Theater Week – Defrost

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 1, 2016


Blue Sky – Burning Coal presents the U.S. premiere of Clare Bayley’s play about extraordinary rendition flights and torture abetted by British and American intelligence agencies. Directed by Gus Heagerty. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 14. Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh.


* An Loc – [Because of snow cancellations last weekend, an additional reading has been scheduled for this Sunday.] Staged reading of a screenplay by Elisabeth Lewis Corley, a fictional account of the 1972 battle of An Loc, based on her father’s experiences in Vietnam. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented as part of UNC’s Veterans and Their Families, a three-week festival of new works. This week: Sunday 2:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* The Marriage of Bette and Boo – Christopher Durang’s 1985 dark family comedy, staged by NRACT. Directed by Jonathan McCarter. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

* Next to Normal – Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 2008 musical about a woman and her family dealing with her bipolar disorder. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.

* Stick Fly – Members of an affluent African American family gather at their Martha’s Vineyard home for a relaxing weekend, but it’s not long before issues of  race and privilege – and some juicy family secrets – begin to surface. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Lydia Diamond’s 2011 comic drama, directed by Karen Dacons-Brock. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and an added performance at 8:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

Three Sisters – Stuck in the boonies, three women want to return to their childhood home in the big city. Playmakers’ new Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch directs Anton Chekhov’s classic tale of dreams and disappointment, in a new version by Libby Appel. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 7. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.


* Third Date Improv – Hour-long show based on (one) audience suggestion. One show: Friday 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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