Weekend Theater – Day by day

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A sampling of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of October 15-18, 2009, and beyond

OPENING:
Fatmouth Improv – An evening of short and long form improv from FatMouth Improv. One night only: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
www.cgtheatre.com

Godot/Caleb: A Conversation – Duke Performances and Manbites Dog Theater host a conversation between artists from Classical Theatre of Harlem’s touring production of Waiting for Godot, and Manbites Dog’s world premiere of Caleb Calypso and the Midnight Marauders; moderated by Jay O’Berski. Free, one-time event: Monday 7:00 p.m. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
www.manbitesdogtheater.org

Godspell – The 1970 Stephen Schwartz/John-Michael Tebelak  musical, produced by Hoof’n Horn, Duke’s musical theater group. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00; Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 25.  Sheafer Theater in the Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
www.duke.edu/web/hoofnhorn

Performance Art Night VIII – A free evening of new and developing works, presented by Very Normal Productions. Donations encouraged. One night only, Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
Very Normal Productions, info: 919.417.1445

West Side Story – Krup you! NC Theatre revives the 1957 show that lost the Tony Award for Best Musical to The Music Man. We’re not sure why (or how) the N.Y. Journal American is reviewing this production before it opens, but according to NC Theatre’s website, the defunct (1937-1966) Journal-American thinks it will be “an overwhelming hit!” Find out if they’re right this weekend: Friday Student Preview 7:00, Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 25. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
www.nctheatre.com

CONTINUING:
Altar Boyz – Musical comedy about a Catholic boy band. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 25. Raleigh Little Theatre.
www.raleighlittletheatre.org

FINAL WEEKEND:
Flee This Place – A mash-up of the Medea and Antigone myths in a new work by Johannah Maynard, produced by The Distillery Theatre Company as part of Burning Coal Theatre’s second stage series. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School, Raleigh.
www.distillerytheatre.org

AUDITIONS:
A Child’s Christmas in Wales – Actors from 9 to adult needed for The ArtsCenter’s December production. Friday and Sunday, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
theartscenterlive.org

For a more complete listing of area theater, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.

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