A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 30, 2018
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.
* 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.
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.
* 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.
* 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.
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.
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.
* – 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.