Theater Week – Beastly


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 14, 2013

* Beauty and the Beast – Touring production of the 1994 Disney musical. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.

* Cats – The 1981 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, presented by Broadway Series South in association with NC Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.

* Close Encounters: Tales of Space, Ghosts & Blood! – Staged readings of short, spooky plays, presented by Cary Playwrights’ Forum. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Cary Arts Center, Cary.

William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead – It’s Shakespeare vs. zombies in John Heimbuch’s 2008 semi-historical comedy. Presented by hiSTORY Stage. No director listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. (Moves to Burning Coal October 24-27.)

Cock – Whoops! While on a break from his boyfriend, John falls in love with a woman. Now he has a big choice to make. Manbites Dog presents Mike Bartlett’s 2009 farce. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 19. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

* Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope – Micki Grant’s 1971 musical about the African American experience. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. University Theater, Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.

* Harvey – Forest Moon Theater presents Mary Chase’s 1944 comedy warhorse about a man with a Donnie-Darko-like invisible companion. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Franklin Academy Theater, Wake Forest.

* The Narrowing – People in four different time periods must deal with catastrophic events. A new multimedia performance piece by one-of-a-kind Triangle company Archipelago. Written by Ellen Hemphill and Nor Hall; directed by Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. 539 MUZE Space, Foster Street, Durham.

Spring Awakening – Teenagers in 19th century Germany deal with their sexuality in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical version of the play by Frank Wedekind. Directed by C. Glen Matthews. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 27. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

* The Uncanny Valley – A man agrees to upload his mind into a robot, in a new play by Francesca Talenti. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Black Box Theater, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Closes Sunday.

* = 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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