A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 6, 2015
PICK OF THE WEEK:
Enron – Lucy Prebble’s savage 2009 satire mixes docudrama, absurdism, puppetry, masks, and comic spectacle to tell the story of the company that imploded in scandal and accounting fraud in 2001. And did we mention the velociraptors? Presented by Duke’s Department of Theater Studies, and directed by Talya Klein (whose October production of Failure: A Love Story at UNC ranks as one of the best plays of this season). This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 12. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
4000 Miles – A grandmother and her 20-something grandson become unlikely roommates in Playmakers production of Amy Herzog’s 2011 drama. Directed by Desdemona Chiang. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 19. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
Sleeping Beauty – Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents a musical version of the classic fairy tale. Directed by Judy M. Dove. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 12. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
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. No performances this week; resumes April 8. Continues through April 19. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, 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. Closes Saturday.
* 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: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
* 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. Closes Saturday. 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: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 12. TIP, 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.