Lola on ice. Photo: J. Moore
A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 23, 2015
Elevator + Contractions – Commmon Wealth Endeavors presents a double bill of two short comedies by Jess Sayer and Mike Bartlett. Directed by Gregor McElvogue. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 1. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
* February 48 – Annual festival of short plays which are written, rehearsed, and performed in just 48 hours. Presented by One Song Productions. One night only: Sunday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
* The Mermaid – Staged reading of a new play by Asheville playwright David Brendan Hopes about the discovery of a new Shakespeare play. Directed by Samaria McKenzie. Presented by the Almost Ready Series. One performance: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
* Motown the Musical – Touring version of the ultimate jukebox musical. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
The Pride – Two men fall in love but the decisions they make echo half a century later in the 2008 drama by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Directed by Jesse Gephart. Presented by Mortall Coile Theatre Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 1. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
* The Best of Love Bits and Bites – Cary Players revives the most popular short plays from its annual Valentines show. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Page Walker Arts Center, Cary.
* 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. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
* 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: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, 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. Closes Sunday. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, 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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 1. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Saturday 8:00 (sign-up to perform: 7:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
Forest Moon Theatre is auditioning actors age 8-18 for its May production of The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel. Friday 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
* – 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.