Theater Week – Buy It Call It

June 6, 2018

 

Monét Noelle Marshall. Photo: Derrick Beasley

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 11, 2018

OPENING:

Buy My Body and Call It a Ticket – Monét Noelle Marshall’s groundbreaking “Buy It Call It” trilogy continues with another must-see immersive participatory theater installation exploring issues of art, capitalism, race and self-worth. This week: Friday and Saturday at 7:00 and 8:30, Sunday at 3:00 and 4:30. Continues through June 16. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.
monetnoellemarshall.com

Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake) – A girl and her mother deal with loss, celebrity superheroes, and a talking apartment in Sheila Callaghan’s 2000 play. Directed by Kayla Kaufman. Presented by Women’s Theatre Festival as part of its 2018 “Women Are Heroes” season. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:30. Continues through June 24. Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com/crumble

Don’t Dress for Diner – Plans for a weekend of infidelity go off the rails in this English-language adaptation of Marc Camoletti’s 1987 sex farce Pyjamas Pour Six. Directed by Patrick Torres. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 24. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Just Another Lynching – Award-winning puppeteer Jeghetto presents a contemporary examination of a troubled chapter in America’s history, with a post-performance conversation on race relations in the local community. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Oliver! – Justice Theater Project presents the 1960 musical based on the Charles Dickens novel. Directed by Jerry Sipp, with music direction by Ronzel Bell. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through June 24. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

The 39 Steps – It’s the 1930s, and an ordinary Londoner gets mixed up with a spy plot, in a comic thriller featuring four actors playing over 20 roles. This 1995 stage adaptation relies mainly on the screenplay by Charles Bennett and Ian Hay for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film (loosely based on the 1915 John Buchan novel). Presented as part of TheatreFest, University Theatre’s summer festival of three light entertainments in rotating rep. Directed by Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 24. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu
 

ONGOING:

* Deathtrap – Ira Levin’s 1978 plot-twist-filled who/what/why-done-it about an established playwright, known for his hugely successful stage mysteries, who may be dangerously envious of a younger writer. Presented as part of TheatreFest, University Theatre’s summer festival of three light entertainments in rotating rep. Directed by John C. McIlwee. This week: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 7:30; Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Spring Awakening – Teenagers discover sexuality and things don’t go well in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, with music director Craig Johnson and choreographer Aya Wallace. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 17. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Wakey, Wakey – “We’re here to say goodbye.” Manbites Dog concludes its final season with Will Eno’s 2017 comic meditation on the sorrow and joy accumulated on life’s journey. Expect laughter. Expect tears. Expect celebration. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.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.

Advertisements

Theater Week – The 78 Steps

October 15, 2012

The Paper Hat Game

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 22, 2012

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:
I Hate Hamlet – A young New York actor gets lessons (life and acting) from the ghost of John Barrymore in NRACT’s production of the 1991 Paul Rudnick comedy. Directed by Tanner Lagasca. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 4. NRACT, Raleigh.
nract.org

* On Deck – As if it weren’t hard enough already! Transactors presents an evening of conceptual improv, with different rules for different parts of the stage. Directed by Mike Beard. One show only: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

The Paper Hat Game – A dreamlike journey into the soul of a city, using video, puppetry, and soundscapes. A revival of the 2011 production at Duke, created and directed by Torry Bend, with video design by Raquel Salvatella de Prada. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through November 3. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The 39 Steps“Two theaters, both alike in programming/In fair Raleigh and Sanford where we lay our scenes…”. Temple Theatre opens the second of two local productions in as many weeks. (See also: Ongoing/RLT). Take a serviceable Hitchcock spy thriller from the 1930’s containing a multitude of locations and dozens of characters, then use just four actors and a lot of ingenuity to recreate it on stage. Result: a sometimes hilarious farce that’s going to have a jillion productions around the country at community theaters with good tech crews and fast on their feet actors. It’s doubtful this formula would work with Psycho, but can a stage version of North by Northwest be far behind? (Director unlisted.) This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 4. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

ONGOING:

* Arsenic and Old Lace – Don’t go down in the cellar! Another theatrical warhorse, this time in the form of Joseph Kesselring’s 1941 comedy about maniacal serial killers. Towne Players of Garner and director Beth Honeycutt do the honors. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Closes Saturday. Garner Performing Arts Center.
garnerperformingartscenter

The 39 Steps – Patrick Barlow’s clever 2007 stage adaptation of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock thriller gives quite a workout to four actors playing dozens of characters. It’s the first of two local productions this month (see also: Opening/Temple Theatre). Though publicized as an adaptation of the original John Buchan novel, the script relies mostly on Charles Bennett and Ian Hay’s screenplay for the Hitchcock film. Haskell Fitz-Simons directs for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 28. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* = Final 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.


