Weekend Theater – By the pricking of my thumbs…

Macbeth – NCSU’s University Theatre

A sampling of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of April 14 – April 18, 2010, and beyond

Ain’t Got Long to Stay Here – Barry Scott’s one-man play based on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. One performance: Saturday 7:30. Holly Springs Cultural Center.

Boston Marriage – Ghost & Spice presents David Mamet’s wicked comedy, directed by Jay O’Berski. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through May 1. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

The Crawdad’s Conundrum – Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents their family fun show, followed by an Earth Day Parade. Saturday 2:00. FREE – bring an item of non-perishable food to donate. Southern Village Green, Chapel Hill.

The Fairest – A modern, grown-up reimagining of the Snow White story. Staged reading of the Debra Kaufman play. One performance: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Gee’s Bend – A rural African American uses quilting to find their place in the world. Presented by Burning Coal in repertory with Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts. This weekend: Friday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 2. Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School, Raleigh.

The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde comedy performed by The Towne Players of Garner. Friday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through April 24. Garner Auditorium, Garner.

Love and Robots – Encore presentation of the epic robot love story. Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Paperhand Studio, Saxapahaw.

Macbeth – NC State’s University Theatre presents the Shakespeare drama, co-directed by Rachel Klem and Dana Marks. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 25. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

Oldest Living Confederate Widow: Her Confession – 99-year-old Lucy Marsden recounts her scandalous life story in this stage adaptation of the Allan Gurganus novel. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through May 1. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

Phedre’s Blues – Adaptation of the Greek tragedy, featuring the music of North Carolina bluesman Lightnin’ Wells. This weekend: Friday-Saturday 8:00. Gerrard Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts – Burning Coal presents the world premiere of the comedy by Winston-Salem playwright Angus MacLachlan, about an artist trying to escape a love triangle. Presented in repertory with Gee’s Bend. This weekend: Thursday and Saturday 7:30. Continues through May 1. Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School, Raleigh.

Working – Central Carolina Community College presents the Studs Terkel musical. This weekend only: Wednesday-Thursday 7:00, Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00.

Cinderella – NC Theatre presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1957 written-for-television musical fairy tale. This weekend: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2L00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.

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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.

How I Learned To Drive – Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents Paula Vogel’s 1998 play about a woman remembering a childhood relationship with her uncle. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. 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. Closes Sunday. 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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 25. Raleigh Little Theatre.

Rent – Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents Jonathan Larson’s 1996 musical. This weekend: Thursday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Encore performances 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 19, 7:00. Free admission. Brody Theater, Duke East Campus, Durham.

The ArtsCenter Audition Day – Tryouts for 10 by 10 Festival in the Triangle, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Saturday afternoon. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Bye Bye Birdie – The Orange County Players holds auditions for the teen idol musical. Monday-Wednesday 6:00. Hillsborough Exchange Club, Hillsborough.

The Nutcracker – Looking for teenagers who can sing, dance, and act. Friday 7:00, Saturday 1:00. Walltown Children’s Theatre, Durham.

Twelfth Night, or What You Will – Auditions for Koka Booth Amphitheatre’s August outdoor production. Monday and Tuesday 6:30. Booth Amphitheatre, Cary.

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


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