Theater Week – September Songs


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 12, 2016


Lungs – A young couple want to have a child but in a rapidly changing world that’s not an easy decision. Tony Lea directs Duncan MacMillan’s 2011 play for Sonorous Road. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 8:00 (Industry Night). Continues through September 25. 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.

* True West – Theatre in the Park presents Sam Shepard’s 1980 story of two estranged brothers trying to write a screenplay. Director not listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. TIP, Raleigh.

The Beautiful Beast – It’s the end of summer which means it’s time for Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor extravaganza. This year’s show takes a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (pre-show starts at 6:20). NC Museum of Art in Raleigh. Concludes next week at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro September 17-18.

* Creature – In 1401, a woman has visions of Jesus and Satan, and decides to become a saint. Laurel Ullman directs Heidi Schreck’s 2009 play. Co-produced by Tiny Engine Theatre and NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
* Memphis – A white DJ promoting African American music falls in love with a black singer in 1950s Memphis. Raleigh Little Theatre presents David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s 2008 musical. Directed by Patrick Torres. Added Performances: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. (Note: remaining shows sold out, check with box office.) Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

Maccountant – “What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?” Office politics get literally cutthroat in a Wichita accounting office circa 1963. Expect Jaybird O’Berski’s adaptation of Macbeth to be full of sound and fury – as well as chainsaws, hammers, and assorted potentially lethal office supplies. Presented by Little Green Pig. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through September 17. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

* – 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 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.



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