Theater Week – Women in Flight

Portrait of aviatrix Amelia Earhart.
Amelia Earhart

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 20, 2015

Chamber Music – Eight women – who may or may not be Gertrude Stein, Joan of Arc, Susan B. Anthony, Queen Isabella I, Constanze Mozart, Amelia Earhart, Hollywood star Pearl White, and explorer Osa Johnson – find themselves in an insane asylum. Common Ground Theatre’s Small Series presents Arthur Kopit’s absurdist 1962 one-act. Directed by Rachel Klem, assisted by Nicola Bullock. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through April 25. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

* Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – 2010 musical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar’s 1988 film comedy presented by UNC’s Pauper Players. Directed by Lochlan Belford, choreographer Pauline Lamb, music direction Annie Poole. This week: Friday-Monday 8:00. Closes Monday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
* 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.

* 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-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* God Spoke My Name: Maya Angelou – An original play by Stephanie “Asabi” Howard and Samm-Art Williams about the life and work of the North Carolina poet. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. University Theatre, Farrison Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.

* 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: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Studio Theatre, Meredith College, Raleigh.

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.

* 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-Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
Theatre in the Park holds auditions for its June production of Equivocation on Sunday at 6:30, by appointment. More info.

* – 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 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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