A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 16, 2015
PICK OF THE WEEK:
Redbird – It’s a feast of local playwrights, with five world premiere one-acts about North Carolina by Howard L. Craft, Jane Holding, Marianne Gingher and Debby Seabrooke, Michael Smith, and Dana Cohen. Directed by Tamara Kissane, Greg Hohn, Tom Marriott, Dana Cohen and Chaunesti Webb. Commissioned and produced by ArtsCenter Stage. (Presented in two rotating series, check link for schedule of plays.) This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 22. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
* For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls – Christopher Durang’s send-up of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire – plus a scene from Streetcar as a curtain-raiser. Presented by Act One Act Now Youth Theater. Directed by John Paul Middlesworth. One performance: Sunday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
* Kinky Boots – Adapted from the 2005 movie, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein’s 2012 musical tells the story of a struggling shoe factory that finds a unique path to success. 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.
* Mr. Marmalade – Noah Haidle’s dark comedy about a four-year-old girl and her very, very disturbing imaginary friend. Presented by One Song Productions. Directed by Jones Bell and Rosie Kerwin. This weekend only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
* Oh, Deer! – A student cast from Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go! present a touring show written by Judy M. Dove, retelling the North Carolina folk tale Daniel Boone and the Deer. Free. Final performance: Saturday 1:00. Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex.
* The Open Door – A middle-aged couple reunite with an old friend who brings unexpected turmoil into their lives. A new play, written, directed, and produced by Dee Dee Hedgepeth. This weekend only: Saturday 2:00 and 7:00. Seby Jones Auditorium, Saint Augustine University Campus, Raleigh.
* Peter and the Starcatcher – Rick Elice’s 2009 stage adaptation of the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, a prequel to Peter Pan. Touring production presented by Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
* An Enemy of the People – Playmakers Rep presents Arthur Miller’s 1950 adaptation of Ibsen’s 1882 drama. A doctor discovers an environmental threat to his town, and battles to expose it despite opposition from businessmen, politicians, the press, and his neighbors. The past may be another country, but it sure looks a lot like this one. Directed by Tom Quaintance. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 15. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* Habitus – Dance/performance company Vector, led by Leah Wilks and Jon Haas, returns with an evening-length version of their multi-media dance project Habitus – first workshopped in a January residency installation at Manbites Dog – which explores intersections of anger, education, and identity. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 14. Cordoba Center for the Arts (behind Golden Belt) Durham.
Journey’s End – In the trenches in 1918, British Infantry officers await a German attack. Deep Dish Theater presents R. C. Sherriff’s 1928 drama. Directed by Karen O’Brien. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 21. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
The Velveteen Rabbit – “Don’t be the bunny!” The eponymous character ignores the cautionary advice from Urinetown, and yearns to be a real rabbit. Hope it works out. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents a stage adaptation by James Still of Margery Williams’ 1922 children’s book. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through March 22. 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.