A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 20, 2016
* SOULstice – Black Ops, Durham’s newest theater company, hosts a don’t-miss party/fundraiser for their upcoming 2016-17 season, featuring music, dancing, performance, and more. One night: Saturday 8:00, at Monkey Bottom Collaborative art space, Trent Drive, Durham.
Open Doors – A festival of short plays by Raleigh playwrights, presented by Sonourous Road Productions. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through June 26. Sonorous Road, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
* All My Sons – The karma chickens come home to roost for a war profiteer responsible for making defective airplane parts. Arthur Miller’s 1947 drama is directed by Michael Berry, and presented by Theatre Raleigh’s Hot Summer Nights series. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
Cloud 9 – Caryl Churchill’s 1979 gender and time-bending satire set in colonial Africa and 20th Century London. Directed by Paul Sapp; presented by Tiny Engine Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 25. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
Émilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight – Story of the 18th century physicist, her relationship with Voltaire, and her remarkable life. Written by Lauren Gunderson (I and You). Directed by Sue Scarborough. Presented by Exit Through Eden. This week: Thursday and Sunday 7:30. Continues through June 26. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
The Fringe Dwellers – Performance featuring elements of modern dance, cirque acrobatics, trapeze and improvisational movement. Presented by Cirque de Vol. Directed by Sarah Phoenix. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Continues through June 25. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
The Glass Menagerie – Dreams will be shattered, candles will be blown out. Tennessee Williams’ breakthrough 1944 drama gets its second area production this season. Directed by Patrick Torres; presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 26. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
The Hollow – University Theatre’s annual TheatreFest returns with a pair of summer plays in repertory. First up, an Agatha Christie mystery featuring a stately British home (check), a murder (check), and a house full of suspects (check). No director listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 26. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
Insomnia – Residents of a small southern town struggle with life issues and attempt to find acceptance. Written and presented by Koffee Dance Company; directed by Avis Hatcher-Puzzo. This week: Wednesday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 24. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
Ragtime – Unfortunately as timely as ever, the 1998 musical adaptation of E. L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel tells the story of three families in turn-of-the-century New York dealing with racial oppression and the struggles of new immigrants. Justice Theater Project presents the second local staging this season; directed by Jerry Sipp, music direction by Michael Santangelo. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 26. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
* Shakespeare in Hollywood – As if by magic, Oberon and Puck show up in 1934 Los Angeles on the set of Warner Bros. prestige production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and hilarity ensues. Forest Moon Theater presents Ken Ludwig’s 2003 comedy. Directed by Bob Baird. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
Something’s Afoot – University Theatre’s annual TheatreFest returns with a pair of summer plays in repertory. Opening this week: a 1972 murder mystery musical, parodying classic Agatha Christie stories. No director listed. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 26. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
Two Gentlemen of Verona – Bare Theatre presents Shakespeare’s comedy about gender-crossed lovers. Free performances in outdoor public spaces around the Triangle. Directed by G. Todd Buker. This week: Saturday 11:00 and 3:00. Brightleaf Square, Durham. Continues (various locations) through June 30.
* – Closes 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 updates on area auditions, we recommend the Triangle Auditions group on Facebook. 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.