Theater Week – As Scary Night Descends Upon Us


Local 58-Weather Service – by Kris Straub,

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 2, 2015



* Almost Maine – A new Durham company – Legacy Rep – presents John Cariani’s 2004 play, set in a fictional town in Maine (last visited in Clayton Youth Theatre’s 2014 production). Director not listed. This week only: Friday 6:00, Saturday 2:00 and 6:00. Closes Saturday. PSI Theatre, DAC, Durham.

* The Rocky Horror Picture Show – A showing of the 1975 film, plus interactive audience performance led by UNC Pauper Players. Costumes encouraged, prop bags provided (don’t bring your own). This week only: Friday midnight, Saturday 10:00 p.m. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* Treatbag 2015 – Little Green Pig’s annual evening of theatrical spookiness and transgression. One night only: Saturday 9:00. Ponysaurus, 219 Hood St., Durham.


* Asylum – The story of an mid-1960s mental institution and its inhabitants. Concept and story by Kendall Rileigh and Nicki Miller, directed by Nicki Miller. Presented by Only Child Aerial Theatre and Burning Coal. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.

* Brabo – In the late 19th century, an African American politician investigating business opportunities in Africa, confronts one of the most brutal and exploitative colonial regimes in modern history, the Congo Free State under Belgium King Leopold II. Written and directed by Susannah Ryan. Presented by the Performance Studies Program of UNC’s Department of Communication. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:00. Closes Friday. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

The Cherry Orchard – Chekhov’s classic tale of a family desperately in need of a financial advisor. Directed by Paul Frellick. Presented by Deep Dish Theater. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 13. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

* Duck Hunter Shoots Angel – Mitch Albom’s 2008 comedy about a pair of Alabama brothers who may have done something really, really unfortunate. Directed by Rachel Klem. Presented by University Theatre. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play – Survivors of a near-future civilization-ending apocalypse sit around a campfire recounting old episodes of The Simpsons — like you do. Jeff Storer directs Anne Washburn’s century-spanning epic of human perseverance and the power of theater. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 (only), Sunday 7:30. Continues through November 7. Manbites Dog, Durham.

Outside Mullingar – Two middle-aged people, living on adjacent Irish Farms, make hesitant steps towards a romantic relationship. Tony Lea directs John Patrick Shanley’s 2014 drama. Presented by Deep Dish Theater in rotating rep with The Cherry Orchard (resuming next week). This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through November 14. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.

* Seminar – PlayMakers Rep presents Theresa Rebeck’s 2011 dark comedy about a novelist (played by Ray Dooley) conducting a grueling 10-week seminar with four aspiring writers. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theater, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.


* Improv Percolator – Featuring three groups: Oreo Schwartz (long form!/relationships!); Wait, What? (long form!/possibly something other than relationships); and Fatmouth Improv (long AND short form!/ibid). One show: Thursday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

* Third Date Improv – An improvised evening about — relationships! One night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

* TAFFY – A family-friendly Halloween-themed show by Transactors, possibly including relationships. One show: Saturday 1:00. 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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