A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 7, 2016
* Break a Leg! – A director auditions a group of hopeful actors in this readers theater production written and directed by Sonia Usatch-Kuhn. Presented by Holly Springs Reader’s Theater Troupe. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Halle Arts Center, Apex.
* Chakra (The Wheel of Life) – A one-act play about the circle of revenge and forgiveness/healing. Stage adaptation of a story from the Indian epic The Mahabharata, based on a new translation by Dr. Vijaya Bapat, and adapted for the stage by Vidyadahr G. Pundalik. Presented with a shadow-play prologue, The Story of Draupadi developed in association with Paperhand Puppet Intervention. Directed by Lydia Sbityakov. Presented by Cary Playwrights Forum. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Cary Arts Center.
* Hairspray – Good Morning, Carrboro! Company Carolina presents the John Waters-inspired 2002 musical. Directed by Pauline Lamb and Kyle Conroy. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
The Hundred Dresses – Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills 2009 musical adaptation of the children’s book by Eleanor Estes. A Youth Theater production by Forest Moon Theater. Directed by Marcy Keim. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 13. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – The third local production in the last two years of the 2005 musical comedy, this time presented by NRACT. Directed by Yvonne Anderson, music direction by Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 20. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
The Wolf – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Festivities Series presents the world premiere of a dance theater work based on three familiar fairy tales. Creators not listed. This week: Thursday and Friday 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 12:00/3:00/6:00. Continues through March 20. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
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 7:30. Continues through March 12. Manbites Dog Theater, 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. Continues through March 20. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham. wardtheatrecompany.com
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.
* 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. Closes Sunday. RLT, 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: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 13. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
The Transactors take a look at the Academy Awards (the ceremony is apparently going a little long) then get baked and go channel surfing. One night: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
Most interesting audition announcement we’ve seen in a while: Raleigh Little Theatre and dog & pony dc will hold auditions/workshops for roles in Beertown Takes America, dog & pony’s touring production of their partially scripted, partially improvised civic ceremony/theatrical pageant. By reservation Monday or Tuesday March 14-15, 7:00 – 8:30, callbacks Wednesday March 16 at 8:00. More info.
* – 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.