A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 23, 2015
Measure for Measure – A stern, moralistic judge gets his comeuppance when he messes with the wrong nun. Director Beverly Schieman transposes Shakespeare’s dark comedy to 1920’s Paris. Presented by Bare Theatre in Chapel Hill’s historic Varsity Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through April 4.
Paris 76 – An ensemble of intriguingly disreputable cabaret performers offer an evening of music, laughter, and existential desire set in a fever dream of 1920s Paris. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through April 4. Manbites Dog Theater, 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. Closes Saturday. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
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. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
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: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
Common Ground presents an all-improv weekend:
* Improv Percolator – Three area improv companies, including guest company Danny Canoe. One night only: Thursday 8:00.
* Ray’s Diner – Transactors presents the third installment of a long-form serialized show about the staff and customers of a small southern diner. One night only: Friday 8:00.
* Third Date Improv – One more night of improv, this time with veteran company Third Date. Special guests: a capella group Seven Deadly Bibs. One night only: Saturday 8:00.
All at 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.