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.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* 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.
dukeperformances.edu

* Sense and Sensibility – Aquila Theatre’s take on the Jane Austen novel. One performance: Tuesday October 3 at 8:00. Stewart Theatre, NCSU, Raleigh.
live.arts.ncsu.edu
 

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.
caryplayers.org

* 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.
theatreinthepark.com

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.
baretheatre.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 – Early Stages

September 26, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 2, 2017

 
OPENING:

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: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 8. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

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: Sunday 3:00, Walltown Children’s Theatre, 1225 Berkeley St, Durham. (Also, next Wednesday at Imurj in 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: Friday and Saturday 2:00. Continues through October 22. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
baretheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

* The Cake – A baker finds it hard to reconcile her religious beliefs with a wedding cake order for two women about to be married. PlayMakers Rep begins their new season with a new comedy by Bekah Brunstetter. Directed by Jeffrey Meanza. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Closer Than They Appear – Incorporating virtual reality animated landscapes designed by Jared Mezzocchi, Christine Evans’ play tells the story of an Iraq War veteran undergoing PTSD therapy. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Piedmont Performance Factory, in partnership with The Process Series. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
piedmontperformancefactory.org

* Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead – A group of teenagers must deal with drug use, sex, depression, suicide, abuse, and rabies, in Bert V. Royal’s unauthorized 2004 parody of Peanuts. Presented by NRACT. Directed by Pete Comperatore. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Playing with Fire – Theatre in the Park presents Barbara Field’s 1989 stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 8. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Pride and Prejudice – University Theatre presents Jon Jory’s stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1813 comedy of manners. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Silver Lining – Five women in a retirement home are threatened by a flood in a new comedy by Sandi Toksvig. Presented by Peony Productions. Directed by Pam McClure. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* 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. Presented monthly through September. Final Performances this week: Friday 6:30 and 7:00. Riverwalk, Hillsborough.
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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 – Bull Dog

September 19, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 25, 2017

 
OPENING:

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. Continues through October 8. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Pride and Prejudice – University Theatre presents Jon Jory’s stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1813 comedy of manners. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 1. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Silver Lining – Five women in a retirement home are threatened by a flood in a new comedy by Sandi Toksvig. Presented by Peony Productions. Director not listed. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 1. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com
 

ONGOING:
 
The Cake – A baker finds it hard to reconcile her religious beliefs with a wedding cake order for two women about to be married. PlayMakers Rep begins their new season with a new comedy by Bekah Brunstetter. Directed by Jeffrey Meanza. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30 (no Saturday performance). Continues through October 1. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* California Suite – Forest Moon presents Neil Simon’s 1976 comedy anthology of four short plays, all set in the same room of a Los Angeles hotel. Directed by Lisa Binion. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Closer Than They Appear – Incorporating virtual reality animated landscapes designed by Jared Mezzocchi, Christine Evans’ play tells the story of an Iraq War veteran undergoing PTSD therapy. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Piedmont Performance Factory, in partnership with The Process Series. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 1. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
piedmontperformancefactory.org

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead – A group of teenagers must deal with drug use, sex, depression, suicide, abuse, and rabies, in Bert V. Royal’s unauthorized 2004 parody of Peanuts. Presented by NRACT. Directed by Pete Comperatore. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 1. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Escape to Freedom – Interactive experience about attempted escapes from antebellum slave life. Presented by MOJOAA. This week: Friday and Saturday 6:00, 7:30, 9:00. Closes Saturday. Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St, Raleigh.
mojoaa.org

* King Lear – An aging ruler makes a series of increasingly bad executive decisions, resulting in a hostile takeover. Honest Pint presents the Shakespeare tragedy in association with Sweet Tea Shakespeare. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Preshow 45 minutes before curtain. Closes Sunday. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org
 

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
 

* – 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 – Fog of War

September 12, 2017

 

Virtual avatar of “Michael” (Trevor Johnson) in Closer Than They Appear – Icarus Studios

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 18, 2017

 
OPENING:

The Cake – A baker finds it hard to reconcile her religious beliefs with a wedding cake order for two women about to be married. PlayMakers Rep begins their new season with a new comedy by Bekah Brunstetter. Directed by Jeffrey Meanza. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 1. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

