A sampling of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of February 10-14, 2010, and beyond
Boys & Girls – Bare Theater presents three short plays by contemporary playwrights: Burying Barbie by Christopher Dimond, boygirlboygirl by Jason Williamson, and Ask Him in the Morning by Carmen-Maria Mandley. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 21. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
Dance on Widow’s Row – Samm-Art Williams’ comedy about four widows in a small North Carolina town. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU campus, Durham.
Don’t Cry For Me, Margaret Mitchell – David O. Selznick, Ben Hecht, and Victor Fleming have just one week to rewrite the script and save Selznick’s troubled production of Gone with the Wind from being a disaster of Titanic proportions. An historical comedy by Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 21. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
Fences – August Wilson’s classic drama about an embittered ex-athlete, presented by the Justice Theater Project. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 28. Pittman Auditorium, Saint Mary’s School, Raleigh.
An Ideal Husband – “When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.” Oscar Wilde’s comedy about a politician being blackmailed by a woman from his past. (The existence of a sex tape is in dispute.) This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Friday show sold out. Through March 6. Deep Dish Theatre, Chapel Hill.
Kabuki Lady Macbeth – He said, she said. Retelling of the Shakespeare tragedy from a different point of view. Opens Tuesday 8:00. Continues through February 21. Studio Theater, Jones Hall, Meredith College campus, Raleigh.
Love Bits & Bites – Cary Players’ annual Valentines Day-themed variety show about love. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 4:00. Continues through February 21. Page-Walker Arts and History Center, Cary.
The LOVE Show – Transactors presents a completely improvised two-act show about el-oh-vee-ee. One performance: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
The Shipment – Critically acclaimed Korean-American playwright Young Jean Lee brings her theater company to Chapel Hill, with her blistering satire about African-American stereotypes and experiences. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Memorial Hall, UNC campus, Chapel Hill.
Veronica’s Room – A mystery/thriller by Ira Levin. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 28. Raleigh Little Theatre.
All My Sons – PlayMakers Rep presents Arthur Miller’s American tragedy. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00; Matinees: Wednesday 10:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday February 14. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds – Paul Zindel’s 1964 play about a mother not doing such a great job raising her daughters, presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through February 27. REP Upstairs Studio, Raleigh.
4.48 Psychosis – British playwright Sarah Kane’s final work, about a woman fighting a losing battle against depression. This weekend: Thursday 8:00, Saturday 7:00 and 9:00 (no Friday show). Closes Saturday February 13. Golden Belt (Building 2), 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. Closes Sunday February 14. Greystone Village Shopping Center, Raleigh.
The Seafarer – The Devil shows his hand in a high-stakes Irish poker game. Burning Coal presents Conor McPherson’s 2006 play. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 21. Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School, Raleigh.
Call for submissions of new 10-minute plays to be performed during the ArtsCenter’s annual 10 by 10 Festival. Deadline February 14; more submission guidelines online.
For a more complete listing of area theater,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.