Theater Week – As We Stumble Along

Walt Whitman and Bill Duckett, 1886. Photographer unknown.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 13, 2013

* The Drowsy Chaperone – An affectionate sendup of 1920’s musical comedies (first produced in 1998) by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, with songs by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. Presented by NC Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Casey Hushion, and featuring Beth Leavel and Clay Aiken. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.

* Twelve Angry Men – Studio A presents a student production of Reginald Rose’s 1954 television play. No director listed. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 1:30 and 8:00, Sunday 1:30 and 7:30. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

A Walk in the Woods – Lee Blessing’s 1988 play about the relationship between an American and a Russian arms negotiator. Presented by Exit through Eden. Directed by Marta King. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 19. The Murphey School, Raleigh.

Walt – A play about Walt Whitman and his times, by Wm. W. Whitman, with music by Jonathan Price. Directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 19. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

The Brementown Musicians – Raleigh Little Theatre presents a musical adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale by Allison Gregory and Hummie Mann. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through May 19. RLT, Raleigh.

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: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 18. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, 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. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

The Homosexuals – A young gay man, newly arrived in the city, finds a supportive group of friends, in the 2011 comedy by Philip Dawkins. Presented by Manbites Dog. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through May 18. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Adapted from the Book of Genesis, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s 1969 concept album was turned into a 1973 stage musical. Presented by Temple Theatre. No director listed. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 19. Temple Theatre, Sanford.

The Wooster Group’s Diary of Anne Frank – Little Green Pig premieres a reconstruction/deconstruction of a legendary “lost production” by the groundbreaking New York experimental theater company The Wooster Group. Directed by Jay O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through May 18. The Shadowbox, Durham.

* For Families – Transactors presents a 45-minute family-friendly improv show. One night only: Saturday 6:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Manbites Dog holds general auditions for area actors, with many local directors and companies in attendance. By appointment, Saturday 10:00-3:00. NOTE: all audition slots filled. Waiting list info here.

* = 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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