Theater Week – Street Theater

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March on Washington (Program), 08/28/1963;
Bayard Rustin Papers; JFK Library; National Archives

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 2, 2013

Taking the Dream Home – This Wednesday on the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, rallies will be held in each of North Carolina’s 13 Congressional Districts to address issues of voting laws, education, health care, and human rights. Organized as part of the Forward Together/Moral Monday movements. Wednesday 5:30, in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Greensboro, and ten other locations across the state.
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* Tangles – A workshop production by 13 women artists on issues of aging, family relationships, and care giving, inspired by Sarah Leavitt’s graphic journal Tangles: My Mother, Alzheimer’s and Me. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

* 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 and Friday 8:00 (pre-show bluegrass music at 7:00). Closes Friday. 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: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 14. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

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 and Saturday 7:00, Sunday at 3:00 and 7:00 (pre-shows 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).

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.

* = 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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