Theater Week – The Egg and I Am That I Am

April 11, 2017

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 17, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Jesus Christ Superstar – NC Theatre resurrects the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical passion play just in time for Easter! Directed by Eric Woodall. This Easter week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com
 

ONGOING:

* Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris – Duke Theater Studies presents Eric Blau and Mort Shuman’s 1968 musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

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-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 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: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 23. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

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

* Romeo and Juliet – the remix – NC Central’s Department of Theatre presents the Shakespeare tragedy. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Communications Bldg., NCCU Campus, Durham.
Ticket info: 919-530-6242

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. Continues through April 23. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
 
 
RADIO PLAYS:

CPF Radio Hour – Cary Playwrights Forum launches an ambitious weekly live theater radio show performing original North Carolina-centric plays. Begins Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. on Carrboro’s WCOM at 103.5 (or go here for the WCOM live stream). Visit the CPF website for information about the show, how to submit scripts, and more.
caryplaywrightsforum.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 Happy Few

October 7, 2014

OvertheTop

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 13, 2014

OPENING:
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: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 26. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Failure: A Love Story – Three sisters in early 20th century Chicago encounter romance and mortality in Philip Dawkins’ whimsical 2012 comedy. Directed by Talya Klein. Presented by Kenan Theatre Company. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 8:00, Monday 5:00. Closes Monday. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
drama.unc.edu

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: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 19. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Over the Top – A garden party hosted by the last living World War I veteran is the setting for Vanessa Gilbert and David Higgins’ audience interactive history game. Presented by The Process Series. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
processseries.unc.edu

The Phantom of the Opera – Touring production of the 1986 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. This week: Wednesday 7:30, Thursday 2:00 and 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through October 19. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

 
ONGOING:
* In Their Shoes – Two one-act plays exploring violence against women: From the Boots of Timberland by Robin Carmon Marshall and Good Brother by Monet Noelle Marshall. Presented by new theater company MOJOAA. Directed by Monet Noelle Marshall. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Leap of Faith – A fraudulent faith healer has a crisis of faith in this 2010 musical adaptation of the 1992 Steve Martin comedy. Directed by Stephanie “Asabi” Howard, Musical Directors Valerie Johnson and Darius Burrus. Presented by NCCU Department of Theatre and Dance. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.
nccu.edu
 

SPECIAL EVENTS:
* Kraftwerkshop – Want to participate in creating short devised werks based on the music of Kraftwerk? Little Green Pig invites actors, dancers, writers, directors, painters, musicians, welders, models, autobahners and more to take part in one or more open sessions of a three day composition and creation workshop culminating in a showing at Saxapahaw’s Oktoberfest event. Friday-Sunday, various times. Haw River Ballroom and Paperhand Puppet Studio, Saxapahaw.
culturemill.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 – Read, Color, Sing, Solve

May 14, 2014

Joseph bible hero

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 18, 2014

OPENING:
* Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice lay down some sick old testament beats in a touring production of their 1972 musical. 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.
dpacnc.com

Vanities – Jack Heifner’s 2008 musical adaptation of his 1976 play follows three best friends over the course of 40 years. Presented by Theatre Raleigh. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 25. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

ONGOING:
* Closer – Four people have difficulty navigating their relationships in the 1997 play by Patrick Marber. Directed by Paul Sapp. Presented by Burning Coal and She’s-a-Nelson. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Gem of the Ocean – A drifter in 1904 Pittsburgh finds a 285-year-old spiritual guide. ArtsCenter Stage presents August Wilson’s 2003 drama. Directed by John Harris. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Life Is a Dream – A king imprisons his son to save the kingdom. Deep Dish presents the 17th Century classic by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, adapted by Nilo Cruz. Directed by Marc Williams. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 25. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org
 
 
SPECIAL EVENTS: Piedmont Performance Factory and StreetSigns hold an open house to celebrate StreetSigns’ upcoming season, and present a vision for a new arts organization. Hosted by Frank Stasio. Sunday 4:00-7:00, Oakleaf Restaurant in Pittsboro. More info.

