Theater Week – Early Stages


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 2, 2017


Guys and Dolls – 1950 musical adaptation of Damon Runyon stories about lowlife New York criminals with hearts of gold, with songs by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling. Presented by Cary Players. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 8. Cary Arts Center.

Miss Lulu Bett – The Women’s Theatre Festival presents a staged reading of Zona Gale’s groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a woman who must make a difficult choice. Suggested donation of $5, benefits Walltown Children’s Theatre. This week: Sunday 3:00, Walltown Children’s Theatre, 1225 Berkeley St, Durham. (Also, next Wednesday at Imurj in Raleigh.)

Romeo and Juliet – Two crazy kids on that bumpy road to love. Bare Theatre presents the Shakespeare tragedy outdoors in a series of matinee-only performances. Directed by Lucinda Danner Gainey. This week: Friday and Saturday 2:00. Continues through October 22. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.


* The Cake – A baker finds it hard to reconcile her religious beliefs with a wedding cake order for two women about to be married. PlayMakers Rep begins their new season with a new comedy by Bekah Brunstetter. Directed by Jeffrey Meanza. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* Closer Than They Appear – Incorporating virtual reality animated landscapes designed by Jared Mezzocchi, Christine Evans’ play tells the story of an Iraq War veteran undergoing PTSD therapy. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Piedmont Performance Factory, in partnership with The Process Series. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead – A group of teenagers must deal with drug use, sex, depression, suicide, abuse, and rabies, in Bert V. Royal’s unauthorized 2004 parody of Peanuts. Presented by NRACT. Directed by Pete Comperatore. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.

Playing with Fire – Theatre in the Park presents Barbara Field’s 1989 stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 8. TIP, Raleigh.

* Pride and Prejudice – University Theatre presents Jon Jory’s stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1813 comedy of manners. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

* Silver Lining – Five women in a retirement home are threatened by a flood in a new comedy by Sandi Toksvig. Presented by Peony Productions. Directed by Pam McClure. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.

* Wants Upon a Time – Family-friendly Commedia dell’Arte-inspired site-specific work by Francesca Talenti, based on the story of Rapunzel, performed at artist Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork Sculpture A Sight to Behold. Presented monthly through September. Final Performances this week: Friday 6:30 and 7:00. Riverwalk, Hillsborough.

* – 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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