A sampling of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of March 17-21, 2010, and beyond
MoLoRa – A South African take on Aeschylus’s Oresteia, with a white Klytemnestra and a black Elektra speaking before a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Duke Performances presents Farber Foundry Theater’s production, featuring the Ngqoko Cultural Group. Two shows only: Friday-Saturday 8:00. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
I Love You Because – A romantic comedy, loosely based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Presented by UNC Pauper Players. This weekend and next week: Friday-Tuesday 8:00, Sunday matinee 2:00. Closes Tuesday. Martha Nell Hardy Performance Space, Bingham 203, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
Mama Juggs: Three Generations Healing Negative Body Images – One-woman show written and performed by ‘rie Shontel, about a variety of women in an Oakland, California housing project. This weekend: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
The Mikado, or The Town of Titipu – “Then let the throng our joy advance!” Derrick Ivey directs the Durham Savoyards’ 125th anniversary production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most famous comic opera. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Carolina Theatre, Durham.
Now You See Me – A woman auditions for the ultimate TV reality show in Neal Bell’s dark satire. Free staged reading, presented by Manbites Dog Theater and Duke Theater Studies. One show only: Saturday 8:15. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
Silenced – Wildfire Theatre in conjunction with Raleigh Ensemble Players presents an evening of acrobatics, music, and theatre/visual art examining the darker side of attraction and kinship. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Closes Sunday. REP’s Upstairs Studio, Raleigh.
Workshop of a new play – A new work in progress about history and family, by Triangle playwright Mike Wiley. This weekend: Thursday 7:30, Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
Crimes of the Heart – Beth Henley’s play about three Southern sisters, presented by North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 28. Greystone Village Shopping Center, Raleigh.
El Paso – Jason Petty’s tribute to country and Western singer-songwriter Marty Robbins. This weekend: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 28. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
The Hundred Dresses – A girl tries to fit in at her 1930’s school in a stage adaptation of the Newberry Award-winning children’s book. This weekend: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through March 28. Raleigh Little Theatre.
The Importance of Being Earnest – “I could deny it if I liked…” Playmakers presents the Oscar Wilde comedy. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00; Matinees Thursday 10:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
Limbo – Burning Coal’s Second Stage Series presents Declan Feenan’s one-woman play about a Dublin girl out for a night on the town. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School, Raleigh.
Little House on the Prairie – Melissa Gilbert graduates to the role of Ma Ingalls, in this musical adaptation of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. Presented by Broadway Series South. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00. Matinees: Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
Love and Robots: A Puppet Rock Opera – Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents an epic robot love story. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Paperhand Studio in Saxapahaw. Closes Sunday.
For a more complete listing of area theater,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.