A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 28, 2013
* The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer – In an apocalyptic future, an adventurer seeks a way to save humanity, in a solo mime/puppet adventure created and performed by Australian artist Tim Watts. Presented by NCSU Center Stage. This week only: Thursday 8:00, Friday 6:00 and 8:00, Saturday 5:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Titmus Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
* En Mi Espejo, Veo Tu Cara – Using firsthand narrative and holographic video, Roxana Pérez-Méndez takes the audience on a guided tour of three centuries of colonialism in the Americas. A promenade performance, it begins at Morehead Planetarium before wending its way across campus to Swain Hall. Presented by The Process Series. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
A Queer Kiss – A growing romantic relationship causes conflict for two high school boys and their families, in a new play by Joel Drake Johnson. Directed by Paul Frellick. Presented by Deep Dish Theater. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 16. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
* Barefoot in the Park – Neil Simon’s venerable 1963 comedy about a newlywed couple living in a walk-up apartment in New York. Directed by Beth Honeycutt. Presented by Towne Players of Garner. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Closes Saturday. GPAC, Garner.
Carrie: The Musical – The creators of the legendarily awful 1988 Broadway musical adaptation of the Stephen King novel made major changes for the 2012 revival, but apparently there’s still a prom and magic powers. Presented by NRACT. Directed by James Ilsley. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 3. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
* The Drowsy Chaperone – A theater star must choose between her career and marriage. Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 1998 parody of 1920’s musicals. Directed by Drew Klingner. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
* Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart – It’s sex, drugs, and trance music – and an examination of media, global capitalism, and body objectification, in Caridad Svich’s 2004 take on the Greek tragedy. Produced and staged by Rajeev Rajendran, Emily Anderson, and Caitlin Wells. Presented by The Delta Boys Theater Company. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Nightlight Bar, Chapel Hill.
* 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. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
* The Whipping Man – A wounded Confederate soldier and two of his former slaves negotiate an uneasy truce in the 2006 Matthew Lopez drama. Directed by Mark Filiaci. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
* 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 and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal at the Murphey School, Raleigh.
Orange Community Players holds auditions for its February production of Steel Magnolias, Tuesday and Wednesday 6:30, Exchange Club Building, Hillsborough. More info.
The ArtsCenter holds auditions for specialty performers (magicians, jugglers, other variety acts). Saturday 11:00 to 5:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
I Love My Hair – Special Insider Event – The 2012 smash hit returns this January. Producer FORTY/AM hosts a FREE open house, featuring music, meet-the-cast, food from The Salt Box, and a limited advance sale of tickets. Saturday any time between 6:00 and 9:00. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
Costume Yard Sale – Just in time for your Halloween costume needs! Little Green Pig holds a yard sale fundraiser, featuring wigs, strange and beautiful clothes, shoes, props, and other odds and ends. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 539 MUZE, located at 539 Foster Street in Durham (next to The Farmer’s Market).
* = 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.