Theater Week – Pale


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 29, 2018



An Act of God – God wants to set the record straight in this 2015 comedy by David Javerbaum (written before November 8, 2016 when we all discovered there is no God.) Directed by Bunny Safron. Presented by NRACT and Actors Comedy Lab. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 11. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

* And Then There Were None – Ten random white people are invited to an isolated island… and then the murders begin! Theatreworks presents Agatha Christie’s 1943 play, based on her novel. Director not listed. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 7:30. Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W Ballentine St, Holly Springs.

* The Body Artist – A performance artist, grieving after her husband’s suicide, discovers a mysterious person hiding in her house. Jody McAuliffe directs her original adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 2001 novella. Presented by Duke Theater Studies. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Reynolds Theatre, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.

In the Mood – Touring revue of 1940s big band swing music, apparently with an emphasis on the white bands and performers of the period: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, the Andrews Sisters. One night only: Thursday 8:00. Meymandi Concert Hall, DECPA, Raleigh.

* Martin Luther King: An Interpretation – Return presentation of a one-man show about Martin Luther King, Jr., written, directed, and produced by Ira Knight. Co-sponsored by Harvard Club of Research Triangle. One night only: Thursday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.


Master Builder – Little Green Pig presents Tamara Kissane’s new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1892 drama about ambition and power. Directed by Kevin Ewert. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through February 3. Mystery Brewing Company, 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough.

The Miraculous and the Mundane – Members of an African American family in Durham find their lives turned upside down when the patriarch falls ill and ties of kinship start to fray. First staged in a workshop presentation last year, Howard L. Craft’s newest play returns for its full production premiere. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Manbites Dog. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 3. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.

The Mound Builders – An archaeological dig in the midwest uncovers fault lines of friends and family. Ward Theatre presents a revival of the 1975 Lanford Wilson drama. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors, check the schedule for more information. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Continues through February 18. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suites 11 & 12, Durham.

The Normal Heart – In the early 1980s, a mysterious and devastating new illness that seems to be targeting gay men is ignored by politicians and the press. Burning Coal presents Larry Kramer’s milestone 1985 drama. Directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 4. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.

* What We’re Up Against – A woman in a male-dominated architecture firm takes on its glass-ceiling culture. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Theresa Rebeck’s very timely 2017 workplace comedy. Directed by Heather J. Strickland. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. All remaining performances are listed as sold out; check with box office for wait list information. Note: Performances at Leggett Theatre, Peace University, 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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