California Suite – Forest Moon presents Neil Simon’s 1976 comedy anthology of four short plays, all set in the same room of a Los Angeles hotel. Directed by Lisa Binion. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 24. Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Closer Than They Appear – Incorporating virtual reality animated landscapes designed by Jared Mezzocchi, Christine Evans’ play tells the story of an Iraq War veteran undergoing PTSD therapy. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Piedmont Performance Factory, in partnership with The Process Series. This week: Thursday and Friday previews 8:00, Saturday 8:00 (opening night), Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 1. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
piedmontperformancefactory.org

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead – A group of teenagers must deal with drug use, sex, depression, suicide, abuse, and rabies, in Bert V. Royal’s unauthorized 2004 parody of Peanuts. Presented by NRACT. Directed by Pete Comperatore. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 1. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Escape to Freedom – Interactive experience about attempted escapes from antebellum slave life. Presented by MOJOAA. This week: Friday and Saturday 6:00, 7:30, 9:00. Continues through September 23. Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St, Raleigh.
mojoaa.org

* PlaySlam! 2017 – Twelve playwrights enter with two short plays each, at the end of the night one leaves with a cash prize, as determined by audience vote. One night: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

ONGOING:
 
* Bad Mothers & Neglectful Wives – A devised theater performance by local women artists, created and presented by Summer Sisters, inspired by the January 2017 Women’s March and other women-led political movements from the past and present. Directed by Rachel Klem and Carissa White. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Crowns – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Regina Taylor’s 2002 musical play, which tells the story of six African-American women through the hats they wear to church. Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. Directed by Terra Hodge. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

King Lear – An aging ruler makes a series of increasingly bad executive decisions, resulting in a hostile takeover. Honest Pint presents the Shakespeare tragedy in association with Sweet Tea Shakespeare. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Preshow 45 minutes before curtain. Continues through September 24. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

* Of Wings and Feet – Acclaimed local company Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns for its 18th annual giant puppet theater pageant, which explores “the magic and mystery of the living land, sea, and sky in an epic spectacle of struggle and resistance for our times.” Final performances this weekend: September 16-17 at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St in Greensboro.
paperhand.org

* Yes to Nothing – World premiere of a play by Mara Thomas about four punk rockers navigating the 1980s music scene, and their lives 20 years later. Presented by Little Green Pig. Directed by Caitlin Wells. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. The Pinhook in Durham.
littlegreenpig.com
 

IMPROV:

* Hush Hush – Mettlesome presents an evening of the worst kept secrets in Durham in which one special guest shares a secret they never thought they’d say out loud. This month’s special secret-sharing guest: Filmmaker and photographer D.L. Anderson. One night: Friday 10:00 (following Summer Sisters’ performance of Bad Mothers and Neglectful Wives). No advance tickets, door sales only. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.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 – Female Trouble

September 5, 2017

 

Summer Sisters’ Bad Mothers & Neglectful Wives

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 11, 2017

 
OPENING:

Bad Mothers & Neglectful Wives – A devised theater performance by local women artists, created and presented by Summer Sisters, inspired by the January 2017 Women’s March and other women-led political movements from the past and present. Directed by Rachel Klem and Carissa White. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 16. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

King Lear – An aging ruler makes a series of increasingly bad executive decisions, resulting in a hostile takeover. Honest Pint presents the Shakespeare tragedy in association with Sweet Tea Shakespeare. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Preshow 45 minutes before curtain. Continues through September 24. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

* Open Doors – Sonorous Road presents its second annual festival of 10-minute plays, featuring new works by nine local playwrights. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* Rock of Ages – Theatre Raleigh presents an outdoor version of the 2005 juke box musical featuring 80s glam rock standards. (Note: it’s not a stage version of The Band’s 1972 live album.) This week only: Thursday-Sunday 8:00. Booth Amphitheatre, Cary.
boothamphitheatre.com

* The Suicide Journals – A look at the world of teenage and young adult suicide. Written and directed by Veronique LaShell MacRae. Presented by V. Lash Productions. One Show: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

ONGOING:
 
