Theater Week – It Was 30 Years Ago Today

February 6, 2018

Program for The Woolgatherer, February 1988. Art by Juliann Shaw.

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 12, 2018

 
OPENING:

Bad Jews – After their grandfather’s funeral, three Jewish millennial cousins argue over who deserves to inherit a family heirloom. Big Wig Productions and the Jewish Center of Durham/Chapel Hill present Joshua Harmon’s 2012 comedy. Directed by Beth Brody. This week: Thursday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Continues through February 25. The Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 West Cornwallis, Durham.
abigwigproduction.brownpapertickets.com

Bent – Martin Sherman’s 1979 drama follows the story of two gay men in a Nazi concentration camp. Presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Joel Rainey. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 18. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
justicetheaterproject.org

Little Shop of Horrors – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the perennial 1982 rock musical horror comedy, based on the 1960 movie. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 25. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Sylvia – A middle-aged heterosexual couple finds their marriage in turmoil after the husband adopts a stray dog. Forest Moon Theater presents A.R. Gurney’s 1995 comedy. Directed by Mike McGee. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 18. New Location: Wake Forest Community House in Holding Park, 133 W Owen Ave, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org
 

ONGOING:

* An Act of God – God wants to set the record straight in this 2015 comedy by David Javerbaum (written before November 8, 2016 when we all discovered there is no God.) Directed by Bunny Safron. Presented by NRACT and Actors Comedy Lab. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Almost Maine – Cary Players presents the fourth local production in as many years of John Cariani’s 2004 romantic comedy about love and loss among a variety of characters in a small Maine town. Directed by Randy Jordan. (Note: Opened Feb 2.) This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday.
caryplayers.org

The Christians – The pastor of a megachurch experiences a revelation that challenges the core beliefs of his congregation. Preston Lane directs Lucas Hnath’s 2014 religious drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep in rotating Repertory with Tartuffe. This week: Tuesday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Continues through March 10.
playmakersrep.org

The Mound Builders – An archaeological dig in the midwest uncovers fault lines of friends and family. Ward Theatre presents a revival of the 1975 Lanford Wilson drama. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors, check the schedule for more information. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Continues through February 18. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suites 11 & 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com
 
Tartuffe – A religious conman ingratiates himself with a family in Molière’s 1662 comedy, adapted by David Ball. Directed by Saheem Ali. Presented by PlayMakers Rep, in rotating repertory with The Christians. This week: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 7:30; Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 11. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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.

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Theater Week – George Bernard Thaw

January 9, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 15, 2018

 
OPENING:

Love Letters – Sandy Duncan and Ira David Wood III star in A.R. Gurney’s 1988 epistolary drama about two people who exchange letters over the course of half a century. Presented by NC Theatre; director not listed. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through January 21. Fletcher Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* Triangle African American Theater Preview – Triangle Friends of African American Arts presents a showcase preview of dramatic readings, songs, and scenes from upcoming stage productions. One night only: Sunday 7:00. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

What We’re Up Against – A woman in a male-dominated architecture firm takes on its glass-ceiling culture. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Theresa Rebeck’s very timely 2017 workplace comedy. Directed by Heather J. Strickland. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 28. Note: Performances at Leggett Theatre, Peace University, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

The Mound Builders – An archaeological dig in the midwest uncovers fault lines of friends and family. Ward Theatre presents a revival of the 1975 Lanford Wilson drama. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors, check the schedule for more information. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Continues through February 18. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suites 11 & 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.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 – Gender Study

February 9, 2016

beccablackwell

Becca Blackwell. Image by George Maracineanu

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 15, 2016

OPENING:

Crossing Delancey – Remember that Amy Irving/Peter Riegert romantic comedy from the late 80’s about a young single woman in Manhattan whose grandmother decides to play matchmaker? She works in a bookstore, he sells pickles? Yeah, that one. This is the play by Susan Sandler that it’s based on. Presented by Cary Players. Directed by Bruce Ackerman. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 21. Cary Downtown Theatre.
caryplayers.org

* Grease – G=TW (where G=”grease” and TW=”the word”). NC Theatre presents the inexplicably popular musical. Director not listed. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

The Lion King – Touring production of Julie Taymor’s 1997 stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney movie. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through March 20. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Love Letters – Bare Theatre presents A.R. Gurney’s 1989 epistolary romantic drama, directed by Rebecca Blum. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 28. Sonorous Road, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

Sweeney Todd – Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller about a barber (David Henderson) with a rapidly diminishing clientele and a baker with a rapidly increasing supply of free range meat pies. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 28. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* They, Themself and Schmerm – “A schmerm is a schmear of gender. It is basically the sound that people make as they try to figure my gender out.” A “laugh-out-loud tragedy” chronicling struggles with abuse, sexuality, and gender by NYC-based trans writer, performer, and actor Becca Blackwell. Presented by Duke Theater Studies. Two performances only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu
 

ONGOING:

* 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. Closes Sunday. Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Tuesdays with Morrie – Justice Theater Project and director Andy Hayworth remount their 2011 production of Mitch Ablom and Jeffrey Hatcher’s stage version of Ablom’s memoir. John Honeycutt returns as Morrie, with Jerry Sipp as Mitch. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Continues through February 21. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

The Underpants – “German” and “Farce” seem an unlikely pairing, but Steve Martin’s 2002 adaptation of Carl Sternheim’s 1910 comedy Die Hose begs to differ. Presented by Theatre in the Park; director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 21. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Venus in Fur – American Theater Practice and Common Ground Theatre present David Ives’ 2010 comedy about a director and the actress whose last-minute audition for his new play takes a turn for the meta. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 

* – 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 – Well Met by Moonlight

May 26, 2015

BlueMoon

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 1, 2015

 

OPENING: 
Born Yesterday – University Theatre’s annual Summerfest – three plays in rotating rep – launches this week with Garson Kanin’s 1946 comedy, directed by Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 14. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

* Cyrano de Bergerac – Love knows what it nose. Edmond Rostand’s classic 1897 romantic comedy is directed by Nicole Gabriel for One Song Productions. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* The Dining Room – Members of America’s 20th century upper-middle class are portrayed in a series of scenes set in the titular location. Halle Cultural Arts Center presents A.R. Gurney’s 1982 drama. Director not listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. HCAC, Apex.
nc-apex.civicplus.com 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – It’s Shakespeare under the stars – and an almost-full moon – as Raleigh Little Theatre and Seed Art Share present the magical comedy about mismatched lovers, magical beings, and class warfare. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through June 7. Outdoors in the Raleigh Rose Garden, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Oakwood Lives – Burning Coal presents eight short vignettes by local playwrights dramatizing individuals from Raleigh’s past. Director not listed. This week only: Friday and Saturday 6:30, Sunday 2:00. Presented outdoors at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Pump Boys and Dinettes – Theatre Raleigh presents Jim Wann and Mark Hardwick’s 1982 musical about the employees of a rural North Carolina gas station and the waitresses at a nearby cafe. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 7. Kennedy Theatre, Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:
And the Ass Saw the Angel – A mute outcast in an isolated religious community sees visions both angelic and otherwise. Little Green Pig presents John Fidel Justice and Jaybird O’Berski’s original adaptation of Nick Cave’s lyrical Southern gothic novel. Directed by Dana Marks. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through June 6. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
littlegreenpig.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
 
* – 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.

 


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