Theater Week – Big Science

Nightwork – Photo: Jay O’Berski

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 31, 2011

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

Angels in America – Playmakers stages Tony Kushner’s epic masterpiece, Part 1: Millennium Approaches and Part 2: Perestroika presented in rotating rep. This week: Part 1: Saturday 7:30; Part 2: Sunday 7:30. Continues through March 6. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

City of Medicine – The latest episode of Transactors’ ongoing improvised serial medical drama. One night only: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Crowns – Regina Taylor’s play about the African-American church community. Co-produced by Temple Theatre and Burning Coal. This week: Thursday 7:00, Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 6. Temple Theatre, Sanford.

Don’t Dress for Dinner – A sex farce presented by North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre. This week: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

Love! Sex! Violence! Laughter! – A sampling of North Carolina playwrights, featuring scenes by Paul Baerman, Anthony Garcia-Copian, Debra Kaufman, and Richard Krawiec. One night only: Saturday 7:30. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Nightwork – Five overworked, underpaid, hyper-caffeinated grad students work the night shift in a biomedical research lab. Manbites Dog presents the world premiere of a dark comedy by Monica Byrne. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through February 12.

Solo Takes On: 2 – Three solo performances presented by UNC’s Department of Communications Studies: G(rape) by Gretchen Fox Klobucar (Tuesday and Thursday 5:00, Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00); On Breathing in the Barrel by Sean McKeithan (Wednesday 5:00, Thursday 7:30. Saturday 10:00, Sunday 3:00); and La Vida Loca by Carlos Manuel (Friday 9:00). Studio Six at Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

To Buy the Sun – A new play about Durham’s ground-breaking human rights pioneer, Pauli Murray. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham. Presented by Hidden Voices, the Pauli Murray Project, and the Duke Human Rights Center. Continues through February 18 with performances in Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough.

Blue – A woman has to choose between her husband and a very unusual circus performer in a new work by Raleigh playwright Kelly Doyle. Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.

The Lion KingSpider-Man isn’t the first Julie Taymor musical to experience a few problems before opening. Tuesday 7:30, Wednesday 1:00 and 7:30, Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.

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