IMPROV:
It’s an all-improv weekend at Common Ground in Durham:
Improv Percolator – a semi-regular series featuring a mixture of new and veteran improv artists. Thursday 8:00.
Family Vacation – An evening of improv on a theme, featuring Transactors Improv and some special friends. Friday 8:00.
For Families! – Transactors presents a family-friendly show. Saturday 1:00.
Far Out! The Lynette Videll 60’s Show – Fatmouth Improv waybacks to the 1960’s. Saturday 8:00.
cgtheatre.com
 
 
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 – Fake Jesus

March 10, 2014

headofJeebus
Head of Christ – Han van Meegeren (1939)

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 17, 2014

OPENING:
The Art of Deception – Hero or Nazi collaborator? Playwright Keith Burridge tells the awesome true story of Han van Meegeren, whose Vermeer forgeries were so good they almost earned him a death penalty. Directed by Laurel Ullman. Presented by PlayGround Co-operative. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 22. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Civil Rights Through Song: A Choral History of Raleigh Through the Civil Rights Era – Burning Coal Theatre Company and the Raleigh Boychoir use choral music, dance and drama, to tell the story of the Civil Rights struggles of the 1950’s and 60’s. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 23. Burning Coal, The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Evita – Touring production of the 1978 Webber-Rice musical. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

OPQRS, Etc. – Madge Miller’s 1984 fable about a dictator’s monochromatic rule being disrupted by an artist. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through March 30. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

ONGOING:
Arcadia – Deep Dish Theater presents Tom Stoppard’s frequently revived 1993 comedy (seen last fall at Raleigh’s University Theatre). Directed by Paul Frellick. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 22. (Most remaining shows are sold out.) Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* Let Them Be Heard – Powerful adaptation of stories from the WPA’s Slave Narrative Project. Edited and directed by G. Todd Buker. Presented by Bare Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Love Alone – A medical procedure gone wrong has a big impact on two families. Vivienne Benesch directs the 2012 play by Deborah Salem Smith. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

The Wild Party – Two vaudevillians in the Roaring Twenties host a party and discover that hell is other people. Craig Johnson directs Andrew Lippa’s 2000 musical adaptation of the 1928 narrative poem by Joseph Moncure March. Music Director David Oberst. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 23. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 
 

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 – Beastly

October 8, 2013

BelleEtLaBete

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 14, 2013

OPENING:
* Beauty and the Beast – Touring production of the 1994 Disney musical. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* Cats – The 1981 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, presented by Broadway Series South in association with NC Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

* Close Encounters: Tales of Space, Ghosts & Blood! – Staged readings of short, spooky plays, presented by Cary Playwrights’ Forum. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead – It’s Shakespeare vs. zombies in John Heimbuch’s 2008 semi-historical comedy. Presented by hiSTORY Stage. No director listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. (Moves to Burning Coal October 24-27.)
cgtheatre.com

ONGOING:
Cock – Whoops! While on a break from his boyfriend, John falls in love with a woman. Now he has a big choice to make. Manbites Dog presents Mike Bartlett’s 2009 farce. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 19. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope – Micki Grant’s 1971 musical about the African American experience. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. University Theater, Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.
nccu.edu

* Harvey – Forest Moon Theater presents Mary Chase’s 1944 comedy warhorse about a man with a Donnie-Darko-like invisible companion. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Franklin Academy Theater, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

* The Narrowing – People in four different time periods must deal with catastrophic events. A new multimedia performance piece by one-of-a-kind Triangle company Archipelago. Written by Ellen Hemphill and Nor Hall; directed by Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. 539 MUZE Space, Foster Street, Durham.
archipelagotheatre.org

Spring Awakening – Teenagers in 19th century Germany deal with their sexuality in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical version of the play by Frank Wedekind. Directed by C. Glen Matthews. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 27. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Uncanny Valley – A man agrees to upload his mind into a robot, in a new play by Francesca Talenti. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Black Box Theater, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Closes Sunday.
theuncannyvalley

* = 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. 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 – Tigerland

October 17, 2011


Dan VanHoozer, Akiva Fox, and Emily Hill in Living with the Tiger. Allie Mullin Photography

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 24, 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:
Bell, Book, and Candle – John Van Druten’s 1950 witchcraft comedy, presented by North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre, which helpfully warns: “contains elements of the occult, alcohol consumption, live animals and implied sexual situations.” Directed by Sally Kinka. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 5. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Clarence Darrow’s Search for Justice – Touring one-man play featuring Gary L. Anderson. One show only: Sunday 2:00. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Raleigh.
uufr.org

