Theater Week – Modern Prometheus

Illustration by Theodore Von Holst for the 1831 revised edition of Frankenstein

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 1, 2014

A Kid Like Jake – A 4-year-old’s preference for “gender-variant play” may decide whether or not he gets into a good kindergarten. Deep Dish presents Daniel Pearle’s 2013 play, directed by Tony Lea. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 20. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

* Monster Camp – Summer Sisters present a devised artistic exploration of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Hairspray – John Waters opines on the state of early 1960’s American racial relations in the stage musical version of one of his least depraved movies. Raleigh Little Theatre presents the third Triangle production since 2011 of this apparently much-beloved classic. Directed by L.D. Burris. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 12. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

The Painted Bird – Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 15th annual outdoor giant puppet production. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00 (pre-shows 40 minutes prior to start time). Continues through September 7, Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Moves to NC Museum of Art September 12-14.

* – Concludes this week


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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