Theater Week – A Man, A Plan, A Canal

October 9, 2012

Rough Rider (1909) – Tade Styka

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 15, 2012

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:
Arsenic and Old Lace – Don’t go down in the cellar! Another theatrical warhorse arrives on stage this week, this time in the form of Joseph Kesselring’s 1941 comedy about maniacal serial killers. Towne Players of Garner and director Beth Honeycutt do the honors. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through October 20. Garner Performing Arts Center.
garnerperformingartscenter

* The Flip Side: What’s a Good Man to Do? – “What is a good man to do when his wife comes in at all hours of the night and offers no excuses, doesn’t spend any real time with the kids and blames you for everything that goes wrong?” These questions and more will be asked, and presumably answered, in a play by Tracey J, directed by Tai Harmony and presented by Sistahs with Amazing Gifts Entertainment. This week only: Saturday 3:00 and 7:00. Durham Arts Council.
swagentertain.com

* Halloweeneen Eve – Transactors for Families presents a suitable-for-kids spooky improv show. One night only: Friday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Legally Blonde the Musical – The 2007 show – based on Reese Witherspoon’s 2001 movie about gender equality and female empowerment – comes to Raleigh in a stealth touring production hosted by NC Theatre. Directed by Denis Jones. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

* Liza and the Riddling Cave – A misunderstood girl goes on a magical adventure to save her father in Applause! Cary Youth Theatre’s production of a play by John Uruquart. No director listed. This week only: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

* The Mexican, as Told by Us Mexicans – The Process Series presents a staged reading of Ricardo A. Bracho and Virginia Grise’s adaptation of Jack London’s 1911 short story about a prizefighter. Directed by Joseph Megel. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Historic Playmakers Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

The 39 Steps – Patrick Barlow’s clever 2007 stage adaptation of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock thriller gives quite a workout to four actors playing dozens of characters. It’s the first of two local productions this month – Temple Theatre’s version opens next week. Though publicized as an adaptation of the original John Buchan novel, the script relies mostly on Charles Bennett and Ian Hay’s screenplay for the Hitchcock film. Haskell Fitz-Simons directs for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 28. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

ONGOING:
* The Color Purple – The NCCU Department of Theatre presents the 2004 musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Directed by Asabi. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.
sites.google.com/site/thecolorpurple2012atnccu/

* Souvenir – Stephen Temperley’s 2004 play with music (last seen locally in Ghost & Spice’s 2010 production) tells the story of legendarily inadequate coloratura Florence Foster Jenkins. Presented by Theatre Raleigh/Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy. Directed by Richard Roland. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theater, PEC, Raleigh.
hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org

* Harold and Maude – Dark comedy about a suicide-obsessed young man who falls in love with a (much) older woman. Rachel Klem directs Colin Higgins’ 1980 stage adaptation, based on his screenplay for the 1971 cult film. Presented by Ghost & Spice Productions. This Week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* = Final 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.


Theater Week – In Dreams, Sardines

June 6, 2011

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 13, 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:
Dream On – Transactors presents an evening of such stuff as improv is made on. Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Home – Samm-Art Williams’ everyman hero attempts to go home again in this 1979 comic drama. Presented by The Justice Theater Project. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 26. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi Campus, Leesville Road, Raleigh
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Noises Off – Michael Frayn’s 1982 meta-theatrical farce about, among other things, sardines. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 26. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The 39 Steps – The wrong man is suspected of murder and must flee north by northwest to Scotland to prove his innocence, in this frenzied 2005 stage adaptation of the 1935 Hitchcock movie, with four actors playing all the parts. Thriller + Time = Farce. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 19. Kennedy Theatre at PEC, Raleigh.
hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org

