A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 16, 2015
The Best of Love Bits and Bites – Cary Players revives the most popular short plays from its annual Valentines show. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through February 22. Page Walker Arts Center, Cary.
* Billy Elliot – A working class boy wants to dance in the 2005 musical adaptation of the 2000 movie. Presented by NC Theatre. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. DECPA, Raleigh.
* Geomancy: Divination by Geography – A performance piece for poetry, dance, and multimedia by Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr. and Elisabeth Lewis Corley about soldiers on the Western Front in World War I. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Swain Hall, Chapel Hill.
Little Shop of Horrors – The mean, green, box office machine returns for its third local production in the last year, this time at University Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 22. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
* Little Women – Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents the 2005 musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s 1869 novel. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 7:30. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College, Raleigh.
Much Ado About Nothing – “What, my dear Lady Disdain! are you yet living?” Soldiers home from war encounter complications on the path to true love. Raleigh Little Theatre’s new artistic director Patrick Torres directs the Shakespeare comedy. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 1. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
* Mukwerere – Jamie Bell’s play, written as her senior distinction project for Duke Theater Studies, portrays a pivotal moment in the lives of four people who call Zimbabwe home. Directed by Tamara Kissane. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
Black Pearl Sings – Frank Higgins’ play about an imprisoned African American woman whose musical heritage may gain her freedom. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 22. TIP, Raleigh.
The Mountaintop – Katori Hall’s 2009 drama focuses on Martin Luther King Jr. the night before his assassination. Directed by Jade Arnold. Presented by Justice Theater Project. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 22. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
* Romeo and Juliet – Burning Coal presents Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
Fairy Tale Puppet Theater – Fatmouth Improv and PuppetHead Theatre in a family-friendly show of improvisation, puppetry, and fairy tales. Benefit performance for Durham Crisis Response Center. One night only: Friday 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.