Theater Week – The Middle Stages

October 4, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 9, 2017

 
OPENING:

* Momma’s Boy – “The story of a young man who takes pride in being macho but really is a momma’s boy.” One performance: Tuesday October 3 at 8:00. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
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* School Project – Writer Ethan Lipton and artistic director Steve Cosson of New York-based devised/investigative theater group The Civilians share a staged reading of their current in-development project about school choice and the charter school movement, based on interviews with North Carolina students, parents, lawmakers, lobbyists, advocates, and analysts. Presented by Duke Performances. One Show: Wednesday 8:00. Motorco, Durham.
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* Sense and Sensibility – Aquila Theatre’s take on the Jane Austen novel. One performance: Tuesday October 3 at 8:00. Stewart Theatre, NCSU, Raleigh.
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ONGOING:

* Guys and Dolls – 1950 musical adaptation of Damon Runyon stories about lowlife New York criminals with hearts of gold, with songs by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling. Presented by Cary Players. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
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* Miss Lulu Bett – The Women’s Theatre Festival presents a staged reading of Zona Gale’s groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a woman who must make a difficult choice. Suggested donation of $5, benefits Walltown Children’s Theatre. This week: Wednesday 7:00, Walltown Children’s Theatre, Imurj, 300 S McDowell St, Raleigh.
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* Playing with Fire – Theatre in the Park presents Barbara Field’s 1989 stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
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Romeo and Juliet – Two crazy kids on that bumpy road to love. Bare Theatre presents the Shakespeare tragedy outdoors in a series of matinee-only performances. Directed by Lucinda Danner Gainey. This week: Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 22. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
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* – 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 – Down By The River

July 26, 2017

 
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A Sight to Behold, Patrick Dougherty. 2015.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 31, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Antony and Cleopatra – Touring company Duomuži presents a two-person adaptation of the Shakespeare play. One night only: Wednesday 7:00. Imurj, 300 S McDowell St, Raleigh.
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* Beauty and the Beast – NC Theatre hosts a touring production of the Disney musical based on the 1991 film. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
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* Sins of My Father – Gospel stage play dealing with issues of infidelity and faith, presented by Dream Cast Productions. This weekend only: Saturday 3:00 and 7:00. Garner Performing Arts Center.
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Wants Upon a Time – Family-friendly Commedia dell’Arte-inspired site-specific work by Francesca Talenti, based on the story of Rapunzel, performed at artist Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork Sculpture A Sight to Behold. This week: Friday 6:30 and 7:00. Continues the last Friday of the month through August. Riverwalk, Hillsborough.
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ONGOING:

* Dogfight – In 1963, the night before overseas deployment, three marines play a cruel joke on their dates, with unexpected results. NRACT presents the 2012 musical based on the 1991 film. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
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Glorious! – Theatre in the Park presents Peter Quilter’s true-to-life 2005 play about Florence Foster Jenkins, whose performances in 1940s New York earned her the title of “worst singer in the world”. No director listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 6. TIP, Raleigh.
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Honour – A man abandons his marriage to be with a much younger woman, leaving his wife to reinvent herself. Director not listed. Ward Theatre Company presents the 1995 play by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through August 12. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
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* Lombardi – Theatre South presents Eric Simonson’s 2010 play about Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
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THEATER WORKSHOPS:

Summer Sisters hosts a month of free devised theater workshops for women/female-identified folks, leading up to their September show Bad Mothers & Neglectful Wives. Workshops are held Sundays from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Final workshop: July 30 at Manbites Dog Theater, Durham. Space is limited; private message to RSVP to workshops, on Facebook at Summer Sisters Productions.
 

* – 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 – WTF!

June 27, 2017

 

Women’s Theatre Festival

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 3, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Occupy the Stage – Women’s Theatre Festival launches its 2017 series with a 24-hour event in which plays written by women are performed as staged readings. Friday 8:00 p.m. – Saturday 8:00 p.m. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com

Space Girl – Roller Derby! Planetarium-style light shows! Orchestral sounds of deep space! Mora V. Harris’s play tells the story of a 16-year-old lesbian alien from the planet Zlagdor struggling to fit in at high school. Presented by The Sisters Koop as the first show in the 2017 Women’s Theatre Festival. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 9. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com
 

ONGOING:

* Struck – Theatre Raleigh presents Sandy Rustin’s 2016 comedy about a woman who suspects mystical forces are at work when she is struck by a bicyclist on the streets of New York. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
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* – 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 – Gender History

January 10, 2017

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Orlando – The Delta Boys

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 16, 2017

OPENING:

* De Profundis -Brian Mertes and Jim Findlay’s theatrical reimagining of Oscar Wilde’s “Letter from Redding Gaol”, presented by PRC2. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.  playmakersrep.org

