Weekend Theater – J-Horror

Hope you weren’t planning to sleep tonight…
Little Green Pig’s Redghost. Photo: Jay O’Berski

A listing of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of September 8-12, 2010, and beyond

They’re back! Triangle theater kicks into high gear with seven shows opening this weekend — and things get even crazier in the next few weeks. For a rundown of what area theaters have in store, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page. Hang on, it’s going to be an exciting ride.

And the Winner Is – Supernatural comedy about a self-obsessed movie star, by the author of Tuesdays with Morrie. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through September 26. RLT Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, Raleigh.

Go Ask Alice – “A raindrop just splashed on my forehead and it was like a tear from heaven. Am I really alone? Is it possible that even God is crying for me?” Hilariously over the top anti-drug comedy, presented by NRACT (North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre). This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 26. Greystone Village Shopping Center, North Raleigh.

Happy Days – “Words fail, there are times when even they fail.” Samuel Beckett play presented by PRC2, Playmakers’ second-stage series. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Nothing Pink – A play with music, based on Mark Hardy’s coming-out novel for teens, featuring original compositions and arrangements by Mark Hartman. Presented by UNC Communication Studies. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 19. Swain Hall Studio 6, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Our Town – Thornton Wilder’s modern classic, presented by The Justice Theater Project. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 26. Clare Hall Performing Center, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.

Redghost – Little Green Pig stages Tsuruya Nanboku’s classic Japanese ghost story, Yotsuya Kaidan. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 18. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

To Kill a Mockingbird – Stage version of the Harper Lee novel presented by Burning Coal. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 26. The Murphey School, Raleigh.

Islands Unknown – NC Museum of Art hosts the absolute final encore performances of Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor summer show, “an epic odyssey that will take us to the depths of the imagination and the very ends of the earth… in 3-D!” Bring the kids, bring the adults, bring everybody. This weekend: Friday-Saturday 7:00, pre-show starts at 6:20 (Friday: Club Boheme, Saturday: Midtown Dickens). Closes Sunday. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.

Mi Vida Loca – Eric Overmeyer comedy about a family dealing with the father’s substance abuse issues. This weekend: Wednesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 18. Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill.

Talking Things Over with Chekov – Two ex-lovers journey back to the New York theater scene in a play by John Ford Noonan, presented by FATE (Free Association Theatre Ensemble). This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Page-Walker Arts Center, Cary.

Please contact us with any corrections or additions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.

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