Weekend Theater – Sapphic satellite of love

A listing of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of July 7-11, 2010, and beyond

Brides of the Moon – A stellar cast (including Triangle theater veteran Laurie Wolf) performs The Five Lesbian Brothers’ 1996 satirical sci-fi sex comedy. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through July 17. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

10 by 10 Festival – An evening of ten new 10-minute plays by ten playwrights. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 25. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical – As North Carolina joblessness hovers around 10%, and a Congressional stalemate threatens to cut off unemployment benefits for 1.2 million Americans, Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy presents a timely, satirical look at the plight of the economic underclass in America. Oh wait, my mistake. It’s actually “a colorful and comedic chorus of trailer park neighbors who share their trailer trash talkin’, astroturf lovin’ and spray cheese eatin’ life”. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes July 11 Extended through July 16, with most performances now sold out. Progress Energy Center, Raleigh.

Overtones – A 1916 play by Alice Gerstenberg, plus a curtain-raiser by Christopher Durang, presented by OdysseyStage Theatre. Wednesday afternoons 3:00 through August 25. Spice Street Restaurant, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

Rent – The Jonathan Larson musical gets its fourth Triangle production in the last year, this time by Broadway Series South. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through July 17. Fletcher Theater, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh.

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


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