Image: The Open House – Natalie Nobles
A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 31, 2016
* Behind the Scenes – In 1870, Elizabeth Keckly visits the Burwell Academy for Young Ladies where she had been an enslaved servant and confronts its headmistress Anna Burwell. Maureen Quilligan and Michael Malone’s site-specific play is presented by Azurean Arts. This weekend only: Saturday 2:00 and 5:00. (Possible added performances Sunday; check with producers for more info.) The Burwell School Historic Site, Hillsborough.
A Charlie Brown Christmas/Jingle Bell Jukebox – RLT is first out of the gate this fall with a double-feature of pre-Halloween Yuletide-themed shows. Directed by Linda O’Day Young for the RLT Youth Series. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through November 13. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
* Fun Home – Touring production of Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori’s 2013 hit musical adaptation of cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s 2006 “tragicomic” memoir, which tells her story of coming of age and coming out in a family with its own secrets. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
The Open House – A hilariously dysfunctional suburban family finds its reality slowly shifting towards something haunting and mysterious. Manbites Dog presents Will Eno’s subversive take on the classic American family drama. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 12. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
* Treatbag – “The curtain call is coming from INSIDE THE THEATER!!” Little Green Pig presents its 4th annual haunted theater fundraiser. One night only: Friday 9:00-11:00, Ponysaurus, 219 Hood Street, Durham.
Walk Two Moons – Durham Regional Theatre presents Tom Arvetis’ stage adaptation of Sharon Creech’s Newberry Medal-winning book. Directed by Jennifer Justice. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00. Continues through November 5. E.K. Powe School, 913 9th Street, Durham.
The Crucible – Playmakers Rep celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new staging of Arthur Miller’s disturbingly relevant 1953 political parable. Directed by Desdemona Chiang. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 6. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde – University Theatre presents Moisés Kaufman’s 1997 historical docudrama. Directed by Rachel Klem. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
* Kiss Me, Kate – Samuel and Bella Spewack’s modern (circa 1948) meta retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, with songs by Cole Porter. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. Presented by William Peace Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Kenan Auditorium, Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
The Trump Card – Bully, billionaire, slumlord, super classy developer, world-class narcissist, Presidential candidate. Manbites Dog presents a staged reading adapted from the monologue by master storyteller Mike Daisey. Performed by Carl Martin, directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Sunday 7:30. Continues through November 7. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
This weekend features three improv shows at Common Ground Theatre, Durham:
* Improv Percolator – Three improv teams in one night: Open Mind Students, Some Assembly, and Fatmouth Improv. One show: Friday 8:00.
* TAFFY: Improv for the Whole Family – Transactors presents a family friendly show. One show: Saturday 2:00.
* Third Date Improv – Improv show featuring a “bittersweet exploration of relationships”. One night: Saturday 8:00.
* – 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.