Theater Week – Two Guys and a Gal

Portrait of August Strindberg by Edvard Munch, 1892.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 27, 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.

Activated Arts – Four short plays inspired by works of art, staged in the Ackland Art Museum Gallery. The Last Word by Dana Coen, Wisdom by Clyde Edgerton, Washing by Marianne Gingher, and Widget by Daniel Wallace. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 5:00. Continues through March 4. Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill.

The Baltimore Waltz – A brother and sister take a trans-European journey, while a mysterious third man pursues them. Deep Dish presents Paula Vogel’s 1992 play. Directed by Chip Rodgers. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 17. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

Creditors – August Strindberg’s 1889 tragicomedy about a three-way struggle for psychological dominance between a woman, and her former and current husband. Directed by Ali Yalgin. Presented by Duke Theater Studies. Thursday 8:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00 and 10:30. Brody Theater, Duke East Campus, Durham.

Imitation of Life – Fannie Hurst’s 1933 novel about a woman struggling to raise a daughter and succeed in business in a man’s world, adapted and directed by Shani Watson. Presented by UNC Performance Studies. Thursday-Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Mama Juggs – Anita Shontel Woodley’s one-woman show about breast health and women’s issues. One show: Friday 7:30. Health Touch, Westgate Drive, Durham.

The Milford Project – An original musical by Kevin Oeser and Nick Martin about a 1930’s junior high science fair, presented by The LAB! Theatre. Directed by Scott Ripley. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 8:00, Monday 5:00. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

No Shame Theatre! – Maiden voyage of a monthly late-night series featuring participatory short-form performances. For information about submitting scripts or performing, email Jeri Lynn Schulke at Friday 10:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

The Stranger Festival – One-day series of micro events exploring the dynamics of hospitality, including encounters, performance, and mobile art around the city of Durham. Presented by the Duke Department of Theater Studies in collaboration with guest artists from Sojourn Theatre. Friday all day, culminating with an Epilogue at the Durham Transportation Center from 7:30 to 9:00.

Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots – A family fallen on hard times encounters temptations and trials in a touring production of the new comedy-drama by Tyler Perry. This week only: Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:30. DPAC, Durham.

The Vagina Monologues – Company Carolina presents Eve Ensler’s episodic play. Directed by Clare Shaffer. This week only: Friday-Sunday 7:00. Hanes Art Center Auditorium, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

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. Closes Saturday. 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: Thursday-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. Final performance: Sunday 3:00. Levin Jewish Community Center, Durham.

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

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. Closes Sunday. 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. Closes Sunday. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.

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. Closes Sunday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Theatre in the Park holds auditions for upcoming productions of Leaving Iowa and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Thursday 7:00, Theatre in the Park, Raleigh. More information.

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
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