A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 14, 2014
The Bluest Eye – Story of a young black girl growing up in the Midwest in the 1940’s. NCCU Theatre Department presents Lydia R. Diamond’s 2005 stage adaptation of Toni Morrison’s 1970 novel. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 20. University Theatre, NCCU Campus, Durham.
* Our Country’s Good – Convicts in 18th Century Australia put on a play. Directed By Joseph Megel. UNC’s Department of Dramatic Art presents Timberlake Wertenbaker’s 1990 play. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 8:00, Monday 5:00. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
Parade – Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown’s 1998 musical drama about the trial of Leo Frank. Directed by Drew Klingner. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 20. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
* The Wizard of Oz – “You know what would make The Wizard of Oz even better? Adding some songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber!” said no one ever. Touring version of the recent Toronto production. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
* Amadeus – Leviathan Theater presents a radically revisionist take on Peter Shaffer’s 1979 account of the deadly rivalry between Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
Assassins – “Have an eggroll, Mr. Czolgosz!” Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s 1990 musical about presidential assassins, successful and otherwise. Did I mention it’s a musical? Directed by Mike Donahue. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 20. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* Cymbeline – True love, disguises, jealousy, beheadings, non-fatal poisoning, and war. Must be Shakespeare. Directed by Laura Bess Jernigan. Presented by Bare Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Cordoba Center for the Arts (behind Golden Belt), Durham.
The Diary of Anne Frank – A family goes into hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Abdelfattah Abusrour directs the 1955 Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett stage adaptation. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 27. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
* Machinal – Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 expressionist masterwork about a woman up against a world of money, men, and machines. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. Presented by Duke Theater Studies. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Lab Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
* The Odd Couple – Cary Players presents the male (1965) and female (1985) versions of Neil Simon’s mismatched roommates comedy. Directed by Staci Sabarsky and Lyman Collins. Presented by Cary Players. This week: Female version: Thursday and Saturday 7:30. Male version: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
* The Tempest – It’s the third Triangle production this season of Shakespeare’s late-career masterpiece. This time, director Jeremy David Clos and hiSTORYstage present such stuff as dreams are made on. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
Transactors Improv – Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
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.