Theater Week – Wharton Schooled


Edith Wharton, circa 1905.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 5, 2017



Avenue Q – “The internet is for covfefe.” Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 2003 musical featuring puppets making bad life decisions as they struggle to get by in New York. Directed by Jesse R. Gephart. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 18. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

* The Bridge – Staged reading of a new play by Alexandra Hubbell. Winner of the Chrysalis script competition presented in February by Cary Playwrights’ Forum. Director not listed. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Cary Arts Center.

Finding Patience – An original play, written and directed by Angie Ottosen-Staheli, about a freed slave who has watched over the town of Holly Springs for the past 175 years. Presented by the town of Holly Springs. Opening: Monday June 5 at 7:00. Continues through June 17. Holly Springs Cultural Center.

* Lost in Yonkers – One Song presents Neil Simon’s autobiographical family comedy. Directed by Thomas Cassidy and Eddie Woodhouse. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Smokey Joe’s Cafe – Theatre Raleigh presents the 1994 musical review showcasing the Leiber-Stoller songbook. Directed by Julia Murney, choreography by Abbey O’Brien. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 11. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.

Tea with Edie & Fitz – In Adam Pasen’s 2013 play about their one and only meeting, Edith Wharton, the literary giant of the Gilded Age, invites Jazz Age novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald to tea. Things do not go well for him in what was later described as “one of the better known failed encounters in the American literary annals”. Directed by Mia Self. Presented as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFEST 2017. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 18. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.


Ghost the Musical – NRACT presents the 2011 musical adaptation of the 1990 romantic film fantasy (and yes, it includes the song “Unchained Melody”). Directed by Chasta Hamilton Calhoun, presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 11. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
* The Seagull – Extended. A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists gather at a country estate. One of them has a gun and it’s a Chekhov play…what could possibly go wrong? Bartlett Theater presents a site-specific, ambulatory production of the 1896 play, adapted by Anya Reiss and directed by Jonathan Bohun Brady, performed outdoors at a historic country farmhouse near the Eno River. Advance ticket purchase required. Added performance this week: Saturday 6:30. Closes Saturday.


* One Night in Durham – In a made-up-on-the-spot performance, Transactors Improv presents a variety of unique characters interacting in unexpected ways during one surprising evening in the Bull City. As the title says, one night only: Saturday 8:15. Manbites Dog Theater, 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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