Chris Maxwell as Hedwig, RLT. Image: Curtis Brown Photography
A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April May 4, 2015
* Before It Hits Home – A jazz musician must deal with an AIDS diagnosis and its effect on his family. St. Augustine’s Department of Theatre presents Cheryl L. West’s 1990 drama, directed by Kaye Celeste Evans. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:00, Saturday 3:00. Closes Saturday. St. Augustine University Campus, Raleigh.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Jesse R. Gephart directs John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s 1998 gender-transgressive musical. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 17. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
The Liar – Love is complicated. Deep Dish Theater presents David Ives’ adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s 1644 farce. Directed by Paul Frellick. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 23. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
* Mary’s Wedding – Stephen Massicotte’s 2002 First World War romance, presented by PRC2. Directed by Cody Nickell. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Kenan Theatre, PlayMakers, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
Moving Pieces: 2 – An ambulatory, interactive performance set and performed in various locations in Raleigh’s Mordecai neighborhood. Presented by seed art share. This week: Friday 6:00 and 8:00. Continues each First Friday through September. Trinity House, Raleigh.
Next to Normal – NC Theatre presents Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s 2008 musical about a woman with bipolar disorder. Directed by Casey Hushion. Presented by NC Theatre. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through May 10. Fletcher Theater, Raleigh.
The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls – A young American woman on her first trip to Russia discovers she will need more than her passport and a guidebook to survive, when she encounters witches, bears, and other mythical forces. Jules Odendahl-James directs Meg Miroshnik’s dark modern fantasy. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 9. Manbites Dog, Durham.
* Legally Blonde – Cary Players presents the 2007 musical based on the movie. Director/choreographer: Nancy Rich, music director: Darylene Hecht. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
Rent – The 1996 Jonathan Larson musical gets another Triangle staging, this time by NRACT. Directed by David Henderson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 10. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, 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. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
On Line in Love – Transactors Improv makes a love connection in a show on the subject of online dating. One night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
Third Date Improv – The latest eponymous show about relationships from this Triangle improv group. One night: Saturday 8:00. 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.