Theater Week – Platonic


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 24, 2014

* Feb 48 – Annual festival of plays written, rehearsed, and performed by high school students in just 48 hours. Presented by One Song Productions. One performance: Sunday 7:30.

* Forensics – Dark comedy about boundaries, sexuality and violence. Al Singer directs a staged reading of a new play by Richard Krawiec, presented by Almost Ready. One performance: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Let Them Be Heard – Powerful adaptation of stories from the WPA’s Slave Narrative Project, in a walking tour performance at Stagville Plantation. Edited and directed by G. Todd Buker. Presented by Bare Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00. Continues through March 1. Historic Stagville, Durham.

* Rapunzel – Stage adaptation of the classic fairy tale, presented by Rags To Riches Theatre for Young Audiences. One performance: Saturday 11:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Republic – What is justice? Brooklyn-based company Hoi Polloi’s high energy theatrical take on one of the cornerstones of Western philosophy, Plato’s Republic. Directed by Alec Duffy. Presented by Duke Performances. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through March 1. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

* The Book of Mormon – Touring production of the blockbuster Trey Parker/Matt Stone musical. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. 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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 2. RLT, Raleigh.

* 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. Closes Saturday. Shadowbox, Durham.

* 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. Closes Sunday. 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: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 2. TIP, Raleigh.

* Spring Awakening – Peace Theatre 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-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Saturday. Leggett Theater, Peace University, Raleigh.

* Steel Magnolias – Robert Harling’s 1987 comedy, presented by Orange Community Players. Directed by Lisa Woodward. This week: Friday 6:30 (dinner included). Closes Friday. Central Orange Senior Center, Hillsborough.

* 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: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. PSI Theatre, DAC, 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. Closes Sunday. St. Francis Church, Raleigh.

* Improv Evolution: After the Classes Comes the Performance – Anoo Brod presents an evening of improv by her advanced performance class. With special guest appearances by Jeffrey Moore and His Sock Puppet Pals, poet Mimi Herman and stand-up comedian Aaron Meilleur. One Show: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

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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