Theater Week – Yum!

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 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.

It’s that time of year again, when all of the beloved holiday classics are back on stage. Again. Yum!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Knightdale Repertory Theatre presents Barbara Robinson’s 1982 play about a religious pageant gone hilariously wrong. Directed by Willie O. Jordan and Andrew Coleman. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00. Knightdale High School Auditiorium, Knightdale.

A Christmas Carol – Writers Allan Gurganus and Michael Malone reprise their two-person performance of the Dickens story. Two shows only: Thursday and Friday 7:30. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Hillsborough.

Cinderella – The 28th iteration of Raleigh Little Theatre’s holiday show. Directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 18.

The Santaland Diaries – Automatic Vaudeville reprises David Sedaris’ workplace comedy about a Christmas elf at Macy’s. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 18. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.

A Trailer Park Christmas – First produced in 2008, Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem’s story of a Durham family dealing with holiday hijinks returns for its fourth go-round. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. (Christmas party/fundraiser following the Sunday show.) Continues through December 18. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

A Christmas Carol – Temple Theatre reprises its original musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens story. Directed by Peggy Taphorn. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 18. Temple Theatre, Sanford.

A Christmas Carol – After being sidelined by heart surgery last year, Ira David Wood III returns as Scrooge in his musical comedy adaptation of the Dicken’s story. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:00, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Continues through December 14. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.

Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them – Three abandoned kids struggle to create a makeshift family in the American heartland. Manbites Dog presents A. Rey Pamatmat’s 2011 play about love, loyalty, and marksmanship, directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through December 17. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

Henry V (on Trapeze) – Shakespeare’s history play — performed on trapeze. But do they attempt the legendary triple? Burning Coal and New York aerial troupe Fight or Flight Theater team up to affright the air at Agincourt. Directed by Steven Cole Hughes. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 18. Murphey School, Raleigh.

A Little Princess – A plucky orphan triumphs over adversity in a new stage adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 19th century novel, written and directed by Kendra Thomas. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 18. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

Love Drunk – Romulus Linney’s last play, a story of seduction and conflict between two strangers in a mountain cabin, presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players and directed by Joshua Benjamin. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through December 17. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – In a master stroke of holiday season counter-programming, Playmakers presents Edward Albee’s vitriolic 1962 chef-d’oeuvre. Directed by Wendy C. Goldberg. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 18.

ANFO Productions holds auditions for its January performances of Rave, an original musical. Immediate need for adult lead female soprano role; other roles for touring cast. Tuesday 6:30 pm. NCCU Theater, Durham. Contact 919-408-1174 or email

Cary Players holds auditions for the February production of the Agatha Christie mystery And Then There Were None. Tuesday and Thursday 7:00, Cary Arts Center. More info

NRACT holds auditions for its February production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Tuesday December 6 at 7:00. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. More info.

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