Weekend Theater – Ciao bella!

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Lucius Robinson (Sigismondo) and Meredith Sause (Isotta) in The Italian Actress.

A sampling of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of September 17-20, 2009, and beyond:

OPENING:
The Grinning Man – A husband and wife are visited in their flower shop by a disturbingly familiar man, in the debut production of a nightmarish new work by Alex Smith. This weekend’s shows: Friday & Saturday at 8:00, Sunday at 3:00. Continues through September 27. Stillwater Theatre Company at Meredith College, Raleigh.
Meredith College Box Office info

The Italian Actress – A video artist creates the ultimate transgressive artwork, in a kinky meditation on the fear of physical and spiritual decay. Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern presents the world premiere. This weekend’s shows: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through September 26. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
www.manbitesdogtheater.org

The Last Cargo Cult – Solo performer/master storyteller Mike Daisey brings his newest work to the Triangle. A must-see theater event. More details here. Shows this weekend: Thursday-Sunday 8:00 p.m., also Sunday at 2:00. Closes September 20. Playmakers Repertory Company, Chapel Hill.
www.playmakersrep.org/

The Shape of Things – Playwright Neil LaBute explores the dangerous and seductive territories of art and love, and discovers that some people aren’t nice. This weekend’s shows: Thursday-Saturday, 7:30. Continues through September 26. Peace College Theatre, Raleigh.
theatre.peace.edu

ONGOING:
At Home at the Zoo – “Could I have planned all this?” Edward Albee re-imagines his first play, 1958’s one-act The Zoo Story, by adding a newly written prequel, Homelife. Ghost & Spice stages the Triangle premiere, co-directed by Rus Hames and Rachel Klem. This weekend’s shows: Thursday through Saturday at 8:00, Sunday at 2:00. Continues through September 26. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
www.cgtheatre.com

Hair – Burning Coal Theatre tokes up with the 42-year old American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Gliddy glub gloopy! This weekend’s shows: Thursday-Saturday, 7:30, Sunday at 2:00. Continues through September 27. Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh.
www.burningcoal.org

Laundry & Bourbon – James McLure’s comedy, staged by Justice Theater Project. This weekend’s shows: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday at 2:00. Continues through September 27. St. Mary’s School, Raleigh.
www.thejusticetheaterproject.org

Scenes from American Life – A.R. Gurney’s satirical history of the American Century. Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday at 3:00. Closes September 20. Raleigh Little Theatre.
www.raleighlittletheatre.org

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. Closes September 19. Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill.
www.deepdishtheater.org

For a more complete list, we recommend
the arts and entertainment calendar at Indyweek.com.

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