Theater Week – Wonderful

August 25, 2015

WonderWoman

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 31, 2015

 

OUT OF TOWN:

* Everscape – Four players find the lines blurring between an online game and reality. A new work by Raleigh playwright Allan Maule, premiering in the New York International Fringe Festival. Directed by Ashley Gunsteens. This week: Wednesday and Friday 9:00, Saturday 6:15. Closes Saturday. Celebration of Whimsy, 21 Clinton St. between Houston and Stanton, New York.
fringenyc.com
 

OPENING:

Behind the Boots – Devised theater by eleven female artists on themes inspired by Wonder Woman. Presented by Summer Sisters and Common Ground Theatre. This weekend only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00.
cgtheatre.com

* Carousel: A Concert – Concert performance of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, featuring the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra. Presented by Theatre Raleigh/Hot Summer Nights. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Monty Python’s Spamalot – Raleigh Little Theate presents Eric Idle and John Du Prez’ 2005 musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 20. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam – Autobiographical solo show performed by Trieu Tran about a Vietnamese family escaping to America at the end of the Vietnam war. Written by Trieu Tran with Robert Egan. Presented by PRC2. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

Annapurna – A reclusive writer is visited by his ex-wife for the first time in 20 years. Sharr White’s 2011 drama is staged by Honest Pint Theatre Company and NRACT, and directed by Dana Marks. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 6. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

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-Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00. Pre-show each night featuring local musicians). Continues through September 7, Forest Theater, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill; continues September 11-13, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.org
 

AUDITIONS:
Bartlett Theater holds auditions for its November production of The Glass Menagerie, Saturday August 29 noon-6pm, Durham Arts Council, Rand Boardroom. Equity/Non-Equity (Non-Equity by appointment only. More info/schedule audition: email JB@BartlettTheater.com.

Durham Regional Theatre holds auditions for its October production of The Giver. Saturday noon-2:00, Monday 6:00-8:00. E.K. Powe Elementary School, 913 9th Street, Durham. More information:durhamregionaltheatre.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 – Lakeside Attractor

August 18, 2015

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 24, 2015

OUT OF TOWN:

Everscape – Four players find the lines blurring between an online game and reality. A new work by Raleigh playwright Allan Maule, premiering in the New York International Fringe Festival. Directed by Ashley Gunsteens. This week: Tuesday 4:30, Sunday 2:45. Continues through August 29. Celebration of Whimsy, 21 Clinton St. between Houston and Stanton, New York.
fringenyc.com
 

OPENING:

Annapurna – A reclusive writer is visited by his ex-wife for the first time in 20 years. Sharr White’s 2011 drama is staged by Honest Pint Theatre Company and NRACT, and directed by Dana Marks. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 6. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* 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 Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood’s 2011 Cold War satire, directed by Paul Sapp. Encore performance of their recent production at Common Ground, presented as part of the NC Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. One night only: Wednesday 7:30, Fletcher Hall, Carolina Theatre, Durham.
carolinatheatre.org

 
ONGOING:

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-Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00. Pre-show each night featuring local musicians). Continues through September 7, Forest Theater, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill; continues September 11-13, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.org
 

IMPROV:
* Improv Percolator – Featuring Improv Evolution, Diabolical Fishbank, and Steven Canoe. Thursday 8:00. Common Ground, Durham.
cgtheatre.org

* Former Strangers – Fatmouth Improv riffs on people meeting for the first time. Saturday 8:00. Common Ground, Durham.
cgtheatre.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 – Sunset Boulevards

August 11, 2015

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 17, 2015

 
ONGOING:

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

* 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. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.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 – 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

sunflower

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.

 


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