A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 8, 2015
Equivocation – “False face must hide what the false heart doth know.” In 1605, William Shakespeare is commissioned by the government to write a history play about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, but discovers some true stories may be too dangerous to tell. Theatre in the Park presents Bill Cain’s 2009 drama. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 21. TIP, Raleigh.
Jane Austen Drinks the Young Wine – In a game of theatrical blindman’s bluff, twelve local playwrights were tricked into adapting the story of Pride and Prejudice without knowing the source material. Devised and directed by Jason Tyne-Zimmerman. Presented by Cary Playwrights Forum. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Cary Arts Center.
Love, Loss, and What I Wore – Nora and Delia Ephron’s 2008 play about women’s relationships, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. NRACT and Actors Comedy Lab. Directed by Rob Rich.
Newsies – Touring version of the 2011 Disney musical (based on the 1992 movie) about a 19th century New York newsboys strike. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
Side by Side by Sondheim – University Theatre’s annual Summerfest – three plays in rotating rep – continues with the 1976 musical revue of songs by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by John McIlwee. (See Born Yesterday). This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 21. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
* And the Ass Saw the Angel – A mute outcast in an isolated religious community sees visions both angelic and otherwise. Little Green Pig presents John Fidel Justice and Jaybird O’Berski’s original adaptation of Nick Cave’s lyrical Southern gothic novel. Directed by Dana Marks. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
Born Yesterday – University Theatre’s annual Summerfest – three plays in rotating rep – launches this week with Garson Kanin’s 1946 comedy, directed by Rachel Klem. This week: Wedesday and Saturday 7:30. Continues through June 14. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
* A Midsummer Night’s Dream – It’s Shakespeare under the stars – and an almost-full moon – as Raleigh Little Theatre and Seed Art Share present the magical comedy about mismatched lovers, magical beings, and class warfare. Director not listed. This week: Thursday, Friday, and Sunday 7:30. Closes Sunday. Outdoors in the Raleigh Rose Garden, RLT, Raleigh.
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. Starts at the Trinity House, 549 N. Blount St., Raleigh.
* Pump Boys and Dinettes – Theatre Raleigh presents Jim Wann and Mark Hardwick’s 1982 musical about the employees of a rural North Carolina gas station and the waitresses at a nearby cafe. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, Memorial Auditorium, 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.