Theater Week – We Build the Wall

May 2, 2017

 

Annie Ruth Graham, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, panel W48, line 12.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 8, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Leaving Eden – Workshop production of an original drama with regional music exploring the stories of people currently living in North Carolina Mill towns that boomed in the 20th century and closed down at the start of the 21st. Mike Wiley’s play is based on interviews with people in those towns. Co-produced by UNC’s Process Series, Playmakers Repertory Company, and the Department of Dramatic Art. Directed by Vivienne Benesch. A world-premiere full production is scheduled for PlayMakers’ 2017-18 season. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
processseries.unc.edu

* Mamma Mia! – Here we go again, again! In case you missed it in 2010 or in 2014, the touring production of the 1999 Abba exclamation point jukebox musical touches down in Durham for one weekend only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* On Ice – An ambulatory, interactive performance featuring four short plays performed in various locations on Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh, with a meal at Gonza included. Presented by Seed Art Share. One night only: Saturday 5:00, beginning at Gonza Tacos y Tequila, in the Aloft Hotel, 2100 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
seedraleigh.org

A Piece of My Heart – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Shirley Lauro’s 1991 docudrama about the experiences of six women during the Vietnam War. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 21. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

Marjorie Prime – In the near future an elderly woman, her mind fading, finds companionship from an artificial intelligence modeled on her late husband, who helps her recall – and reimagine – their life together. Jeff Storer directs Jordan Harrison’s 2015 drama. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 13. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Revival – A cultural and musical collage set in 1950s Appalachia, presented by Ward Theatre Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.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 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 – Blood Work

May 28, 2014

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Mike Wiley in Blood Done Sign My Name. Photo: Steve Exum

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 2, 2014

OPENING:
Blood Done Sign My Name – Mike Wiley’s one man show about a 1970 racial murder in Oxford, North Carolina. Based on the book by Tim Tyson. Presented by Theatre Raleigh. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 8. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

* KidsWrite 2014 Festival of New Plays – Burning Coal presents their 7th annual festival of new plays, written by students from 6th grade to 12th grade. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Mamma Mia! – Mamma Mia! Here we go again! In case you missed it in 2010, the Touring production of the 1999 Abba exclamation point musical touches down in Durham for one weekend only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

There Goes the Bride – A 1975 comedy about a man who experiences a possible concussion on the day of his daughter’s wedding, which conjures up an invisible Roaring Twenties flapper with the hots for him, causing complications and hilarity to ensue. Yeah, just go with it. University Theatre’s TheatreFest presents the Ray Cooney/John Chapman farce in rotating repertory. Directed by Allison Bergman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 13. Titmus Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu

ONGOING:
* Life Is a Dream – A king imprisons his son to save the kingdom. Deep Dish presents the 17th Century classic by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, adapted by Nilo Cruz. Directed by Marc Williams. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

Tarantino’s Yellow Speedo – International athletes in the Olympic Village work to bring down the nation-state with sex as the weapon of choice. It’s the world premiere of a new comedy by Monica Byrne, directed by Jay O’Berski, and presented by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 7. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Twilight Zone – Stage adaptations of four classic Twilight Zone stories. Presented by Th3rd Power Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Two Noble Kinsmen: Fire & Shadows – Two cousins vie for the love of a woman, in the late-career Shakespeare collaboration with John Fletcher. Directed by G. Todd Buker. Outdoor production presented by Bare Theatre in collaboration with RLT and Cirque de Vol Studios. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00 (rain date: Sunday 8:00). Closes Saturday. Stephenson Amphitheatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

IMPROV:
Third Date presents an (untitled) improvised show about relationships. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

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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