Theater Week – Declaration of the Rights of Woman

September 25, 2018

 

Portrait of Olympes de Gouges, Alexander Kucharsky.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 1, 2018

 

OPENING:

Curve of Departure – The night before a funeral, family members gather in a small hotel room to deal with the past and their uncertain futures. Bulldog Ensemble Theater, Durham’s newest company debuts with Rachel Bonds’ dark 2016 comedy. Directed by Thaddaeus Edwards. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 14. Durham Fruit & Produce Company, 305 S Dillard St, Durham.
bulldogdurham.org

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Cary Players stages the 1970 Rice-Webber musical. Directed by Nancy Rich, Musical Direction by Darylene Hecht. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 7. Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary.
caryplayers.org

The RevolutionistsLiberté, égalité, sororité! In 18th-century Paris during the Reign of Terror, feminist playwright Olympe de Gouges is visited by assassin Charlotte Corday, French queen Marie Antoinette, and anti-slavery Haitian radical Marianne Angelle who all want their say in the writer’s play-in-progress. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s 2017 historical comedy. Directed by Amy White. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 14. Gaddy-Godwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Sister Act – A club singer witnesses a murder and goes into hiding at a convent. Hijinks ensue. NCCU University Theatre presents the 2006 musical adaptation of the 1992 film. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through October 7. Farrison-Newton Bldg, 1707 Fayetteville St, NCCU Campus, Durham.
facebook.com
 

ONGOING:

* By the Way, Meet Vera Stark – Lynn Nottage’s 2011 comedy satirizes Hollywood’s history of racial stereotypes through the eyes of an African American actress. Directed by Tina Morris-Anderson. Presented by NRACT. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Men On Boats – In 1869, ten daring men led by adventurer John Wesley Powell embark on a possibly suicidal expedition down the Colorado River to explore the unknown depths of the Grand Canyon. Jaclyn Backhaus’ 2015 comic drama retells that story of performative masculinity from a new perspective as noted in the playwright’s casting instructions: “The characters in Men On Boats were historically cisgender white males. The cast should be made up entirely of people who are not.” DIrected by Rachel Klem. 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

* Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood – Ken Ludwig’s comic take on the legendary outlaw is directed by Jessie Austrian and features original music by Jack Herrick of the Red Clay Ramblers. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

READINGS:

Tracy Letts Staged Reading Series – Sonorous Road presents staged readings of three Tracy Letts plays over consecutive weekends. Week two: Letts’ 2008 comedy Superior Donuts, about the owner of a decades old business in uptown Chicago trying to adjust to changing times. Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Series continues through October 7. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com
 

* – 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 – To the End of Love

February 14, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 19, 2018

 
OPENING:

* Feb 48 XIV – One Song Productions’ annual show featuring one act plays written, rehearsed, and performed in just 48 hours. One show only: Sunday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Five Women Wearing the Same Dress – Five bridesmaids at a wedding reception discover they all have issues with the bride. William Peace Theatre presents Alan Ball’s 1993 comedy, directed by Amy White. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
wputheatre.ticketleap.com

Gidion’s Knot – A fraught parent-teacher conference about a student’s suicide takes some surprising turns in Bartlett Theater’s production of Johnna Adams’ 2012 drama. Directed by Bryan Conger. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 4. Durham Arts Council, Durham.
bartletttheater.org

* The Vagina Monologues – V-Day Raleigh and ARClitE present Eve Ensler’s groundbreaking 1996 solo narratives celebrating women’s sexuality and strength. Proceeds enefit InterAct of Wake County and V-Day’s Spotlight Fund. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 8:00. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
vspot.vday.org

* Xanadu – The ancient Greek Gods get involved with a roller disco in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles. (Just go with it.) Meredith Theatre presents the 2007 stage adaptation of the 1980 Olivia Newton John roller skating movie musical. Director not listed. This week only: Tuesday-Sunday 7:30. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
meredith.edu
 

ONGOING:

Bad Jews – After their grandfather’s funeral, three Jewish millennial cousins argue over who deserves to inherit a family heirloom. Big Wig Productions and the Jewish Center of Durham/Chapel Hill present Joshua Harmon’s 2012 comedy. Directed by Beth Brody. This week: Thursday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Continues through February 25. The Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 West Cornwallis, Durham.
abigwigproduction.brownpapertickets.com

