Theater Week – Only Light

Luther King

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 23, 2013

The Mountaintop – Katori Hall’s 2009 play about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. takes place in his motel room the night before his assassination. Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges. Presented by Playmakers Rep in a co-production with Triad Stage. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 6. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Art – Yasmina Reza’s 1994 comedy about three men whose divergent opinions on an expensive painting strain their friendship. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. Directed by Jesse R. Gephart. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 29. RLT, Raleigh.

* The Chairs – Common Ground’s new “Small Series” presents Eugène Ionesco’s 1952 absurdist tragic farce about an elderly couple preparing for the arrival of some hypothetical guests. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

The Crucible – Arthur Miller’s 1953 drama presented by a teenage cast. Directed by Beth Brody. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 29. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

The Heretic – A scientist gets into hot water when her research casts doubt on climate change. Burning Coal presents Richard Bean’s 2011 comedy. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 29. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.

* One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Dale Wasserman’s 1963 stage adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel, presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Jeremy Fiebig. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Clare Hall, St. Francis, Raleigh.

* Our Town – An all-Black cast performs Thornton Wilder’s 1938 masterwork: a meditation on community, love, death, and eternity. Directed by Jay O’Berski; musical direction by Justin Robinson. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Trotter Building (410 West Geer St.), Durham.

* Transactors Improv: For Families – Family-friendly improv performance. One show: Saturday 6:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

CenterFest – Durham’s annual downtown street festival of arts, crafts, performance, and food. Saturday 10:00-6:00, Sunday 11:00-5:00.

* = 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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