A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 22, 2013
* Jada’s Journal – A 13-year-old girl tries to make it through the day at her failing inner-city school. Karamu Theatre presents the musical by Nnenna Ukwu and Robert Edridge-Waks. Directed by Kristian King. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. 209 East Duke Building, Duke East Campus, Durham.
* Love Lies – At his funeral, three women discover they were all engaged to the same man, in Hinton Battle’s 2012 comic drama. One performance: Saturday 8:00. DPAC, Durham.
Our Town – Towne Players of Garner present Thornton Wilder’s 1938 drama. Directed by Beth Honeycutt. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through April 27. Performing Arts Center, Garner.
* 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. Closes Sunday. 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. Closes Sunday. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
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: Thursday-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. Closes Sunday. 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. Closes Saturday. 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: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 28. TIP, Raleigh.
Generations – Those quick witted folks at Transactors celebrate its 30th anniversary with an evening of short and long form improv, along with special guests Chapel Hill Players. One night only: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
Burning Coal Theatre hold auditions for its 2013-14 season Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m. by appointment. 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.