Theater Week – We Happy Few

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 13, 2014

OPENING:
Desire Under the Elms – A New England family experiences relationship issues in Eugene O’Neill’s 1924 tragedy, based on the legend of Phaedra. Directed by David Henderson. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 26. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Failure: A Love Story – Three sisters in early 20th century Chicago encounter romance and mortality in Philip Dawkins’ whimsical 2012 comedy. Directed by Talya Klein. Presented by Kenan Theatre Company. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 8:00, Monday 5:00. Closes Monday. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
drama.unc.edu

Into the Breach – Five former schoolmates are sent to the Western Front in World War I where they end up restaging their school production of Henry V for wounded comrades. World premiere of Ian Bowater’s play, directed by Gregor McElvogue. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage. This week: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 19. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Over the Top – A garden party hosted by the last living World War I veteran is the setting for Vanessa Gilbert and David Higgins’ audience interactive history game. Presented by The Process Series. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
processseries.unc.edu

The Phantom of the Opera – Touring production of the 1986 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. This week: Wednesday 7:30, Thursday 2:00 and 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through October 19. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

 
ONGOING:
* 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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. 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. Closes Sunday. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.
nccu.edu
 

SPECIAL EVENTS:
* Kraftwerkshop – Want to participate in creating short devised werks based on the music of Kraftwerk? Little Green Pig invites actors, dancers, writers, directors, painters, musicians, welders, models, autobahners and more to take part in one or more open sessions of a three day composition and creation workshop culminating in a showing at Saxapahaw’s Oktoberfest event. Friday-Sunday, various times. Haw River Ballroom and Paperhand Puppet Studio, Saxapahaw.
culturemill.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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