Theater Week – The Face of Ned

January 30, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 4, 2019

 

OPENING:

* Men Always Leave – Abandonment issues make it difficult for an African American woman to maintain a relationship with her son’s father. Written and directed by Naima Yetunde Ince-Griffiths. Presented by Cary Players. This week only: Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The Cary Theater, 122 E. Chatham Street, Cary. (Note: NOT at the Cary Arts Center.)
caryplayers.org
 

ONGOING:

Ashe in Johannesburg – “Athletes, especially black athletes, must use every resource at their command to right things that are wrong.” In 1973, African American tennis star Arthur Ashe travels to South Africa and confronts its apartheid policies. World premiere of a new play by Hannah Benitez, commissioned and produced by Burning Coal Theatre. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 10. Burning Coal, Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

The Herd – A woman arranges a family gathering for the 21st birthday of her severely disabled son, but things don’t go as planned. David Henderson directs Rory Kinnear’s 2013 dark comedy for Honest Pint Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 10. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

Jump – Two grieving strangers meet on a bridge discover the magic of hope. Charly Evon Simpson’s whimsical new play is presented by PlayMakers Rep as part of National New Play Network’s Rolling World Premiere. Directed by Whitney White. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 10. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Spring Awakening – Teenagers discover sexuality and things don’t go well. Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical based on the still shocking 1891 play by Frank Wedekind gets its third local production in the last three years, this time by Duke’s student musical theater group Hoof ‘n’ Horn. Directed by Tori Trimm; musical direction by Julia Nicholas. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

The Talk – In a divided America, an African American father has a difficult conversation with his son. Written and performed by Sonny Kelly. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by StreetSigns and Bulldog Ensemble Theater. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 10 at The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham. (Continues February 14-17 at Historic PlayMakers Theatre, 122 East Cameron Avenue, UNC, Chapel Hill.)
piedmontperformancefactory.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Willkommen

January 23, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 28, 2019

 

OPENING:

Ashe in Johannesburg – “Athletes, especially black athletes, must use every resource at their command to right things that are wrong.” In 1973, African American tennis star Arthur Ashe travels to South Africa and confronts its apartheid policies. World premiere of a new play by Hannah Benitez, commissioned and produced by Burning Coal Theatre. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 10. Burning Coal, Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

The Herd – A woman arranges a family gathering for the 21st birthday of her severely disabled son, but things don’t go as planned. David Henderson directs Rory Kinnear’s 2013 dark comedy for Honest Pint Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 10. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

Jump – Two grieving strangers meet on a bridge discover the magic of hope. Charly Evon Simpson’s whimsical new play is presented by PlayMakers Rep as part of National New Play Network’s Rolling World Premiere. Directed by Whitney White. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 10. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Miss Saigon – DPAC presents a touring production of the 1989 musical, a loose adaptation of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly transposed to Vietnam during the closing days of the war. Village Voice critic Michael Feingold famously disliked the show when it opened on Broadway in 1991: “Every civilization gets the theater it deserves, and we get Miss Saigon, which means we can now say definitively that our civilization is over.” Celebrate the end of civilization this week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* Songs for Drella: A Song Cycle About Andy Warhol – Little Green Pig presents Lou Reed and John Cale’s 1989 tribute to Andy Warhol, performed in its entirety. This week only: Saturday and Sunday 8:00. Living Arts Collective, 410 W Geer St, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Spring Awakening – Teenagers discover sexuality and things don’t go well. Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical based on the still shocking 1891 play by Frank Wedekind gets its third local production in the last three years, this time by Duke’s student musical theater group Hoof ‘n’ Horn. Directed by Tori Trimm; musical direction by Julia Nicholas. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 3. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

The Talk – In a divided America, an African American father has a difficult conversation with his son. Written and performed by Sonny Kelly. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by StreetSigns and Bulldog Ensemble Theater. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 10 at The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham. (Continues February 14-17 at Historic PlayMakers Theatre, 122 East Cameron Avenue, UNC, Chapel Hill.)
piedmontperformancefactory.org
 

