Theater Week – Gem of the Ocean

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 11, 2014

* Can I Get a Witness? – A gospel play about faith, love, and redemption. MOJOAA presents the 2001 play by Robin Carmon Marshall. Two shows only: Saturday 3:15 and 7:15. Garner Performing Arts Center, Garner.

Closer – Four people have difficulty navigating their relationships in the 1997 play by Patrick Marber. Directed by Paul Sapp. Presented by Burning Coal and She’s-a-Nelson. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 18. Burning Coal Theatre, The Murphey School, Raleigh.

Gem of the Ocean – A drifter in 1904 Pittsburgh finds a 285-year-old spiritual guide. ArtsCenter Stage presents August Wilson’s 2003 drama. Directed by John Harris. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 18. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Life Is a Dream – A king imprisons his son to save the kingdom. Deep Dish presents the 17th Century classic by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, adapted by Nilo Cruz. Directed by Marc Williams. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 25. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

* Noises Off – Sardines again?? Michael Frayn’s 1982 theatrical meta-farce returns for another Triangle outing, this time by teen/young adult Studio A Acting Company. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:30 and 7:30. Common Ground Theatre, 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: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. 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. Closes Sunday. 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: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, 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: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. MDT, Durham.
Raleigh Little Theatre holds auditions for its August production of Hairspray, Monday and Tuesday night, Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh. More info.

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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