Weekend Theater – Triumph of the Wills

Percussionist, Pandemonium: The Lost and Found Orchestra

A listing of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of September 29-October 3, 2010, and beyond

A remarkable three Will Shakespeare productions running this weekend (plus the entire canon in 90 minutes at Theatre in the Park). 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.

Over the River and Through the Woods – Cary Players presents an Italian-American family comedy, from the author of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 10. Page Walker Arts Center, Cary.

Pandemonium – From the creators of Stomp, an evening of rhythm and physical theatre by the Lost and Found Orchestra using everyday objects. This weekend only: Wednesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.

Playground – Distillery Theatre’s world premiere of Jonathan Fitt’s drama about child brides, based on the true story of Nujood Ali. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Runs through October 10. The Murphey School, Raleigh.

Sarafina! – Mbongeni Ngema’s musical about Soweto high school students’ struggle against South Africa’s apartheid policies, presented by the NCCU Department of Theatre. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 10. University Theater, NCCU Campus, Durham.

Suspense! – Transactors presents five different improvised episodes of horror, mystery, thriller, and sci-fi chillers that are guaranteed to leave you in …………….suspense! One show only: Friday 8:oo. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Twelfth Night or What You Will – Déjà vu all over again! Shakespeare’s tale of shipwrecks, separated twins, wise fools, mistaken identity, and gender confusion gets its second local production in as many months — this time indoors! This weekend only: Thursday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Stewart Theatre, NC State Campus, Raleigh.

The Winter’s Tale – Shakespeare’s bear-threatened romance presented by Bare [!] Theatre and The Delta Boys. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham. Continues next weekend at Sertoma Amphitheatre, Cary.

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

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. Closes Sunday. 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: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.

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