Theater Week – True Rhinoceros


La Verità, Compagnia Finzi Pasca

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 2, 2016


* Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in Five Days – Round the clock free readings of all the plays, featuring 38 theater companies from around the state, produced and co-presented by Burning Coal Theatre in association with the NC Museum of History, which is hosting a touring exhibit of a 1623 First Folio in May. It began last Saturday at noon with Henry VI Part 1. If for some reason you can’t make it in person for the exciting 3:00 a.m. climax on Thursday (Two Noble Kinsmen!!) there’s an ongoing live video feed. Daniels Auditorium, NC Museum of History, Raleigh.


* Public Access Center for the Obvious Presents: The Situation – A new work from Bread & Puppet Theater, written and directed by Bread & Puppet founder Peter Schumann. One performance: Sunday 7:00. Free circus workshop Sunday 2:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* The Real Americans – PRC2 presents documentary storyteller Dan Hoyle’s solo show about his road trip in search of the real American heartland. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* Still…Life – Justice Theater Project presents the 2008 play, subtitled An Exploration of a Killing State, North Carolina, about people affected by the death penalty. Written by Deb Royals and members of the Justice Theater Project; directed by Deb Royals. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh.

* La Verità – Acrobats, clowns, musicians, jugglers, can-can dancers, and rhinoceroses – it’s Compagnia Finzi Pasca’s theatrical homage to surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. Written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca. Presented by Carolina Performing Arts. Two performances: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30. Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* Wake Up to Stay Alive – Solo show by Anita Woodley featuring 12 characters dealing with health disparities in African-American males. More info. One show: Saturday 2:00. Conference Center, Health Touch Conference Center, 3500 Westgate Drive, Durham.

* What a Blessing I Could Have Been – Gospel stage play, presented by Valentine Productions. One show: Saturday 6:00. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.

Wit – A scholar with a terminal illness finds solace in the works of John Donne. Theatre NC presents Margaret Edson’s 1995 play. Director not listed. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through May 8. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.


* City Life – Transactors improvises five episodes about surviving the urban experience. One show: Saturday 8:00. 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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