Theater Week – The Challenge


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 21, 2016


* Bar Plays 2.0 – An evening of short plays by local playwrights, presented by Cary Playwrights Forum. This week only: Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00. Fortnight Brewing, 1006 SW Maynard Rd, Cary.

* Labels – One-man show by Joe Sellman-Leava about mixed heritage and immigration in 1990s rural England. Presented by Carolina Performing Arts. This week only: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30. Historic Playmakers Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* Monty Python’s Spamalot – Touring production of the 2005 musical adapted from the very silly 1975 Monty Python film. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.

* To Buy The Sun: The Challenge of Pauli Murray – A play detailing the life of Durham activist Pauli Murray. Presented by Hidden Voices. Free performance: Sunday 2:00. Stone Center, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. (Performs in Durham December 1-4.)


* A Charlie Brown Christmas/Jingle Bell Jukebox – RLT is first out of the gate this fall with a double-feature of Yuletide-themed shows. Directed by Linda O’Day Young for the RLT Youth Series. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:00 and 5:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

* An Ideal Husband – Oscar Wilde’s 1895 comedy about blackmail and political scandals, directed by John McIlwee and presented by University Theatre. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

* The Laramie Project – Peace Theatre presents Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theater’s 2000 docudrama about the murder of Matthew Shepard and its aftermath. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Leggett Theatre, Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
* Picasso at the Lapin Agile – NRACT presents Steve Martin’s 1993 historical comedy. Directed by Jonathan McCarter. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

* Richard III – A deranged, ruthless narcissist comes to power in Bare Theatre’s production of the Shakespeare play. Directed by Lucinda Gainey. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, Raleigh.

* The Wild Duck – According to Tolstoy, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way (see also The Open House), and the Elwer family does its best to prove that in the 1884 tragedy by Henrik Ibsen. Duke Theater Studies’ Jody McAuliffe directs from David Eldridge’s 2005 translation. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.


* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Saturday 8:00 (sign-up to perform: 7:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* – 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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