A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 23, 2017
* Blue Ridge Sky – Staged reading of a new musical by Hunter Foster about a college professor who takes his grown children and their families to the mountains to await the end of the world. Music and lyrics by Georgia Stitt. This week only: Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
The Exonerated – University Theatre presents the 2002 play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen that tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted prisoners. Directed by Rachel Klem and Mia Self. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 29. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
* The Little Mermaid – Touring production of the 2007 Disney musical. This week only: Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30, Thursday 1:00 and 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
* Mandela, an Appreciation – One-man show written and performed by Ira Knight, about the anti-apartheid activist and revolutionary, and eventual President of South Africa. One performance: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
Sense and Sensibility – The Dashwood sisters navigate dances, dinner parties, and 18th-century British society on the path to true love. PlayMakers Rep presents the third stage version this month of Jane Austen’s 1811 novel (not counting University Theatre’s just-completed production of Pride and Prejudice). Taibi Magar directs Kate Hamill’s 2014 adaptation. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 5. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* Taming of the Shrew / Sense and Sensibility – Meredith College hosts two touring productions by Virginia’s American Shakespeare Center: a Shakespeare comedy and a stage adaptation of Jane Austen. (See also: PlayMakers Rep above.) This week only, one performance each.
Shrew: Tuesday 7:30, meredith.edu/Shrew
Sense: Wednesday 7;30. meredith.edu/Sense
Darkside – Burning Coal stages Tom Stoppard’s 2013 radio drama incorporating music from Pink Floyd’s 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon, and tricky questions of moral philosophy. Directed by Pálína Jónsdóttir. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 29. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
* Grace for President – Grace, surprised to find there has never been a female U.S. President, decides to run for president of her third-grade class. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Family Series presents Joan Cushing’s adaptation of Kelly S. DiPucchio’s children’s book. Directed by Judy M. Dove. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Check website for schedule of special events before and after performances. Closes Sunday. NC Museum of History, 5 East Edenton St, Raleigh.
* Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Sonorous Road presents the 1968 Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Directed by Michelle Murray Wells; musical director Shelley Snapp. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough St, 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: Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
A Soldier’s Play – On a southern army base in 1944, a black officer’s investigation of a murder leads to shocking answers. Justice Theater Project presents Charles Fuller’s 1981 drama. Directed by Avis Hatcher-Puzzo. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 29. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, 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 Indyweek.com. 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.