Theater Week – Acts of War

Achilles fighting Hector. Red-figure bowl (detail), circa 500-480 BC.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 11, 2013

* The Clean House – Infidelity, cleanliness, and a killing joke. Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents Sarah Ruhl’s 2004 comedy of odd manners. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.

Many Moons – Four people grapple with love and find their lives intertwined in Alice Birch’s 2011 play. Directed by Gregor McElvogue. Presented by Common Wealth. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 16. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

* Measure Back – A participatory theater experience about war and the choices it forces on us. Created by T. Ryder Smith & Christopher McElroen. Presented by Duke Performances and Manbites Dog Theater. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

The Mousetrap – It’s The Cabin in the Woods of Isolated-English Country-House-Full-of-Murder-Suspects-and-a-Detective Plays. Durham Family Theatre presents the 1952 Agatha Christie warhorse. Directed by Jennifer Justice. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through November 16. Trinity United Methodist Church, Durham.

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! – A scheming first-grader uses Secret Santa as an instrument of revenge in Allison Gregory’s stage adaptation of the children’s book by Barbara Park. Directed by Linda O’Day Young. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through November 17. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

Metamorphoses – Star-crossed lovers, a greedy king, a narcissist, and a very large pool of water are featured in Mary Zimmerman’s contemporary take on the classic Greek myths, presented by Playmakers Rep (in rotating rep with The Tempest). Co-directed by Joseph Haj and Dominique Serrand. This week: Tuesday/Friday/Sunday 7:30. Continues through December 8. Paul Green Theatre, 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: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 16. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

The Tempest – A magic island, a magician, and a monster. Playmakers Rep presents this season’s first of several takes on Shakespeare’s late-career fantasy (in rotating rep with Metamorphoses). Co-directed by Joseph Haj and Dominique Serrand. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 8. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Bare Theatre holds auditions for its remaining three shows of this season: Let Them Be Heard, Cymbeline, and Two Noble Kinsmen: Fire & Shadows. Saturday 1:00-5:00 Cameron Village Library – Raleigh. Sunday 2:00-6:00 Durham Public Library. More information.

Raleigh Little Theatre holds auditions for two upcoming shows Monday and Tuesday November 11 and 12: Caroline, or Change at the Sutton Theatre starting at 6:30, and The Divine Sister at the Gaddy-Godwin Theatre starting at 7:30 , at RLT, Raleigh. More information here and here.

* = 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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