Three’s Comedy – A night of improv and song with Jamie Anderson, Abby Karp and Ann Roy. Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

ONGOING:
The Dixie Swim Club – Five members of a women’s college swim team meet for reunions over a span of 33 years. A comedy presented in rotating repertory as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFest 2011. This week: Thursday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre/theatrefest

Jack and Jill – Jane Martin’s comedic romance, presented by FATE (Free Association Theatre Ensemble). This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through June 18. Harrison Pointe Shopping Center, Cary.
fate4.us

Southern Comforts – Drama about a late-in-life romance, presented in rotating repertory as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFest 2011. This week: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 7:30. Continues through June 19. Kennedy-McIllwee Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre/theatrefest

The Threepenny Opera – Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s masterpiece, which uses the musical theater form to present a Marxist critique of capitalism, is performed by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 19. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

AUDITIONS:
The Creative Team holds A Midsummer Night’s Dream auditions. Seeking local actors age 16-up for Aug 26-28 production of the Shakespeare play. Monday June 6, 7:00, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary. Walkups welcome. More information

Deep Dish Theater – General auditions for 2011-12 Season. Monday June 6, 6:00. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
More information

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


Weekend Theater – Slave Girl

November 9, 2010


Justin Smith, J. Alphonse Nicholson and Tara-Whitney Rison in Harriet Jacobs. Photo: Jay O’Berski

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 14, 2010, and beyond

For a rundown of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

OPENING:
Harriet Jacobs – Little Green Pig presents Lydia R. Diamond’s stage adaptation of Jacob’s memoir, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Concluding week of LGP’s The Theme Is Blackness: A Festival of Contemporary American Playwrights. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Playhouse Creatures – April de Angelis’ play, set during the reign of Charles II, tells the story of the first women allowed to perform on stage. Presented by Meredith Ensemble Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Studio Theatre, Jones Hall, Meredith College, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

Vertigo – “One final thing I have to do… and then I’ll be free of the past.” Return again to Mission San Juan Batista in Lucius Robinson’s new stage adaptation inspired by the Hitchcock movie and the original source novel, and directed by Joseph Megel. (Plus bonus featurette: Clavius Sternway’s dubiously titled Pig Men of the Martian Moons.) Presented by UNC’s Department of Communication Studies. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 21. Studio 6 Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
comm.unc.edu

ONGOING:
Billy Elliot – A working-class boy decides he’s gotta dance, gotta dance. The Tony-winning musical launches its national tour in Durham. This weekend: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. Durham Performing Arts Center.
dpacnc.com

Bug – Raleigh Ensemble Players presents Tracy Letts’ paranoid thriller set in an Oklahoma motel. As in Letts’ earlier work, Killer Joe, some really awful things happen. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through November 20. REP’s Upstairs Studio, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
realtheatre.org

Fences – Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, August Wilson’s play tells the story of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League ball player now working as a garbage man in 1950’s Pittsburgh. This marks Playmakers’ first mainstage production of an August Wilson play. This weekend: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Heroes – A revival of last spring’s 2nd Ave. South production in Raleigh, Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of a play by Gerald Sibleyras features a dream cast of three Triangle veterans: John Murphey, David Ring, and Jordan Smith. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 20. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Is He Dead? – David Ives’ adaptation of an unproduced farce by Mark Twain. (Spoiler alert: Mark Twain IS dead, despite his repeated claims to the contrary.) This weekend: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. (Remaining performances sold out.) Deep Dish Theatre, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

Jungalbook – Stage adaptation for children of Rudyard Kipling’s Mowgli stories. This weekend: Wednesday 10:00 a.m., Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through November 21. Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade – Free Association Theatre Ensemble presents the Peter Weiss play, with this helpful content labeling: “This show contains some violent and adult material. Discretion is advised.” This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 20. Fate’s Space, Cary.
fate4.us

St. Nicholas – A theater critic encounters London vampires. Burning Coal Artistic Director Jerome Davis performs in the Conor McPherson play. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 21. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

AUDITIONS:
Our Town – Clayton Youth Theater auditions 7th-12th grade students for its February production. Also a few roles for younger boys. Friday 6:00, Saturday 1:00. The Clayton Center, Clayton. More information.

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


%d bloggers like this: