Weekend Theater – Rock, robot rock


First Law: A robot may not break a heart.

A sampling of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of February 24-28, 2010, and beyond

Another amazingly full week on Triangle stages, with robots, zombies, star-crossed lovers, intra-racial tensions, progeria, male strippers, a plus-sized dancer, and the musical version of a sexually explicit 19th Century German play.

OPENING:
Chocolate/Vanilla – Original play written and directed by Veronique LaShell MacRae exploring racial tensions between African-American males and females. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00. PSI Theatre, Durham Arts Council.
www.acttrinity.org

The Full Monty – Six unemployed steel workers take it all off for cash in this musical adaptation of the 1997 movie. NC Theatre’s cast includes Sally Struthers (!) and Ira David Wood III. This weekend: Friday 7:00, Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00, Tuesday 8:00. Continues through March 7. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
www.nctheatre.com

Hairspray – John Waters’ 1988 movie becomes a Tony Award winning musical. You can’t stop the beat. One night only: Wednesday 7:30. Durham Performing Arts Center.
www.dpacnc.com

Improv Relief! – Improv performers from around the Triangle stage a benefit for Haiti, with proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders. One night only: Thursday 8:00. Berkeley Cafe, Raleigh.
www.berkeleycafe.net

Kimberly Akimbo – David Lindsay Abaire’s dark comedy about a 16-year-old girl who looks much, much older than her years. Presented by Stage Hands Performing Arts. One weekend only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 1:00 and 5:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
www.cgtheatre.com

Love and Robots: A Puppet Rock Opera – Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents a robot love story. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through March 7 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, and March 12-21 at Paperhand Studio in Saxapahaw.
www.paperhand.org

Romeo and Juliet – Temple Theatre’s Winter Youth Conservatory presents the Shakespeare tragedy. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 7. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
www.templeshows.com

Spring Awakening – A hit Broadway alt-rock musical, which to its credit stays true to Frank Wedekind’s still shocking 1891 play. Opens Tuesday March 2 at 7:00. Continues through March 7. Durham Performing Arts Center.
www.dpacnc.com

ONGOING:
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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. REP Upstairs Studio, Raleigh.
www.realtheatre.org

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. Closes Sunday. Pittman Auditorium, Saint Mary’s School, Raleigh.
www.thejusticetheaterproject.org

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: Wednesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. All of this weekend’s shows except Saturday matinee sold out. Continues through March 6. Deep Dish Theatre, Chapel Hill.
www.deepdishtheater.org

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom – To get out alive: find the lawn gnome, drink the chocolate milk, and at all costs avoid the Neighborhood Association! Manbites Dog presents a dark satire by Jennifer Haley. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through March 6. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
www.manbitesdogtheater.org

Out of the Blue – An original work by Archipelago Theatre about what happens when life suddenly sends you down a new and unexpected path. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater in the Bryan Center, Duke University West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

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.
raleighlittletheatre.org

The Virtual Performance Factory – A performance environment existing in the borderlands of real and virtual space, created by UNC’s Communication Studies Department in collaboration with Icarus Studios, a Cary game company. Presented as part of CHAT Festival. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Swain Hall Studio Six, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
www.chatfestival2010.com/virtual-performance-factory.html

The Winter’s Tale – It has one of the greatest stage directions ever: “Exit, pursued by a bear”. Peace College Theatre presents Shakespeare’s comic romance. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Leggett Theater, Peace College, Raleigh.
theatre.peace.edu

AUDITIONS:
Doubt – Theatre in the Park in Raleigh. Monday 6:30.
www.theatreinthepark.com/auditions.html

South Pacific – Temple Theatre in Sanford. Saturday 10:00.
www.templeshows.com/html/auditions.html

TheatreFest – NCSU Theatre’s three-show summer series. Thurday and Friday 7:00. University Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
www.ncsu.edu/theatre

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

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2 Responses to Weekend Theater – Rock, robot rock

  1. Devra says:

    Hi! Thanks so much for including our show, and that we’ve added a matinee. But “An Ideal Husband” closes March 6, not this weekend, as mentioned in your listing. So one four more shows (the 8:00 on 3/6 is sold out) next weekend, too!

  2. Ed says:

    Thanks for the catch. It’s now corrected.

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