Theater Week – Crying


“Crying” by Cosmo Whyte
from the book I Will Love You Everywhere Always
by Renée Alexander Craft

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 29, 2016


brownsville song (b-side for tray) – In the aftermath of tragedy, a family struggles to find a reason for hope. Manbites Dog presents the 2014 drama by Kimber Lee. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 12. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

* Now Boarding – Killian Manning’s company No Forwarding Address uses text, props, movement, music, and projected images to build a microcosm of the world set in a busy airport. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

* Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – Stage adaptation of the book by Judy Blume, presented by Applause! Cary Youth Theatre. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Cary Arts Center.

* Twelfth Night, or What You Will – If music be the food of love, here’s the second course. William Peace Theater’s production of the Shakespeare comedy follows Filter Theatre’s stripped down musical version earlier this month at Duke. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University Campus, Raleigh.

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 – A group of actors find themselves in over their heads as they work on a devised piece about German genocide in colonial Africa. Desdemona Chiang directs Jackie Sibblies Drury’s blistering 2012 satirical meta-drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 13. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* We Are Pussy Riot – Staged reading of Barbara Hammond’s work-in-progress about the Russian band. Presented by Duke Theater Studies’ Theater Previews New Works Lab. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.


* Alice! A Mad Musical Fantasy – Durham Regional Theatre presents a family-friendly original musical adaptation of the Lewis Carroll books. Directed by Jennifer Justice. Final performance: Saturday 7:00. E.K. Powe School, Ninth Street, 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. Closes Sunday. 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: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Continues through March 20. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham.

* 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. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

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. Closes Sunday. 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. Extended through March 6. RLT, Raleigh.

* – 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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