Theater Week – “But break, my heart”

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Photo: Bonnie Luria

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 1, 2013

OPENING:
* The Marowitz Hamlet – “Imagine that Shakespeare’s play is a precious old vase, and someone comes along and smashes that vase into a thousand pieces. If one were to take those pieces and put them back together, the arrangement would be new… Shakespeare provides the vase and I provide the glue.” Charles Marowitz’ controversial 1969 deconstruction of Shakespeare, presented by hiSTORY Stage. Directed by Rebecca Blum. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
brownpapertickets.com

The Smell of the Kill – Three women wonder if their husbands just might be expendable, in Temple Theatre’s production of Michele Lowe’s 2002 dark comedy. No director listed. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through April 14. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

ONGOING:
Derklöwnschpankeneffekt – Clowns, cannibalism, and some big ass hands are featured in two absurdist one-acts by Polish playwright Sławomir Mrożek: Out at Sea and Striptease (both 1961). Presented by Little Green Pig. Directed by Michael O’Foghludha. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through April 6. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Tigers Be Still – Kim Rosenstock’s quirky 2010 comedy about a woman dealing with depression, unemployment, and an escaped tiger. Produced by Actors Comedy Lab and Raleigh Little Theatre. Directed by Rod Rich. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 7. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* = Final week

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