A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 26, 2015
* The Clothesline Muse – The clothesline as “a metaphor for continuity, work and family”. Playwright and choreographer Kariamu Welsh, jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon, and visual artist Maya Freelon Asante bring their theater, dance and musical multimedia performance home. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30. DAC, Durham.
Laughter on the 23rd Floor – NRACT presents Neil Simon’s 1993 comedy about writers on a 1950s television show. Directed by Jon Todd. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 8. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
* Nice Work If You Can Get It – Touring musical comedy production featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin, presented by NC Theatre/Broadway Series South. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
Romeo and Juliet – Burning Coal presents Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 15. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
* Scratch ‘N’ Sniff – Variety show featuring hosts Ron and Shirl, benefitting Durham LGBTQ Center. Presented by Little Green Pig. One show only: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
Trouble in Mind – In the 1950s, a groundbreaking racially integrated Broadway play poses a difficult choice for an African American actress. PlayMakers Rep presents Alice Childress’ 1955 play, directed by Jade King Carroll. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 8. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green – An African American man struggles to survive at various points in America’s history. World premiere of Howard L. Craft’s new play, featuring J. Alphonse Nicholson, directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Streetsigns Center for Literature and Performance. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00. Closes Saturday. Swain Hall Studio Six, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
Venus in Fur – An audition becomes a battlefield for dominance between a director and an actress in David Ives’ 2010 comedy about sex and power. Directed by Rod Rich. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre and Actors Comedy Lab. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through February 1. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
* Wicked – Touring production of the revisionist Oz musical returns to DPAC for a three-week run. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
* Two improv shows this weekend:
• Improv Percolator – Thursday 8:00.
• Third Date Improv – Saturday 8:00.
Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
* – 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.