A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 8, 2014
HMLT – Two powerful families must deal with regime change, the loss of power, and the pathology of denial. The Triangle’s most unpredictable theater company takes on Shakespeare’s most unpredictable character at an unpredictable location*. Presented by Little Green Pig, directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Shows Thursday-Saturday 8:00. (* VENUE CHANGE: Performances will not be at Cordoba Center. Currently scheduled venues: first week at Oval Drive Park in Durham, second week at Redbud Farm in Efland, third week to be announced. Check Little Green Pig website for updates, directions, and more information.) Continues through September 20.
The Iron Curtain Trilogy – Burning Coal presents David Edgar’s trilogy of plays about the collapse of the Soviet Empire in eastern Europe, in rotating repertory. Directed by Jerome Davis. Continues through September 27. This week: The Shape of the Table – Thursday 7:30. Pentecost – Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. The Prisoner’s Dilemma – Saturday 7:30. Burning Coal, Murphey School Auditorium, Raleigh.
A Raisin in the Sun – Justice Theatre Project presents Lorraine Hansberry’s milestone 1959 drama about a family struggling against poverty, racism, and their own conflicting goals. Directed by Sidney Edwards and Terra Hodge. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 21. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi Campus, Raleigh.
* Rodney King – Solo show about the man whose beating at the hands of police and their subsequent acquittal helped spark the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Written and performed by Roger Guenveur Smith. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 3:00 (no Saturday performance).
Xanadu – NRACT presents the 2007 stage musical version of the 1980 Razzie Award-winning roller disco movie. Directed and choreographed by James Ilsley and Jess Barbour, musical direction by Michael Santangelo. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 21. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
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.
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: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 20. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
* Moving Pieces – An interactive multi-venue moving play performed at various indoor and outdoor sites in Raleigh’s warehouse district. Wear comfy walking shoes. Presented by Seed Art Share. Written by Logan Sutton, conceived and directed by Sue Scarborough. This Friday: 2 performances at 6:30 and 8:30. Closes Friday. Begins upstairs at Cafe De Los Muertos, 300 West Hargett Street, 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). Ends Sunday at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Moves to NC Museum of Art September 12-14.
* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Saturday 8:00 (sign-up to perform: 7:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
* – 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 Indyweek.com. 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.