Orlando – The Delta Boys presents Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic time/gender-bending novel, in which an Elizabethan man becomes a favorite of the Queen, and wakes up one day to find he has become a woman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 7:30. Continues through January 28. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham. manbitesdogtheater.org

* Rubber Peacock: A Sex-Positive Cabaret – Rock out to classic tunes about the power of sex and music in Little Green Pig’s fundraising event for the LGBTQ Center of Durham. One show: Friday 8:00. Motorco, Durham.
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The Whipping Man – In the ruins of post-Civil War Richmond, two former slaves and a wounded Confederate officer celebrate Passover, but are forced to confront old secrets. Patrick Torres directs the 2006 drama by Matthew Lopez for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 29. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh. raleighlittletheatre.org

* You Can’t Take It With You – One Song Productions presents the 1936 Kaufman and Hart comedy about a family of zany eccentrics. Director not listed. Rescheduled to this week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro. artscenterlive.org
 

ONGOING:

Blackbird – A woman confronts a man who sexually abused her years ago when she was twelve. Brook North directs David Harrower’s 2005 drama. Presented by South Stream Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 22. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
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SPECIAL EVENT:

African American Theater Preview -Celebrate the rich and diverse season of African American theater in the Triangle. The Triangle Friends of African American Arts brings together several performing arts organizations to showcase the incredible talent that will grace our stages in plays, musicals and opera in 2017. The evening will include dramatic readings, songs and commentaries from playwrights. One night: Sunday – Reception at 6:30, Theater previews at 7;30. Free.  raleighlittletheater.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 – Defrost

January 26, 2016

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 1, 2016

 
OPENING:

Blue Sky – Burning Coal presents the U.S. premiere of Clare Bayley’s play about extraordinary rendition flights and torture abetted by British and American intelligence agencies. Directed by Gus Heagerty. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 14. Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh.
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ONGOING:

* An Loc – [Because of snow cancellations last weekend, an additional reading has been scheduled for this Sunday.] Staged reading of a screenplay by Elisabeth Lewis Corley, a fictional account of the 1972 battle of An Loc, based on her father’s experiences in Vietnam. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented as part of UNC’s Veterans and Their Families, a three-week festival of new works. This week: Sunday 2:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
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* The Marriage of Bette and Boo – Christopher Durang’s 1985 dark family comedy, staged by NRACT. Directed by Jonathan McCarter. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
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* Next to Normal – Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 2008 musical about a woman and her family dealing with her bipolar disorder. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
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* Stick Fly – Members of an affluent African American family gather at their Martha’s Vineyard home for a relaxing weekend, but it’s not long before issues of  race and privilege – and some juicy family secrets – begin to surface. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Lydia Diamond’s 2011 comic drama, directed by Karen Dacons-Brock. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and an added performance at 8:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
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Three Sisters – Stuck in the boonies, three women want to return to their childhood home in the big city. Playmakers’ new Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch directs Anton Chekhov’s classic tale of dreams and disappointment, in a new version by Libby Appel. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 7. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
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IMPROV:

* Third Date Improv – Hour-long show based on (one) audience suggestion. One show: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
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* – Concludes 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 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 – Cloud Tectonics

August 4, 2015

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 10, 2015

 

OPENING:

A Drop in the Bucket: The Big Dreams of Tiny Things – Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents their latest annual family-friendly outdoor giant puppet extravaganza. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (6:20 preshow featuring local musicians). Continues through September 7, Forest Theater, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill; continues September 11-13, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
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* Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, relocated to a 1989 lakeside McMansion. Presented by One Song Productions. Directed by Grace Siplon. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
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Sleuth – Anthony Shaffer’s 1970 mystery is presented by Theatre Raleigh. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 16. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
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ONGOING:

* Detroit – Two suburban couples discover the precariousness of their middle-class lifestyle. GASP Theatre Company presents Lisa D’Amour’s 2010 play. Directed by Jack Prather. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh.
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Moving Pieces: 2 – An ambulatory, interactive performance set and performed in various locations in Raleigh’s Mordecai neighborhood. Presented by Seed Art Share. This week: Friday 6:00 and 8:00. Continues each First Friday through September. Starts at the Trinity House, 549 N. Blount St., Raleigh.
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OUT OF TOWN:

* Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green – StreetSigns Center takes its lauded Triangle production of the new Howard L. Craft play to New York. Directed by Joseph Megel. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 8:30, Sunday 4:00. Closes August 9. HERE Arts Center, New York City.
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ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:

* 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.
artscenterlive.org
 

* – Concludes 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 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.

 


Anticipation

December 24, 2014

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