Theater Week – Spring Forward


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 29, 2013

The Cripple of Inishmaan – Inhabitants of a small Irish island find their lives disrupted by the arrival of a Hollywood film crew, in Martin McDonagh’s 1996 dark comedy. Presented by Deep Dish Theater. Directed by Tom Marriott. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 18. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

* The Elektra Project – Haymaker’s work in process about a very dysfunctional mother/daughter relationship. Presented as part of The Process Series. Final show Tuesday 8:00. Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

The Elves and the Shoemaker – Karen Boettcher-Tate and Bill Francoeur’s family-friendly musical adaptation of the fairy tale, presented by North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre. Directed by Sheila Outhwaite. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday and Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 12. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

* Spring Training – A new work inspired by Rite of Spring, by musical/spoken word ensemble Universes. Presented by Playmakers Second Stage series. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Theatre Raleigh presents the 2005 William Finn/Rachel Sheinkin musical comedy. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00. Continues through May 5. Kennedy Theatre, DEC, Raleigh.

* Unnatural Acts – An evening of new short plays, presented by Playwrights’ Roundtable. One show: Saturday 8:00. 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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. RLT, Raleigh.

* Our Town – Towne Players of Garner present Thornton Wilder’s 1938 drama. Directed by Beth Honeycutt. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Closes Saturday. Performing Arts Center, Garner.

* 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. Closes Sunday. 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 and Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, 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.

* = 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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