A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 18, 2015
* KidsWrite Performance Festival – Burning Coal presents its annual festival of plays written by 6th to 12th grader students. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle – The African-American experience as seen through a range of characters, written, co-directed, and performed by Ron Jones. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through May 23. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
Oh, What a Lovely War! – ArtsCenter Stage presents Joan Littlewood and Theatre Workshop’s 1963 anti-war musical. Directed by Hope Alexander. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 24.
* The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster’s 1961 children’s book, adapted for the stage by Susan Nanus. Presented by Applause! Cary Youth Theatre. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Cary Arts Center.
* Pippin – Touring production of a recent revival of the 1972 Stephen Schwartz musical. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
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: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 8:00 and midnight, Sunday 3:00. Extended through May 24. 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. Closes Saturday. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
* 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. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
* Transactors Improv: For Families – An evening of family-friendly improv about fireflies, baseball, camp, and other summer stuff. One show only: Saturday 6:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
* – Concludes this week
* Raleigh Little Theatre holds auditions for its August/September production of Spamalot, Wednesday at 7:00. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh. More info.
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.