Theater Week – Or Does It?

October 24, 2017

Image: Natalie Nobles

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 30, 2017

 

OPENING:
 
Life Sucks. – A group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged family members, and lifelong enemies gather at a house in the country to grapple with life’s thorniest questions – and with each other. Manbites Dog presents Aaron Posner’s 2015 modern reworking of Anton Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy Uncle Vanya. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday and Saturday 8:15 (no Friday show), Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 11. Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster Street, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Mystery of Love and Sex – Honest Pint presents Bathsheba Doran’s 2015 story of a mismatched couple dealing with identity and secrets. Directed by Dana Marks. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh. Continues through November 12.
honestpinttheatre.org

Perfect Arrangement – It’s 1950 and the Red Scare witch-hunt is widening its scope, so when two secretly-gay State Department employees are tasked with rooting out sexual deviants, complications ensue. Patrick Torres directs Topher Payne’s 2013 comedy for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 12. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* A Walk in the Dark – Seed Art Share and the NC Museum of History present an immersive live theater experience, in which audiences follow pirates, pilots, and pioneers on a lantern-lit tour of North Carolina History. Suitable for all ages. One night only: Saturday 4:30 to 8:30. Performance tours are 45-minutes long, beginning on the half-hour starting at 4:30; last tour is at 7:30. NC Museum of Art, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh.
ncmuseumofhistory.org

* The Wild Party – Company Carolina presents Andrew Lippa’s 2000 musical adaptation of Joseph Moncure March’s scandalous 1928 book-length narrative poem about Hollywood debauchery. Directed by Bradley Barefoot, music direction by Philip Riddick. This weekend only: Friday 7:00, Saturday and Sunday 3:00 and 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

ONGOING:

* Darkside – Burning Coal stages Tom Stoppard’s 2013 radio drama incorporating music from Pink Floyd’s 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon, and tricky questions of moral philosophy. Directed by Pálína Jónsdóttir. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* The Exonerated – University Theatre presents the 2002 play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen that tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted prisoners. Directed by Rachel Klem and Mia Self. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Sense and Sensibility – The Dashwood sisters navigate dances, dinner parties, and 18th-century British society on the path to true love. PlayMakers Rep presents the third stage version this month of Jane Austen’s 1811 novel (not counting University Theatre’s just-completed production of Pride and Prejudice). Taibi Magar directs Kate Hamill’s 2014 adaptation. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00, no Saturday performance. Continues through November 5. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* A Soldier’s Play – On a southern army base in 1944, a black officer’s investigation of a murder leads to shocking answers. Justice Theater Project presents Charles Fuller’s 1981 drama. Directed by Avis Hatcher-Puzzo. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.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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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 – A Flock of Seagulls

May 17, 2016

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 23, 2016

 

OPENING:

* Chanakya – Drama about the legendary Indian teacher, philosopher, and royal advisor. Presented by Arvind and Neha Mahajan/AKM Realty and Live Spectrum Entertainment. More info. One show: Friday 8:00. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

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 and Friday 8:15, Sunday 7:30. Continues through June 4. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 

ONGOING:

* Beertown – A collaborative and audience-immersive theatrical pageant/civic ceremony devised by dog and pony dc and presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. Director: Rachel Grossman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.com

* The Mystery of Edwin Drood – Theatre Raleigh presents a “scaled down” 90 minute version of Rupert Holmes’ 1985 musical, adapted from Charles Dickens’ unfinished final novel. No director listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

 
IMPROV:

* Bull City Blues – Fourth episode of a new serial improv show based on tv police procedurals. Directed by Rachel Klem. Presented by Common Ground Theatre. One performance: Friday 8:00. (Season finale episode scheduled for June 3.). Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com/events

* Help, We Gotta Pee! – FatMouth Improv presents an evening of embarrassing true stories. Special guest: renowned cabaret singer Ellen Ciompi and pianist Glenn Mehrbach. A benefit performance for Human Rights Campaign and its efforts to overturn North Carolina’s HB2. One show: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com/events

* Transactors Improv: For Families! – The eponymous group presents a family-friendly show. One performance: Saturday 6:00. 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 – Waltzing

January 19, 2016

 
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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 25, 2016

OPENING:

The Marriage of Bette and Boo – Christopher Durang’s 1985 dark family comedy, staged by NRACT. Directed by Jonathan McCarter. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes January 31. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 
* Matilda the Musical – Touring production of the 2010 musical about a young girl who destroys mean people with her terrifying telekinetic powers. Based on the book by Roald Dahl. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30.
dpacnc.com

Next to Normal – Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 2008 musical about a woman and her family dealing with her bipolar disorder. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through January 31. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

