Theater Week – I Left My Heart in South Wessex

Thomas Hardy’s grave (see also: Westminster Abbey).Photo: Noël Kingsley

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 16, 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 Arabian Nights – Mary Zimmerman’s 1994 adaptation of the Middle Eastern folk tales, presented by University Theatre. Directed by Allison Bergman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 22. Titmus Theatre, NC State Campus, Raleigh.

The Crucible – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Arthur Miller’s 1952 allegorical drama about the Salem witch trials. Directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 29. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

For Brothers & Sisters Who Chose Life – When Death Was Not an Option – Choreopoem mashup of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf and Keith Antar Mason’s …for black boys who have considered homicide when the streets were too much…. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 22. Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.

Grease – “Conventionality belongs to yesterday.” G=TW (where G=”grease” and TW=”the word”). Pauper Players presents the 1971 musical. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Sunday 2:30 and 8:00. Monday 8:00. Continues through Tuesday April 17. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Jude the Obscure, Part 1 – Two star-crossed lovers defy social norms in Burning Coal’s original two-part musical adaptation of the 1895 Thomas Hardy novel. Adaptated by Ian Finley, Jerome Davis, and Bruce Benedict. Directed by Jerome Davis. Presented in rolling repertory with Part 2 (opening April 19). This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 5.

Leaving Iowa – A middle-aged writer’s trip to his childhood home brings back memories of family vacations in Tim Clue and Spike Manton’s popular 2004 comedy. Directed by Ira David Wood III. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 29. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.

The Professors! – Penultimate episode of Transactors’ town and gown serial drama. One night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Proof – David Auburn’s 2000 drama about mathematics, mental illness, and romance, this time in a production by Exit through Eden. Directed by Jason Sharp. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 22. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.

The Vagina Monologues – Latest presentation of Eve Ensler’s 1996 play, presented by Project Vox. Three performances: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Cary Arts Center, Cary.

Cape Disappointment – Manbites Dog presents The Debate Society’s (Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, Oliver Butler) spooky 2008 tale set in unexplored byways, forgotten drive-ins, and other unplanned pit stops on the road to nowhere. Directed by Jay O’Berski. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday.

Noises Off – Playmakers presents Michael Frayn’s frequently produced thirty-year-old meta-farce about a theater company’s disastrous attempts to stage a mediocre farce. Directed by Michael Michetti. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 22. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Ragtime – In New York at the beginning of the 20th century, a white suburban family, an African-American couple, and Eastern European immigrants find their lives intersecting in unexpected ways. Duke Theater Studies and Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn present the 1996 musical adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s novel. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30. Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.

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