Unleashed

January 14, 2013

UNLEASHED:
25 Years of Manbites Dog Theater

Photography by Alan Dehmer

Over 200 black & white and color photos
documenting more than 120 Manbites Dog shows,
in a beautifully produced new book.
More about the book

Available mid-February 2013.
Order now to reserve a copy.

Ordering information
or call 919.682.3343


Going for Brothers

September 25, 2012

Scenes from The Brothers Size
Photos by Alan Dehmer

Jeremy V. Morris, Thaddaeus Edwards, Kashif Powell

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Last Exit to Cape Disappointment

April 10, 2012


Jeffrey Moore and Dana Marks in Cape Disappointment
All photos: Alan Dehmer

“Part drive-in movie, part flashback, and part complete suspense, Cape Disappointment is the most delightfully awkward play I have ever experienced. Bizarre and unique, this work of experimental theater is a choose-your-own adventure…”

– Andrea McKerlie, CVNC.org / Full review

If you haven’t yet taken your road trip to Cape D, now’s the time.

Final four performances Wednesday-Saturday at 8:15. Tickets/Info.

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Edith Can Shoot Pictures

December 6, 2011

Edith (Wanda Jin) and Kenny (Andy Chu) in a scene from Manbites Dog’s Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them. Photos by Alan Dehmer.

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More shots (with minor spoilers)!


Theater Week – Mome Gavnerma Thurn

October 11, 2011


Madeleine Lambert in Middletown. Photo: Alan Dehmer

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 17, 2011

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.

OPENING:
The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy, performed by New York’s Aquila Theatre for NCSU’s Center Stage series. Directed by Desiree Sanchez. One performance only: Wednesday 8:00. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/centerstage

One Flea Spare – Naomi Wallace’s 1995 play about four people trying to survive the plague in 17th Century London. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage, directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 23. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Schoolhouse Rock Live! – Stage version of the educational TV shorts, presented by Applause! Cary Youth Theatre. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

ONGOING:
Last of the Red Hot Lovers – A middle-aged married man attempts to join the sexual revolution (kids, ask your grandparents) in Neil Simon’s 1969 comedy, presented by Ghost & Spice. Directed by Jordan Smith. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 22. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
ghostandspice.com

Middletown – “This is what life is like, here, right now.” Will Eno’s new play about birth, death, and what comes between. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Struwwelpeter: A Haunting – Original adaptation of Heinrich Hoffmann’s macabre children’s stories, presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players. Directed by C. Glen Matthews. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through October 31. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
realtheatre.org

The Woman in Black – The inhabitants of secluded and creepy Eel Marsh House discover that a scorned woman’s ghost is still mightily ticked off. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Stephen Mallatratt’s 1989 stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s original novel, directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. The Woman in Black is currently the second longest running play in London’s West End, and a new movie version (with Daniel Radcliffe) is about to open. But really, RLT, you had me at “Eel Marsh House”. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 23. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


Critical Mass: Middletown

October 6, 2011


“I’m writing a book about being an audience member.”
The Freelancer (Chris Burner) has a thing or two to say about the play.
Photo: Alan Dehmer

For those of you who follow such things, reviews for Manbites Dog’s Middletown have come out. You can access them via the links below. (Note: a few mild spoilers.)

• “Darkly comic.” – News & Observer

• “4 stars.” – Independent

• “Excellent theatre.” – CVNC.org

• “Compelling.” – The Chronicle

What did you think? Please post a comment.

Performances continue this week Thursday-Saturday at 8:15 and Sunday at 3:15, and next week Wednesday-Saturday. More info.


Theater Week – Haunting

October 3, 2011


Chris Burner in Middletown. Photo: Alan Dehmer

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 10, 2011

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.

OPENING:
Last of the Red Hot Lovers – A middle-aged married man attempts to join the sexual revolution (kids, ask your grandparents) in Neil Simon’s 1969 comedy, presented by Ghost & Spice. Directed by Jordan Smith. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through October 16. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
ghostandspice.com

Long Story Shorts: A Festival of Ten-Minute Plays – Original works by students in UNC’s Writing for the Stage and Screen Program. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
comm.unc.edu

Struwwelpeter: A Haunting – Original adaptation of Heinrich Hoffmann’s macabre children’s stories, presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players. Directed by C. Glen Matthews. This week: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through October 31. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
realtheatre.org

The Woman in Black – The inhabitants of secluded and creepy Eel Marsh House discover that a scorned woman’s ghost is still mightily ticked off. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Stephen Mallatratt’s 1989 stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s original novel, directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. The Woman in Black is currently the second longest running play in London’s West End, and a new movie version (with Daniel Radcliffe) is about to open. But really, RLT, you had me at “Eel Marsh House”. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 23. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

ONGOING:
In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) – Sarah Ruhl’s 2009 comedy about an electrifying 19th century medical breakthrough in the treatment of “female hysteria”. Directed by Vivienne Benesch. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Middletown – “This is what life is like, here, right now.” Will Eno’s new play about birth, death, and what comes between. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through October 15. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Molly Sweeney – Three interlocked monologues tell the story of a blind woman and the two men who hope to restore her sight. The Delta Boys present the 1994 Brian Friel play, directed by Kathryn Milliken LeTrent. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
mollysweeney.weebly.com

Once Upon a Mattress – 1959 musical adaptation of “The Princess and the Pea”, presented by Cary Players. Directed by Nancy Rich. Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming – Orange Community Players present a bluegrass/gospel musical set at the end of World War II. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Various sites, check website for information.
ocpnc.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.


Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

March 22, 2011


Rachel Klem (Claire) and J Evarts (TV) in Now You See Me. Photo: Alan Dehmer

“A dark comedy with disturbing insights…funny and provocative.”

Insightful News & Observer review of Now You See Me. Read it here


Don’t Blink

December 8, 2010


“Don’t be nervous. Just act natural.”
Derrick Ivey as the photographer.

Photos by Alan Dehmer of Manbites Dog’s current show, Oh, the Humanity and other exclamations, are now up on our website. After the cut, a few more not on the website. (Click photos to embiggen.)

More pictures behind the cut…


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