Theater Week – Gender History


Orlando – The Delta Boys

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 16, 2017


* De Profundis -Brian Mertes and Jim Findlay’s theatrical reimagining of Oscar Wilde’s “Letter from Redding Gaol”, presented by PRC2. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Orlando – The Delta Boys presents Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic time/gender-bending novel, in which an Elizabethan man becomes a favorite of the Queen, and wakes up one day to find he has become a woman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 7:30. Continues through January 28. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

* Rubber Peacock: A Sex-Positive Cabaret – Rock out to classic tunes about the power of sex and music in Little Green Pig’s fundraising event for the LGBTQ Center of Durham. One show: Friday 8:00. Motorco, Durham.

The Whipping Man – In the ruins of post-Civil War Richmond, two former slaves and a wounded Confederate officer celebrate Passover, but are forced to confront old secrets. Patrick Torres directs the 2006 drama by Matthew Lopez for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 29. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

* You Can’t Take It With You – One Song Productions presents the 1936 Kaufman and Hart comedy about a family of zany eccentrics. Director not listed. Rescheduled to this week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.


Blackbird – A woman confronts a man who sexually abused her years ago when she was twelve. Brook North directs David Harrower’s 2005 drama. Presented by South Stream Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 22. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.


African American Theater Preview -Celebrate the rich and diverse season of African American theater in the Triangle. The Triangle Friends of African American Arts brings together several performing arts organizations to showcase the incredible talent that will grace our stages in plays, musicals and opera in 2017. The evening will include dramatic readings, songs and commentaries from playwrights. One night: Sunday – Reception at 6:30, Theater previews at 7;30. Free.

* – 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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