ONGOING:

* Measure for Measure – An unstable ruler, abuse of power, the stuggle for female agency: Raleigh Little Theatre presents Shakespeare’s rumination on virtue and sin. Directed by Rebecca Blum. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. 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 CVNC.org. 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 – Winter Light

January 15, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 21, 2019

 

SPECIAL EVENT:

* Triangle African American Theater Preview ’19 – Triangle Friends of African American Arts hosts a preview night showcasing African American plays and musicals scheduled over the next six months in the Triangle. The lineup includes Agape Theatre Project, Black Poetry Theatre, Burning Coal Theatre Company, Cary Players, The Justice Theater Project, playwrights Howard L. Craft and Mike Wiley, PlayMakers Repertory Company, and Raleigh Little Theatre. One night only: Sunday 7:00. Sutton Theatre, RLT, 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

OPENING:

* Sordid Lives – The Towne Players of Garner present Del Shores’ 1996 Southern farce. No director listed. (Note: opened January 11.) This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturday. GPAC, 742 W. Garner Road, Garner.
towneplayers.org
 

ONGOING:

Measure for Measure – An unstable ruler, abuse of power, the stuggle for female agency: Raleigh Little Theatre presents Shakespeare’s rumination on virtue and sin. Directed by Rebecca Blum. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 27. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* This Doesn’t End Well – World premiere of seven short plays, a mix of dramatic and comic works about misfortune, written and directed by Brook North. Presented by South Stream Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Equus!

January 8, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 14, 2019

 
OPENING:

* Bewilderness – A group of mismatched characters converge upon Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond. Written and directed by Zack Fine. 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

* Death of a Salesman – One Song presents Arthur Miller’s 1949 drama. Directed by Gus Clemens and Jessie Gleason. One weekend only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Fiddler on the Roof – Touring production of the 1964 musical, based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Measure for Measure – An unstable ruler, abuse of power, the stuggle for female agency: Raleigh Little Theatre presents Shakespeare’s rumination on virtue and sin. Directed by Rebecca Blum. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 27. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

This Doesn’t End Well – World premiere of seven short plays, a mix of dramatic and comic works about misfortune, written and directed by Brook North. Presented by South Stream Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes January 20. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com
 

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 CVNC.org. 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 – What’s Happening??!!

December 31, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 7, 2019

 
OPENING:

This Doesn’t End Well – World premiere of seven short plays, a mix of dramatic and comic works about misfortune, written and directed by Brook North. Presented by South Stream Productions. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes January 20. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Got to Be a Morning After

December 26, 2018

 

Corner of Gay and Nebraska Streets, Orlando Florida, 2016

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 31, 2018

 
OPENING:
 

ONGOING:

 

* – 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 CVNC.org. 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 – Festive

December 18, 2018

 

Schubert Theatre, New York City

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 24, 2018

 

ONGOING:

* Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – An annual presentation, this stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ is based on the venerable 1964 Rankin/Bass animated TV Xmas special (which vastly expanded the mythology of Johnny Marks’ 1949 hit song for Gene Autry — itself based on a 1939 Christmas promotional coloring book created by Robert L. May for Montgomery Ward in Chicago). Get your tickets early — this one sells faster than the bargain table at Misfit Toys “R” Us. This week: Friday 6:30, Saturday and Sunday 11:00, 2:00, and 5:00, Monday 11:00. Closes Monday. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Santaland Diaries – Stage adaptation of the David Sedaris NPR holiday staple, featuring Jesse Gephart as Crumpet, a disgruntled Santa elf working at Macy’s. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* A Trailer Park Christmas – A Triangle holiday tradition, now in its 11th year, this interactive, family-friendly entertainment follows the Dodson/Hussy family as they grapple with crazy neighbors, ghosts, fruitcakes and a Yuletide tornado. Created by Rachel Klem and Jeffrey Moore. Produced by Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy- McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
brownpapertickets.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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