Theater Week – Equus!

January 8, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 14, 2019

 
OPENING:

* Bewilderness – A group of mismatched characters converge upon Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond. Written and directed by Zack Fine. Presented by PRC2. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Death of a Salesman – One Song presents Arthur Miller’s 1949 drama. Directed by Gus Clemens and Jessie Gleason. One weekend only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Fiddler on the Roof – Touring production of the 1964 musical, based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem. 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

Measure for Measure – An unstable ruler, abuse of power, the stuggle for female agency: Raleigh Little Theatre presents Shakespeare’s rumination on virtue and sin. Directed by Rebecca Blum. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 27. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

This Doesn’t End Well – World premiere of seven short plays, a mix of dramatic and comic works about misfortune, written and directed by Brook North. Presented by South Stream Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes January 20. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com
 

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
 

* – 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 CVNC.org. 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 – Dario

October 18, 2016

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A theatre, a literature, an artistic expression that does not
speak for its own time has no relevance.
– Dario Fo
• • • • • • •

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 24, 2016

 
OPENING:

The Crucible – Playmakers Rep celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new staging of Arthur Miller’s 1953 political parable. Directed by Desdemona Chiang. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 6. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde – University Theatre presents Moisés Kaufman’s 1997 historical docudrama. Directed by Rachel Klem. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 30. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Holes – Stage version of Louis Sachar’s 1998 young adult mystery/comedy novel, presented by Applause! Cary Youth Theatre. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

Kiss Me, Kate – Samuel and Bella Spewack’s modern (circa 1948) meta retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, with songs by Cole Porter. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. Presented by William Peace Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through October 29. Kenan Auditorium, Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
eventbrite.com

* Love Jones–The Musical – Stage adaptation of the 1997 movie. Two performances only: Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

 

ONGOING:

* Everscape – Four ordinary people escape from their ordinary lives by teaming up online to play a fantasy video game, but discover that reality and the virtual world are starting to blur together. North Carolina premiere of Allan Maule’s 2016 play, first presented this summer at the NYC Fringe Festival. Directed by Heather J. Strickland. Presented by Bare Theatre and Sonorous Road Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

* Nickel and Dimed – Justice Theater Project presents Joan Holden’s 2002 play based on the book by Barbara Ehrenreich about getting by on minimum wage. Directed by Terra Hodge. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturday. St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Skylight – A woman is visited by the older man she had an affair with years before who wants to renew their relationship. John Gulley directs David Hare’s 1995 play for Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

* The Toxic Avenger – NRACT presents the 2008 musical adaptation of the 1984 Troma film spoof of superheroes. Directed by Chasta Hamilton-Calhoun, music director Joanna Li. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
  

IMPROV:

* It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, And – Fatmouth Improv presents an improvised and possibly spooky musical, with guest musician Glenn Mehrbach. One night: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
brownpapertickets.com

* The Scary Show – Transactors presents its annual Halloween-themed show, with live music by Killer Filler. One night: Saturday 8:00. 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 – All My Profits

June 8, 2016

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 13, 2016

 

OPENING:

All My Sons – The karma chickens come home to roost for a war profiteer responsible for making defective airplane parts. Arthur Miller’s 1947 drama is directed by Michael Berry, and presented by Theatre Raleigh’s Hot Summer Nights series. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 19. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Cloud 9 – Caryl Churchill’s 1979 gender and time-bending satire set in colonial Africa and 20th Century London. Directed by Paul Sapp; presented by Tiny Engine Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 25. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Émilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight – Story of the 18th century physicist, her relationship with Voltaire, and her remarkable life. Written by Lauren Gunderson (I and You). Directed by Sue Scarborough. Presented by Exit Through Eden. This week: Friday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 26. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

The Fringe Dwellers – Performance featuring elements of modern dance, cirque acrobatics, trapeze and improvisational movement. Presented by Cirque de Vol. Directed by Sarah Phoenix. This week: Sunday 5:00. Continues through June 25. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

