A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 30, 2015
The Burial at Thebes – Celebrating its 50th birthday, University Theatre (née Thompson Theatre) reprises its very first production, Sophocles’ Antigone in a new translation by Seamus Heaney. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 19. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
Recall – A young girl and her mom are on the run in Eliza Clark’s edgy sci-fi noir. Directed by Paul Sapp, presented by up and coming Durham theater company Tiny Engine. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 4. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
Regrets Only – Paul Rudnick’s 2006 madcap farce, presented by Theatre in the Park. Directed by Ira David Wood IV. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 12. TIP, Raleigh.
* The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – William Peace Theatre presents the 2005 musical comedy. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kenan Auditorium, William Peace University, Raleigh.
* Utopia Limited – Quite possibly the best 19th century operetta you will ever see lampooning the idea of corporations as people. The Durham Savoyards’ present their annual Gilbert and Sullivan production this weekend only, at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham. Shows: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday.
The Children’s Hour – NRACT presents Lillian Hellman’s controversial for its time 1934 drama. Directed by Sally Kinka. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
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, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 4. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
* 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.
* – 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.