Theater Week – Nunsensibility

August 14, 2018

 

Midsummer sky. Durham 2015.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 20, 2018

 

OPENING:

Sister Act – Nun run: A club singer witnesses a murder and goes into hiding at a convent. Hijinks ensue. Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 2006 musical adaptation of the 1992 film. Directed by Nancy Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 9. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

* 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. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroadrep.org

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.
paperhand.org

It’s Only a Play – Eight white people – a producer, playwright, director, assorted actors, and friends – gather at a New York apartment for the opening night party of a Broadway play they are involved in. Theatre in the Park presents Terrence McNally’s 1982 comedy, directed by Jesse R. Gephart. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 26. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.org

* Master Class – Theatre Raleigh presents Terrence McNally’s 1995 play in which opera diva Maria Callas teaches a class of aspiring singers and incidentally recounts the story of her life. Directed by Ray Dooley. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com
 

TEEN TRAINING THEATER:

* Godspell – The 1971 musical, presented by the Chapel Hill School of Performing Arts. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

* – 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 Indyweek.com. 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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Theater Week – Sky Lines

August 7, 2018

 

Gilbert Street, Durham. August 2018.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 13, 2018

 

OPENING:

* The Book of Mormon – Touring production of the 2011 musical comedy. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

It’s Only a Play – Eight white people – a producer, playwright, director, assorted actors, and friends – gather at a New York apartment for the opening night party of a Broadway play they are involved in. Theatre in the Park presents Terrence McNally’s 1982 comedy, directed by Jesse R. Gephart. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 26. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.org

Master Class – Theatre Raleigh presents Terrence McNally’s 1995 play in which opera diva Maria Callas teaches a class of aspiring singers and incidentally recounts the story of her life. Directed by Ray Dooley. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 19. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

* The Miracle Worker – Seed Art Share presents an immersive version of William Gibson’s 1959 bio-drama about Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan. Directed by Dustin Britt. Features outdoor pre-show with live music, and ambulatory staging during the performance. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 7:00. Baldwin House, Fletcher Park, Raleigh.
seedraleigh.org
 

ONGOING:

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.
sonorousroadrep.org

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.
paperhand.org
 

TEEN TRAINING THEATER:

* Footloose – NRACT presents its teen theater camp production of the 1998 stage musical based on the 1984 film. Directed by Pete Comperatore, Music Director: Craig Johnson, Choreographer: Jess Barbour. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 3:00. NRACT,
nract.org

 

* – 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 Indyweek.com. 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.


Theater Week – Fire Sign Theaters

July 31, 2018

 

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

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 6, 2018

 
OPENING:

* 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.
agapetheatrecompany.com

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.
sonorousroadrep.org

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.
paperhand.org
 

ONGOING:

* 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.
womenstheatrefestival.com

* 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.
womenstheatrefestival.com
 

TEEN TRAINING THEATER:

* 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.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

* – 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 Indyweek.com. 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.


Theater Week – News Flash

July 24, 2018

 

Photo: Monivette Cordeiro, Orlando Sentinel

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 30, 2018

 
OPENING:

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: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through August 5. The Fruit, 305 S. Dillard St., Durham.
womenstheatrefestival.com

* Newsies – A touring production of the 2011 Disney musical, based on the 1992 movie. Newsboys in turn of the century New York go on strike for living wages and everything turns out swell. In other late-stage capitalism news this week, media holding company Tronc laid off half the staff at the NY Daily News, with similar layoffs expected soon at its other newspaper holdings (looking at you, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune…). This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

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: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 4:00. Continues through August 5. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
womenstheatrefestival.com
 

ONGOING:

* First Date – A couple meets for a blind date and things get complicated. NRACT presents the 2012 musical by Austin Winsberg, Alan Zachary, and Michael Weiner. Directed by Pete Comperatore; Music Director: Rebekah Holland. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* NC 10 by 10: A Festival of 10-Minute Plays – OdysseyStage Theatre and Cary Playwrights’ Forum team up to present an evening of ten short plays by ten North Carolina playwrights (modeled after The ArtsCenter’s series 10 by 10 in the Triangle which ended in 2016). This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Saturday. The Cary Theatre, 122 E. Chatham St, Cary.
caryplaywrightsforum.org
 

TEEN TRAINING THEATER:

* Cabaret – PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory presents the 1966 Kander and Ebb musical featuring teen actors. Directed by Tracy Bersley. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

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. Continues through August 5. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

* – 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 Indyweek.com. 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.


