Full Moon photo by David Haworth
A sampling of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of November 18-22, 2009, and beyond
Dark of the Moon – A supernatural tale of doomed love in the Southern mountains, presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players. This weekend only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Cary Academy.
Downriver – An 88-year old bluesman rides an inflatable mattress down the Mississippi and into his past. A staged presentation of a screenplay by Dana Coen. Presented by UNC’s Process Series. Free. This weekend only: Friday-Saturday 8:00. Gerrard Hall, UNC campus, Chapel Hill.
It’s a Wonderful Life – “Where’s that money, you silly stupid old fool?” The story of George Bailey of Bedford Falls, staged as a 1940’s live radio broadcast. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 22. NCSU Campus: Titmus Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall, Raleigh.
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Part 2 – David Edgar’s massive two-part adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel presented in rotating rep. (See “Continuing” for Part 1 schedule.) This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through December 20. Paul Green Theater, UNC campus, Chapel Hill.
My Patriot Act – An evening-length performance by Rachel Brooker, incorporating dance, text, and video. One weekend only: Friday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
Scapin – Molière’s comedy about a crafty rascal, adapted by By Bill Irwin And Mark O’Donnell. This weekend only: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00. Leggett Theatre, Peace College, Raleigh.
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Part 1 – David Edgar’s massive two-part adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel presented in rotating rep. See “Opening” for Part 2 schedule. This weekend: Saturday-Sunday 2:00, Tuesday 7:30. Continues through December 19. Paul Green Theater, UNC campus, Chapel Hill.
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. Closes November 21. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
Snoopy!!! – Musical based on the bipedal comic strip canine. This weekend: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00, 5:00. Closes November 22. Raleigh Little Theatre.
For a more complete listing of area theater,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.