Theater Week – It’s Closing Time


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 26, 2017



* Martin Luther King, An Interpretation – John Ivey returns in a one-man show about Martin Luther King, Jr., written and directed by Ira Knight, being performed once a month through June. This week: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Struck – Theatre Raleigh presents Sandy Rustin’s 2016 comedy about a woman who suspects mystical forces are at work when she is struck by a bicyclist on the streets of New York. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 2. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.

* Way Down the Hole – “I think all songs should have weather in them. Names of towns and streets, and they should have a couple of sailors. I think those are just song prerequisites.” Little Green Pig’s Tom Waits cabaret returns, with three performances over the summer. This week: Saturday 8:00. Arcana, 331 W. Main Street, Durham.


* 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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. (Advance tickets for all shows sold out – check with box office for availability.) Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

* The Curious Savage – In order to take control of her money, the greedy children of a rich elderly widow have her committed to a sanatorium filled with lovable eccentrics. Mike McGee directs the 67-year-old comedy by John Patrick. Presented by Forest Moon Theater. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest.

* Fool for Love – New Triangle theater group McQueen & Company presents Sam Shepard’s 1983 drama about star-crossed lovers reuniting in a desert motel room. Directed by Andy Hayworth. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Research Triangle High School, 3106 NC-54, Durham.

* Full Gallop – John C. McIlwee directs Lynda Clark in Mary Louise Wilson and Mark Hampton’s 1996 one-woman show about New York fashion magazine editor Diana Vreeland. Presented as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFEST 2017. This week: Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturday. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

* The Greeks – Burning Coal Second Stage and CAM/Raleigh premiere Ian Finley and Alex Tobey’s new adaptation of three Sophocles tragedies – Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. Directed by Alex Tobey. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. CAM, 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh.

* Hay Fever – Rich people are funny! A group of upper class eccentrics and their guests spend a weekend at an English country house in Noël Coward’s 92-year-old mannered farce. Presented as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFEST 2017. Directed by John McIlwee. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

* Porgy and Bess – Justice Theater Project presents the 1935 musical by George and Ira Gerswin and DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, with a 2011 book adaptation by Suzan-Lori Parks. Director not listed. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Umstead Park Church, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.

* The Stonewater Rapture – Two teenagers in the deep Bible Belt try to reconcile their awakening sexuality with their religious upbringing. Jaybird O’Berski directs Doug Wright’s 34-year-old drama, the inaugural production of new Raleigh troupe Aggregate Theatre Company. This week: Friday 8:00. Closes Friday. Performed at collaborative arts and music space IMURJ (beneath Whiskey Kitchen), 300 S. McDowell St., Raleigh.

* – 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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