Theater Week – Jumping Jesus

JumpingJebus

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 6, 2014

OPENING:
* The Great Divorce – Touring Christian theater production based on C.S. Lewis’ 1945 theological fantasy. Produced by Fellowship for the Performing Arts. This week only: Friday and Saturday. Time not listed on website. Carolina Theatre, Durham.
carolinatheatre.org

In Their Shoes – Two one-act plays exploring violence against women: From the Boots of Timberland by Robin Carmon Marshall and Good Brother by Monet Noelle Marshall. Presented by new theater company MOJOAA. Directed by Monet Noelle Marshall. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 12. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Leap of Faith – A fraudulent faith healer has a crisis of faith in this 2010 musical adaptation of the 1992 Steve Martin comedy. Directed by Stephanie “Asabi” Howard, Musical Directors Valerie Johnson and Darius Burrus. Presented by NCCU Department of Theatre and Dance. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 12. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.
nccu.edu

* Measure for Measure – Fops, fools, fake executions, mistaken identity, and duplicitous Dukes. Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents the Shakespeare comedy. Directed by Catherine Rodgers. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Studio Theatre, Jones Hall, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

 
ONGOING:
* Coriolanus – “Keep Rome in safety, and the chairs of justice supplied with worthy men.” A Roman general turned politician has a love/hate relationship with the common people who brought him to power. Director G. Todd Buker pointedly stages Bare Theatre’s outdoor production of the Shakespeare tragedy at the site of recent Moral Monday protests. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Halifax Mall, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

* Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – PlayMakers Rep presents Christopher Durang’s popular 2012 comedy about conflicted siblings who may have to give up their home. Directed by Libby Appel. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. (No performances Saturday.) Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Wait Until Dark – Frederick Knott’s 48-year-old thriller gets another area production, this time by Cary Players. (Director not listed.) This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

* You Can’t Take It with You – University Theatre presents the 78-year-old Kaufman and Hart comedy about a Depression-era family of lovably zany characters. Sample zaniness: Grandpa raises snakes and doesn’t pay his taxes! Direced by John C. McIlwee. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

 
ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:
* 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.
artscenterlive.org

* – 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.

 

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