Theater Week – Life is Beautiful!

Derrick Ivey and Sidney Edwards in Cabaret

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 20, 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.

Cabaret – Join Sally and the gang at the Kit Kat Club in Peace College’s production of Kander and Ebb’s 1966 musical. Directed by Kenny Gannon. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through February 25. Leggett Theater, Peace College, Raleigh.

Circle Mirror Transformation – Raleigh Ensemble Players presents Annie Baker’s 2009 comedy about a group of strangers in an adult creative drama class. Directed by C. Glen Matthews. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through March 5. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.

Desert Stories – Staged readings of two one-act plays about Moses by Michael Halperin: Freud at Sinai and Poor Timing, presented by OdysseyStage. Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Repeats on Sunday February 26. Levin Jewish Community Center, Durham.

Les Misérables – National touring production of the 1985 musical, hosted by NC Theatre and Broadway Series South. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.

Measure for Measure – Fiasco Theater finishes a two-week residency at Duke with two workshop readings of its next Shakespeare production. Presented by Duke Performances and the Department of Theater Studies. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00.
• Open rehearsal: Tuesday 6:00.
Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University West Campus.

The Odd Couple – 1965 comedy by Neil Simon. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 4. Temple Theatre, Sanford.

One Night of Absolute Dismay – An evening of one-act plays, presented by Bare Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 26. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

The Sound of Music – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1959 musical, presented by Meredith Ensemble Theatre. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College, Raleigh.

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. Closes Sunday. University Theater, NCCU, Durham.

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. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

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 Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00; Henry V Tuesday and Thursday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Continues through March 4. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

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. Closes Sunday. The Murphey School, Raleigh.

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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

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.

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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. FATE, Harrison Pointe Shopping Center, Cary.

Solo Takes On 3: Story, Identity & Desire – A festival of one-person performances presented in rotating repertory by UNC’s Department of Communication Studies. Final presentation: No One Hurts You More Than S/Mother by Shannon Wong Lerner, Tuesday 5:00. Hill Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

NC Comedy Arts Festival: Improv Week – Over 70 improv acts from around the country. Tuesday-Saturday various times. The ArtsCenter and the DSI Comedy Theater, Carrboro.

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