Theater Week – Death Takes a Holiday

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 14, 2015

* Mementos Mori – When Death takes an unexpected holiday, an elderly film projectionist finds a new lease on life; a ghost explores the afterlife with her iPhone; and a seven-year-old girl discovers her own mortality. The extraordinary Chicago performance group Manual Cinema uses a cast of six puppeteers, four musicians, live sound effects, hundreds of paper puppets, seven overhead projectors, two cameras, and three screens to create a live “movie” in front of the audience. Highly likely to sell out – grab your tickets now. One performance only: Friday 8:00. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.


* Bar Plays – Five original site-specific short plays set in a bar, presented by Cary Playwrights Forum. This week only: Wednesday and Thursday 8:00. Mac’s Tavern, 1014 Ryan Road, Cary. 

* Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story Onstage – Touring version of the 2004 musical adapted from the 1987 movie, co-hosted by NC Theatre and Broadway Series South. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.

Dracula – Ira David Wood III adapts and directs the Bram Stoker story for Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 27. TIP, Raleigh.

* Songs in the Key of Justice – Fundraiser for Hidden Voices, dedicated to reshaping the criminal justice system through the power of creative expression. Featuring music by singer-songwriter John Flynn, stories and art created by men sentenced to die in prison, and a silent auction of donated items. One show: Sunday 3:00. Historic Murphey School, 3717 Murphy School Road, Durham.


* A Drop in the Bucket: The Big Dreams of Tiny Things – Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents their latest annual family-friendly outdoor giant puppet extravaganza, moving to Raleigh for its final weekend. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00. Pre-show each night featuring local musicians). Closes Sunday. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.

Monty Python’s Spamalot – Raleigh Little Theate presents Eric Idle and John Du Prez’ 2005 musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 20. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

The Shipment -Young Jean Lee’s scathingly funny show about racial roles – both onstage and off, presented by new company Black Ops Theatre in partnership with Little Green Pig. Directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell and Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through September 19. 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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