirls – Theatre Raleigh presents the 1981 musical à clef loosely based on various performers and groups from the Motown era. Directed by Lauren Kennedy. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 26. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

9 to 5: The Musical – NRACT presents the 2009 musical adaptation of the 1980 movie. Directed by James Ilsley, music direction by Brian Westbrook. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 26. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

10 by 10 in the Triangle – Ten ten-minute plays by ten different playwrights with ten different directors (including a recent short play by The Boys in the Band author Matt Crowley). This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 26. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 
 
IMPROV:

* Third Date Improv – An untitled evening of — yes — improv by Third Date. One night: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.org
 
 
AUDITIONS:

* Cary Playwrights Forum holds auditions for its September presentation of Bar Plays, Saturday July 18 2:00-4:00 and Monday July 20 6:30-8:30, at the Cary Arts Center. More info.
 
 
* – 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 – Summer Dreams

July 8, 2015

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 13, 2015

OPENING:

Dreamgirls – Theatre Raleigh presents the 1981 musical à clef loosely based on various performers and groups from the Motown era. Directed by Lauren Kennedy. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 26. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

9 to 5: The Musical – NRACT presents the 2009 musical adaptation of the 1980 movie. Directed by James Ilsley, music direction by Brian Westbrook. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 26. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

10 by 10 in the Triangle – Ten ten-minute plays by ten different playwrights with ten different directors (including a recent short play by The Boys in the Band author Matt Crowley). This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 26. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.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
 
 
AUDITIONS:

* Forest Moon Theater holds auditions for its September production of Deathtrap, Wednesday and Thursday July 7 and 8, 6:30-8:30, Renaissance Center, Brook Street, Wake Forest. More info.

* ArtsCenter Stage and Common Wealth Endeavors hold auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet, a sci-fi musical comedy, on Saturday July 11 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Rehearsals begin November 1, performances are December 11-13 and 17-20. Actors should prepare a comic monologue and 8 bars of a juke-box style song. For full character list and more information, contact jlschulke@artscenterlive.org

Cary Playwrights Forum holds auditions for its September presentation of Bar Plays, Saturday July 18 2:00-4:00 and Monday July 20 6:30-8:30, at the Cary Arts Center. More info.
 
 
* – 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 – Happy Birthday, America!

July 1, 2015

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 6, 2015

PICK OF THE WEEK:

* Ron & Rhnoda’s Spirit of ’76: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! – Everyone’s favorite evangelical sex therapists return in their patriotic 1976 bicentennial TV special, with special guests Diana Ross, Jodie Foster, Laverne & Shirley, Gerald Ford, Steve Austin, Jaime Sommers and more. Presented by The Wholesome Twins, directed by Rachel Klem. One show only: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 
 
AUDITIONS:

* Forest Moon Theater holds auditions for its September production of Deathtrap, Wednesday and Thursday July 7 and 8, 6:30-8:30, Renaissance Center, Brook Street, Wake Forest. More info.

ArtsCenter Stage and Common Wealth Endeavors hold auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet, a sci-fi musical comedy, on Saturday July 11 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Rehearsals begin November 1, performances are December 11-13 and 17-20. Actors should prepare a comic monologue and 8 bars of a juke-box style song. For full character list and more information, contact jlschulke@artscenterlive.org

Cary Playwrights Forum holds auditions for its September presentation of Bar Plays, Saturday July 18 2:00-4:00 and Monday July 20 6:30-8:30, at the Cary Arts Center. More info.

 

* – 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 – Scorched

June 23, 2015

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Image from H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS – Philippe Parreno

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 28, 2015

ONGOING:

* The Color Purple – Justice Theater Project presents the 2004 musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel. Directed by Deb Royals, musical direction by Michael Santangelo. Remaining performances: Thursday and Friday June 25-26 8:00, Saturday June 28 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday June 28 2:00. Closes Sunday June 28. (Note: all performances sold out, check with box office.) Clare Hall, St Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Dark Vanilla Jungle – A woman recounts her difficult life, in Philip Ridley’s 2013 one-act. Directed by Staci Sabarsky. Part of a festival of one-person plays presented by Burning Coal Second Stage, in rotating repertory with Sea Wall and Rum & Vodka.Performances: Thursday and Saturday June 25 and 27 7:30. Closes Saturday June 27. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* A Few Good Men – Aaron Sorkin’s 1989 military courtroom drama presented by Theatre Raleigh. Director not listed. Performances: Wednesday-Friday June 24-26 8:00, Saturday June 27 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday June 28 3:00. Closes Sunday June 28. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenter.com

* Harbor Hope – A social worker finds herself in over her head with a client, in a new one-act by Debra Kaufman. Directed by Joshua Benjamin. Presented by PlayGround: A Theatre Cooperative and Common Ground Theatre. Performances: Thursday-Saturday June 25-27 7:30, Sunday June 28 2:00. Closes Sunday June 28. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Macbeth – “The moon is down. I have not heard the clock.” An ambitious Scottish couple go all Game of Thrones on the power structure. Bare Theatre and Raleigh Little Theatre present the Shakespeare tragedy under the stars (and under an almost full moon) in the outdoor Amphitheatre. Directed by Rebecca Blum. Performances: Thursday-Saturday June 25-27 8:00. Rain date: Sunday June 28 8:00. Stephenson Amphitheatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Rum and Vodka – Ilana Rozin directs Conor McPherson’s 1992 tale of a man struggling with his inner demons. Part of a festival of one-person plays presented by Burning Coal Second Stage, in rotating repertory with Sea Wall and Dark Vanilla Jungle. Performances: Thursday and Saturday June 18 and 20 7:30; Wednesday June 24 7:30, Friday June 26 8:00, Saturday June 27 2:00. Closes Saturday June 27. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Sea Wall – A man faces the loss of everything he has depended on, in the 2008 play by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime). Part of a festival of one-person plays presented by Burning Coal Second Stage, in rotating repertory with Dark Vanilla Jungle and Rum & Vodka. Directed by Elizabeth London. Remaining performances: Sunday June 28 at 2:00. Closes Sunday June 28. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Wait Until Dark – University Theatre’s annual Summerfest concludes with Frederick Knott’s 1966 thriller, directed by Mia Self. Thursday-Saturday June 25-27 7:30, Sunday June 28 2:00. Closes Sunday June 28. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

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

AUDITIONS:

ArtsCenter Stage and Common Wealth Endeavors hold auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet, a sci-fi musical comedy, on Saturday July 11 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Rehearsals begin November 1, performances are December 11-13 and 17-20. Actors should prepare a comic monologue and 8 bars of a juke-box style song. For full character list and more information, contact jlschulke@artscenterlive.org

Sunrise Matinee holds auditions on Friday June 26 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Duke Campus (location TBA), casting 13 roles for a short film about a boy obsessed with a science fiction movie. Callbacks are Monday June 29, 5:00 to 7:00. Shooting takes place in July and August in Durham and Winston-Salem. For character list and more information, contact Sunrise Matinee at sunrisematineemovie@gmail.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.

 


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