Theater Week – Thirty Years a Slave

elizabeth hobbs keckley

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 5, 2015


* Behind the Scenes – Site-specific play about Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly, a slave in Hillsborough who eventually gained her freedom. Performed inside and on the grounds of Hillsborough’s Burwell School. Written by Maureen Quilligan and Michael Malone, directed by Francesca Talenti. This week only: Saturday and Sunday 3:00 and 5:30. Burwell School Historic Site, Hillsborough.

* A Celebration of Harold Pinter – Solo show about the British playwright and his work, written and performed by Julian Sands. Directed by John Malkovich. Presented by Duke Performances. One show: Friday 8:00. Baldwin Auditorium, Duke East Campus, Durham.

The Cherry Orchard – Chekhov’s final play, a tragic comedy about the need for sound financial planning. Directed by Paul Frellick, presented by Deep Dish Theater, in rotating rep with Outside Mullingar (opening October 9). This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through November 7. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

* Fiddler on the Roof – University Theatre presents the 1964 musical based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem. Director not listed. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

* Infinite Loop – A contemporary retro-night DJ muses on the popular culture of which he is custodian. Presented by UNC’s Process Series. Written and performed by Christopher Dahlie. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Masked – A solo contemporary commedia dell’arte work created and performed by Evan Mitchell. This week: Saturday 8:00. Repeats on October 10. The Carack, Durham.

* A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare’s comic fantasy, presented by Meredith Ensemble Theatre. Director not listed. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Studio Theater, Jones Hall, Meredith College, Raleigh.

The Rivals – Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s classic 1775 comedy of manners, presented by Raleigh Little Theatre and Actors Comedy Lab. Directed by Rod Rich. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 18. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

* The Screwtape Letters – Touring stage adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel, presented by Broadway Series South. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.


* Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – Touring production of the 2013 jukebox bio musical, featuring songs by King and Gerry Goffin, plus other songwriters of the period. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.

* Disgraced – A Pakistani-American lawyer hosts a dinner party that forces him to confront issues of identity, religion, and politics. PlayMakers Rep presents Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize winning 2012 comedy drama. Directed by Shishir Kurup. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* Dracula – Held over. Ira David Wood III adapts and directs the Bram Stoker story for Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. TIP, Raleigh.

* Isn’t It Romantic – Cary Players presents Wendy Wasserstein’s 1981 comedy about the plight of the single woman in New York. Directed by Kirsten Ehlert. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.


* FatMouth Gets Back to Work – FatMouth Improv makes up stuff about jobs. One show: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.


Raleigh Little Theatre holds singing and dancing auditions for its December production of Cinderella on Monday and Tuesday October 5 and 6 at Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh. More info.


* – 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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