Theater Week – La Grande Guerre


Scenes from Hotel Modern’s The Great War

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 13, 2015

OPENING:
* The Great War – Dutch theater group Hotel Modern (with an original score by Arthur Sauer) uses live-animation, miniature sets, tiny video cameras, and letters from World War I soldiers to portray the horrific landscape of war. Presented by Carolina Performing Arts. Two performances only: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:30. Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

* Jersey Boys – Touring production of the 2004 jukebox musical about 60’s band Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Monumental – A new play by Steven Roten about two people who have lost loved ones to war. Directed by Steven Roten and Tamara A. Farias. Presented by Stillwater Theatre Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 12. Studio Theatre, Meredith College, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

* Premiere: A Showcase of Original Plays – Owl Tree Theater presents new short plays from their playwriting and directing students. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Page-Walker Center, Cary.
owltreetheater

Sunday in the Park with George – Burning Coal presents the 1984 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical about painter Georges Seurat and the mystery of artistic creation. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 3. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Teatro Hugo & Ines – Wordless stories performed by Peruvian puppeteers Hugo and Ines. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 5:00 and 8:00, Sunday 4:00. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu

Trojan Barbie – A time-bending meditation on war, gender, and politics in Christine Evans’ reimagining of Euripides’ Trojan Women. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by StreetSigns Center in collaboration with UNC’s Performance Studies. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through April 19. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
piedmontperformancefactory.org

ONGOING:

* 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: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

* 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. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu
 
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: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 19. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* 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. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Sleeping Beauty – Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents a musical version of the classic fairy tale. Directed by Judy M. Dove. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 
 
IMPROV:
* Last Words – Transactors Improv presents short and long form improv on a theme. One night: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 
* – 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.

 

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