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: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 7. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

* An Loc – Staged reading of a screenplay by Elisabeth Lewis Corley, a fictional account of the 1972 battle of An Loc, based on her father’s experiences in Vietnam. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented (along with Downrange and Silhouettes of Service) as part of UNC’s Veterans and Their Families, a three-week festival of new works. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
college.unc.edu
 
* Small and Tired – A young man returns home for his father’s funeral but becomes entangled in familial grief and guilt. Gregor McElvogue directs the U.S. premiere of Kit Brookman’s 2012 modern reimagining of the story of Orestes. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
fromcommonwealth.com
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Stick Fly – Members of an affluent African American family gather at their Martha’s Vineyard home for a relaxing weekend, but it’s not long before issues of  race and privilege – and some juicy family secrets – begin to surface. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Lydia Diamond’s 2011 comic drama, directed by Karen Dacons-Brock. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 31. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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 – Horse-Drawn Theater

October 13, 2015

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Rural Academy Theater. Photo: Nicola Krebill

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 19, 2015

 

OPENING:

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

* A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder – In 1907 England, a man discovers a novel way to climb the social ladder. Touring version of the 2012 musical comedy (based on the same 1907 source novel as the 1949 Alec Guinness comedy, Kind Hearts and Coronets). 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

* HERstory Through His Eyes – Vocalists, actors, and spoken word artists perform Dasan Ahanu’s play about surviving physical and sexual abuse. Presented by Black Poetry Theatre. One show only: Sunday 6:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* The Hound of the Baskervilles – Applause! Cary Youth Theatre presents a stage adaptation of the Arthur Conan Doyle story. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

* One Shoot – A play without words based on the diary of a French veteran of the Afghanistan wars. Created and performed by Lasko. One show: Friday 8:00, Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw.
hawriverballroom.com

* Rural Academy Theater – Arriving in a horse-drawn wagon that doubles as a stage, Rural Academy Theater presents an evening of live music and song, shadow puppetry, and physical theater. Directed by Noah and Gabriel Harrell. This week, various locations: Tuesday 7:30, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, Saxapahaw. Thursday 7:30, The Plaza, 140 West Franklin, Chapel Hill, presented by Ackland Art Museum. Saturday 7:00, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh (sold out, check with NCMA box office about availability). More about Rural Academy Theater.

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: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 1. Paul Green Theater, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

 
ONGOING:

* Belleville – Amy Herzog’s 2011 play about a young married couple living in Paris. Directed by Zachary Roberts. Presented by Sonorous Road Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

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: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through November 7. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* The Diaries of Adam and Eve – Phoenix Theatre Company presents David Birney’s adaptation of Mark Twain’s biblical satire. One show: Tuesday 8:00. Pittsboro Road House, Pittsboro.
reverbnation.com

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: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 24. 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: Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 8.
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. Continues through October 25. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* The Rivals – Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s classic 1775 comedy of manners, presented by Raleigh Little Theatre and Actors Comedy Lab. Directed by Rod Rich. 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

  
* – 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 – Thirty Years a Slave

September 29, 2015

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 5, 2015

 
OPENING:

* Behind the Scenes – Site-specific play about Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly, a slave in Hillsborough who eventually gained her freedom. Performed inside and on the grounds of Hillsborough’s Burwell School. Written by Maureen Quilligan and Michael Malone, directed by Francesca Talenti. This week only: Saturday and Sunday 3:00 and 5:30. Burwell School Historic Site, Hillsborough.
burwellschool.org

* A Celebration of Harold Pinter – Solo show about the British playwright and his work, written and performed by Julian Sands. Directed by John Malkovich. Presented by Duke Performances. One show: Friday 8:00. Baldwin Auditorium, Duke East Campus, Durham.
duke.edu

The Cherry Orchard – Chekhov’s final play, a tragic comedy about the need for sound financial planning. Directed by Paul Frellick, presented by Deep Dish Theater, in rotating rep with Outside Mullingar (opening October 9). This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through November 7. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* Fiddler on the Roof – University Theatre presents the 1964 musical based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem. Director not listed. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

* Infinite Loop – A contemporary retro-night DJ muses on the popular culture of which he is custodian. Presented by UNC’s Process Series. Written and performed by Christopher Dahlie. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
comm.unc.edu

Masked – A solo contemporary commedia dell’arte work created and performed by Evan Mitchell. This week: Saturday 8:00. Repeats on October 10. The Carack, Durham.
thecarack.org

* A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare’s comic fantasy, presented by Meredith Ensemble Theatre. Director not listed. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Studio Theater, Jones Hall, Meredith College, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

