Theater Week – Roll on, Johnny Handlebars

A  listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 21, 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.

Johnny Handlebars: The Musical – A timeless story of misery, depravity, desire, and love. TV Knife performs the two-act musical about a two-bit man who finds redemption. With guest vocalist Jason Fetvedt as Johnny. One show only: Saturday 9:00. Kings Barcade, Raleigh.

Inspecting Carol – Dickens meets Gogol in this comedy about a struggling theater company staging its annual cash cow, A Christmas Carol, only to learn of an imminent visit by an inspector for the NEA. University Theatre gets to have its cake and make fun of it too, in this first (of many) Dickensian productions over the next month. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, matinees Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

Turtle Island Tales – Puppeteer Hobey Ford presents stories and songs from Native American culture. One performance: Saturday morning 11:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

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. Closes Saturday. REP’s Upstairs Studio, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.

Heroes – A revival of last spring’s 2nd Ave. South production in Raleigh, Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of a play by Gerald Sibleyras features a dream cast of three Triangle veterans: John Murphey, David Ring, and Jordan Smith. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through November 20. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Jungalbook – Stage adaptation for children of Rudyard Kipling’s Mowgli stories. This weekend: Thursday 10:00 a.m., Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:00 and 5:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh.

Once Upon a Shoe – Youth Repertory Touring Troupe presents a stage adaptation of Mother Goose by and for kids. One performance: Saturday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade – Free Association Theatre Ensemble presents the Peter Weiss play, with this helpful content labeling: “This show contains some violent and adult material. Discretion is advised.” This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Fate’s Space, Cary.

St. Nicholas – A theater critic encounters London vampires. Burning Coal Artistic Director Jerome Davis performs in the Conor McPherson play. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. The Murphey School, Raleigh.

Vertigo – “One final thing I have to do… and then I’ll be free of the past.” Return again to Mission San Juan Batista in Lucius Robinson’s new stage adaptation inspired by the Hitchcock movie and the original source novel, and directed by Joseph Megel. (Plus bonus featurette: Clavius Sternway’s dubiously titled Pig Men of the Martian Moons.) Presented by UNC’s Department of Communication Studies. This week: Thursday 6:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Studio 6 Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

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