Weekend Theater – Go Ahead and Jump

A listing of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of October 27-31, 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.

OPENING:
Billy Elliot – A working-class boy decides he’s gotta dance. The Tony-winning musical launches its national tour in Durham. This weekend: Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 14. Durham Performing Arts Center.
dpacnc.com

Bug – Raleigh Ensemble Players presents Tracy Letts’ paranoid thriller set in an Oklahoma motel. As in Letts’ earlier work, Killer Joe, some really awful things happen. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:30. Continues through November 20. REP’s Upstairs Studio, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
realtheatre.org

City of Medicine – Transactors’ improvised medical serial drama, now in its fourth season, featuring a surprise guest star. One performance only: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Fences – Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, August Wilson’s play tells the story of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League ball player now working as a garbage man in 1950’s Pittsburgh. This marks Playmakers’ first mainstage production of an August Wilson play. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 14. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

The Ghosts of Fayetteville Street – Promenade-style Halloween theater event, telling mysterious and ghostly tales about Raleigh’s main drag. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 6:30, Sunday 2:00. Begins at Raleigh City Museum.
burningcoal.org

A Piece of My Heart – True stories of six American women who served in Vietnam. University Theatre presents Shirley Lauro’s stage adaptation of the book by Keith Walker. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, matinees Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 7. Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall, NC State Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu

The Rocky Horror Show – The timeless, warped classic, presented by Broadway Series South and Wilmington’s City Stage. This weekend only: Thursday-Sunday 8:00, plus special Saturday late show at 11:00. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
progressenergycenter.com

ONGOING:
The Beatification of Area Boy – Duke Theater Studies presents the drama by Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Reynolds Theatre in the Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

Clue: The Musical – Just what it sounds like. Presented by North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT). This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 7. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Flaming Idiots – Tom Rooney’s farce set in a health food restaurant. This weekend: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 7. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Is He Dead? – David Ives’ adaptation of an unproduced farce by Mark Twain. (Spoiler alert: Mark Twain IS dead, despite his repeated claims to the contrary.) This weekend: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 13. Deep Dish Theatre, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

AUDITIONS:
Don’t Dress for Dinner – North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre holds auditions for its January show. Saturday morning 10:00. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
More info

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

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