Theater Week – Celebrate

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 10, 2014

Brigid without a Story – In ancient Ireland, a poet competes to be the land’s best storyteller. An original musical fantasy, written and directed by Jennifer Justice. Presented by Durham Family Theatre. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 5:00. Continues through February 15. Trinity Methodist Church, Durham.

Celebration – A patriarch’s 60th birthday allows his family to get together and put the dys- back in -functional, in David Eldridge’s stage adaptation of Thomas Vinterberg’s darkly comic 1998 film Festen. Directed by Kevin Ewert. Presented by Little Green Pig. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through February 22. Shadowbox, Durham.

* Defending the Caveman – We got some mansplainin’ to do. Touring production of Rob Becker’s 1991 one-man show, presented by the Carolina Theatre. Two shows only: Saturday 3:00 and 8:00.

The Maids – Jean Genet’s 1947 psychodrama, presented by Common Ground’s Small Series. Directed by Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through February 15. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

* Turtles – A homeless single mother struggles to hold onto her children, in a new play by John Greiner-Ferris. Presented by Meredith Ensemble Theatre. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Studio Theatre, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.

Wit – An English professor battling ovarian cancer, reflects on her life. Justice Theater Project presents Margaret Edson’s 1995 drama. Directed by Carnessa Ottelin. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 23. St. Francis Church, Raleigh.

* An Evening of Possibilities – Cary Players presents a variety of short plays by Mark Harvey Levine. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.

* I Love My Hair When It’s Good: & Then Again When It Looks Defiant and Impressive – Two cousins grow up in a family of strong African American women. Created and directed by Chaunesti Webb. Presented by FORTY/AM. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

The Jesus Fund – A Manhattan seminary faces a hard choice when it receives an offer of help from a former student. A new play by Terry Milner, directed by Beth Gardiner. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 16. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.

* Private Lives – Noël Coward’s 1930 comedy of early 20th-century upper class manners. Directed by Sean Daniels. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Cary Players holds auditions for male version of The Odd Couple Wednesday 7:00, Cary Arts Center. More info

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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