Theater Week – Wondrous Place

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The New Electric Ballroom. Image: Michael Faber

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 25, 2013

* Feb 48 – Annual short play festival, during which one-act plays are written, rehearsed, and performed by local high school students in just 48 hours. Presented by One Song Productions. One show: Sunday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

The New Electric Ballroom – Trapped by memories of a star-crossed night long ago, three sisters look for salvation from an unlikely source, in Enda Walsh’s 2005 comic drama. Directed by Jeff Storer. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through March 9. Manbites Dog, Durham.

* Republic – Kick-ass Brooklyn-based OBIE-winning collaborative theater company Hoi Polloi concludes a two-week residency at Duke Theater Studies with a free presentation of a work-in-progress inspired by Plato. Open rehearsal: Friday 7:00; performance: Saturday 8:00. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.

* Winter Acts – Bare Theatre’s annual presentation of new short plays. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Common Ground Theatre, 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. Closes Sunday. 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: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 3. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* 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: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Leggett Theater, Peace College, 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. Closes Sunday. St. Francis Church, Raleigh.

* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Sunday 7:00 (sign-up to perform: 6:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* The Pillowman – Martin McDonagh’s very, 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. Closes Sunday. 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: Tuesday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Continues through March 2. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Theatre in the Park holds auditions for To Kill a Mockingbird and Fuddy Meers, by appointment Monday 7:00. More info.

* = Final week

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at 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.


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