Theater Week – The Futility of Existence

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 21, 2014

* Ivy Rowe – Barbara Bates Smith’s one-woman stage adaptation of Lee Smith’s novel 1988 novel Fair and Tender Ladies. Co-adapted and directed by Mark Hunter. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* Perception – A newlywed couple struggle to save their relationship after a traumatic event. Kyle Keye presents a play by Dee Hedgepeth. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Pinnochio – Musical version of Carlo Collodi’s 19th century story about an anthropomorphic action figure. Directed by Linda O’Day Young. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through May 1. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

* 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. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* 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. Closes Sunday. University Theatre, NCCU Campus, 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.

* 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. Closes Sunday. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, 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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