A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 8, 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 Color Purple – The NCCU Department of Theatre presents the 2004 musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Directed by Asabi. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 14. Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.
* Romeo and Juliet – “These violent delights have violent ends/And in their triumph die, like fire and powder.” Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy gets a Civil War-era setting in Booth Amphitheatre’s outdoor production This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary.
* Rumpus in Rome – Tired of it all, the Queen of England takes off for Italy in Jabberbox Puppet Theatre’s comic play for adults. (Note: Contains brief puppet nudity.) This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
Souvenir – Stephen Temperley’s 2004 play with music (last seen locally in Ghost & Spice’s 2010 production) tells the story of legendarily inadequate coloratura Florence Foster Jenkins. Presented by Theatre Raleigh/Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy. Directed by Richard Roland. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 14. Kennedy Theater, PEC, Raleigh.
* War Horse – Stunning life-size puppets (created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company) are used to tell the story of Joey, a horse caught up in the carnage of World War I. 2007 stage adaptation of the Michael Morpurgo novel. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
* 44 Plays for 44 Presidents – The ArtsCenter presents the 2002 play by Chicago’s Neo-Futurists, as part of a festival of nationwide productions. Directed by Mark Filiaci. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
Harold and Maude – Dark comedy about a suicide-obsessed young man who falls in love with a (much) older woman. Rachel Klem directs Colin Higgins’ 1980 stage adaptation of his screenplay for the 1971 cult film. Presented by Ghost & Spice Productions. This Week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 13. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
* How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – Satirical 1961 musical by Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows based on Shepherd Mead’s 1952 book. Presented by Cary Players. Directed by Nancy Rich; musical director Harrison Fisher. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Cary Arts Center.
* Jailbait – Two high school girls pose as college students in order to meet older men at a Boston nightclub. Deirdre O’Connor’s 2009 play is presented by Burning Coal’s Second Stage Series. Directed by Christine Zagrobelny. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
* Red – The artist Mark Rothko, faced with a lucrative commission, struggles to reconcile art and commerce. Playmakers presents the area premiere of John Logan’s 2009 play. Directed by Vivienne Benesch. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* = Final week
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For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.