Portrait of Olympes de Gouges, Alexander Kucharsky.
A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 1, 2018
Curve of Departure – The night before a funeral, family members gather in a small hotel room to deal with the past and their uncertain futures. Bulldog Ensemble Theater, Durham’s newest company debuts with Rachel Bonds’ dark 2016 comedy. Directed by Thaddaeus Edwards. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 14. Durham Fruit & Produce Company, 305 S Dillard St, Durham.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Cary Players stages the 1970 Rice-Webber musical. Directed by Nancy Rich, Musical Direction by Darylene Hecht. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 7. Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary.
The Revolutionists – Liberté, égalité, sororité! In 18th-century Paris during the Reign of Terror, feminist playwright Olympe de Gouges is visited by assassin Charlotte Corday, French queen Marie Antoinette, and anti-slavery Haitian radical Marianne Angelle who all want their say in the writer’s play-in-progress. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s 2017 historical comedy. Directed by Amy White. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 14. Gaddy-Godwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
Sister Act – A club singer witnesses a murder and goes into hiding at a convent. Hijinks ensue. NCCU University Theatre presents the 2006 musical adaptation of the 1992 film. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through October 7. Farrison-Newton Bldg, 1707 Fayetteville St, NCCU Campus, Durham.
* By the Way, Meet Vera Stark – Lynn Nottage’s 2011 comedy satirizes Hollywood’s history of racial stereotypes through the eyes of an African American actress. Directed by Tina Morris-Anderson. Presented by NRACT. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
* Men On Boats – In 1869, ten daring men led by adventurer John Wesley Powell embark on a possibly suicidal expedition down the Colorado River to explore the unknown depths of the Grand Canyon. Jaclyn Backhaus’ 2015 comic drama retells that story of performative masculinity from a new perspective as noted in the playwright’s casting instructions: “The characters in Men On Boats were historically cisgender white males. The cast should be made up entirely of people who are not.” DIrected by Rachel Klem. Presented by University Theatre. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
* Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood – Ken Ludwig’s comic take on the legendary outlaw is directed by Jessie Austrian and features original music by Jack Herrick of the Red Clay Ramblers. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
Tracy Letts Staged Reading Series – Sonorous Road presents staged readings of three Tracy Letts plays over consecutive weekends. Week two: Letts’ 2008 comedy Superior Donuts, about the owner of a decades old business in uptown Chicago trying to adjust to changing times. Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Series continues through October 7. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, 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 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.