Theater Week – Meet Me in 1956

Marilyn (J Evarts) in 1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation. Photo: Eric Waters

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 25, 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.

1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation – It’s a big year for Elvis, Marilyn, Warhol, Eisenhower and more, in a re-imagined 1956. Presented by No Forwarding Address. Created and directed by Killian Manning. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Closes Sunday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

The Ron & Rhonda Variety Show – A “lost” episode of the 1975 summer TV variety show, starring America’s favorite evangelical sex therapists. A 70’s dance party follows the show. One night: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Boeing-Boeing – Marc Camoletti’s 1958 French sex farce, presented by Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy and Theatre Raleigh. Directed by Jessica Bogart. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, PEC, Raleigh.

The Boy Friend – RLT presents Sandy Wilson’s 1953 spoof of 1920’s musicals. Directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Let the mendacity commence. The second recent Triangle production, this time by Theatre in the Park, of Tennessee Williams’ 1955 drama about a Southern family with issues. Directed by Ira David Wood IV. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.

Light on the Horizon – Justice Theater Project presents a new play about the people affected by the Gulf oil spill. Written and directed by Deb Royals. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.

The Sunshine Boys – Neil Simon’s 1972 comedy about two elderly vaudevillians, the final production of University Theatre’s 3-show TheatreFest. Directed by Allison Bergman. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

Torry Bend is looking for 5 talented puppeteers or actor/dancers with interest in puppeteering, for a fall remount and potential 2013 tour of her 2011 show, The Paper Hat Game. Performers must be able to travel. For more information, or to schedule an audition, contact her at torrybend at or by phone: 510-414-2944.

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