Crowns – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Regina Taylor’s 2002 musical play, which tells the story of six African-American women through the hats they wear to church. Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. Directed by Terra Hodge. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Extended through September 17. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Of Wings and Feet – Acclaimed local company Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns for its 18th annual giant puppet theater pageant, which explores “the magic and mystery of the living land, sea, and sky in an epic spectacle of struggle and resistance for our times.” This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00. Preshows begin at 6:20. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh. Continues September 16-17 at the Carolina Theatre in Durham.
paperhand.org

* ShakesBEER – “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?” Bare Theatre presents a site-appropriate evening of scenes performed in local pubs featuring notable Shakespearean drinkers. Adapted by Chuck Keith, directed by Dustin Britt. This week: Tuesday 8:00, Fullsteam, Durham. Wednesday 8:00, Imurj, Raleigh, Monday September 11 Mystery Brewing, Hillsborough.
baretheatre.org

Yes to Nothing – World premiere of a play by Mara Thomas about four punk rockers navigating the 1980s music scene, and their lives 20 years later. Presented by Little Green Pig. Directed by Caitlin Wells. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Nightlight in Chapel Hill. Continues next week at The Pinhook in Durham through September 16.
littlegreenpig.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 – Cakes and Ale

August 29, 2017

 

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 4, 2017

 
OPENING:

ShakesBEER – “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?” Bare Theatre presents a site-appropriate evening of scenes performed in local pubs featuring notable Shakespearean drinkers. Adapted by Chuck Keith, directed by Dustin Britt. This week: Monday and Tuesday 8:00, Fullsteam, Durham. Wednesday 8:00, Imurj, Raleigh. Continues through September 11.
baretheatre.org

Yes to Nothing – World premiere of a play by Mara Thomas about four punk rockers navigating the 1980s music scene, and their lives 20 years later. Presented by Little Green Pig. Directed by Caitlin Wells. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Slim’s, 227 S Wilmington St, Raleigh. Continues in subsequent weeks at Nightlight in Chapel Hill and The Pinhook in Durham. Through September 16.
littlegreenpig.com
 

ONGOING:

* Conversations with Hitler – A new play by incarcerated playwright Steven R. Bond about the harsh realities of prison life. Directed by Julya M. Mirro. Presented by little independent theatre, an ARClitE company. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough St Suite 113, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

Crowns – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Regina Taylor’s 2002 musical play, which tells the story of six African-American women through the hats they wear to church. Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. Directed by Terra Hodge. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Extended through September 17. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Of Wings and Feet – Acclaimed local company Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns for its 18th annual giant puppet theater pageant, which explores “the magic and mystery of the living land, sea, and sky in an epic spectacle of struggle and resistance for our times.” This week: Friday and Saturday at 7:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00, and a special Labor Day show Monday 7:00. Preshows begin at 6:20; 2:20 for matinee. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill (bring cushions/lawn chairs). Moves next weekend to the NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.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 – Crowning Glory

August 23, 2017

 

Crowns. Image: Raleigh Little Theatre

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 28, 2017

 
OPENING:

Conversations with Hitler – A new play by incarcerated playwright Steven R. Bond about the harsh realities of prison life. Directed by Julya M. Mirro. Presented by little independent theatre, an ARClitE company. This week: Friday-Sunday 8:00. Continues through September 2. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough St Suite 113, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

Crowns – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Regina Taylor’s 2002 musical play, which tells the story of six African-American women through the hats they wear to church. Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. Directed by Terra Hodge. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 10. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Count – Based on conversations with men in prison sentenced to death, Lynden Harris’ play tells the stories of six men on death row who seek to discover what truly constitutes a life well-lived. Presented as a co-production by PRC2 and Hidden Voices. Directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

Of Wings and Feet – Acclaimed local company Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns for its 18th annual giant puppet theater pageant, which explores “the magic and mystery of the living land, sea, and sky in an epic spectacle of struggle and resistance for our times.” Presented Friday-Sunday at 7:00 (6:20 preshow) through September 4 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill (bring cushions/lawn chairs).
paperhand.org

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. Presented monthly through September. Performances this week: Friday 6:30 and 7:00. Riverwalk, Hillsborough.
facebook.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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