* Bent – Martin Sherman’s 1979 drama follows the story of two gay men in a Nazi concentration camp. Presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Joel Rainey. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
justicetheaterproject.org

The Christians – The pastor of a megachurch experiences a revelation that challenges the core beliefs of his congregation. Preston Lane directs Lucas Hnath’s 2014 religious drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep in rotating Repertory with Tartuffe. This week: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Continues through March 10.
playmakersrep.org

Little Shop of Horrors – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the perennial 1982 rock musical horror comedy, based on the 1960 movie. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Extended through March 4. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Mound Builders – An archaeological dig in the midwest uncovers fault lines of friends and family. Ward Theatre presents a revival of the 1975 Lanford Wilson drama. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors, check the schedule for more information. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Closes Sunday. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suites 11 & 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com
 
* Sylvia – A middle-aged heterosexual couple finds their marriage in turmoil after the husband adopts a stray dog. Forest Moon Theater presents A.R. Gurney’s 1995 comedy. Directed by Mike McGee. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. New Location: Wake Forest Community House in Holding Park, 133 W Owen Ave, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org
 
Tartuffe – A religious conman ingratiates himself with a family in Molière’s 1662 comedy, adapted by David Ball. Directed by Saheem Ali. Presented by PlayMakers Rep, in rotating repertory with The Christians. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30; Saturday 2:00. Continues through March 11. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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 – D’oh!

October 20, 2015

Mr. Burns – video by Alex Maness

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 26, 2015

 

OPENING:

* Backseat Therapy – Exploration of the life of a taxi driver. Written and presented by Ira Knight. Free. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday and Sunday 4:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Brabo – In the late 19th century, an African American politician investigating business opportunities in Africa, confronts one of the most brutal and exploitative colonial regimes in modern history, the Congo Free State under Belgium King Leopold II. Written and directed by Susannah Ryan. Presented by the Performance Studies Program of UNC’s Department of Communication. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:00. Continues through October 30. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
comm.unc.edu

* Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – Touring production of the 1993 musical based on the 1991 film. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* I Swanee! – It’s Hee Haw meets the Muppet Show, as a bunch of Triangle actors, musicians, singers, and dancers stage a benefit for the Durham Crisis Response Center. Hosted by Vivica C. Coxx. One show: Thursday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.org

* Into the Woods – NC Theatre presents the 1986 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical theater deconstruction of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play – Survivors of a near-future civilization-ending apocalypse sit around a campfire recounting old episodes of The Simpsons — like you do. Jeff Storer directs Anne Washburn’s century-spanning epic of human perseverance and the power of theater. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 7. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Postcards Past, Present, Future – A dance/theater performance by Killian Manning/NoForwardingAddress using text, props, movement, and music to sort through the mail, forwarded and otherwise. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.org

* Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom – Jennifer Haley’s creepy story about teenagers in a suburban subdivision playing a creepy video game about teenagers in a suburban subdivision. Directed by Amy White. Presented by Peace Theatre Company. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:30 and 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Leggett Theatre, William Peace College Campus, Raleigh.
peace.edu
 

ONGOING:

Asylum – The story of an mid-1960s mental institution and its inhabitants. Concept and story by Kendall Rileigh and Nicki Miller, directed by Nicki Miller. Presented by Only Child Aerial Theatre and Burning Coal. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 1. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

The Cherry Orchard – Chekhov’s classic tale of a family desperately in need of a financial advisor. Directed by Paul Frellick. Presented by Deep Dish Theater. This week: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 7. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* A Lesson Before Dying – A teacher and a man on death row form an unlikely bond in Romulus Linney’s 2000 adaptation of the 1993 Ernest J. Gaines novel. Directed by Deb Royals, presented by Justice Theater Project. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00. Closes Saturday. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Outside Mullingar – Two middle-aged people, living on adjacent Irish Farms, make hesitant steps towards a romantic relationship. Tony Lea directs John Patrick Shanley’s 2014 drama. Presented by Deep Dish Theater in rotating rep with The Cherry Orchard (resuming next week). This week: Wednesday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00. Continues through November 8. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* Reefer Madness – “Tell your children!” As a public service message, NRACT presents the 1998 Kevin Murphy/Dan Studney musical (based on the 1936 film), about the evils of 420, the Bad Seed, Mary Jane, pakalolo, viper’s weed, chronicles of Narnia, kiff, primo, grass, marihuana. If you’ve got ’em, roll ’em. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Seminar – PlayMakers Rep presents Theresa Rebeck’s 2011 dark comedy about a novelist (played by Ray Dooley) conducting a grueling 10-week seminar with four aspiring writers. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through November 1. Paul Green Theater, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