The Glass Menagerie – Dreams will be shattered, candles will be blown out. Tennessee Williams’ breakthrough 1944 drama gets its second area production this season. Directed by Patrick Torres; presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 26. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Insomnia – Residents of a small southern town struggle with life issues and attempt to find acceptance. Written and presented by Koffee Dance Company; directed by Avis Hatcher-Puzzo. This week: Thursday 7:30. Continues through June 24. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Ragtime – Unfortunately as timely as ever, the 1998 musical adaptation of E. L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel tells the story of three families in turn-of-the-century New York dealing with racial oppression and the struggles of new immigrants. Justice Theater Project presents the second local staging this season; directed by Jerry Sipp, music direction by Michael Santangelo. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 26. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Shakespeare in Hollywood – As if by magic, Oberon and Puck show up in 1934 Los Angeles on the set of Warner Bros. prestige production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and hilarity ensues. Forest Moon Theater presents Ken Ludwig’s 2003 comedy. Directed by Bob Baird. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues though June 19. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Something’s Afoot – University Theatre’s annual TheatreFest returns with a pair of summer plays in repertory. Opening this week: a 1972 murder mystery musical, parodying classic Agatha Christie stories. No director listed. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 26. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Vincent – Peaceabilities Productions presents Leonard Nimoy’s 1981 solo show adaptation of letters between Vincent van Gogh and his brother Theo. Featuring Wade Newhouse; directed by Sean Wellington. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Green Monkey, Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
facebook.com/events

 

ONGOING:

The Hollow – University Theatre’s annual TheatreFest returns with a pair of summer plays in repertory. First up, an Agatha Christie mystery featuring a stately British home (check), a murder (check), and a house full of suspects (check). No director listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 26. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* 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 and Sunday 3:00. Parklet at Deco, 19 W Hargett St, Raleigh (through June 12). 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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.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

 

* – 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 – What the Frack

February 25, 2015

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 2, 2015

OPENING:
An Enemy of the People – Playmakers Rep presents Arthur Miller’s 1950 adaptation of Ibsen’s 1882 drama. A doctor discovers an environmental threat to his town, and battles to expose it despite opposition from businessmen, politicians, the press, and his neighbors. The past may be another country, but it sure looks a lot like this one. Directed by Tom Quaintance. This week: Wednesday show cancelled. Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 15. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Anatomy of Gray – In 1880, a small Indiana town welcomes a mysterious doctor who shows an unusual gift for healing. Clayton Youth Theater presents Jim Leonard’s “children’s story for adults”. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30.
claytonyouththeater.com

Journey’s End – In the trenches in 1918, British Infantry officers await a German attack. Deep Dish Theater presents R. C. Sherriff’s 1928 drama. Directed by Karen O’Brien. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 21. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* The Secret Garden – Applause! Clayton Youth Theatre presents Tim Kelly’s stage adaptation of the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

* The Tempest and Wuthering Heights – New York company Aquila Theatre presents the Shakespeare tale and an adaptation of Emily Bronte’s gothic romance in rotating rep. This week only: The Tempest – Friday 8:00; Wuthering Heights – Saturday 8:00 and Sunday 3:00. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
go.ncsu.edu
 
 
ONGOING:
Elevator + Contractions – Commmon Wealth Endeavors presents a double bill of two short comedies by Jess Sayer and Mike Bartlett. Directed by Gregor McElvogue. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes March 7. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com 

* Much Ado About Nothing – “What, my dear Lady Disdain! are you yet living?” Soldiers home from war encounter complications on the path to true love. Raleigh Little Theatre’s new artistic director Patrick Torres directs the Shakespeare comedy. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Pride – Two men fall in love but the decisions they make echo half a century later in the 2008 drama by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Directed by Jesse Gephart; assistant directed by David Henderson. Presented by Mortall Coile Theatre Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
mctheatre.co
 

AUDITIONS:
Cary Players holds auditions for its April production of the musical Legally Blonde. Monday/Tuesday 7:00. Cary Arts Center. 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 – Absurdities

