Theater Week – In the Year 2000!


Futuristic postcard from German chocolate company Hildebrands circa 1900. Via Retronaut

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 30, 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.

OPENING:
For Lucy – A young girl befriends a moss-covered monster in a children’s play by David Rabinowitz. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Henceforward… – The Future: Robots! Street gangs! Gender switching! Dysfunctional families! A 1987 satire by the scarily prolific Alan Ayckbourn, presented by Deep Dish Theater. Directed by Paul Frellick. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 19. Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

Little Shop of Horrors – 1982 musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, adapted from the 1960 Roger Corman film. Presented by Temple Theatre. Director not listed. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 13. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

No Shame – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater. Saturday 10:00 p.m. (Sign-up to perform: 9:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

One Little Word – An evening of readings, music, and cake, celebrating love + marriage + equality. Free. One show: Sunday 7:30. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Penelope – A modern day one-woman version of the story of Penelope and Odysseus, written and performed by Ellen McLaughlin. Presented by Playmakers’ Second Stage Series. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

The Rainmaker – A spinster crosses paths with a confidence man in N. Richard Nash’s 1954 play. Presented by Cary Players. Directed by Staci Sabarsky. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 6. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

ONGOING:
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. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Jude the Obscure, Parts 1 and 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: Thursday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Part 2: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes May 5.
burningcoal.org

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. Closes Sunday. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

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: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Fletcher Theatre, PECPA, Raleigh.
progressenergycenter.com

A Taste of Honey – Shelagh Delaney’s 1958 British working class drama, presented by Ghost and Spice Productions. Directed by Jeffrey Alguire. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 5. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

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.
littlegreenpig.com

AUDITIONS:
Bare Theatre auditions African American actors for its June presentation of Let Them Be Heard. Saturday 10:00 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Wade Avenue, Raleigh. More info.

Manbites Dog Theater in association with Cary Arts Center holds general auditions for area actors on May 5 (Manbites Dog in Durham) and May 12 (Cary Arts Center). More info.

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.

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