Theater Week – This Is Fine

Bridge to nowhere

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 16, 2020



Bud, Not Buddy – In Michigan during the Great Depression, a young boy sets off alone on a journey to find his father. Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series, in association with the Philharmonic Association’s Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble, presents Reginald André Jackson’s 2006 stage adaptation of Christopher Paul Curtis’ 1999 novel. Director not listed. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 29. (Sensory-friendly performance Saturday March 28.) Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.

Freaky Friday – A mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies in the 2016 stage musical adaptation of the 1972 novel and the 1976 and 2003 Disney films. Presented by NRACT; directed by Yvonne Belsenti Anderson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 29. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

* Little ♀ – During the height of second-wave feminism, a divorced woman and her daughters battle for freedom in this new take on Louisa May Alcott. Staged reading written and directed by June Guralnick. One show: Friday 7:30. Burning Coal Theatre, 220 Polk Street, Raleigh.

* Les Misérables – Touring production of the 1980 musical. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. DPAC, Durham.

The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade – Peter Weiss’ 1963 meta-theatrical drama, presented by Bare Theatre. Directed by Dustin Britt. This week: Saturday and Sunday 7:30. Continues through March 29. Carolina Friends Meeting House, 404 Alexander Avenue, Durham.

What If I’m the Becky? – Original Sketch Comedy by Rebecca Fox and Rebecca Jackson-Artis, exploring moments in which people realize the situations they thought were fine are in fact NOT FINE. This week: Thursday 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through March 22. Pure Life Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.


Julius Caesar – When a charismatic but flawed leader’s actions threaten the Republic, a group of had-it-up-to-here Senators decide to take drastic action – only to encounter the law of unintended consequences. PlayMakers Rep present Shakespeare’s classic political drama, directed by Andrew Borba. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 22. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* Venus in Fur – A playwright adapting Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s 19th century novel, finds himself beguiled by a woman auditioning for the lead role. Katie Paxton directs David Ives’ 2010 meta-comedy. Presented by Moonlight Stage Company. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday 7:30 and 10:30, Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Moonlight Stage, 1304 Paddock Drive, Suite 12F, Raleigh. 


* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Saturday 8:00 (sign-up to perform: 7:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* – 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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