A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 5, 2018
* Art – A staged reading of Yasmina Reza’s 1994 satirical comedy about modern art and white male friendship. Directed by Dana Marks. Presented by Little Green Pig. One night only: Wednesday 8:00. Arcana, Durham.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents a shortened, child-friendly production of the Shakespeare comic fantasy. Director not listed. This week: Friday 6:00, Saturday 3:00 and 6:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 18. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
The Phantom of the Opera – The thing that wouldn’t die! Touring production of the 1986 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. This week: Wednesday 7:30, Thursday 1:00 and 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through March 11. DPAC, Durham.
* Utopia Machine – Interactive multimedia performance about the attraction and danger of interacting with – and being manipulated by – a ubiquitous social machine. Devised by Daniel Dillaplane, presented by the UNC Department of Communication. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
Assassins – Theatre in the Park presents Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s 1990 musical about individuals who attempted to kill US Presidents. Directed by David Henderson; music director Diane Pettaway. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 11. TIP, Raleigh.
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: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 10. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* 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. Closes Sunday. Durham Arts Council, Durham.
* 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. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
* A Midsummer Night’s Dream – PlayMakers’ Mobile Shakespeare presents a free six-actor 90-minute touring version of the Shakespeare comedy. This week: Saturday 3:30 SouthWest Durham Regional Library, Sunday 2:00 CAM in Raleigh, Sunday 7:30 PlayMakers Studio UNC Campus. Closes Sunday.
The Moors – Spinster sisters, living in a lonely manor house on the titular landscape, seek to take control of their narratives in Jen Silverman’s decidedly modern 2016 take on 19th century gothic romanticism. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James; presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 10. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
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. Continues through March 11. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* – 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.