Theater Week – Tragic Romance

June 7, 2017

 

Bust of Sophocles, Pushkin Museum.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 12, 2017

 

OPENING:

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: Friday 7:00 (includes pre-show gala), Sunday 2:00. 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. Continues through June 25. CAM, 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* The King and I – Touring production of the recent revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein 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

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
 

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. Wednesday-Thursday and Monday at 7:00. Continues through June 17. Holly Springs Cultural Center.
findingpatienceplay.com

* Ghost the Musical – NRACT presents the 2011 musical adaptation of the 1990 romantic film fantasy (and yes, it includes the song “Unchained Melody”). Directed by Chasta Hamilton Calhoun, presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Smokey Joe’s Cafe – Theatre Raleigh presents the 1994 musical review showcasing the Leiber-Stoller songbook. Directed by Julia Murney, choreography by Abbey O’Brien. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

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: Wednesday-Thursday and Saturday 7:30. Continues through June 18. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu
 

* – 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 – Heaven Only

May 24, 2016

 
Heaven Only

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 30, 2016

 

OPENING:

* Church and State – Staged reading of a new play by Jason Odell Williams about a conservative Senator (Allan Campbell) who begins to have doubts about his political stance on guns and God. Directed by Jerome Davis. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. One show: Wednesday 7:00. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org/

Hughie – A small time hustler recounts his woes to a hotel night clerk in Eugene O’Neill’s 1942 one-act. Actors Brook North and David Klionsky will alternate the lead role during the run. Directed by Andy Hayworth, presented by South Stream Productions. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 7:30 and 9:30, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00. Continues through June 5. Sonorous Road Theatre, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* If/Then – Touring production of the 2014 musical about a woman leading two possible versions of her life. 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

Two Gentlemen of Verona – Bare Theatre presents Shakespeare’s comedy about gender-crossed lovers. Free performances in outdoor public spaces around the Triangle. Directed by G. Todd Buker. This week: Saturday 11:00 and 3:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 11:00 and 3:00. NC Museum of History courtyard, Raleigh. Continues (various locations) through June 30.
baretheatre.org

The Wedding Singer – NRACT presents the 2006 musical (based on a 1998 Adam Sandler comedy) about a 1980s aspiring rock singer who performs at weddings. Directed by Chasta Hamilton Calhoun. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 12. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 

ONGOING:

The New Colossus – A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists flocks to the seashore. One of them has a gun…what could possibly go wrong? Little Green Pig presents Tamara Kissane’s darkly comic reboot of Chekhov’s The Seagull. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through June 4. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.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 – Venus If You Will

February 2, 2016

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Meredith Sause in Venus in Fur

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 8, 2016

OPENING:

* Independence – ARClitE and Little Independent Theatre present Lee Blessing’s 1984 living room drama about three sisters and their fraught relationship with their mother. Directed by Julya M. Mirro. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 1:00 and 8:00. Page Walker Arts Center, Cary.
arclite.org

Tuesdays with Morrie – Justice Theater Project and director Andy Hayworth remount their 2011 production of Mitch Ablom and Jeffrey Hatcher’s stage version of Ablom’s memoir. John Honeycutt returns as Morrie, with Jerry Sipp as Mitch. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Continues through February 21. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Twelfth Night – If music be the food of love, rock on. London company Filter Theatre performs their acclaimed stripped down version of the Shakespeare comedy this weekend only. Directed by Sean Holmes. Presented by Duke Performances. Two shows only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
dukeperformances.duke.edu

The Underpants – “German” and “Farce” seem an unlikely pairing, but Steve Martin’s 2002 adaptation of Carl Sternheim’s 1910 comedy Die Hose begs to differ. Presented by Theatre in the Park; director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 21. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Venus in Fur – American Theater Practice and Common Ground Theatre present David Ives’ 2010 comedy about a director and the actress whose last-minute audition for his new play takes a turn for the meta. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 13. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 

ONGOING:

Blue Sky – Burning Coal presents the U.S. premiere of Clare Bayley’s play about extraordinary rendition flights and torture abetted by British and American intelligence agencies. Directed by Gus Heagerty. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday 10:00, Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 14. Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Three Sisters – Stuck in the boonies, three women want to return to their childhood home in the big city. Playmakers’ new Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch directs Anton Chekhov’s classic tale of dreams and disappointment, in a new version by Libby Appel. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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
 

IMPROV:

The Love Show – Annual love-themed improv show by Transactors. One night only: 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 – Where Are the Snows of Yesteryear?

December 29, 2015

 


Sad Snowman – Cosmin Rotaru

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 4, 2016

 

OPENING:

The Book of Mormon – What’s that? You say you shelled out close to 300 bucks for a pair of orchestra tickets to the touring production of this blockbuster Trey Parker/Matt Stone musical last time it was in town back in 2014, but a deadly dangerous ice storm prevented you from attending and there were no refunds – and no exchanges since all shows were sold out? No problem – they’ll gladly honor your unused 2014 tickets for this tour. (Ha ha, just kidding! You’ll need to buy new ones. Not to worry, though – there’s absolutely no chance of crazy weather this time. Or as they sing in the show — ‘Hasa Diga!’.) This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through January 10. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Time Stands Still – South Stream Productions presents Donald Margulies’ 2009 drama about the evolving relationships of two Brooklyn couples. Directed by Andy Hayworth. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through January 17. Sonorous Road Studio, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
southstreamproductions.blogspot.com

 

ONGOING:

* Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – It’s the final two performances of Broadway Series South’s annual marathon presentation of this stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™. (And to everyone in the cast and crew who survived 39(!) performances over the last six weeks: Well done! Now go home and get some well-deserved rest. We saved you some eggnog. It’s under the tree.) This week: Tuesday 6:30, Wednesday 11:00. Closes Wednesday. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.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.

 


Theater Week – Uncertainty

January 1, 2013

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 7, 2013

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:

Copenhagen – Michael Frayn’s 1998 drama about a 1941 wartime meeting between physicists Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr, presented by South Stream Productions. Directed by Andy Hayworth. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham. Continues next week at The ArtsCenter.
cgtheatre.org

* Slipping – Awkward Elephant Project (formerly The Necessary Dialogue) presents Daniel Talbott’s 2008 play about a high school boy who finds romance when he moves from San Francisco to Iowa. Directed by Alex Tobey. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Murphey School (Burning Coal Theatre), Raleigh.
awkwardelephantproject.com

* = 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.