Theater Week – Valentine Sees It All


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 22, 2016


* Feb 48 – One Song Productions’ annual marathon of one-act plays written, directed, and performed by high school students in a 48-hour period. One show: Sunday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* The First Woman President – Triangle Playwrights presents a staged reading of a new play by Keith Burridge about Edith Wilson. Directed by Annie Taft. One performance: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* Hamlet – Shakespeare’s family drama is the inaugural production by a new Durham company, Eno River Players. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:00, Saturday 1:00 and 7:00. Mosaic Church, Club Boulevard, Durham.

Hurt Village – The demolition of a housing project impacts a young rapper and her family in Katori Hall’s 2011 drama. Directed by Dr. Stephanie “Asabi” Howard. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 28. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.

Jacuzzi – Ward Theatre Company presents the 2014 darkly comic thriller by The Debate Society – Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler. This week: Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30.  Continues through March 20. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham.

* Leading Ladies – University Theatre presents Ken Ludwig’s 2004 farce in which itinerant Shakespearean actors in Pennsylvania pretend to be heirs to a fortune. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

* Mary Domingo – Mary Peabody Mann, widow of 19th Century education reformer Horace Mann, hopes to carry on his work by translating a book by Domingo Sarmiento, an Argentine intellectual. A new play by Anne García Romero, presented by the Process Series in partnership with the Teatro Latina/o Series and the Program in Latina/o Studies. UPDATE: Dates changed to Friday and Saturday February 26 and 27, 8:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* Waiting for Godot – Wait for it. Samuel Beckett’s 1953 classic, presented by Meredith Ensemble Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Sunday 7:30. Closes Sunday. Studio Theatre, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.


* Crossing Delancey – Remember that Amy Irving/Peter Riegert romantic comedy from the late 80’s about a young single woman in Manhattan whose grandmother decides to play matchmaker? She works in a bookstore, he sells pickles? Yeah, that one. This is the play by Susan Sandler that it’s based on. Presented by Cary Players. Directed by Bruce Ackerman. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Downtown Theatre.

The Lion King – Touring production of Julie Taymor’s 1997 stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney movie. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through March 20. DPAC, Durham.

Love Letters – Bare Theatre presents A.R. Gurney’s 1989 epistolary romantic drama, directed by Rebecca Blum. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 28. Sonorous Road, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.

Sweeney Todd – Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller about a barber (David Henderson) with a rapidly diminishing clientele and a baker with a rapidly increasing supply of free range meat pies. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 28. RLT, Raleigh.

* 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. Closes Sunday. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.

* 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. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.


* Black Magic – Pop-up performance, community mixer/fundraiser by Black Ops Theatre Company paying homage to black trailblazers in art and entertainment. One show: Saturday 8:00. The Carrack, 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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