Theater Week – Haunting

Chris Burner in Middletown. Photo: Alan Dehmer

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 10, 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.

Last of the Red Hot Lovers – A middle-aged married man attempts to join the sexual revolution (kids, ask your grandparents) in Neil Simon’s 1969 comedy, presented by Ghost & Spice. Directed by Jordan Smith. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through October 16. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Long Story Shorts: A Festival of Ten-Minute Plays – Original works by students in UNC’s Writing for the Stage and Screen Program. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Struwwelpeter: A Haunting – Original adaptation of Heinrich Hoffmann’s macabre children’s stories, presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players. Directed by C. Glen Matthews. This week: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through October 31. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.

The Woman in Black – The inhabitants of secluded and creepy Eel Marsh House discover that a scorned woman’s ghost is still mightily ticked off. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Stephen Mallatratt’s 1989 stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s original novel, directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. The Woman in Black is currently the second longest running play in London’s West End, and a new movie version (with Daniel Radcliffe) is about to open. But really, RLT, you had me at “Eel Marsh House”. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 23. RLT, Raleigh.

In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) – Sarah Ruhl’s 2009 comedy about an electrifying 19th century medical breakthrough in the treatment of “female hysteria”. Directed by Vivienne Benesch. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

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, Sunday 3:15. 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. Closes Sunday. 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. Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Cary Arts Center, Cary.

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. Closes Sunday. Various sites, check website for information.

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