Weekend Theater – Wanna be on top?

A sampling of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of April 7 – April 11, 2010, and beyond

Cinderella – NC Theatre presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1957 written-for-television musical fairy tale. This weekend: Friday 7:00, Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00, Tuesday April 13 8:00. Continues through April 18. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.

Confessions of a Lounge Singer – Dasan Ahanu’s solo show about fictional sixties lounge singer Earl “Treetops” Johnson. Presented by Black Poetry Theatre. One performance: Sunday 7:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Doubt: A Parable – Uncertainty principal: A Catholic School in 1964 is the setting for a battle of wills between the parish priest and Sister Aloysius, the school’s principal. Theatre in the Park presents the 2004 John Patrick Shanley drama. This weekend: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 18. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.

Hidden Voices: Home Is Not One Story – Explores the challenges of homelessness through performances, exhibits, animation, writings, and audio. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

How I Learned To Drive – Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents Paula Vogel’s 1998 play about a woman remembering a childhood relationship with her uncle. Opens Tuesday April 13 8:00. Continues through April 18. Studio Theatre, Meredith College, Raleigh.

The Miser – Joseph Megel directs a new adaptation of the Molière comedy for Duke Theater Studies. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 18. Sheafer Theater in the Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.

Our Town – Thornton Wilder’s deceptively simple drama depicts the citizens of a small New England town in the early part of last century. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This weekend: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 25. Raleigh Little Theatre.

Playwrights Roundtable: Script City – Staged reading of short plays from the Playwrights Lab. One performance: Sunday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Rent – Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents Jonathan Larson’s 1996 musical. This weekend: Thursday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 7:00 and 11:59. Continues April 15-18 and May 14-15. Reynolds Theater in the Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.

Theater 2010: New Plays Festival – Student-written and directed plays. Monday April 12 and 19, 7:00. Free admission. Brody Theater, Duke East Campus, Durham.

Transisters Present Gender Bender – Probably not what you’re thinking. Female members of Transactors in an evening of improvised theater. One performance: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

America’s Next Top Model – Open call for women 18 – 27, to be contestants on the television reality show. Requirements and application here. Thursday 5:00-9:00. NC Museum of Natural Science, Raleigh. (Note: If you try out, please contact The Upstager about your experience. Especially if you sneak some video while you’re there.)

The Light in the Piazza – Raleigh Little Theatre is holding auditions for its June musical production. More audition information here. Monday-Tuesday 7:30. Callbacks Saturday April 17 11:00. Raleigh Little Theatre.

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


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