A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 28, 2015
Dark Vanilla Jungle – A woman recounts her difficult life, in Philip Ridley’s 2013 one-act. Directed by Staci Sabarsky. Part of a festival of one-person plays presented by Burning Coal Second Stage, in rotating repertory with Sea Wall and Rum & Vodka. Wednesday and Friday June 17 and 19 7:30, Sunday June 21 3:00; Thursday and Saturday June 25 and 27 7:30. Closes Saturday June 27. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
A Few Good Men – Aaron Sorkin’s 1989 military courtroom drama presented by Theatre Raleigh. Director not listed. Performances: Wednesday-Friday June 17-19, 24-26 8:00, Saturday June 20 and 27 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday June 21 and 28 3:00. Closes Sunday June 28. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
* Happy Birthday, Wanda June – Kurt Vonnegut’s 1970 play loosely based on The Odyssey, presented by Run of the Mill Players. No director listed. Performances: Thursday-Friday June 18-20 8:00, Sunday June 21 3:00. Closes Sunday June 21. At the old store next to the Post Office, Saxapahaw.
Harbor Hope – A social worker finds herself in over her head with a client, in a new one-act by Debra Kaufman. Directed by Joshua Benjamin. Presented by PlayGround: A Theatre Cooperative and Common Ground Theatre. Performances: Thursday-Saturday June 18-20 and 25-27 7:30, Sunday June 21 and 28 2:00. Closes Sunday June 28. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
A Little Potato and Hard to Peel – David Harrell’s solo performance about dealing with a disability. Presented by CAM and Arts Access Inc. Free but reservations recommended. Performances: Tuesday and Wednesday June 16-17 6:45.
Macbeth – “The moon is down. I have not heard the clock.” An ambitious Scottish couple go all Game of Thrones on the power structure. Bare Theatre and Raleigh Little Theatre present the Shakespeare tragedy under the stars (and under an almost full moon) in the outdoor Amphitheatre. Directed by Rebecca Blum. Performances: Friday and Saturday June 19-20 8:00, Thursday-Saturday June 25-27 8:00. Rain dates: Sunday June 21 and 28 8:00. Stephenson Amphitheatre, RLT, Raleigh.
* Playwrights Roundtable: Redux – Playwrights Roundtable celebrates its 10th anniversary with a presentation of its best plays from the last decade. Performances: Friday and Saturday June 19 and 20 8:00, Sunday June 21 3:00. Closes Sunday June 21. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
Rum and Vodka – Ilana Rozin directs Conor McPherson’s 1992 tale of a man struggling with his inner demons. Part of a festival of one-person plays presented by Burning Coal Second Stage, in rotating repertory with Sea Wall and Dark Vanilla Jungle. Performances: Thursday and Saturday June 18 and 20 7:30; Wednesday and Friday June 24 7:30, Friday June 26 8:00, Saturday June 27 2:00. Closes Saturday June 27. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
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. Remaining performances: Thursday and Friday June 18-19/25-26 8:00, Saturday June 21 and 28 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday June 21 and 28 2:00. Closes Sunday June 28. (Note: most performances sold out, check with box office.) Clare Hall, St Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, 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 June 18-20 7:30, Sunday June 21 3:00. Closes Sunday June 21. TIP, Raleigh.
* 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. Directed by Elizabeth London. Remaining performances: Sunday June 21 and 28 at 2:00. Closes Sunday June 28. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
* 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: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday June 21. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, 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. Friday and Saturday June 19-20 7:30, Sunday June 21 2:00; Thursday-Saturday June 25-27 7:30, Sunday June 28 2:00. Closes Sunday June 28. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, 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.