Theater Week – Spring

 

Video: Jie Huang

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 14, 2016

 
OPENING:

* The Glass Menagerie – One Song Productions is apparently presenting Tennessee Williams’ family tragedy this weekend, but good luck on finding the location, show times, ticket prices, or the cast and director at One Song’s website. This week only: Thursday-Saturday. Times not listed – best guess: 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
1songproductions.org

Miss Nelson Is Missing! – An absent teacher results in the meanest substitute ever. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents Joan Cushing’s 2001 stage adaptation of the children’s books by Harry Allard. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh. Continues through March 27.
raleighlittletheatre.org

 
ONGOING:

* 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: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* 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. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Jacuzzi – Ward Theatre Company presents the 2014 darkly comic thriller by The Debate Society – Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler. This week: Friday and 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.
dpacnc.com

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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 20. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

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

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.
theatreraleigh.com

 
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

 
SPECIAL AUDITIONS:

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.

 

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