Theater Week – Paper and Glass

Image from The Paper Hat Game, by Torry Bend.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 12, 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.

Enron – Burning Coal Theatre presents the musical by Lucy Prebble about the rise and fall of Enron’s financial empire. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 25. The Murphey School, Raleigh.

Fat Pig – Things don’t go well when a man’s co-workers discover he is dating a plus-size woman. Free Association Theatre Ensemble presents the 2004 Neil Labute play, directed by Leslie A. Pless. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through September 24. FATE Space, Grande Heights Drive, Cary.

Glass – Who else but Little Green Pig would attempt a theatrical mash-up of Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie and J.D. Salinger’s Glass family? Jay O’Berski directs a cast of LGP veterans. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through September 24. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Godspell – The Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak musical, partially based on the Gospel of Matthew, presented by ICC Music Ministry. Directed by Jeffryn Stephens. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Durham.

Macbeth – Shakespeare’s tale of bloody ambition, presented by North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre and directed by Pete Comperatore. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 25. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.

A Number – Caryl Churchill’s 2002 play about identity and familial guilt. Directed by Mike Donahue for Playmakers’ Second Stage series. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

The Paper Hat Game – Using toy theater and video projections, creator and director Torry Bend takes us on a journey into the inner heart of a city. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 18. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University West Campus.

The Secret Garden – Musical based on the Frances Hodgson Burnett book, presented by The Justice Theatre Project. Directed by Deb Royals. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 25. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.

Way Back to School – Transactors presents an improv evening set at a fictional high school in 1996. One show only: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

After the Revolution – A family of political leftists must confront a revelation about their past. Amy Herzog’s 2010 drama, directed by Paul Frellick. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. (Note: Sunday matinee is sold out.) Continues through September 17. Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill.

The Serpent’s Egg – For its final weekend, Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor giant puppet extravaganza moves to Raleigh. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (with a 6:20 preshow). Closes Sunday. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.

Durham Family Theatre is auditioning for 8 male roles in its November production of As You Like It. Tuesday 6:00, Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, Durham. More information.

Raleigh Little Theatre is auditioning children and adults for its November production of Merry Christmas, Strega Nona, Tuesday evening September 6 with callbacks Wednesday. See RLT’s audition page for more info.

Theatre in the Park holds auditions for A Christmas Carol. Dance auditions 14 and up: Saturday 1:00, NC Dance Institute, Duraleigh Road, Raleigh. Vocal auditions at TIP, Raleigh: children 12 and under Saturday, 4:00; 13+ Monday September 12, 6:00. More information

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
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