 
IMPROV:

* The Spooky Show – Transactors Improv riffs on various scary genres – horror, sci-fi, suspense, Republican presidential debates. Live music improvised by Killer Filler. One show: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

 
SPECIAL EVENTS:

* Strange Beauty Film Festival – Durham’s most unique film fest returns with a weekend of short movies from around the globe that explore the shadowy realms between terrifying normality and sublime fever dreams. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00. Shadowbox Studios, 900 E Club Blvd # 2200-D, Durham.
strangebeauty.org

  
* – Concludes 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 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 – Go Tell It

February 4, 2015

mountain

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 9, 2015

OPENING:
Black Pearl Sings – Frank Higgins’ play about an imprisoned African American woman whose musical heritage may gain her freedom. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 22. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Hands Up: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments – Six monologues by African American playwrights about being a black man in 21st century America. Directed by Monet Marshall. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

The Mountaintop – Katori Hall’s 2009 drama focuses on Martin Luther King Jr. the night before his assassination. Directed by Jade Arnold. Presented by Justice Theater Project. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 22. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* The Piano Lesson – During the Depression, an antique piano becomes the flash point for a Pittsburgh family’s struggle with its legacy. Amy White directs August Wilson’s 1990 play. Presented by William Peace Theatre. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
peace.edu
 
 
ONGOING:
* Laughter on the 23rd Floor – NRACT presents Neil Simon’s 1993 comedy about writers on a 1950s television show. Directed by Jon Todd. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Romeo and Juliet – Burning Coal presents Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 15. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Trouble in Mind – In the 1950s, a groundbreaking racially integrated Broadway play poses a difficult choice for an African American actress. PlayMakers Rep presents Alice Childress’ 1955 play, directed by Jade King Carroll. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 
 
PUPPETS/IMPROV:
Fairy Tale Puppet Theatre – Fatmouth Improv and PuppetHead Theatre in a family-friendly show of improvisation, puppetry, and fairy tales. This week: Sunday 3:00. (Next week: Benefit performance for Durham Crisis Response Center.) Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* The Love Show – Transactors annual evening of Valentines Day-inspired improv. One show: Saturday 8:00. The Artscenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 
 
* – Concludes 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 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 – Flying Shoes

October 14, 2014

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 20, 2014

OPENING:
* Around the World in 80 Days – Applause! Cary Youth Theatre presents Mark Brown’s 2001 stage adaptation of Jules Verne’s 1873 novel. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

* A Chorus Line – NC Theatre presents a helicopter production of the 1975 Hamlisch/Kleban/Kirkwood/Dante musical. Directed by Mitzi Hamilton. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

If My Feet Have Lost the Ground – Torry Bend combines puppetry, video, and music for a dreamlike show about a woman on a journey of flight and revelation. Presented by StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through November 1. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde’s 1895 “trivial comedy for serious people”. Directed by Amy White. Presented by William Peace Theatre. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Leggett Theatre, WPU Campus, Raleigh.
peace.edu

Urinetown – Don’t be the bunny! Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 2001 musical satire/Brechtian pastiche by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Directed by James Hamilton. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 26. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
hoofnhorn.org

 

ONGOING:
Desire Under the Elms – A New England family experiences relationship issues in Eugene O’Neill’s 1924 tragedy, based on the legend of Phaedra. Directed by David Henderson. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 26. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Into the Breach – Five former schoolmates are sent to the Western Front in World War I where they end up restaging their school production of Henry V for wounded comrades. World premiere of Ian Bowater’s play, directed by Gregor McElvogue. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* The Phantom of the Opera – Touring production of the 1986 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* – Concludes 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 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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