Theater Week – Finding Netherland

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The Nether – image by Jamie Bell & Julian Fischer

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 11, 2016


Bob – Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a White Castle, Bob sets off on a cross-country odyssey in his quest to become a great man. Duke Theater Studies presents Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s 2011 comedic Everyman story. Directed by Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 17. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.

Charlotte’s Web – Stage adaptation of E.B. White’s 1952 children’s book about a hapless pig under threat of death and the literate and scarily intelligent spider who saves him. Directed by Nikki Dyke. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre Youth Series. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 20. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – University Theatre presents Jeffrey Hatcher’s 2009 adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson story. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 17. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

The Elephant Man – Bernard Pomerance’s 1979 play tells the story of John Merrick. Directed by Ira David Wood III. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. TIP, Raleigh.

* Merrily We Roll Along – Meredith EnsembleTheatre presents the 1981 Stephen Sondheim musical. Director not listed. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.

* Million Dollar Quartet – Touring production of the 2006 jukebox musical dramatizing the legendary 1956 Memphis recording session that brought together Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash. Two nights only: Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30. DPAC, Durham.

The Nether – In the near future, when the internet has become a totally immersive virtual reality, an investigator discovers a secret domain where beauty and horror walk hand in hand. Manbites Dog Theater presents Jennifer Haley’s disturbing 2012 thriller. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 23. Manbites Dog, Durham.

Spoonface Steinberg – Stage version of Lee Hall’s 1997 radio drama about a 7-year-old autistic girl battling cancer, with a different actor for each performance. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.


Jacuzzi – Extended run. 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 April 17. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham.

* Kafka’s Monkey – A captured ape learns to assimilate into the human world. Common Ground presents Colin Teevan’s 2009 adaptation of Franz Kafka’s satire “A Report to an Academy”. Featuring Dale Wolf; directed by Dana Marks. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – PlayMakers Rep presents the second area production in as many months of Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller about a barber with a rapidly diminishing clientele and a baker with a rapidly increasing supply of free range meat pies. Directed by Jen Wineman. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 23. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.


* 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.

* – 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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