Theater Week – Venus If You Will

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Meredith Sause in Venus in Fur

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 8, 2016

OPENING:

* Independence – ARClitE and Little Independent Theatre present Lee Blessing’s 1984 living room drama about three sisters and their fraught relationship with their mother. Directed by Julya M. Mirro. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 1:00 and 8:00. Page Walker Arts Center, Cary.
arclite.org

Tuesdays with Morrie – Justice Theater Project and director Andy Hayworth remount their 2011 production of Mitch Ablom and Jeffrey Hatcher’s stage version of Ablom’s memoir. John Honeycutt returns as Morrie, with Jerry Sipp as Mitch. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Continues through February 21. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Twelfth Night – If music be the food of love, rock on. London company Filter Theatre performs their acclaimed stripped down version of the Shakespeare comedy this weekend only. Directed by Sean Holmes. Presented by Duke Performances. Two shows only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
dukeperformances.duke.edu

The Underpants – “German” and “Farce” seem an unlikely pairing, but Steve Martin’s 2002 adaptation of Carl Sternheim’s 1910 comedy Die Hose begs to differ. Presented by Theatre in the Park; director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 21. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Venus in Fur – American Theater Practice and Common Ground Theatre present David Ives’ 2010 comedy about a director and the actress whose last-minute audition for his new play takes a turn for the meta. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 13. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 

ONGOING:

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 7:30, Friday 10:00, Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 14. Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* 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-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:

* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Saturday 8:00 (sign-up to perform: 7:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

IMPROV:

The Love Show – Annual love-themed improv show by Transactors. One night only: Saturday 8:00/ The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

* – 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.

 

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