Derrick Ivey and Michael Brocki, Stones in His Pockets
A sampling of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of October 22-25, 2009, and beyond
Blue – Charles Randolph-Wright’s 2001 drama examining a dysfunctional upper middle class African American family. Presented by University Theatre. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 1. Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall, NCSU campus, Raleigh.
Blood Done Sign My Name – Mike Wiley’s one man show about a 1970 racial murder in Oxford, North Carolina. Thursday only, 10:30 a.m., 7:30, 10:00 p.m. Note: All performances are sold out. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.
Glengarry Glen Ross – Director Paul Frellick has assembled a terrific cast for David Mamet’s scabrous comic tragedy, including Mamet veteran David Ring (seen last year in Ghost & Spice’s Duck Variations). This weekend: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 14. (Friday performance sold out.) Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
The Great Ziggurat – An original production of puppet tales by Alaskan company Reckoning Motions. Saturday only, 8:00 5:00. Paperhand Puppet Intervention, Saxapahaw.
The Insanity of Mary Girard: A Nightmare in One Act – An 18th century woman is declared insane by her husband. Turbulence Theatre presents the Lanie Robertson play. This weekend: Friday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through October 31. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
The Mystery of Irma Vep – “That wind!” Jailbreak Theatre Company’s production of the Charles Ludlam penny dreadful returns, in special benefit performances for Theatre in the Park. Friday only: 7:00, 9:30, 12:00. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
Waiting for Godot – “A country road. A tree. Evening.” Classical Theatre of Harlem sets Beckett’s masterpiece in post-Katrina New Orleans, to stunning effect. Presented by Duke Performances. This weekend only: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Reynolds Theater in the Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
Nunsense – North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre presents Dan Goggin’s shocking drama about a group of cutthroat Wall Street fat cats whose unbridled greed nearly destroys the country — Oh, wait, my bad. Apparently it’s a musical comedy about nuns. This weekend: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 1. Greystone Village Shopping Center, Raleigh.
Stones in His Pockets – Michael Brocki and Derrick Ivey play 15 characters in Marie Jones’ comedy about a small Irish town invaded by a big-budget Hollywood film crew. This weekend: Thursday 2:00 & 7:00, Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 1. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
Altar Boyz – Musical comedy about a Catholic boy band. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Raleigh Little Theatre.
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. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater in the Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
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 was able to review this production before it opened, but according to NC Theatre’s website, the defunct (1937-1966) Journal-American thinks it will be “an overwhelming hit!” Find out if they were right this weekend: Tuesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 & 8:00, Sunday 2:00 & 7:00. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
For a more complete listing of area theater, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.