Theater Week – Don’t Fear the Reaper

Grounded – video by Jon Haas

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 24, 2014

Curiousity Cat – Two displaced kids get help from a resourceful feline in Forest Moon Theater’s production of the youth theater play by Chris Grabenstein. Directed by Heather Snow Clark. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 29. Franklin Academy Middle School Theater, Wake Forest.

* The Fantasticks – Try to remember how many times you’ve seen this. Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s touring production of Tom Jones’ (not that Tom Jones) and Harvey Schmidt’s 1960 musical, presented by Cary’s Marvelous Music Mainstage Series. One performance: Friday 7:30. Cary Arts Center.

Grounded – A hotshot F-16 pilot finds herself reassigned to flying drones, in a new play by George Brant. Directed by Talya Klein. Presented by Manbites Dog. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through April 5. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

* LEO (The Anti-Gravity Show) – Live performance and video projection combine for a disorienting evening of theatrical illusions. Presented by NCSU Center Stage. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 5:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Titmus Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

* Menopause: The Musical – A light-hearted look at menopause. One night only: Thursday 7:00. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.

* A Midlife Summer’s Dream – All is not happily ever after for the characters from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Staged reading of a new play by Charlotte Runde, directed by Ken Wolpert. Presented by The ArtsCenter and Playground as part of the Almost Ready Series. One show: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* SuperFun Show: Are You My Mother? – A baby bird searches for its eponymous parent in a musical stage adaptation of the picture book by P.D. Eastman. Presented by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre. One show: Saturday 11:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Tartuffe – Good luck getting information about Owl Tree Theater for the People’s production of the Molière classic. Here’s their Facebook page. For actual info on show dates, times, location, tickets and such, try here. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 1:00. Continues through March 29. The Green Monkey, Raleigh.

* Arcadia – Deep Dish Theater presents Tom Stoppard’s frequently revived 1993 comedy (seen last fall at Raleigh’s University Theatre). Directed by Paul Frellick. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. (Most remaining shows are sold out.) Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

* The Art of Deception – Hero or Nazi collaborator? Playwright Keith Burridge tells the awesome true story of Han van Meegeren, whose Vermeer forgeries were so good they almost earned him a death penalty. Directed by Laurel Ullman. Presented by PlayGround Co-operative. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

* Civil Rights Through Song: A Choral History of Raleigh Through the Civil Rights Era – Burning Coal Theatre Company and the Raleigh Boychoir use choral music, dance and drama, to tell the story of the Civil Rights struggles of the 1950’s and 60’s. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, The Murphey School, Raleigh.

OPQRS, Etc. – Madge Miller’s 1984 fable about a dictator’s monochromatic rule being disrupted by an artist. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through March 30. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

* The Wild Party – Two vaudevillians in the Roaring Twenties host a party and discover that hell is other people. Craig Johnson directs Andrew Lippa’s 2000 musical adaptation of the 1928 narrative poem by Joseph Moncure March. Music Director David Oberst. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

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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