Theater Week – Pollen Season

May 1, 2018

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 7, 2018


The Changeling – The Adaptation and Reenactment of the 17th-Century Jacobean Tragedy by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley, As Performed by the Inhabitants of Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern Under the Direction of Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, The Fruit, 305 S Dillard St, Durham. Continues May 10-12 at Mystery Brewery in Hillsborough, May 17-19 at Culture Mill in Saxapahaw.

A Night with Janis Joplin – Touring production of a jukebox musical featuring songs by Joplin and the women artists – Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, Bessie Smith – who inspired her. Presented by NC Theatre. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through May 20. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.

Waitress – Touring production of the 2015 musical, based on Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 film. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.


* Hand to God – A puppet used in a Christian-ministry youth performance may be Satan. Theatre in the Park presents Robert Askin’s 2011 dark comedy. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.

* Peter and the Starcatcher – Based on a young adult novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Rick Elice’s 2009 play is a prequel of sorts to J.M. Barrie’s story of Peter Pan. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

* Plaza Suite – Three one-acts about white heterosexual couples, all taking place in the same hotel room. Cary Players presents Neil Simon’s 50-year-old comedy. Directed by Bruce Ackerman. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary.

* ShakesBEER II: The Bard Strikes Back – “Hold my beer, I’m gonna do an alcohol-themed evening of Shakespeare.” Bare Theater’s site-appropriate presentation returns. Directed by Dustin Britt, with fight choreography by Heather J. Strickland, musical direction by Camille Watson, and additional words by Charles Keith. This week: Tuesday 8:00 Watts & Ward 200 S Blount St, Raleigh; Wednesday 8:00 Ponysaurus Brewing 219 Hood St, Durham; Thursday 8:00 Imurj 300 S McDowell St, Raleigh. Closes Thursday.


* 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.

* – 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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