Theater Week – Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk

Little Green Pig’s Richie. Video: Nick Karner

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 10, 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.

Brigadoon – Burning Coal presents Lerner and Lowe’s romantic musical comedy about two friends who encounter a magical Scottish village that (spoiler) only appears for one day every 100 years. Directed by Emily Ranii, music direction by Julie Oliver. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 23. Murphey School, Raleigh.

Frost/Nixon – Peter Morgan’s 2006 play about David Frost’s television interviews with Richard Nixon in 1977, presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Carnessa Ottelin. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 23. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.

An Iliad – “Every time I sing this song, I hope it’s the last time.” Ray Dooley in a one-man performance of Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s 2010 modernized adaptation of Homer’s epic tale of war. Directed by Jesse Berger. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Next to Normal – Manic depression is the unlikely subject of Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2008 rock musical. Theatre in the Park presents the Triangle premiere, directed by Cody Cunningham, music direction by Nancy Whelan. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 23. TIP, Raleigh.

Richie – A rampaging party girl and her entourage stagger from bar to bar with audience in tow, in Little Green Pig’s promenade theater adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard II, directed by Jay O’Berski. Starts at Fullsteam Brewery and ends up god knows where. Wear your walking shoes and be sure to pick a designated driver. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through September 22. Fullsteam Brewery and various places in downtown Durham.

City of Frogs – Triangle cultural treasure Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents its 13th annual outdoor giant puppet pageant. This week: Friday through Sunday 7:00 (6:20 preshow). This is the final weekend at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. (Continues September 14-16 at NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.)

Radio Golf – A mayoral candidate finds himself caught between the demands of power and the voices of conscience and history. Deep Dish presents August Wilson’s 2005 drama, directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday at 2:00. Continues through September 15. Deep Dish Theatre, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

The Rocky Horror Show – If you’re half the fan you think you are, you’ve already attended this production more than once. Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 1973 musical, directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. Extended through this week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. RLT, Raleigh.

Sketch Cagematch – Weekly presentation of comic Darwinism in action: two sketch teams go head to head with 22 minutes of their best material. The team with the funniest survival strategy comes back next week, the unfunniest goes home in shame. This week, Dust in the Wind challenges last week’s winner. Saturday 9:00. Dirty South Theater, Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro.

Durham Family Theatre holds auditions for November show, Between the Bells, Saturday 11:00 and Monday 6:30, Central Park School, Durham.
More info

Orange Community Players holds auditions for November production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Monday and Tuesday September 10 and 11 at 6:30. Hillsborough Exchange Club.
More info

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