Theater Week – Not So Long Ago

Emmett Till

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 11, 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.

* Baby Blue and July House – Two new plays, written by UNC students John May and Patrick Robinson. Directed by Travis Wright and Katie Chelena. Presented by LAB! Theatre. One week only: Baby Blue – Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00, Sunday 8:00, Monday 5:00; July House – Thursday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00, Tuesday Feb 12 5:00. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till – Mike Wiley’s one-man show about the 1955 murder and the events that followed. One show only: Friday 7:30. Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex.

Julius Caesar – Political intrigue, murder, war, and the greatest passive aggressive speech of all time — must be Shakespeare. Presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by David Henderson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 24. St. Francis Church, Raleigh.

The Pillowman – Martin McDonagh’s very dark 2003 comedy about a writer whose horrific stories seem to be coming true. Presented by Theatre in the Park. Directed by Ira David Wood III. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 24. TIP, Raleigh.

Space Pirates – Durham Family Theatre presents Jeff Bengford and Dianne Saichek’s “musical adventure through cyberspace”. Directed by Jenny Justice; Music Director, Joy Harrell. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 1:00 and 7:00. Continues through February 16. Trinity United Methodist Church, Durham.

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: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 24. RLT, Raleigh.

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 2:00. Continues through March 3. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

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. Closes Sunday. 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, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 17. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

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-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through March 2. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

NC Comedy Arts Festival – DSI’s annual multi-week festival. This week: Sketch comedy by various national and local groups. Various times, DSI Comedy Theatre and The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, Carolina Theatre in Durham. Full Schedule.

Auditions for Summer 2013 production of The Lost Colony, Monday 6:30, by appointment, Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
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* = Final week

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