The Rivals – Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s classic 1775 comedy of manners, presented by Raleigh Little Theatre and Actors Comedy Lab. Directed by Rod Rich. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 18. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Screwtape Letters – Touring stage adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel, presented by Broadway Series South. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

 
ONGOING:

* Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – Touring production of the 2013 jukebox bio musical, featuring songs by King and Gerry Goffin, plus other songwriters of the period. 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

* Disgraced – A Pakistani-American lawyer hosts a dinner party that forces him to confront issues of identity, religion, and politics. PlayMakers Rep presents Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize winning 2012 comedy drama. Directed by Shishir Kurup. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Dracula – Held over. Ira David Wood III adapts and directs the Bram Stoker story for Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Isn’t It Romantic – Cary Players presents Wendy Wasserstein’s 1981 comedy about the plight of the single woman in New York. Directed by Kirsten Ehlert. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

 
IMPROV:

* FatMouth Gets Back to Work – FatMouth Improv makes up stuff about jobs. One show: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
fatmouthimprov.com

 
AUJITIONS:

Raleigh Little Theatre holds singing and dancing auditions for its December production of Cinderella on Monday and Tuesday October 5 and 6 at Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh. More info.

 

* – 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 – Kinder

November 12, 2013

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Inge Engelhard, 1939. Source: US Holocaust Memorial Museum

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 18, 2013

OPENING:
Drood – Peace Theatre presents the 1985 musical based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through November 24. Leggett Theater, William Peace College, Raleigh.
theatre.peace.edu

* Elf – Stealth touring production of the 2010 musical based on the 2003 Will Ferrell comedy. Co-presented by NC Theatre and Broadway Series South. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

* Ghost – Touring production of the 2011 musical based on the 1990 supernatural rom-dram. 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

Kindertransport – Diane Samuels’ 1993 play about a refugee Jewish child sent from Germany to England in 1938 as part of the Kindertransport rescue efforts. Directed by Brian Yandle. Presented by Big Wig Productions in Burning Coal’s Second Stage Series. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 24. Burning Coal/Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

PlaySlam! – A competitive evening of very short plays, presented by Playwrights Roundtable. One show: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Uncle Vanya – Frustrated romance, gun violence, and an unexpected estate sale disrupt the inhabitants of a country home, in Anton Chekhov’s 1899 play. Directed by Jeff Storer. Presented by Duke Theater Studies. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 24. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu
 
ONGOING:
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! – A scheming first-grader uses Secret Santa as an instrument of revenge in Allison Gregory’s stage adaptation of the children’s book by Barbara Park. Directed by Linda O’Day Young. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Extended through November 23. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Many Moons – Four people grapple with love and dark secrets, only to find their lives intertwined in Alice Birch’s 2011 play. Directed by Gregor McElvogue. Presented by Common Wealth. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
fromcommonwealth.com

Metamorphoses – Star-crossed lovers, a greedy king, a narcissist, and a very large pool of water are featured in Mary Zimmerman’s contemporary take on the classic Greek myths, presented by Playmakers Rep (in rotating rep with The Tempest). Co-directed by Joseph Haj and Dominique Serrand. This week: Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 8. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* The Mousetrap – It’s The Cabin in the Woods of Isolated-English Country-House-Full-of-Murder-Suspects-and-a-Detective Plays. Durham Family Theatre presents the 1952 Agatha Christie warhorse. Directed by Jennifer Justice. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Trinity United Methodist Church, Durham.
durhamfamilytheatre.wordpress.com

* A Queer Kiss – A growing romantic relationship causes conflict for two high school boys and their families, in a new play by Joel Drake Johnson. Directed by Paul Frellick. Presented by Deep Dish Theater. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

The Tempest – A magic island, a magician, and a monster. Playmakers Rep presents this season’s first of several takes on Shakespeare’s late-career fantasy (in rotating rep with Metamorphoses). Co-directed by Joseph Haj and Dominique Serrand. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Continues through December 8. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

IMPROV:
* Transactors Improv: For Families! – 45-minute presentation of short form improv pieces. One show: Saturday 6:00. The ArtsCenter, Raleigh.
artscenterlive.org

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Durham County Library hosts a preview event for Manbites Dog’s The Best of Enemies, with the cast and creative team, including a short reading from the play and a conversation about the creative process and the local historical relevance. Monday 7:00, First Floor, Main Library, downtown Durham. Find out more here.

AUDITIONS:
Raleigh Little Theatre holds auditions for two upcoming shows Tuesday November 12: Caroline, or Change at the Sutton Theatre starting at 6:30, and The Divine Sister at the Gaddy-Godwin Theatre starting at 7:30 , at RLT, Raleigh. More information here and here.

* = 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.


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