Theater Week – Normal


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 4, 2013

* Into the Woods – Sondheim musical re-imagines classic fairy tales. Presented by United Church of Chapel Hill. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30. UCCH.

* Lee and Lee – A Chinese cook (“Li”) and a Jewish cook (née “Leibowitz”) meet in a cooking class. Free staged reading of Adam Sobsey’s new play in progress. One show: Monday 7:30. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

* The Matchmaker – Thornton Wilder’s 1954 comedy, presented by Clayton Youth Theater. Directed by Nikki Dyke. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Clayton Center, Clayton.

Next to Normal – Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s 2008 musical about a suburban housewife battling schizophrenia, presented by Deep Dish Theater. Directed by Paul Frellick. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 17 at Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill, then continues March 22-24 at the Cary Arts Center.

* Old Dry Frye – The death of Preacherman Frye generates comic complications for his neighbors. Adapted by Larry & Vivian Snipes, from the book by Paul Brett Johnson. Presented by Applause! Cary Youth Theatre. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00.

Snow White, the Queen’s Fair Daughter – The Brothers Grimm story adapted by Max Bush. Directed by Linda O’Day Young. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through March 10. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

* Spring Forward! – Short plays and scenes, presented by Cary Playwrights’ Forum presents a staged reading of short plays by Triangle playwrights. One week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Cary Arts Center.


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, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

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.

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 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* Addicts Anonymous – Long form improv performance by Transactors. One night: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

* Meet the Purple Jessups – The Purple Jessups present an evening of BandProv – performing live music and creating improvised scenes as the characters of the band. One night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Raleigh Little Theatre holds auditions for actors 13 and up for The Brementown Musicians. Monday and Tuesday March 4 and 5 at 7:00. RLT, Raleigh. 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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