Theater Week – His Hair Was Perfect

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 17, 2013

* Call of the Wild with Werewolves – Musical reading of a new show by Tristan Yonce and Jon Todd. One night only: Friday 8:00. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

Fuddy Meers – Theatre in the Park presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s 1999 comedy about a woman with serial amnesia. Directed by Jesse Gephart. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 30. TIP, Raleigh.

Ragtime – The story of three families in turn-of-the-century New York. Justice Theater Project presents the 1998 musical adaptation of E. L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel. Directed by Deb Royals; music direction by Carolyn Colquitt. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 30. Clare Hall, St. Francis, Leesville Road, Raleigh.

* Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will? – Directed by Allison Bergman, this eponomously-themed 1987 comedy by Del Shores is part of University Theatre’s TheatreFest, three light plays in rotating rep. Also in the series: Murder at the Howard Johnson’s and Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee. (Spoiler alert: all three plays involve dead bodies.) This week: Wednesday and Friday 7:30. Closes Friday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

* Let Them Be Heard – True stories of former slaves in North Carolina, taken from oral history interviews conducted for the WPA’s “Slave Narrative Project” in the 1930s. Bare Theatre’s environmental one-hour walking tour presentation is performed at historic Stagville, the remnants of one of the largest plantations in the pre-Civil War South. Directed by Todd Buker. This week: Friday and Saturday, with hourly performances at 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00. Closes Saturday. Stagville State Historic Site, Durham.

Murder at the Howard Johnson’s – A wife and her lover plot to murder her husband, but things don’t go according to plan in Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick’s 1979 suspense farce. Directed by Rachel Klem. Presented in rotating rep as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFest. (See Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?) This week: Thursday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through June 23. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

Once on This Island – Two star-crossed lovers defy the gods in Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s 1990 musical. Directed by L.D. Burris. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. RLT, Raleigh.

* Comically Challenged – A gaggle of Triangle theater artists step up to the mike to try their hands (many for the first time) at stand-up comedy. Presented by Rus Hames. One night only: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

* A Night of Music and Improv – A titular evening of just what it says, presented by Three’s Company. One night only: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

* = 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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