Theater Week – Spring Forward


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 24, 2020



* Julius Caesar – Meredith College Theatre presents Shakespeare’s pointed political drama. No director listed. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.

* The Light of Day – Sips and Scripts presents a staged reading of a family drama written and directed by Larry Bliss. One night only: Sunday 6:00. Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.

* Ragtime – It’s the beginning of the 20th century, and America is struggling with issues of racism, class, immigration, and rampant capitalism. Plus ça change. University Theatre presents this season’s second Triangle production of the 1996 musical, based on E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 historical novel. Directed by Mia Self; musical direction by Diane C. Petteway. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

* The Spitfire Grill – A young woman, newly released from prison, helps a small town find redemption. William Peace University presents the 2001 musical adaptation of the 1996 film. Director not listed. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Leggett Theatre, WPU Campus, Raleigh.

* The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Pauper Players presents the 2005 musical. Director not listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.


* Dreamgirls – A young female singing trio in 1960s Chicago strives for success. NC Central’s Department of Theatre presents the 1981 musical. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Garrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, 501 East Lawson Street, Durham.

Loving – Pure Life Theatre presents Peter Manos’ drama about Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who challenged the state’s law against interracial marriage. Directed by Deb Royals Mizerk; music direction by Ronzel Bell. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 29. Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.

The Old Man and The Old Moon – When his wife unexpectedly leaves home, The Old Man who tends the Moon, heads off on a journey to find her. Theatre in the Park stages PigPen Theatre’s company-created 2014 musical fantasy. Directed by Nancy Rich. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 1. TIP, 107 Pullen Road, Raleigh.

* Prelude to a Kiss – A newlywed couple experience a supernatural event that tests their love. Forest Moon Theatre presents Craig Lucas’ 1988 drama. Directed by Bob Baird. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, 405 South Brooks Street, Wake Forest.

Sweat – Layoffs at a factory pit a group of old friends against each other. Justice Theatre Project presents Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, directed by Jerry Sipp. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through March 1. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.

Seussical the Musical Jr. – Raleigh Little Theatre presents a TYA (adapted for young audiences) version of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Dr. Seuss musical. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30 Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues though this Sunday, plus a special sensory-friendly performance on Saturday February 29). 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 RDU on Stage. 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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