Theater Week – September Songs

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 3, 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.

Come Fly Away – A touring production of Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra jukebox musical. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.

Middletown – “This is what life is like, here, right now.” Will Eno’s new play about birth, death, and what comes between. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through October 15. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

Molly Sweeney – Three interlocked monologues tell the story of a blind woman and the two men who hope to restore her sight. The Delta Boys present the 1994 Brian Friel play, directed by Kathryn Milliken LeTrent. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 9. The Murphey School, Raleigh.

Once Upon a Mattress – 1959 musical adaptation of “The Princess and the Pea”, presented by Cary Players. Directed by Nancy Rich. Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 8. Cary Arts Center, Cary.

The Philadelphia Story – University Theatre presents Philip Barry’s 72-year-old romantic comedy about rich white people. Directed by John C. McIlwee. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00.

The Professors – If you’re missing City of Medicine, Transactors’ improvised serial comedy-drama which concluded a multi-year run last season, then check out the first episode of their new improvised series set at “Private University of North Carolina State” a possibly fictional Triangle-area institution of possibly higher learning. Friday 8:00. Future episodes in November, January, March, April, and May. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming – Orange Community Players present a bluegrass/gospel musical set at the end of World War II. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 9. Various sites, check website for information.

The Tempest – “Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve/And, like this insubstantial pageant faded/Leave not a rack behind.” Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents an outdoor “green” production of the Shakespeare play. Directed by Steven Roten. This week only: Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday 6:00, Sunday 3:00. McIver Amphitheater, Meredith College, Raleigh.

Experiment 1: Taboo Conversations – Remaining performances have been cancelled. The Distillery, West Morgan Street, Raleigh.

Guys and Dolls – Temple Theatre stages the 1950 musical based on stories by Damon Runyon. Directed by Peggy Taphorn. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.

In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) – Sarah Ruhl’s comedy about an electrifying 19th century medical breakthrough in the treatment of “female hysteria”. Directed by Vivienne Benesch. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 9. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë’s tale of an orphan turned governess, adapted for the stage by Polly Teale. Directed by Kenny Gannon. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Leggett Theater, Peace College Campus, Raleigh.

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