A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 17, 2014
* Crooked – Two teenage girls in Mississippi form a tenuous bond in Catherine Trieschmann’s 2008 play. Directed and designed by Jules Odendahl-James and Amanda Hahn, with assistance by Sonya Drum. Presented by Skydive Productions and Common Ground Theatre’s Small Series, in conjunction with Ladies of Triangle Theatre. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
* Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County – Supernatural tale of love, lust, jealousy, and revenge. Touring production of the 2012 musical, created by Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T Bone Burnett. One show only: Friday 8:00. DPAC, Durham.
* Little Shop of Horrors – The second Raleigh college production this year of the perennial 1982 musical, this time by Peace Theatre Company. Directed by Michael Bush. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Kenan Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
The Perfect Detonator – The tale of an anarchist bomb plot in 19th century England intersects with the story of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. Jody McAuliffe directs her adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s 1907 novel The Secret Agent. Presented by Duke Theater Studies. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 23. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
* Wall of Water – An intolerable roommate mars an otherwise perfect rent-controlled New York apartment. Meredith Theatre Ensemble presents the farce by Sherry Kramer. Directed by Steven Roten. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Studio Theatre, Jones Hall, Meredith College, Raleigh.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 – A family visiting Alabama in September 1963 are caught up in a national tragedy. Durham Family Theatre presents Reginald Andre Jackson’s 2010 stage adaptation of Christopher Paul Curtis’ 1995 novel. Directed by Jenny Justice. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 1:00. Continues through November 22. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.
Into the Woods – A revisionist take on classic fairy tales. PlayMakers presents the 1986 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical in rolling repertory with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directed by Joseph Haj. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30. Continues through December 6. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
The Landing – Three stories of love and loss, with a touch of fantasy. Deep Dish Theater presents the 2013 John Kander/Greg Pierce musical. Directed by Paul Frellick; musical direction by Glenn Mehrbach. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 22. Common Ground, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Mismatched lovers, a moonlit forest, and a mischievous fairy? Must be Shakespeare. In rolling repertory with Into the Woods? Must be PlayMakers Rep. Directed by Shana Cooper. This week: Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30; Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through December 7. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* Mirandy and Brother Wind – Mirandy, a young girl from a small Southern community, is determined to catch Brother Wind in order to win a cakewalk contest. Raleigh Little Theatre Youth Series presents the 2011 Michael J. Bobbitt and John L. Cornelius musical adaptation of Patricia C. McKissack’s 1988 book. Directed by Linda O’Day Young. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
* – 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.