Theater Week – Blessed Are the Merciful

May 14, 2019


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 20, 2019


The Legend of Georgia McBride – A struggling Elvis impersonator revitalizes his career when he takes on a new stage persona as a drag queen. Honest Pint Theatre presents Matthew Lopez’s 2015 comedy, directed by Susannah Hough. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 2. Leggett Theatre, Peace University Campus, Raleigh.

* Oakwood at 150 – Burning Coal’s annual al fresco presentation of original short plays about historic figures buried in Oakwood, Raleigh’s Confederate cemetery. Among this year’s subjects: slaveowner Henry Mordecai. Directed by George Jack. This week only: Friday and Saturday 6:30, Sunday 2:00. Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh.


* Beehive: The ’60s Musical – Juke box musical featuring songs from, you guessed it, the 1960s. Created by Larry Gallagher. Presented by Theatre Raleigh. No director listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.

* Norway – Devised theater premiere about a community coping with the aftermath of a tragedy. Written and directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Presented by Little Green Pig outdoors at various public parks in Durham. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Duke Park 106 W Knox St, Durham. Closes Saturday.


* 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.

* Vaudeville Varieties! – Ongoing variety performance featuring sketch, circus, clowning, and live music. Presented by Mettlesome. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* – 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 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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