A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 17, 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.
* A Christmas Carol – Annual performance by Allan Gurganus and Michael Malone of Dickens’ Beloved Holiday Classic. Two performances: Thursday and Friday 7:30. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Hillsborough.
* The Santaland Diaries – Once again, Automatic Vaudeville reprises David Sedaris’ Beloved Holiday Classic workplace comedy about a Christmas elf at Macy’s. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
A Trailer Park Christmas – First produced in 2008, Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem’s story of a Durham family dealing with Beloved Holiday Classic hijinks returns for its fifth go-round. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. (Note: some shows already sold out.) Continues through December 23. Common Ground Theatre, Raleigh.
* All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 – The ArtsCenter presents Peter Rothstein’s 2007 Beloved Holiday Classic, an a capella musical/oral history based on the true story of a crowd-sourced holiday ceasefire in the trenches of the first World War. Directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke, with musical director Sue Klausmeyer, and featuring the Cantari Men’s Ensemble. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
* As You Like It – Into the woods! Shakespeare’s popular pastoral comedy gets another local production, this time by Burning Coal. Directed by Mark Sutch. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday.
* A Christmas Carol – Temple Theatre’s original musical adaptation of Dickens’ Beloved Holiday Classic returns. Directed and choreographed by Peggy Taphorn. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
* A Christmas Carol – Ira David Wood III’s annual musical version of Dickens’ Beloved Holiday Classic, presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Tuesday and Wednesday 7:00, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh. Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00, DPAC, Durham. Closes Sunday.
* Cinderella – It’s the umpteenth edition of Raleigh Little Theatre’s popular musical and Beloved Holiday Classic. Directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Closes Sunday. RLT, Raleigh.
* It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play – George Bailey discovers the true meaning of Christmas: “Where’s that money, you silly, stupid old fool?” Playmakers presents the Beloved Community Theater Holiday Classic (previously seen in these parts in Cary Players’ 2008, 2009, and 2011 productions, as well as University Theatre’s 2009 version). Nelson T. Eusebio, III directs Joe Landry’s 1997 adaptation of the Frank Capra film. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* Oliver Twist – Thinking outside the Christmas Carol box, NRACT presents Robert Thomas Noll’s 1992 (non-musical) adaptation of that other Dickens novel. Directed by Sally Kinka. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 3:00 and 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
* Seventy Scenes of Halloween – After 25 years Manbites Dog revives its very first production, Jeffrey M. Jones’ fragmented, hallucinatory tale of a young couple at home on Halloween dealing with ghosts, beasts, and a shortage of Kandy Korn. Directed by Akiva Fox and Adam Sobsey. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
* = Final week
Green = Beloved Holiday Classic
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For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.