Theater Week – His Dudeness


Photo: Anthony Ross

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 13, 2012

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.

OPENING:
Big Lebowski: The Musical – “Careful, man, there’s a beverage here!” Staged musical version of the Coen brothers’ beloved stoner fable. Two shows: Saturday and Sunday 8:00. Motorco, Durham.
motorcomusic.com

Black Mama Monologues – Monologues, music, and dance about African American mothers. Conceived by Anton Hough and Kerri Mubaarak, and directed by Stephanie “Asabi” Howard. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 19. University Theater, NCCU, Durham.
nccu.edu

The Game – Good and Evil do battle in a chess game with metaphysical overtones. Black Poetry Theatre presents Dasan Ahanu’s play, co-directed by Ahanu and Joseph “Church da Poet” Churchwell. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

The Love Show – Transactors’ annual improv show about love, relationships and dating. One show only: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Miss Firecracker Contest – A Mississippi woman is determined to win the local beauty pageant in Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of Beth Henley’s 1984 comedy. Directed by Shawn Smith. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Molly Daughter – Musical about the women of 19th century coal-mining communities. Written and directed by Deb Royals, music by Alan Scott. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 26. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
justicetheaterproject.org

Pterodactyls – Nicky Silver’s very dark 1993 farce about an imploding nuclear family. Presented by Free Association Theatre Ensemble. Directed by Leslie A. Pless. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through February 18. FATE, Harrison Pointe Shopping Center, Cary.
fate4.us

Solo Takes On 3: Story, Identity & Desire – A festival of one-person performances presented by UNC’s Department of Communication Studies: I Was the Voice of Democracy by Brian Herrera, Sketches of a Man by Kashif Powell; F to M to Octopus by Sam Peterson, No One Hurts You More Than S/Mother by Shannon Wong Lerner, and Stories are Lies (That We Tell to Get Other People to Like Us and Make Us Feel Better About Ourselves) by the Performance Collective. Presented in rotating repertory through February 14 (check for show dates and times). Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill, except for No One Hurts You… in Hill Hall.
uncnews.unc.edu

ONGOING:
And Then There Were None – A group of strangers are trapped on an island — with a killer! Agatha Christie’s 1944 play, presented by Cary Players. Directed by Tina Vance. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

Donald – Little Green Pig’s political “what if” about a former Secretary of Defense caught up in the system of rendition and torture he helped create. Based on the novel by Eric Martin and Stephen Elliott. Adapted and directed by Tony Perucci. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – 1994 musical revue about relationships by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts, presented by North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre. Directed by Rob Outterson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 19. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

The Making of a King: Henry IV/Henry V – Slacker Prince Hal becomes King, defeats the French, and wins a hot wife, in Playmakers’ rotating rep presentation of Henry IV (both parts) and Henry V. Co-directed by Joseph Haj and Mike Donahue. This week: Henry IV Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 4. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Man of La Mancha – Dale Wasserman, Joe Darion, and Mitch Leigh’s 1965 musical adaptation of Don Quixote, presented by Burning Coal Theatre. Directed by Tea Alagic. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 19. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Fiasco Theater residency at Duke University, with multiple free public events. Full listing of events.

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.

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