Theater Week – Dolls

Jenny Madorsky in A Doll’s House. Photo: Alex Maness

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 14, 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.

A Doll’s House – Ibsen’s landmark drama, directed by Ellen Hemphill for Duke’s Department of Theater Studies. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 20. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.

Eating Animals – An original work created and performed by The Performance Collective about the politics and ethics of meat-eating and factory farming, based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer and directed by Tony Perucci. This week: Thursday 6:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through November 19. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Guys and Dolls – Musical adaptation of Damon Runyon stories, with songs by Frank Loesser. Directed by Hayley Wright for UNC Pauper Players. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:30 and 8:00, Monday 8:00. Continues through Tuesday November 15. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Intimate Apparel – Meredith Theatre presents Lynn Nottage’s 2003 drama about an African American seamstress struggling to succeed in 1905 New York. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Studio Theatre, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.

Our Lady of 121st Street – (Opening postpoined from last week due to actor injury.) Stephen Adly Guirgis’ 2002 dark comedy about the former students of a recently deceased teacher. Directed by Julya M Mirro. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through November 19. FATE, Harrison Pointe Shopping Center, Cary.

As You Like It – Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy, presented by Durham Family Theatre. Directed by Jenny Justice. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. St. Joseph’s Performance Hall, Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.

The Birthday Party – Little Green Pig presents the 1958 Harold Pinter play, directed by Jody McAuliffe, about the inhabitants of a boarding house where things may not all be as they seem. LGP celebrates its sixth birthday with an onstage party following the Friday night fundraiser performance. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Merry Christmas, Strega Nona – Raleigh Lttle Theatre’s Youth Series presents a musical based on Tomie dePaola’s popular children’s book series about a helpful witch in a small Italian town. Directed by Linda O’Day Young. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through November 20. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

Much Ado about Nothing – In what looks to be a burgeoning new Shakespearian sub-genre, the Bard gets Steampunked again in Bare Theatre’s Victorian high-tech version of the romantic comedy. Directed by G. Todd Buker. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.

Nathan the Wise – German playwright Gottholt Lessing’s 1779 play about religious tolerance was banned from performance by the Church during his lifetime. Deep Dish presents Edward Kemp’s 2003 adaptation, directed by Tony Lea. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. (Sunday show sold out.) Continues through November 19. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

The Parchman Hour – In 1961, civil rights activists known as Freedom Riders launched a non-violent frontal assault on segregation in the deep South, and were met with incredible violence from local citizens, police forces, and state governments. So many were arrested in Mississippi that they filled local jails; the overflow was transferred to the state’s notorious penitentiary, known as Parchman Farm. While there, they kept their spirits up by staging their own “variety hour” of songs and comedy from their cells each evening. Written and directed by local theatrical treasure Mike Wiley, The Parchman Hour comes to Playmakers’ mainstage (following Wiley’s successful student production last year) to tell part of that remarkable story. Not to be missed. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

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