Theater Week – A Better World


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 4, 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.

* American Utopias – Storyteller Mike Daisey’s new show about communal dreams of a better world in places as diverse as Disney World, Burning Man, and Zucotti Park. Directed by Jean-Michele Gregory. Presented by Duke Performances. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. PSI Theatre, DAC, Durham.
(See also: Special Events)

Bus Stop – William Inge’s 1955 play about a group of people stranded in a snow-bound diner. Directed by David Anthony Wright. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 24. RLT, Raleigh.

Good – Upstanding German citizen becomes a Nazi in Cecil Philip Taylor’s 1981 drama. Directed by Ian Finley. Presented by Burning Coal. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 17. Burning Coal, The Murphey School, Raleigh.

The Miracle Worker – William Gibson’s 1959 play, adapted from his 1957 Playhouse 90 teleplay, about the young Helen Keller and her tutor Annie Sullivan. Directed by Tina Vance. Presented by Cary Players. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 10. Cary Arts Center.

My Princess Bride – Joe Brack’s one-man show inspired by the William Goldman novel and the film. Directed by Matty Griffiths. Presented by City Artistic Partnerships. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through February 17. 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: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 7:30. Continues through March 3. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* 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: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. PEC, Raleigh.

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: Tuesday and Thursday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 2. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

A Conversation with Mike Daisey – Monologist Mike Daisey and Duke Law professor Jedediah Purdy will discuss liberty, the Occupy Movement, and Daisey’s play American Utopias. Moderated by Duncan Murrell. Presented by Duke Performances and Manbites Dog Theater. Free and open to the public. Monday 7:00. Manbites Dog, Durham.

Theatre Raleigh – Auditions for Hot Summer Nights season. By appointment, Saturday 10:00-8:00, Theatre Raleigh Studios. More info.

* = Final week

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