A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 17, 2014
PICK OF THE WEEK:
Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South – E. Patrick Johnson’s one man show, based on his book, exploring the southern black gay community. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Jane M. Saks and Project&. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 22. PSI Theatre, DAC, Durham.
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Musical tribute to Fats Waller and the black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance, presented by the NCCU Department of Theatre and Dance. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. University Theatre, NCCU Campus, Durham.
The Book of Mormon – You say you shelled out close to 300 bucks for a pair of orchestra tickets to the touring production of the blockbuster Trey Parker/Matt Stone musical, but a deadly dangerous ice storm will prevent you from attending? No problem – we’ll gladly refund your tickets! Ha ha, just kidding. No refunds (and no exchanges since all shows are sold out). Sucks to be you — or as they sing in the show — ‘Hasa Diga!’ This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through February 23. DPAC, Durham.
Caroline, or Change – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 2004 Tony Kushner/Jeanine Tesori musical about a young Jewish boy and an African American maid in 1963 Louisiana. Directed by Karen Dacons-Brock. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 2. RLT, Raleigh.
Les Misérables – Lauren Kennedy. “Un centre inhabituellement croquant”! Presented by NC Theatre and Broadway Series South. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through February 23. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
The Lion in Winter – Ira David Wood III and Lynda Clark. “An unusually crunchy center”! raved Byron Woods about the original 2005 production. Directed by Ira David Wood III. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 2. TIP, Raleigh.
Spring Awakening – Peace presents the 2006 musical adaptation (by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater) of Frank Wedekind’s still shocking 1891 play about teen sexuality. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through February 22. Leggett Theater, Peace University, Raleigh.
* Steel Magnolias – Robert Harling’s 1987 comedy, presented by Orange Community Players. Directed by Lisa Woodward. Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 6:30 (dinner included), Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Central Orange Senior Center, Hillsborough.
* The Vagina Monologues – Annual production of the Eve Ensler play, presented by VDay Carolina. This week only: Friday 6:15* and 8:30**, Saturday 6:15** and 8:30*, Sunday 2:30*. (*English, **Spanish), Closes Sunday. Hanes Auditorium, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* 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: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturday. 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.
* 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. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
* The Maids – Jean Genet’s 1947 psychodrama, presented by Common Ground’s Small Series. Directed by Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
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 2:00. Continues through February 23. St. Francis Church, Raleigh.
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.