A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 15, 2013
* Broadway Twisted – A night of gender-flipped Broadway show tunes to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the NC AIDS Action Network. Featuring Taylor Mac, Lisa Brescia, Ray Dooley, John Dreher, Julie Fishell, Mark Hartman, and other performers from Playmakers’ current production of Cabaret. One night: Monday 8:00. Local 506, Chapel Hill.
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* Elektra – A modern take on the Greek tragedy, written and directed by Chip Rodgers. Workshop production presented by Meredith Ensemble Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Studio Theatre in Jones Hall, Meredith College, Raleigh.
* Hair – Don’t trust any tribal love-rock musical over 30. Pauper Players presents yet another production of the 1967 Rado/Ragni show. No director listed. This week: Friday-Monday 8:00. Closes Monday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
The Importance of Being Earnest – “You have filled my tea with lumps of sugar, and though I asked most distinctly for bread and butter, you have given me cake.” Raleigh Little Theatre presents Oscar Wilde’s classic 1895 comedy. Directed by John T. Hall. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 28. RLT, Raleigh.
The Misanthrope – NCCU Department of Theatre presents the Molière comedy. Directed by Kamora Avent. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 21. Farrison-Newton Communications Building, University Theater, NCCU Campus, Durham.
Paregoria – A man holds an angel hostage in the premiere of a new play by Jesse A. Lowe. Presented by Owl Tree Theatre for the People. No director listed. This week: Friday-Sunday 8:00. Continues through April 20. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
Ruined – A group of women struggle to survive during a civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Burning Coal presents Lynn Nottage’s 2007 drama. Directed by Rebecca Holderness. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 28. Murphey School, Raleigh.
To Kill a Mockingbird – Theatre in the Park presents Christopher Sergel’s stage adaptation of the Harper Lee novel. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 28. TIP, Raleigh.
Cabaret – Playmakers presents the 1966 Kander-Ebb musical, featuring veteran performance artist Taylor Mac as the Emcee, in a production apparently using the 1993 London revival (and subsequent long-running New York production) as its template. Directed by Joseph Haj. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 21. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
The Heidi Chronicles – University Theatre presents Wendy Wasserstein’s 1988 play about a woman trying to balance the personal and professional parts of her life. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 21. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
* Lear – “An inaccurate distortion of Shakespeare’s King Lear” (according to the playwright), which omits Lear and focuses on Goneril, Regan, Cordelia, Edgar, and Edmund. And Big Bird. Jody McAuliffe directs Young Jean Lee’s 2010 theatrical provocation. Presented by Duke Theater Studies. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater in the Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
* Morning’s at Seven – Paul Osborn’s 1939 comedy portraying two families in small town America. Directed by Tim Wiest. Presented by Cary Players. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
* The Smell of the Kill – Three women wonder if their husbands just might be expendable, in Temple Theatre’s production of Michele Lowe’s dark 2002 comedy. No director listed. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
* Stop Kiss – Two women’s relationship is tested by sudden adversity in Diana Son’s 1998 drama. Presented by Peace Theatre. Directed by Kenny Gannon. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Leggett Theatre, Peace College Campus, Raleigh.
Orange Community Players hold auditions for Cinderella Monday and Tuesday April 15 and 16, starting at 6:30 at the Exchange Club, Hillsborough. 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 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.