Theater Week – Work in Progress

Work in Progress

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 1, 2013

* Almost Ready – Staged reading of a new full length play by a North Carolina playwright. One performance: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* Rough Draft: A Night of New Solos – Works in progress by two Triangle stage veterans: The Virgin Cookbook by Lormarev Jones and Debris by Katja Hill. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

* Black Coffee – Agatha Christie’s 1930 play features a murdered physicist, assorted suspects gathered at a British country estate, and the (suspiciously timely) arrival of detective Hercule Poirot (David Ring!) to find the real killer. Directed by John McIlwee. The final presentation of University Theatre’s summer TheatreFest. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, 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. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.

* God of Carnage – Yasmina Reza’s 2006 satire about rich white people behaving badly. (Trigger warning: onstage vomiting.) Presented by Theatre Raleigh’s Hot Summer Nights series. Directed by Richard Roland. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theater, DECPA, 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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Clare Hall, St. Francis, Leesville Road, Raleigh.

* [title of show] – Hunter Bell and Tyler Bowen’s 2004 meta-meta-musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical. Presented by NRACT Summer Series in partnership with Equality NC. Directed by David Henderson; musical director Michael Santangelo. This week: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

* Transactors Improv: For Families! – Just what it sounds like: a short (under an hour) improv performance for kids and adults. One show only: Saturday 6:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* = Final week

NRACT holds auditions for teen actors (only) for its September teen stage production of The Crucible Saturday 10:00 at NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. More info.

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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