A sampling of theater performances
for the weekend of September 3-6, 2009:
Afterimages of the Disappeared – Carina Cortese’s one-woman work in progress performance about her family’s fatal struggle against the Argentine military dictatorship. Post-show discussion with the author. Co-presented by UNC’s Process Series and the StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance. Free. Friday and Saturday, 8:00. Gerrard Hall, UNC, Chapel Hill.
Information: (919) 843-7067
Beowulf – The Annex Theater, part of Baltimore’s burgeoning DIY theater scene, uses live acting, puppetry and innovative sets to create a philosophical and psychedelic world that the legendary hero must endure. $5. Sunday 8:00. Bull City Headquarters, 723 N Mangum, Durham.
Bull City Headquarters
City of Medicine – Transactors Improv kicks off the third season of this completely improvised medical comedy serial, featuring a different mystery celebrity patient each episode. $12. Friday 8:00. Continues October 2 and November 13. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
Scenes from American Life – A.R. Gurney’s satirical history of the American Century. Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday at 3:00. Raleigh Little Theatre. Runs through September 20.
The Living Sea of Memory – Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents its 10th annual outdoor summer production, celebrating the richness and complexity of our inner life and dreams. This weekend’s shows Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, preshow at 6:30, performance at 7:00. Special matinee performance Sunday at 2:00. Forest Theater, Chapel Hill. (Continues September 11 & 12 at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh.)
Summer and Smoke – Tony Lea directs a stellar cast in Tennessee Williams’ drama of romantic yearning. This weekend’s shows: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 19. Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill.