Weekend Theater – Their exits and their entrances

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of September 22-26, 2010, and beyond

For a rundown of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

As You Like It – Shakespeare’s pastoral romantic comedy crowd pleaser, presented by Playmakers Rep. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Runs through October 10. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Blindsided – An interactive play about behind-the-camera drama on a nationally syndicated talk show. Presented by Diamonds, Pearls, and Pink Roses Productions. This weekend only: Sunday 3:00 and 7:30. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.

City of Medicine – Transactors Improv opens the fourth season of their improvised serial medical drama, set at Bull City Medical Center. Expect drama, romance, stunning plot twists, and maybe an evil twin or two. This weekend: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Fall into Improv – NC Improv presents an evening of comic improv groups, featuring Biological Necessities, The Last Unicorns, Really Special People, and DUI. This weekend: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Nearly Lear – A tragicomic take on the Shakespeare tragedy told from the Fool’s point of view, in a one-woman performance by Susanna Hamnett. NCSU Center Stage. This weekend only: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Titmus Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

Right Place, Right Time – A comedy about “contemporary relationships”, presented by Stillwater Theatre. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 3. Studio Theatre, Jones Hall, Meredith College, Raleigh.

And the Winner Is – Supernatural comedy about a self-obsessed movie star, by the author of Tuesdays with Morrie. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. RLT Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, Raleigh.

Chicago – Kander and Ebb’s Prohibition-era musical about celebrity criminals, based on the 1926 play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. This weekend: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 3. Temple Theatre, Sanford.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s perennial spoof gets yet another area staging, this time by Theatre in the Park. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 3. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – OdysseyStage’s ‘Readers Theatre at Lunch’ series presents a staged reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story. Bring your own lunch. This week: Wednesday and Thursday, lunch at 11:30, show at 12:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

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. Closes Sunday. Greystone Village Shopping Center, North Raleigh.

Little Shop of Horrors – Flower shop assistant Seymour finds his life complicated by a serial-killing plant from outer space, in Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s 1982 musical spoof. This weekend: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.

Our Town – Thornton Wilder’s modern classic, presented by The Justice Theater Project, with a “concept based on” David Cromer’s recent Chicago and New York productions. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Clare Hall Performing Center, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.

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

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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