Theater Week – Fall Back

November 8, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 13, 2017

 

OPENING:

Beowulf, Lord of the Bros – Some 20-something bros find their parties constantly disrupted by an annoying neighbor and call on savior-of-parties and best bro Beo for help. University Theatre presents the world premiere of a new musical by Matt Deitchman and Jed Feder, “loosely” based on the early medieval epic poem. Directed by Kyle Dougan. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 19. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Ibsen-Enemy-Nov8 – In response to recent attacks on the press by Donald Trump, Netherwood Productions and Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern present a staged reading of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. One night only: Wednesday 7:00. Motorco Music Hall, Durham.
ibsen-enemy-nov8.org

Vinegar Tom – Power, sex, and witches. A small community targets its weakest members as “other”, then uses law and religion to persecute and destroy them. Duke Theater Studies presents Caryl Churchill’s 1976 drama, directed by Jules Odendahl-James. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 19. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

 
ONGOING:

* Life Sucks. – A group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged family members, and lifelong enemies gather at a house in the country to grapple with life’s thorniest questions – and with each other. Manbites Dog presents Aaron Posner’s 2015 modern reworking of Anton Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy Uncle Vanya. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster Street, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Mystery of Love and Sex – Honest Pint presents Bathsheba Doran’s 2015 story of a mismatched couple dealing with identity and secrets. Directed by Dana Marks. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

* Perfect Arrangement – It’s 1950 and the Red Scare witch-hunt is widening its scope, so when two secretly-gay State Department employees are tasked with rooting out sexual deviants, complications ensue. Patrick Torres directs Topher Payne’s 2013 comedy for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

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 – Bull Dog

September 19, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 25, 2017

 
OPENING:

Playing with Fire – Theatre in the Park presents Barbara Field’s 1989 stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 8. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Pride and Prejudice – University Theatre presents Jon Jory’s stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1813 comedy of manners. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 1. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Silver Lining – Five women in a retirement home are threatened by a flood in a new comedy by Sandi Toksvig. Presented by Peony Productions. Director not listed. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 1. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com
 

ONGOING:
 
The Cake – A baker finds it hard to reconcile her religious beliefs with a wedding cake order for two women about to be married. PlayMakers Rep begins their new season with a new comedy by Bekah Brunstetter. Directed by Jeffrey Meanza. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30 (no Saturday performance). Continues through October 1. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* California Suite – Forest Moon presents Neil Simon’s 1976 comedy anthology of four short plays, all set in the same room of a Los Angeles hotel. Directed by Lisa Binion. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Closer Than They Appear – Incorporating virtual reality animated landscapes designed by Jared Mezzocchi, Christine Evans’ play tells the story of an Iraq War veteran undergoing PTSD therapy. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Piedmont Performance Factory, in partnership with The Process Series. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 1. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
piedmontperformancefactory.org

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead – A group of teenagers must deal with drug use, sex, depression, suicide, abuse, and rabies, in Bert V. Royal’s unauthorized 2004 parody of Peanuts. Presented by NRACT. Directed by Pete Comperatore. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 1. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Escape to Freedom – Interactive experience about attempted escapes from antebellum slave life. Presented by MOJOAA. This week: Friday and Saturday 6:00, 7:30, 9:00. Closes Saturday. Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St, Raleigh.
mojoaa.org

* King Lear – An aging ruler makes a series of increasingly bad executive decisions, resulting in a hostile takeover. Honest Pint presents the Shakespeare tragedy in association with Sweet Tea Shakespeare. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Preshow 45 minutes before curtain. Closes Sunday. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org
 

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.


