Lakeisha Coffey as Ann Atwater, performs in front of Ann Atwater (right); opening night of The Best of Enemies, September 2014 at Manbites Dog.
A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 27, 2016
* 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. Closes Saturday. 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: Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. 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: Thursday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturday. 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. Closes Sunday. 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. Closes Sunday. 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: Friday 8:00. Closes Friday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
* Open Doors – A festival of short plays by Raleigh playwrights, presented by Sonourous Road Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road, Oberlin Road, 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 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
* 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. Closes Sunday. 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: Thursday 6:30, RTP Frontier, 800 Park Offices Dr, RTP. Sat 11:00 and 3:00, Sunday 3:00. West Plaza, 140 W. Franklin, Chapel Hill. 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.