A listing of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of May 19-23, 2010, and beyond
Bang No More! – A teenager joins a street gang and things go terribly wrong. A co-presentation of AAAC and H.O.U.S.E. Theatre Arts Group. This weekend only: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. African American Cultural Complex, Raleigh.
The Color Purple – The touring musical based on the Alice Walker novel comes to DPAC. Opens next Tuesday, continues through May 30. Durham Performing Arts Center.
Esther – Concert staging of an original musical retelling of the Biblical tale of Esther. This weekend only: Friday 7:30 at the Friday Center, Chapel Hill; Saturday 7:30 at the PSI Theatre, Durham Arts Council; Sunday 4:00 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Raleigh.
God’s Ear – A family coping with heartbreak gets some help from G.I. Joe and The Tooth Fairy in a “play with music” about love, loss, and life’s absurdities. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through June 5. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
Troilus and Cressida – The Delta Boys present Shakespeare’s Trojan War play outdoors as nature intended. This weekend only: Wednesday-Sunday 8:00. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
A Tuff Shuffle: Backstage with Louis Armstrong – Danny Mullen’s one-man play about the jazz legend. One show only: Saturday 8:00. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.
¡Anarchist! – Tom Marriott directs Little Green Pig’s take on Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
Body Awareness – Deep Dish Theater’s production of the Annie Baker comedy. This weekend: Wednesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill.
Dark Play or Stories for Boys – Carlos Murillos’ very dark comedy about virtual identities, presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players. Exrtended: Friday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. REP Upstairs Studio, Raleigh.
Eurydice – Sarah Ruhl’s retelling of the myth of Eurydice and Orpheus. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
Heroes – Al Singer directs a dream cast: John Murphy, Jordan Smith and David Ring in Tom Stoppard’s translation of the comedy by Gérald Sibleyras, about three aging World War I veterans plotting to escape from a military hospital. Presented by 2nd Ave. South Players. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Meymandi Theater at the Murphey School, Raleigh.
Songs for a New World – Raleigh Little Theatre stages the 1995 Jason Robert Brown musical. This weekend: Friday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Outdoor Amphitheatre, Raleigh Little Theatre.
Spring Loaded! – A.D.D. Theatre offers an evening of sketch comedy, improv, and short plays. Friday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
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For a more complete listing of area theater,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.