Theater Week – Best Served Cold

Tom Marriott in Titus Andronicus

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 5, 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.

The Addams Family – Broadway musical version of the Charles Addams cartoon characters comes to Durham for the week in a somewhat revised touring version. Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.

Argonuts: Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece – Modern retelling of the Greek myth, by Scott Lynch-Giddings. Presented by Applause! Cary Youth Theatre. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Cary Arts Center, Cary.

Blood Knot – Athol Fugard’s 1961 play about two brothers living under South African apartheid. Presented in rotating rep as part of Street Sign’s Acts of Witness (see Poetic Portraits). Directed by Joseph Megel. This week: Sunday and Monday 7:30. Continues through March 20. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Fatmouth Improv – Short and long form scenes. One night: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Poetic Portraits of a Revolution – Sacrificial Poets Will McInerney and Kane Smego present the world premiere of a multimedia slam poetry performance about the the Arab uprising. Presented in rotating rep as part of Street Sign’s Acts of Witness (see Blood Knot). This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 11. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

The Professors – Improvised town and gown serial drama returns with an all new episode. Guest professor: Jay O’Berski. One night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Scar Tissue / Thisability – Two plays about painful relationships by Gabriel Rivas Gomez, presented by The Process Series. Directed by Jorge Huerta. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Stones in His Pocket – Maria Jones’ comedy about an Irish town invaded by a Hollywood movie company. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 18.

Titus Andronicus – Tom Marriott plays the eponymous general who is not having a good week, in The Delta Boys’ production of Shakespeare’s extremely bloody revenge play. Directed by Carolyn McDaniel. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 10. Cordoba Arts Center, Golden Belt, Durham.

Two Buildings/One Heart – Site-specific history play about Raleigh’s two First Baptist Churches. Written by Ian Finley, Jerome Davis, Rebecca Wyrick. Directed by George Jack. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. FBC Salisbury Street (first two shows), FBC Wilmington Street (last two shows).

The Vagina Monologues – Eve Ensler’s episodic play returns, this time presented by Extra Theatre Company at Meredith College. Directed by Stephanie Maysonave. One night only: Wednesday 8:00. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.

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 8:00, Saturday and Sunday 5:00. Closes Sunday. 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: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 17. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

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-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Closes Sunday. REP, Fayetteville Street, 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 7:30, Saturday 2:00; Henry V Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

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

What Two Can Do Theatrical Concern presents an invited dress rehearsal for a one-man show featuring Drew Kopas and directed by Megan Thrift. One night: Sunday 7:30. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Stars Theater & Arts Center holds auditions for its May production of You Can’t take It with You, Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30, STAC, Fuquay-Varina. More info.

University Theatre holds auditions for TheatreFest 2012, Saturday and Sunday 1:00. Thompson Hall, NC State Campus, Raleigh. More info.

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