Theater Week – Saint Margaret

Image by Monica Byrne for What Every Girl Should Know.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 23, 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.

Bang No More – Randie Forne’s anti-gang, anti-drug play. Two shows: Saturday 1:00 and 7:00. Seby Jones Auditorium, St. Augustine’s College, Raleigh.

Bring It On: The Musical – Touring version of Alliance Theatre’s 2011 adaptation of Peyton Reed’s 2000 movie about competitive cheerleading. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.

8 – Reading of the Dustin Lance Black play about marriage equality and California’s Proposition 8 trial. One night only: Saturday 8:00. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.

Henson Alternative Unstuffed and Unstrung – An adults-only improv puppet show, created by Brian Henson. One night only: Friday 8:00. Carolina Theatre, Durham.

Jude the Obscure, Part 2 – See Ongoing.

Steel Magnolias – NC Theatre mounts Robert Harling’s 1987 comedy-drama about the women who frequent the beauty parlour in a small Louisiana town. Directed by person or persons unknown (or at least unlisted on the NC Theatre website). This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through April 29. Fletcher Theatre, PECPA, Raleigh.

A Taste of Honey – Shelagh Delaney’s 1958 British working class drama, presented by Ghost and Spice Productions. Directed by Jeffrey Alguire. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through May 5. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

What Every Girl Should Know – Four Catholic suffragettes in turn-of-the-century New York adopt birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger as their patron saint, in a new play by Monica Byrne, presented by Little Green Pig. Directed by Lucius Robinson. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through May 5. Cordoba Center for the Arts (behind Golden Belt), Durham.

The Arabian Nights – Mary Zimmerman’s 1994 adaptation of the Middle Eastern folk tales, presented by University Theatre. Directed by Allison Bergman. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. 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: Thursday-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. Closes Sunday. 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. Final performance: Tuesday April 17, 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Jude the Obscure, Part 1 and Part 2 – 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. This week: Part 1: Saturday 2:00. Part 2: 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: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 29. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.

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.

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. Closes Sunday. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.

Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy holds auditions for August: Osage County, by appointment only, Saturday 10:00-6:00 at Theatre Raleigh Studios. More info.

Orange Community Players holds auditions for July production of Dames at Sea, Monday and Tuesday April 16 and 17 at 6:30, Hillsborough Exchange Club. More info.

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