Theater Week – Courage

July 18, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 23, 2018

 
OPENING:

* Deadly Sinners – Original works inspired by the cardinal sins are written, rehearsed, and performed all within 24 hours. Pay what you can fundraiser for Little Green Pig’s Zero Dollar Ticket Campaign. One night: Saturday 7:00. Mystery Brewing Public House, 230 South Nash Street Hillsborough.
littlegreenpig.com

NC 10 by 10: A Festival of 10-Minute Plays – OdysseyStage Theatre and Cary Playwrights’ Forum team up to present an evening of ten short plays by ten North Carolina playwrights (modeled after The ArtsCenter’s series 10 by 10 in the Triangle which ended in 2016). This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro. Continues next week at The Cary Theatre.
caryplaywrightsforum.org
 

TEEN TRAINING THEATER:

Cabaret – PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory presents the 1966 Kander and Ebb musical featuring teen actors. Directed by Tracy Bersley. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through July 29. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

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. Continues through August 5. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

* Big Fish – A young man tries to unravel the truth behind his father’s tall tales. Theatre Raleigh presents the 2013 musical, based on Daniel Wallace’s 1998 novel and the 2003 film adaptation. Directed by Eric Woodall. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

First Date – A couple meets for a blind date and things get complicated. NRACT presents the 2012 musical by Austin Winsberg, Alan Zachary, and Michael Weiner. Directed by Pete Comperatore; Music Director: Rebekah Holland. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 29. DECPA, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Goblin Market – Adapted from Christina Rossetti’s wonderfully strange 1862 poem, Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon’s 1985 musical adaptation tells the story of two sisters who encounter mortal peril when they venture into the realm of goblins. (Suggested age: 15 and up.) Directed by Ashley Popio; Musical Direction by Katherine Anderson; Choreography by Jennifer Palmer. Presented by Women’s Theatre Festival as part of its 2018 “Women Are Heroes” season, in partnership with The Carolina Ballet. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com
 

* – 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 Indyweek.com. 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.


Theater Week – Into the Woods

July 10, 2018

 

Goblin Market illustration by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1862.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 16, 2018

 
OPENING:

Big Fish – A young man tries to unravel the truth behind his father’s tall tales. Theatre Raleigh presents the 2013 musical, based on Daniel Wallace’s 1998 novel and the 2003 film adaptation. Directed by Eric Woodall. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 22. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

First Date – A couple meets for a blind date and things get complicated. NRACT presents the 2012 musical by Austin Winsberg, Alan Zachary, and Michael Weiner. Directed by Pete Comperatore; Music Director: Rebekah Holland. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 29. DECPA, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Goblin Market – Adapted from Christina Rossetti’s wonderfully strange 1862 poem, Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon’s 1985 musical adaptation tells the story of two sisters who encounter mortal peril when they venture into the realm of goblins. (Suggested age: 15 and up.) Directed by Ashley Popio; Musical Direction by Katherine Anderson; Choreography by Jennifer Palmer. Presented by Women’s Theatre Festival as part of its 2018 “Women Are Heroes” season, in partnership with The Carolina Ballet. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through July 22. Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com
 

* – 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 Indyweek.com. 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.


Theater Week – Be Careless Out There

July 3, 2018

 

“Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens.”
– Friedrich Schiller, Die Jungfrau von Orleans.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 9, 2018

 
ONGOING:

* Parallel Lives – Women’s Theatre Festival presents Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy’s satirical 1989 sketch show, directed by Judy Long. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Closes Saturday. Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com
 

* – 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 Indyweek.com. 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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