Theater Week – Shiny

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 21, 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.

Fatmouth Improv – An evening of short and long form improv. One night only: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Ganip Ganopsicle and the Strawberry Popsicle – Eight animals vie to become elves in a children’s show presented by Cary Players’ Together on Center Stage. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Cary Arts Center, Cary.

John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean – A children’s black light puppet show about three fish who go on a search for buried treasure. (Warning: Do NOT attend this while using powerful hallucinogens.) One performance: Tuesday 6:00. Carolina Theatre, Durham.

Little Women – University Theatre presents Jacqueline Goldfinger’s stage adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel, directed by Allison Bergman. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 4. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

PlaySlam! – A competitive evening of very short plays, presented by the Playwrights Roundtable. One night only: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

The Professors – Transactors’ continuing improv series about academic affairs at the Private University of North Carolina State, based on audience suggestions. (Note: the professors will take questions during their lectures.) This week only: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

These Shining Lives – Melanie Marnich’s play about women workers exposed to radium poisoning in the 1920’s, presented by Peace Theatre. Directed by Kenny Gannon and Jason Dula. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Friday matinee 4:30. Leggett Theater, Peace College Campus, Raleigh.

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. Closes Sunday. 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: One-time, “lite” version of the performance at Brody Theater, Duke University West Campus, Durham Tuesday 7:00. Regular shows: Thursday 6:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. 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: Monday and Tuesday 8:00. Closes Tuesday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

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 1:00 and 5:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, 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. Closes Saturday. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

Our Lady of 121st Street – Stephen Adly Guirgis’ 2002 dark comedy about the former students of a recently deceased teacher. Directed by Julya M Mirro. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. FATE, Harrison Pointe Shopping Center, Cary.

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