Company – Duke’s musical theater group, Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 1970 Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical about a guy who just can’t commit. Directed by Lindsay Samuel. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
hoofnhorn.org

Dial M for Murder – Adapted from his original BBC television production, Frederick Knott’s 1952 stage thriller is a cautionary tale about rotary dial telephones (kids, ask your grandparents). Temple Theatre’s production is directed by Mark Filiaci. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 6. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Evita – NC Theatre presents the 1978 Webber/Rice musical meditation on the late Argentinian First Lady, featuring Lauren Kennedy. (No director listed.) This week: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

Living with the Tiger – Explosions! Power tools! Dance numbers! Tigers! America! Haymaker presents a devised performance about tiger ownership and the American psyche. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through November 5. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
gohaymaker.com

Love Letters to My Child – A play with original poems and songs about children, presented by Black Poetry Theatre as part of Third Friday. One show only: Friday 7:30. Golden Belt Lobby, Durham.
blackpoetrytheatre.com

Scary Stuff Incorporated – A murder mystery dinner theater event, presented by Stars Theater and Arts Center. This week: Friday 6:30, Saturday 12:00 and 6:30. Continues through October 29. Stars Theater, Fuquay Varina.
starstheaterandart.com

ONGOING:
Last of the Red Hot Lovers – A middle-aged married man attempts to join the sexual revolution (kids, ask your grandparents) in Neil Simon’s 1969 comedy, presented by Ghost & Spice. Directed by Jordan Smith. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
ghostandspice.com

One Flea Spare – Naomi Wallace’s 1995 play about four people trying to survive the plague in 17th Century London. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage, directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Struwwelpeter: A Haunting – Original adaptation of Heinrich Hoffmann’s macabre children’s stories, presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players. Directed by C. Glen Matthews. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 7:30 and 9:30, Sunday 7:00. Continues through October 31. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
realtheatre.org

The Woman in Black – The inhabitants of secluded and creepy Eel Marsh House discover that a scorned woman’s ghost is still mightily ticked off. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Stephen Mallatratt’s 1989 stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s original novel, directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. The Woman in Black is currently the second longest running play in London’s West End, and a new movie version (with Daniel Radcliffe) is about to open. But really, RLT, you had me at “Eel Marsh House”. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

AUDITIONS:
NRACT holds auditions for its December production of A Little Princess, Saturday 10:00 a.m. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. More information.

Ghost & Spice will be auditioning men 18-40 for its Spring production of A Taste of Honey. Sunday 6:00, Common Ground Theatre, Durham. More information: 919.698.3870.

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 – Late Summer

August 17, 2010

A listing of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of August 18-22, 2010, and beyond

OPENING:
Almanac of Dust – Staged reading of the play by Anthony Garcia-Copian, directed by Marshall Botvinick. This weekend: Sunday 3:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Improv Night @ Burning Coal – Performances by The Swash Improv, Biological Necessities, and Hotel Principality, plus one-man movie soundtrack improviser PT Scarborough. One night only: Thursday 8:00. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Tell Me on a Sunday – Lesser known Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about a woman in search of love, presented by Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy. Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 29. Progress Energy Center, Raleigh.
hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org

Trial by Jury – Gilbert and Sullivan’s first operetta is the inaugural production of Meredith College’s White Iris Light Opera. This weekend only: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

ONGOING:
Islands Unknown – Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with its annual outdoor summer show, this time “an epic odyssey that will take us to the depths of the imagination and the very ends of the earth… in 3-D!” Bring the kids, bring the adults, bring everybody. (Also bring something to sit on and plenty of bug repellent.) This weekend: Friday-Sunday 7:00 Pre-show starts at 6:20. Continues through September 6. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
paperhand.org

Overtones – A 1916 play by Alice Gerstenberg, plus a curtain-raiser by Christopher Durang, presented by OdysseyStage Theatre. Wednesday afternoons 3:00 through August 25. Spice Street Restaurant, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
odysseystage.org

AUDITIONS:
Even Exchange Dance Theater – Open auditions. Sunday August 22, 2:30. Arts Together, 114 St. Mary’s St., Raleigh.
More information

Theatre in the Park holds vocal and dance auditions for A Christmas Carol. 12 and under: Monday August 23, 6:00. 13 and up: Tuesday August 24, 6:00. Raleigh.
More information

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


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