Theater Week – drive she said

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 4, 2014

American Idiot – Touring production of the Green Day rock opera returns to DPAC for just two nights. This week only: Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30. DPAC,Durham.

Driving Miss Daisy – A heartwarming relationship develops between an elderly Atlanta woman and her African American chauffeur. Theatre Raleigh presents a touring production of Alfred Uhry’s hardy perennial from 1987, featuring Kevyn Morrow as Hoke. Directed by Eric Woodall. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through May 11. Fletcher Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.

I Never Saw Another Butterfly: The Musical – NRACT presents a stage musical version of Celeste Raspanti’s play, based on art and poetry created by children in a Nazi concentration camp. Directed by Tanner Lagasca, Music Director: Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 11. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

Pageant – An all-male cast portrays beauty pageant contestants in Theatre in the Park’s production of the 1991 musical comedy by Bill Russell, Frank Kelly, and Albert Evans. Directed by Ira David Wood IV; Music Director Scott McKenzie. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 11. TIP, Raleigh.

* Pinocchio – 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: Thursday 10:00 a.m. and 1:00, Saturday and Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

Spirits to Enforce – To the phone banks! Twelve superheroes face a challenge of Shakespearian proportions in the Tempest-tossed 2003 play by Mickle Maher. Directed by Jeff Storer. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 10. MDT, Durham.
* Comically Challenged 3 – An evening of stand-up comics, including Jeff Day, Rachel Klem, Eric Megert, Ann Roy, Rus Hames, Irene Rockwelll, and Jon Kuczynski. One night: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

* The Thirst of May – A trio of improv groups – All Play, Awkward Silence, and The Purple Jessups – presented by Bravest Face Improv. One night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
Manbites Dog hosts general auditions this Saturday with various Triangle companies and directors in attendance. All appointment slots are filled; get info about the waiting list here.

ArtsCenter Stage is looking for an African-American actor to understudy the role of Eli (50-60+) in their May production of August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean. Contact Jeri Lynn Schulke at for more information.

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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