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.

OPENING:
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.
caryplayers.org

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.
pandemoniumtheshow.com

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.
distillerytheatre.org

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.
nccu.edu/news/

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.
artscenterlive.org

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.
ncsu.edu/theatre

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.
baretheatre.org

ONGOING:
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.
playmakersrep.org

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.
templeshows.com

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.
theatreinthepark.com

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.
stillwatertheatre.com

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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