Theater Week – Me and My Baby View the Eclipse

August 15, 2017

 

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 21, 2017

 
SPECIAL PERFORMANCES:

* Total Eclipse of the Sun 2017 – A short astronomical performance event. Director not listed. One performance only: Monday August 21, rain or shine. Times vary. Location: 70-mile wide path of totality from Oregon through South Carolina. Some very important things to know. No advance reservations, plan accordingly.
eclipse2017.nasa.gov
 

OPENING:

* The Secret Garden – Theatre Raleigh presents the 1989 Marsha Norman/Lucy Simon musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel about a plucky English orphan. Director not listed. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:00, Friday 8:00, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 8:00. Fletcher Opera Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:

Miss Lulu BettUPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances this production has been cancelled. Ticket holders can request a full refund, or roll their tickets into Women’s Theatre Festival’s upcoming Little Women ​Holiday Production. ​To obtain a refund or to exchange tickets, patrons should contact Brown Paper Tickets directly at 1-800-838-3006.

Of Wings and Feet – Acclaimed local company Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns for its 18th annual giant puppet theater pageant, which explores “the magic and mystery of the living land, sea, and sky in an epic spectacle of struggle and resistance for our times.” Presented Friday-Sunday at 7:00 (6:20 preshow) through September 4 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill (bring cushions/lawn chairs).
paperhand.org

* Way Down the Hole – “I think all songs should have weather in them. Names of towns and streets, and they should have a couple of sailors. I think those are just song prerequisites.” Little Green Pig’s monthly Tom Waits cabaret concludes. This week: Friday 8:00. Arcana, Durham.
littlegreenpig.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.


Theater Week – Modesty Blaze

July 11, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 18, 2017

 

OPENING:

Dogfight – In 1963, the night before overseas deployment, three marines play a cruel joke on their dates, with unexpected results. NRACT presents the 2012 musical based on the 1991 film. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 30. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Licked Cupcake – An original devised work about the modesty teaching of girls in the Mormon faith and the impact of religion on the journey to womanhood. Written collaboratively by the company under the direction of Johanna Maynard Edwards, with production by Loni Lyn Price, and co-conceived by Maxine Eloi, Ren Cleveland, Maggie Lea, and Cori Vella. Presented by the North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 23. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
www.womenstheatrefestival.com
 

ONGOING:

The Woodstock Tontine – Fifty years after meeting at Woodstock, five women reunite to mourn a loss and reinvest in their friendship. The North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival presents a new play by Chapel Hill writer Steffi Rubin. Directed by Lucia Foster. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 16. Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.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
 

THEATER WORKSHOPS:

Summer Sisters hosts a month of free devised theater workshops for women/female-identified folks, leading up to their September show Bad Mothers & Neglectful Wives. Workshops are held Sundays from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. on July 2, 9, 23, 30 at Manbites Dog Theater, Durham. Auditions for the show will also be held at Manbites Dog on Sunday July 16 starting at 6:30. Space is limited; private message to RSVP to workshops or auditions, on Facebook at Summer Sisters Productions.
 

* – 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.


Theater Week – Creaky

June 13, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 19, 2017

 

OPENING:

The Curious Savage – In order to take control of her money, the greedy children of a rich elderly widow have her committed to a sanatorium filled with lovable eccentrics. Mike McGee directs the 67-year-old comedy by John Patrick. Presented by Forest Moon Theater. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 25. Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Hay Fever – Rich people are funny! A group of upper class eccentrics and their guests spend a weekend at an English country house in Noël Coward’s 92-year-old mannered farce. Presented as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFEST 2017. Directed by John McIlwee. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 25. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

The Stonewater Rapture – Two teenagers in the deep Bible Belt try to reconcile their awakening sexuality with their religious upbringing. Jaybird O’Berski directs Doug Wright’s 34-year-old drama, the inaugural production of new Raleigh troupe Aggregate Theatre Company. This week: Friday, Saturday, and Monday 8:00. Continues through June 23. Performed at collaborative arts and music space IMURJ (beneath Whiskey Kitchen), 300 S. McDowell St., Raleigh.
aggregatetheatre.com
 

ONGOING:

