A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 23, 2016
Always…Patsy Cline – NC Theatre presents Sally Struthers in a touring production of the jukebox musical/community theater mainstay about the legendary 1950s country singer. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through January 29. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
Heisenberg – A seemingly mismatched couple meet and begin an unlikely relationship, but things may or may not be what they appear. Burning Coal presents Simon Stephens 2015 comedy, directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 5. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
It Can’t Happen Here – A fascist politician is elected President and things don’t go well. Staged reading of the 1936 Federal Theatre Project adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’s novel. Directed by Joseph Megel. One night only: Tuesday 7:30. Arcana Underground Bar and Lounge, 334 West Main Street, Durham.
* Blackbird – A woman confronts a man who sexually abused her years ago when she was twelve. Brook North directs David Harrower’s 2005 drama. Presented by South Stream Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
Orlando – The Delta Boys presents Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic time/gender-bending novel, in which an Elizabethan man becomes a favorite of the Queen, romances a mysterious Russian beauty, and wakes up one day to find he has become a woman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 7:30. Continues through January 28. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham. manbitesdogtheater.org
The Whipping Man – In the ruins of post-Civil War Richmond, two former slaves and a wounded Confederate officer celebrate Passover, but are forced to confront old secrets. Patrick Torres directs the 2006 drama by Matthew Lopez for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 29. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh. raleighlittletheatre.org
The Ghostlight Project – On the eve of the inauguration, members of the theater community – from Boston and Broadway to regional theaters and community theaters to high schools and universities across the country– will gather outside of theaters and join in a collective, simultaneous action together creating “light” for challenging times ahead. PlayMakers hosts a local gathering Thursday at 5:30 outside the Center for Dramatic Arts, UNC Campus in Chapel Hill. Bring your flashlights, lanterns, headlamps, cell phones– be creative!
* 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.
* – 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.