Weekend Theater – Something wicked this way comes


Elphaba in Wicked (artist’s rendering)

A listing of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of April 21 – April 25, 2010, and beyond

OPENING:
Wicked – It’s a revisionist history of the Land of Oz. On Wednesday the blockbuster musical drops its house on Durhamland for an extended stay. This weekend: Wednesday 7:30, Thursday 2:00 and 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30, Tuesday 7:00. Continues through May 16. Durham Performing Arts Center.
www.dpacnc.com

ONGOING:
Boston Marriage – Ghost & Spice presents David Mamet’s wicked comedy, directed by Jay O’Berski. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 1. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
www.cgtheatre.com

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: Thursday and Saturday 7:30. Continues through May 2. Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School, Raleigh.
www.burningcoal.org

The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde comedy performed by The Towne Players of Garner. Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Garner Auditorium, Garner.
www.towneplayers.org

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. Closes Sunday. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
www.ncsu.edu

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.
www.manbitesdogtheater.org

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: Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 1. Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School, Raleigh.
www.burningcoal.org

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. Closes Sunday. Raleigh Little Theatre.
raleighlittletheatre.org

AUDITIONS:
Manbites Dog Theater – General auditions for area actors, several local companies will be represented. Auditions by appointment only. Saturday April 24. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
www.manbitesdogtheater.org

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

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