Avenue Q – “The internet is for covfefe.” Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 2003 musical featuring puppets making bad life decisions as they struggle to get by in New York. Directed by Jesse R. Gephart. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Extended through June 25. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Finding Patience – An original play, written and directed by Angie Ottosen-Staheli, about a freed slave who has watched over the town of Holly Springs for the past 175 years. Presented by the town of Holly Springs. Tuesday-Friday 7:00, Saturday 1:00 and 7:00. Closes Saturday. Holly Springs Cultural Center.
findingpatienceplay.com

Fool for Love – New Triangle theater group McQueen & Company presents Sam Shepard’s 1983 drama about star-crossed lovers reuniting in a desert motel room. Directed by Andy Hayworth. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 25. Research Triangle High School, 3106 NC-54, Durham.
mcqueenandcompany.com

Full Gallop – John C. McIlwee directs Lynda Clark in Mary Louise Wilson and Mark Hampton’s 1996 one-woman show about New York fashion magazine editor Diana Vreeland. Presented as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFEST 2017. This week: Saturday 2:00 (includes pre-show High Tea). Continues through June 24. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

The Greeks – Burning Coal Second Stage and CAM/Raleigh premiere Ian Finley and Alex Tobey’s new adaptation of three Sophocles tragedies – Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. Directed by Alex Tobey. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 25. CAM, 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Porgy and Bess – Justice Theater Project presents the 1935 musical by George and Ira Gerswin and DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, with a 2011 book adaptation by Suzan-Lori Parks. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 25. Umstead Park Church, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Tea with Edie & Fitz – In Adam Pasen’s 2013 play about their one and only meeting, Edith Wharton, the literary giant of the Gilded Age, invites Jazz Age novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald to tea. Things do not go well for him in what was later described as “one of the better known failed encounters in the American literary annals”. Directed by Mia Self. Presented as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFEST 2017. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu
 

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.


Theater Week – Gunsight Specific

May 16, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 22, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Oakwood Lives 2017: Immigrants! – Burning Coal’s annual site-specific presentation of short plays by local playwrights based on current residents of the eponymous Raleigh cemetery. This year’s theme refers to people who moved to Raleigh from elsewhere. This week only: Friday and Saturday 6:30, Sunday 2:00. Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

The Seagull – A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists gather at a country estate. One of them has a gun and it’s a Chekhov play…what could possibly go wrong? Bartlett Theater presents a site-specific, ambulatory production of the 1896 play, adapted by Anya Reiss and directed by Jonathan Bohun Brady, performed outdoors at a historic country farmhouse near the Eno River. Advance ticket purchase required. This week: Saturday and Sunday 6:30. Continues through May 29. Rain dates June 3 and 4.
bartletttheater.org
 

ONGOING:

* Hunchback – What is ugly? What is beautiful? This original musical entertainment addresses those aesthetic questions via a fictional Swedish pop band impersonating 19th century aristocrats impersonating 21st century hipsters. (Why yes, it’s a Little Green Pig production – how did you know?) Directed by Jaybird O’Berski with assistant director Tamara Kissane, and despite the venue, it’s probably not for children. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Walltown Children’s Theater, 1225 Berkeley Street, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

* Straight White Men – “If I woke up tomorrow and I was a straight white man, what would I do?” A family of four eponymous characters – a father and his three grown sons – get together for Christmas in theater provocateur Young Jean Lee’s darkly comic examination of race and privilege. Presented by Sonorous Road. Directed by Egla Birmingham Hassan. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 8:00. Closes Monday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

* 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: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

IMPROV:

* Curious Accidents and Unintended Consequences – Six actors take the stage with absolutely no idea what is going to happen, in director J. Chachula’s theatrical experiment. Presented by Flying Machine Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Research Triangle High School, 3106 East NC 54, RTP.
theflyingmachine.net
 

ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:

* Endless Shrimp BOGO Weekend Special – endless_shrimp presents video installations and live dance music in a free, Moog-adjacent event. Friday and Saturday opening at 7:00, music at 9:15. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manabitesdogtheater.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.


Theater Week – We Build the Wall

May 2, 2017

 

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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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