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

 

Annie Ruth Graham, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, panel W48, line 12.

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.


Theater Week – Peachy

April 18, 2017

 

Eat a Peach. 1972. W. David Powell.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 24, 2017

 

OPENING:

James and the Giant Peach – A boy and his giant peach go on an adventure with some giant insect friends. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents Richard R. George’s stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1961 fantasy novel. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 30. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Love, Loss, and What I Wore – NRACT and Actors Comedy Lab bring back their 2015 production of Nora and Delia Ephron’s 2008 play about women’s relationships, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. Directed by Rob Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. Closes Sunday.
nract.org
 

ONGOING:

My Fair Lady – Lerner and Lowe’s classic 1956 musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, in which a professor mansplains the importance of proper English to a working class woman. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli, music director Mark Hartman. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 29. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* On Golden Pond – Theatre in the Park presents Ernest Thompson’s 1979 play about an elderly couple spending the summer at their lake house, and their sometimes turbulent relationship with their daughter. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Revival – A cultural and musical collage set in 1950s Appalachia, presented by Ward Theatre Company. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 7. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* The Royale – Burning Coal presents Marco Ramirez’ 2013 play about the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion (loosely based on Jack Johnson). Directed by Avis Hatcher-Puzzo. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.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 – Miracle

March 21, 2017

 

Trevor Johnson and Lakeisha Coffey in The Miraculous and the Mundane.
Photo: Ed Hunt

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 27, 2017

 

OPENING:

* The Journey Continues – A story of “reconciliation, forgiveness and hope” set in the fashion industry. Presented by Tamara Adams. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

The Miraculous and the Mundane – Members of an African American family in Durham find their lives turned upside down when the father becomes ill. Joseph Megel directs a workshop production of the newest play by Durham writer Howard L. Craft. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater and StreetSigns. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 1. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Wolf – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents a dance-theater kids’ version of Little Red Riding Hood and other fairy tales. This week: Thursday and Friday 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 3:00 and 6:00. Continues through April 2. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:

* 13, the Musical – A teenage boy has to relocate from New York City to Indiana in the 2008 musical by Jason Robert Brown, Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Directed by Joel Rainey. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

When She Had Wings – A young girl who dreams of being a pilot encounters a bird-like woman who may or may not be Amelia Earhart. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents Suzan Zeder’s 2015 play, directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 2. Gaddy-Goodwin 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.


Theater Week – The Challenge

November 15, 2016

 
paulimurray

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 21, 2016

 
OPENING:

* Bar Plays 2.0 – An evening of short plays by local playwrights, presented by Cary Playwrights Forum. This week only: Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00. Fortnight Brewing, 1006 SW Maynard Rd, Cary.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

* Labels – One-man show by Joe Sellman-Leava about mixed heritage and immigration in 1990s rural England. Presented by Carolina Performing Arts. This week only: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30. Historic Playmakers Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

* Monty Python’s Spamalot – Touring production of the 2005 musical adapted from the very silly 1975 Monty Python film. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* To Buy The Sun: The Challenge of Pauli Murray – A play detailing the life of Durham activist Pauli Murray. Presented by Hidden Voices. Free performance: Sunday 2:00. Stone Center, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. (Performs in Durham December 1-4.)
stonecenter.unc.edu
 

ONGOING:

* A Charlie Brown Christmas/Jingle Bell Jukebox – RLT is first out of the gate this fall with a double-feature of Yuletide-themed shows. Directed by Linda O’Day Young for the RLT Youth Series. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:00 and 5:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* An Ideal Husband – Oscar Wilde’s 1895 comedy about blackmail and political scandals, directed by John McIlwee and presented by University Theatre. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* The Laramie Project – Peace Theatre presents Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theater’s 2000 docudrama about the murder of Matthew Shepard and its aftermath. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Leggett Theatre, Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
peace.edu
 
* Picasso at the Lapin Agile – NRACT presents Steve Martin’s 1993 historical comedy. Directed by Jonathan McCarter. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Richard III – A deranged, ruthless narcissist comes to power in Bare Theatre’s production of the Shakespeare play. Directed by Lucinda Gainey. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

* The Wild Duck – According to Tolstoy, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way (see also The Open House), and the Elwer family does its best to prove that in the 1884 tragedy by Henrik Ibsen. Duke Theater Studies’ Jody McAuliffe directs from David Eldridge’s 2005 translation. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
duketheaterstudies.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.

 


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