A sampling of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of January 27-31, 2010, and beyond
All My Sons – PlayMakers Rep presents Arthur Miller’s American tragedy. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 14. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
As You Like It – Cross-dressing heroine Rosalind flees to the Forest of Arden and complications ensue. The touring Aquila Theatre Company performs Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy. One performance: Tuesday Feb. 2 at 8:00. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
City of Medicine – Transactors Improv continues its third season of this completely improvised medical comedy serial, featuring a different mystery celebrity patient each episode. One night only: Friday 8:00. Continues March 12, April 2, and June 11. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
FATE – Free Association Theatre Ensemble presents staged readings of short plays by local playwrights. One night only: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
Out of Order – A British farce by Ray Cooney, OBE, author of Who Were You With Last Night?, Move Over Mrs. Markham, Why Not Stay For Breakfast?, Run For Your Wife, and Stand By Your Bedouin. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 14. Greystone Village Shopping Center, Raleigh.
Xanadu – “A place where nobody dared to go/The love that we came to know/They call it Xanadu…” Adapted (by Douglas Carter Beane) from the 1980 movie, this is probably the best roller disco Broadway musical touring production you’re ever going to see (at least until someone gets around to doing Roller Boogie). Presented by Broadway Series South. This weekend only: Thursday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh.
Mamma Mia! – Stage musical (adapted from the 1968 Gina Lollobrigida movie, Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell) featuring the songs of ABBA (who are scheduled for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March — Rock On!). This weekend: Wednesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday January 31. Durham Performing Arts Center.
Reefer Madness – Musical comedy version of the 1936 cautionary exploitation movie, presented by Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn. This weekend: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 4:20 (!) and 9:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes January 31. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
Esther – Auditions for an April 2010 workshop performance of a new musical. By appointment Saturday January 30, at Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist Church. More information on the website.
For a more complete listing of area theater,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.