Weekend Theater – World of Wonder

Joe Goode Performance Group’s Wonderboy

A sampling of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of March 3-7, 2010, and beyond

Wonderboy – This looks amazing. San Francisco-based Joe Goode Performance Group collaborates with master puppeteer Basil Twist in this dance theater story of a boy searching for love and belonging. One performance only: Tuesday March 9 at 8:00. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

Lots more theater listings…

The City Line and Sexton Emeritus – Kenny Gannon reads two of his short stories. Benefit for Peace College Theatre. One night only: Tuesday March 9 at 7:30. Leggett Theatre, Peace College, Raleigh.

Hamlet – Triangle high school students perform in One Song Productions’ staging of the Shakespeare tragedy. This weekend: Thursday and Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

The Importance of Being Earnest – “I could deny it if I liked…” Playmakers presents the Oscar Wilde comedy. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 21. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

The Vagina Monologues – Eve Ensler again, performed as a Fundraiser for Interact of Wake County. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College, Raleigh.

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: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, 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: Wednesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00. Closes Saturday. (Tickets still available as of Tuesday night for Thursday night and Saturday matinee. Deep Dish Theatre, Chapel Hill.

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 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, and March 12-21 at Paperhand Studio in Saxapahaw.

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: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

Romeo and Juliet – Temple Theatre’s Winter Youth Conservatory presents the Shakespeare tragedy. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.

Spring Awakening – A hit Broadway alt-rock musical, which to its credit stays true to Frank Wedekind’s still shocking 1891 play. This weekend: Wednesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. Durham Performing Arts Center.

Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy – Saturday 12:00-6:00. Kennedy Theatre, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh.

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


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