Theater Week – Blood Work

Mike Wiley in Blood Done Sign My Name. Photo: Steve Exum

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 2, 2014

Blood Done Sign My Name – Mike Wiley’s one man show about a 1970 racial murder in Oxford, North Carolina. Based on the book by Tim Tyson. Presented by Theatre Raleigh. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 8. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.

* KidsWrite 2014 Festival of New Plays – Burning Coal presents their 7th annual festival of new plays, written by students from 6th grade to 12th grade. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.

* Mamma Mia! – Mamma Mia! Here we go again! In case you missed it in 2010, the Touring production of the 1999 Abba exclamation point musical touches down in Durham for one weekend only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.

There Goes the Bride – A 1975 comedy about a man who experiences a possible concussion on the day of his daughter’s wedding, which conjures up an invisible Roaring Twenties flapper with the hots for him, causing complications and hilarity to ensue. Yeah, just go with it. University Theatre’s TheatreFest presents the Ray Cooney/John Chapman farce in rotating repertory. Directed by Allison Bergman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 13. Titmus Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

* 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: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

Tarantino’s Yellow Speedo – International athletes in the Olympic Village work to bring down the nation-state with sex as the weapon of choice. It’s the world premiere of a new comedy by Monica Byrne, directed by Jay O’Berski, and presented by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 7. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

* The Twilight Zone – Stage adaptations of four classic Twilight Zone stories. Presented by Th3rd Power Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* Two Noble Kinsmen: Fire & Shadows – Two cousins vie for the love of a woman, in the late-career Shakespeare collaboration with John Fletcher. Directed by G. Todd Buker. Outdoor production presented by Bare Theatre in collaboration with RLT and Cirque de Vol Studios. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00 (rain date: Sunday 8:00). Closes Saturday. Stephenson Amphitheatre, RLT, Raleigh.

Third Date presents an (untitled) improvised show about relationships. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, 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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