A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 16, 2013
Black Nativity – Langston Hughes’ 1961 gospel retelling of the Christmas story. Presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Deb Royals, musical director Carolyn Colquitt, choreographer Chuck Davis. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 21. Thompson Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
A Christmas Carol – It’s the 39th year for Ira David Wood III’s (very) loose musical comedy adaptation of the Dickens story, presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh. Transfers to DPAC in Durham next week.
A Civil War Christmas – Paula Vogel’s play with music follows some historical figures both famous and obscure in and around Washington D.C. during the final Christmas of the Civil War. Directed by Bing Cox. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 22. The ArtsCenter Carrboro.
Disco Daze – Staged reading of a new comedy by Annie Taft. Presented by the Almost Ready Series featuring works by N.C. writers. One show only: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
Indigo Blue – A re-imagining of the Pied Piper story, written by Howard Craft. Presented by Walltown Children’s Theatre. This week only: Thursday 4:30 and 7:00; Friday 10:00, 12:30, 7:00; Saturday 2:00 and 5:00, Sunday 2:00 and 4:00. PSI Theatre, Durham Arts Council.
Mandragora Circus – Two-person show from Argentina, using circus skills, clowning, aerial acrobatics, and music to tell a story. Presented by Paperhand Puppet Intervention. One show only: Friday 8:00. Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw.
The Santaland Diaries – Dyspeptic Macy’s elf tells all in this stage adaptation of the David Sedaris story. Presented by Theatre in the Park Second Stage. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 22. TIP, Raleigh.
The Toys Take Over Christmas / Broadway Santa – Two family-friendly holiday stories, presented by the Halle Community Arts Center; directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This weekend only: Friday 7:30, Satuday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex.
A Trailer Park Christmas – MeeMaw and all the Dodson/Hussey clan return for another year of holiday insanity, created by Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 22. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
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 and Friday 8:15, Saturday 2:00 and 8:15, Sunday 2:00. 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: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 21. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
Frosty the Snowman – Touring production presented by Broadway Series South’s Storybook Theater Series. This week: Wednesday 10:30, Thursday and Friday 6:30; Saturday 11:00, 2:00, and 5:00; Sunday 11:00, 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
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. 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.
Green = Beloved Holiday Classic
* = 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.