Natalie Izlar and Gerald Jones III, I and You. Photo: Jules Odendahl-James
A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 8, 2014
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 – Soldiers in World War I forge a tenuous one-night truce in the trenches. ArtsCenter Stage presents an encore presentation of the choral play by Peter Rothstein, featuring the men of Cantari. Directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke, musical director Sue Klausmeyer. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 14. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
* Blithe Spirit – Noël Coward’s 1941 comedy about a man contending with two wives – one of them deceased – is revived by One Song Productions. Directed by Sadie Frank. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual musical comedy holiday staging of the venerable fairy tale. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 20. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
* Cirque Dreams Holidaze – Holiday-themed touring presentation by the Canadian circus franchise, hosted by Broadway Series South. This week only: Wednesday and Friday 7:30, Thursday 11:00 and 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
* The Durham Nutcracker – Young dancer rivals learn a valuable lesson in Walltown Children’s Theatre reimagined take on the Beloved Holiday Classic™. This week only: Wednesday 7:00, Thursday 10:00 and 7:00, Friday 6:00. Walltown Children’s Theatre, Durham.
I and You – “I and this mystery, here we stand.” Two mismatched high school students meet for a class assignment on Walt Whitman, but discover that something else has brought them together. Manbites Dog presents the 2013 play by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through December 20. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
* It’s a Wonderful Life – The Beloved Holiday Classic™ about the delusional George Bailey staged as a 1940’s live radio play. Presented by Cary Players. Directed by Debra Grannan, musical director Darylene Hecht. Through Monday only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
* 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, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, 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, Wednesday, Saturday 7:30; Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ based on the venerable 1964 Rankin/Bass animated TV Xmas special which vastly expanded the mythology of Johnny Marks’ 1949 hit song for Gene Autry, itself based on a 1939 Christmas promotional coloring book created by Robert L. May for Montgomery Ward in Chicago. Get your tickets early — this one is going to sell faster than the bargain table at Misfit Toys R Us. Presented by Broadway Series South’s Storybook Theater Series. This week: Thursday and Friday 6:30; Saturday and Sunday 11:00, 2:00, and 6:30. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
Red – Beloved Holiday Classic™
* – 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.