Weekend Theater – One million fifty-one thousand two hundred minutes

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The Lower D’s

A sampling of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of November 11-15, 2009, and beyond

OPENING:
Alice! in Wonderland – A socio-political take on the Lewis Carroll story, presented by student-run One Song Productions. This weekend only: Saturday 3:00 and 7:00, Sunday 7:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
www.onesongproductions.org

City of Medicine – Transactors Improv continues its third season of this completely improvised medical comedy serial, featuring a different mystery celebrity patient each episode. $12. Friday 8:00. Continues January 29, March 12, April 2, and June 11. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
www.cgtheatre.com

intimacies – Michael Kearn’s one man show about a diverse cast of characters impacted by HIV/AIDS. One show: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
www.artscenterlive.org

Laughter, Mystery and Grace – An evening of unscripted performance, presented by Off the Deep End Ensemble. One show: Saturday 7:30. Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School, Raleigh.
www.interplaync.org

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Part 1 – David Edgar’s massive 8-hour adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel presented in two parts. Part 2 opens next week, then both continue in rotating repertory. This weekend: Wednesday-Friday 7:30. Continues through December 20. Paul Green Theater, UNC campus, Chapel Hill.
www.playmakersrep.org

The Lower D’s – Jay O’Berski directs this adaptation of Maxim Gorky’s The Lower Depths. Presented by Duke’s Department of Theater Studies, the production is designed to be carbon-neutral, with no new materials purchased for the play and all play-related energy use off-set by sponsors. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 21. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

Oy! – Staged reading of nine short comedies by Rich Orloff, each illustrating the meaning of a Yiddish word. Presented by Odyssey Stage. One show: Sunday 2:30. Judea Reform Congregation, Durham.
www.odysseystage.org

Rent (School Edition) – Yes, it’s those lovable, tragic New York bohemians again, presented this time by the East Chapel Hill High School Performing Arts Department. (Not to be confused with the ongoing Company Carolina production – see “Final Weekend”.) This weekend only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. ECHHS, Chapel Hill.
919.969.2787 or eastreservations@gmail.com

When We Danced – Gregory Ramos’ one-man play in process about LGBT people. Presented as part of the Process Series at UNC. Free, with post-show discussion. One show: Tuesday November 17 7:30. Gerrard Hall, UNC campus, Chapel Hill. More info.
919.843.7067 or megel@email.unc.edu

CONTINUING:
Snoopy!!! – Musical based on the bipedal comic strip canine. This weekend: Thursday 1:00, Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 & 5:00. (Most performances this weekend sold out.) Continues through November 22. Raleigh Little Theatre.
raleighlittletheatre.org

FINAL WEEKEND:
Caleb Calypso and the Midnight Marauders – Germany, 1989. As the Cold War staggers to its anticlimax, a US Army soldier struggles to choose his future. Premiere of a new comic drama by Durham playwright Howard Craft. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham. Closes November 14.
www.manbitesdogtheater.org

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: Wednesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday-Saturday 8:00. Closes November 14. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
www.deepdishtheater.org

Rent – Company Carolina presents the neo-bohemian musical at UNC’s Forest Theatre (yes, it’s outdoors). (Not to be confused with this weekend’s East Chapel Hill High School production – see “Opening”.) This weekend: Friday-Saturday 8:00. Closes November 14. Dress warmly and bring cushions. Forest Theatre, UNC campus, Chapel Hill.
More info: company@unc.edu

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

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