Theater Week – Enemy Territory

Lakeisha Coffey and Derrick Ivey in The Best of Enemies. Photo: Alex Maness

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 9, 2013

The Best of Enemies – A true story of two people who became unlikely allies during Durham’s struggle over the integration of public schools. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through December 21. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday production returns. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 21. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

* A Christmas Story – Stage version of the 1983 movie based on stories by Jean Shepherd. Directed by Debra Grannan. Presented by Cary Players. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Cary Arts Center.

* Go, Granny D! – A play with music based on the memoirs of 90-year-old activist Doris Haddock. Written and performed by Barbara Bates Smith with musician Jeff Sebens. Presented by Deep Dish Theater. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Deep Dish, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

* How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Touring version of the 1994 musical, based on the story by Dr. Seuss. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 11:00/2:00/5:00/8:00, Sunday 1:00/6:30. DPAC, Durham.

* “It’s A Wonderful Life” Live from WVL Radio Theatre – A “live radio” adaptation of the 1946 Frank Capra film. No director listed. One show only: Saturday 8:00. Clayton Center.

* Leaves – A family struggles to cope in the aftermath of a suicide attempt. One Song presents Lucy Caldwell’s 2006 play, directed by Victoria Brancazio. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

The Man Who Was Thursday – An undercover cop infiltrates a secret society of anarchists. Little Green Pig presents G.K. Chesterton’s 1908 metaphysical thriller, adapted by Neal Bell. Directed by Jay O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 21. 539 Muze, Foster Street, Central Park, Durham.

Miracle on 34th Street – Stage adaptation of the 1947 film about a delusional department store Santa — or is he? Directed by Brian Lord. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 22. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

(Three Man) Tempest – The second of several interpretations of The Tempest this season (See Ongoing: Playmakers). This streamlined version is adapted and directed by Randolph Curtis Rand. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 22. The Murphey School, Raleigh.

* We Will Rock You – Touring Queen jukebox musical. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
Frosty the Snowman – Touring production presented by Broadway Series South’s Storybook Theater Series. This week: Wednesday 10:30, Friday 10:30 and 6:30, Friday 6:30, Saturday 11:00/2:00/5:00, Sunday 11:00, 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theatre, DECPA, 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: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

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

* Pop Goes Alicia LIVE – Comedy/variety show about pop-culture, feminism, and poetry. One night: Wednesday 7:00. The Pinhook, Durham.

Durham Family Theatre holds auditions for the original musical Brigid without a Story, Saturday 12:00-2:00, Monday 6:00-8:30, Central Park School, Durham. More info.

Durham Savoyards holds auditions by appointment for The Sorcerer, Sunday 2:00-5:00 and Monday 6:30-9:30, DAC – Duke Rehearsal Room, Durham. More info.

* = 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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