A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 26, 2013
As You Like It – Outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s comedy transported to the woods of Appalachia, featuring live original music by The Zinc Kings. Directed by Heather J. Strickland. Presented by Bare Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre and Pinecone. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00 (preshow bluegrass music at 7:00). Continues through August 30. Stephenson Amphitheate, RLT, Raleigh.
Good People – David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2011 play about an unemployed woman seeking help from a former boyfriend. Directed by Tony Lea. Presented by Deep Dish Theater. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 14. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
A Steady Rain – Two Chicago cops have to deal with the consequences of a fatal mistake in Keith Huff’s 2011 drama. Directed by C. Glen Matthews. Presented by Honest Pint Theatre Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 8. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
* Triassic Parq: The Musical – Dinosaurs in a theme park encounter some startling gender issues, in the racy 2010 musical comedy by Marshall Pailet, Bryce Norbitz, and Stephen Wargo. Featuring Chapel Hill indie rock trio Bears in the City. Directed by Nathaniel P. Claridad; musical director Caroline Strange. Presented by Wagon Wheel Arts. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 6:00 and 10:30, Sunday 5:00. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* Tribe in Motion – Recollections of a woman war veteran told through dialogue, original music and dance, conceptualized and written by Rremida Shkoza. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
Invisible Earth – Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with its annual family friendly end-of-summer outdoor extravaganza, this time “a paradoxical pageant of hope, impending doom and planetary possibilities” featuring masks, stilt walkers, and a puppetized cast of goats, chickens, pigs and trilobites. Original music composed by Ari Picker (of Lost in the Trees). This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (pre-show at 6:20). Continues through September 8, Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. (Plus September 13-15 performances at the NC Museum of Art, Raleigh).
* What Every Girl Should Know – In 1914, four girls in a Catholic reformatory adopt birth-control advocate Margaret Sanger as their patron saint. Monica Byrne’s play, which premiered to sold-out houses in Durham in 2012, gets wider exposure with a slot in FringeNYC. Produced by The Order of St. Margaret Sanger. Directed by Jaki Bradley. This week: Tuesday 6:30, Friday 4:45, Saturday 9:15. Closes Saturday. Robert Moss Theater, 440 Studios, Lafayette Street, New York.
* Third Date – Improv group Third Date presents an evening of scenes based on improvised movement pieces. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
Meredith Ensemble Theatre auditions male actors for its fall productions of The Three Sisters and The Clean House. Wednesday 7:00, Studio Theatre, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh. 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.