Theater Week – February


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 18, 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.

Into the Woods – Classic fairy tale characters stray from the path in this 1986 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical (one of two Sondheim shows opening in Raleigh this week). Directed by Kenny Gannon. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through February 23. Leggett Theater, Peace College, Raleigh.

* A Little Night Music – Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s 1973 musical based on Ingmar Bergman’s Smiles of a Summer Night. Presented by Meredith Ensemble Theatre. Director(s) unlisted. This week only: Tuesday-Sunday 8:00, plus Saturday matinee 3:00. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.

* Mary Poppins – Touring version of the 2004 Disney musical, based on the 1964 movie and the P.L. Travers books. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.

* Outrunning Bullets – Burning Coal presents a staged reading of Jonathan Fitts’ new play about conflicts in Ireland following the 1922 civil war. Directed by Eric Kildow. One show: Wednesday 8:00. Burning Coal, The Murphey School, Raleigh.

* Spamalot – Adapted from Monty Python and The Holy Grail, the touring version of the 2005 musical returns, hosted by Broadway Series South and NC Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Sunday 7:30, with 2:00 shows on Saturday and Sunday. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.

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: Tuesday and Thursday 7:30, Saturday 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. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, The Murphey School, Raleigh.

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.

* 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. Closes Sunday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

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: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 24. TIP, 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: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 2. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* 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. Closes Saturday. Trinity United Methodist Church, Durham.

* NC Comedy Arts Festival – DSI’s annual multi-week festival; this week featuring improv by dozens of national and local groups. Tuesday-Sunday various times, DSI Comedy Theatre and The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Learn more.

* = Final week

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