Theater Week – Very Near Future


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 17, 2019



Deadline Approaches – Manbites Dog Theater Company – through its Theater Fund – is offering grants to encourage and support Triangle theater productions by local artists and companies in the upcoming season. Grant application deadline is Monday June 17 at 5:00 p.m. Complete information and an online application form are available on the Manbites Dog website.


Buy My Art and Call It Holy – Monét Noelle Marshall reboots the concluding work in her Buy It/Call It trilogy for five nights, beginning with A Night of Meditation on Monday June 17 at 7:00. Continues through Friday June 21. Northstar Church of the Arts. 220 West Geer Street, Durham.


Bright Star – As part of TheatreFest 2019, University Theatre presents the 2014 bluegrass musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell about a star-crossed romance set in the North Carolina Blue Ridge in the 1920s and 1940s. Directed by Rachel Klem. Musical direction by Diane Petteway and Ron Foreman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

* True West – Sam Shepard’s 1980 drama of feuding brothers, shifting identities, and electric toasters, as reimagined by Little Green Pig. No director (or much other information) listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. The PIT Improv Theatre, 462 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – Forest Moon Theater presents Christopher Durang’s 2012 Chekhovian comedy about three siblings who are conflicted about selling the family home. Directed by Mike McGee. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks St, Wake Forest.


Caroline, or Change – Justice Theater presents the 2003 musical by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori about the friendship between a Jewish boy and an African American maid in 1963 Louisiana. Directed by Terra Hodge. Music Direction by Jackson Cooper. Choreography by Tristan Andre Parks. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through June 23. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.

Gay Card – A young gay man just starting college hopes for a change for the better in his social life. NRACT presents the 2016 musical by Ryan Korell and Jonathan Keebler. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, Music Director: Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
* Go Back for Murder – University Theatre presents TheatreFest 2019, featuring two summer entertainments. First up, an Agatha Christie mystery in which a woman tries to posthumously exonerate her mother for her father’s murder. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

* Harold and Maude – Stageworks Theatre presents the 1980 stage adaptation of the darkly comic 1971 movie. Directed by Kelly Stansell. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Arts Center, 123 E. Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina.

* Junk – Theatre Raleigh presents Ayad Akhtar’s 2016 drama about a corporate takeover in the 1980s. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.

Of Good Stock – When their novelist father dies, three sisters meet for a weekend of issues at his Cape Cod house. Theatre in the Park presents Melissa Ross’ 2015 play. Directed by Lynda Clark. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. TIP, Raleigh.

* Pippin – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 1972 Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson musical about a young prince who joins a traveling theater troupe. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton 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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