Theater Week – Fire Sign Theaters


Ram from Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s The Painted Bird (2014).
Photo: Lee Capps

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 6, 2018


* The Amen Corner – Agape Theatre Project presents James Baldwin’s 1954 drama about the fiery woman pastor of a storefront church in Harlem. Directed by Terra Hodge. (Note: Opened July 28.) This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Farrison-Newton Bldg, NCCU Campus, Durham.

Burn This – The accidental death of a young gay man forces four people who knew him to reconsider their lives. Sonorous Road Repertory Company presents the 1987 drama by (the late) Lanford Wilson. Directed by Tony Lea. This week: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 19. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.

In the Heart of the Fire – In their 19th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents tales of fire, of giants and trolls, of trickster creators, and how we came to be human. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00. Preshows at 6:20. Continues through September 3, plus September 14-23 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. September 7-9 at NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.


* Eclipsed – In 2003 Liberia, five women struggle to survive the ongoing civil war. Danai Gurira’s 2009 drama is directed by Michele Okoh. Presented by Women’s Theatre Festival as part of its 2018 “Women Are Heroes” season. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. The Fruit, 305 S. Dillard St., Durham.

* These Shining Lives – Women employees in a 1920s watch factory discover that their jobs are putting them at risk of disease. Melanie Marnich’s 2008 drama is based on The Radium Girls by Kate Moore. Directed by Jorie Slodki. Presented by Women’s Theatre Festival as part of its 2018 “Women Are Heroes” season. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.


* Into the Woods – RLT’s Teens on Stage presents the 1986 Sondheim/Lapine musical. Directed by Meredyth Pederson Cooper. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. (Check with box office on availability.) Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, 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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