Theater Week – Dark Purple


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 15, 2015


The Color Purple – Justice Theater Project presents the 2004 musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel. Directed by Deb Royals, musical direction by Michael Santangelo. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 28. (Note: several performances already sold out.) Clare Hall, St Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh

* The Magical In Between – A cabaret presented by JoRose and Black Ops, featuring Vivica C. Coxx, Stormie Daie, and Poetic Jaay. One night only: Friday 7:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Sea Wall – A man faces the loss of everything he has depended on, in the 2008 play by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime). Part of a festival of one-person plays presented by Burning Coal Second Stage in rotating repertory with Dark Vanilla Jungle and Rum & Vodka (both opening next week). Directed by Elizabeth London. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 28. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.

Wait Until Dark – University Theatre’s annual Summerfest – three plays in rotating rep – continues with Frederick Knott’s 1966 thriller, directed by Mia Self. (See also Born Yesterday and Side by Side by Sondheim. Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 28. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.


* Born Yesterday – Garson Kanin’s 1946 comedy, part of University Theatre’s Summerfest, directed by Rachel Klem. This week: Wednesday and Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

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: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 21. TIP, Raleigh.

* Love, Loss, and What I Wore – Nora and Delia Ephron’s 2008 play about women’s relationships, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. Presented by NRACT and Actors Comedy Lab. Directed by Rob Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. Closes Sunday.

Side by Side by Sondheim – The 1976 musical revue of songs by Stephen Sondheim, part of University Theatre’s Summerfest. Directed by John McIlwee. This week: Saturday 7:30. Continues through June 21. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.


* Improv Percolator – Featuring performances by three groups: Open Mind, Awkward Silence, and Some Assembly. One night: Thursday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

* Transactors for Families – Family-friendly improv show. One performance: Saturday 1:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

* Stop it, You’re Killing Me – Homicidal-themed show, performed by FatMouth Improv. One show: 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 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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