Theater Week – Both Alike in Dignity

Victoria Tucci and Leanne Mercadante in Romeo and Juliet

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 19, 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.

Frozen – Bryony Lavery’s 1998 play tells the story of a young girl’s disappearance through the viewpoints of three different characters. Presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players. Directed by Sean A. Brosnahan. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through March 31. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.

Harvesting Pomegranate Dreams–a puppet dream play – A cast of puppet dreamers enact stories of ancient wisdoms. Created and performed by Tori Ralston’s Theater of Performing Objects as part of the Carolina Performing Arts Process Series. Two performances: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Historic Playmakers Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Romeo & Juliet: Forbidden Love Comes to North Carolina – A new adaptation featuring two women as Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, presented in response to North Carolina’s upcoming Marriage Amendment referendum. Directed by Samantha Hirsch. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

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. Closes Saturday. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

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. Directed by Joseph Megel. Monday March 19 at 7:30. Continues through March 20. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress – Bridesmaids at a wedding reception learn some bittersweet life lessons, in NRACT’s production of Alan Ball’s 1993 comedy. Directed by Yvonne Anderson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 25. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.

The House at Pooh Corner – Durham Family Theatre presents a staged version of A.A. Milne’s stories, adapted by Bettye Knapp. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 1:00 and 7:00. Closes Saturday. Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Durham.

I Love My Hair When It’s Good: & Then Again When It Looks Defiant and Impressive – Multi-media exploration of the complex relationship African American women have with their hair, presented by Forty/AM. Created and directed by Chaunesti Webb. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

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 Adventures of Nate the Great – Youth theater production about a kid detective, adapted by Pamela Sterling from the books by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. (Opened March 9.) This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through March 25. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

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 3:00. Closes Sunday. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.

InterAct holds auditions for its April staged reading of Are You Afraid of the Dark? Monday 6:00 (also Wednesday March 14), InterAct Center, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.

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One Response to Theater Week – Both Alike in Dignity

  1. Bob says:

    “Stones in His Pickets” Dramatist Marie Jones Mines the Epic Culture Clash Between Residents of Rural Ireland and a Hollywood Film Crew for Laughs

    In Stones in His Pickets (1996), now playing at Theatre in the Park, Irish playwright Marie Jones orchestrates an epic culture clash between the crusty denizens of rural Ireland and the imperious personages of a Hollywood film crew “roughing it” on location to film The Quiet Valley (think of a mashup of The Quiet Man and How Green Was My Valley). It is a culture clash that pays huge comic dividends, compounded by the fact that a plucky cast of two tackles all the roles, old and young, male and female, Irish and American.

    TIP guest director David Henderson sets a brisk pace and coaxes virtuoso performances out of local crowd favorites Ryan Brock and Mike Raab, who had last Sunday’s matinee audience eating out of their hands from their very first moments Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, respectively. If it weren’t for bad luck, Jake and Charlie would have no luck at all. By the time these two temperamental hard-luck would-be Irish expatriots meet — as a pair of peasant extras in crowd scenes on The Quiet Valley — they have had their horizons narrowed by unfortunate turns of events that forced them to return home to County Kerry, with their tails tucked between their legs.


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