Theater Week – A Dream Deferred

Lorraine Hansberry

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 28, 2013

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.


* As You Like It – Shakespeare comedy with a twist, presented by teen-run Left Field Theatre. Two shows only: Friday and Saturday 6:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Clybourne Park – Bruce Norris’ 2010 comedy, presented by PlayMakers (in rotating rep with A Raisin in the Sun) follows Lorraine Hansberry’s Younger family from Raisin fifty years later. Directed by Tracy Young. This week: Sunday 7:30. Continues through March 3. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* The Fall of the Notorious: Ridin wit’ Joe Crack – Campaign4Change presents a return engagement of “the most compelling theatrical drama ever witnessed”, an autobiographical anti-crime, anti-drug story for the whole family by playwright/director/performer Otis (“Vegas Don”) Lyons. Two shows only: Saturday 4:00 and 8:00. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.

* Further Adventures of an Ex-Hippie – Autobiographical one-man play by Robert Roskind. One show only: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* Museum of Whores – Staged reading of Anthony Garcia Copian’s comedy about a near-future Cuba, presented by Almost Ready: A Series of Plays by NC Writers. One show only: Sunday 3:00. Free. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

A Raisin in the Sun – Lorraine Hansberry’s classic 1959 drama about the Younger family and their hopes for a better future. Presented by PlayMakers. Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges. (Performed in rotating rep with Clybourne Park.) This week: Saturday 7:30. Continues through March 2. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* A Rite – Deconstruction of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, a full-length collaborative work with choreography by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and ensemble-based theater work by SITI Company and Anne Bogart. Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* Transactors Improv: For Families – Short-form family-friendly improv. One show only: Saturday 6:00. The Artscenter, Carrboro.


Nerds – This bio-musical about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, by Hal Goldberg, Jordan Allen-Dutton, and Erik Weiner has been hoping for a Broadway run since 2005. Maybe this year’s the charm. In the meantime, catch the road tryout in Raleigh, hosted by NC Theatre. Directed by Marc Bruni. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through February 3. PEC, Raleigh.

* Tuna Does Vegas – Towne Players of Garner present Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard’s 2008 comedy, the fourth play in their Greater Tuna franchise. This time, the residents of the third smallest town in Texas head for Sin City, where quick-change hilarity ensues. Directed by Beth Honeycutt. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Closes Saturday. Garner Performing Arts Center, Garner.

History Stage holds auditions for March production of The Marowitz Hamlet. Saturday noon at North Raleigh Community Church. More info.

* = Final week

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