September 10, 2013

Morning
Kali Quinn, Overture to a Thursday Morning. Photo: Mark Turek

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 16, 2013

OPENING:
The Chairs – Common Ground’s new “Small Series” presents Eugène Ionesco’s 1952 absurdist tragic farce about an elderly couple preparing for the arrival of some hypothetical guests. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through September 21. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.org

The Crucible – Arthur Miller’s 1953 drama presented by a teenage cast. Directed by Beth Brody. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 29. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

The Heretic – A scientist gets into hot water when her research casts doubt on climate change. Burning Coal presents Richard Bean’s 2011 comedy. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 22. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

None of the Above – A multi-media documentary, exploring race, poverty, educational policies, and incarceration in North Carolina. Presented by Hidden Voices. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Overture to a Thursday Morning – Physical theater artist Kali Quinn, currently in residence at Duke, presents her one-woman show. One night only: Friday 8:00. Brody Theater, Duke East Campus, Durham.
kaliquinn.com

ONGOING:
Art – Yasmina Reza’s 1994 comedy about three men whose divergent opinions on an expensive painting strain their friendship. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. Directed by Jesse R. Gephart. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 29. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Good People – David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2011 play about an unemployed woman seeking help from a former boyfriend. Directed by Tony Lea. 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

* Invisible Earth – Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with its annual family friendly end-of-summer outdoor extravaganza, this time “a paradoxical pageant of hope, impending doom and planetary possibilities” featuring masks, stilt walkers, and a puppetized cast of goats, chickens, pigs and trilobites. Original music composed by Ari Picker (of Lost in the Trees). This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (pre-shows at 6:20). Closes Sunday. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.org

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Dale Wasserman’s 1963 stage adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel, presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Jeremy Fiebig. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 22. Clare Hall, St. Francis, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Our Town – An all-Black cast performs Thornton Wilder’s 1938 masterwork: a meditation on community, love, death, and eternity. Directed by Jay O’Berski; musical direction by Justin Robinson. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through September 21. Trotter Building (410 West Geer St.), Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

SKETCH/IMPROV:
No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater. One show only: Friday 8:00; sign-up at 7:00.
artscenterlive.org

AUDITIONS:
Durham Family Theatre holds auditions for its November production of The Mousetrap, Saturday noon, Monday 6:00. Central Park School, Durham. More info.

* = 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 – I Left My Heart in South Wessex

April 10, 2012


Thomas Hardy’s grave (see also: Westminster Abbey).Photo: Noël Kingsley

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 16, 2012

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:
The Arabian Nights – Mary Zimmerman’s 1994 adaptation of the Middle Eastern folk tales, presented by University Theatre. Directed by Allison Bergman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 22. Titmus Theatre, NC State Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

The Crucible – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Arthur Miller’s 1952 allegorical drama about the Salem witch trials. Directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 29. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

For Brothers & Sisters Who Chose Life – When Death Was Not an Option – Choreopoem mashup of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf and Keith Antar Mason’s …for black boys who have considered homicide when the streets were too much…. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 22. Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.
webevent.nccu.edu

Grease – “Conventionality belongs to yesterday.” G=TW (where G=”grease” and TW=”the word”). Pauper Players presents the 1971 musical. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Sunday 2:30 and 8:00. Monday 8:00. Continues through Tuesday April 17. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Jude the Obscure, Part 1 – Two star-crossed lovers defy social norms in Burning Coal’s original two-part musical adaptation of the 1895 Thomas Hardy novel. Adaptated by Ian Finley, Jerome Davis, and Bruce Benedict. Directed by Jerome Davis. Presented in rolling repertory with Part 2 (opening April 19). This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 5.
burningcoal.org

Leaving Iowa – A middle-aged writer’s trip to his childhood home brings back memories of family vacations in Tim Clue and Spike Manton’s popular 2004 comedy. Directed by Ira David Wood III. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 29. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The Professors! – Penultimate episode of Transactors’ town and gown serial drama. One night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Proof – David Auburn’s 2000 drama about mathematics, mental illness, and romance, this time in a production by Exit through Eden. Directed by Jason Sharp. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 22. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
exitthrougheden.org

The Vagina Monologues – Latest presentation of Eve Ensler’s 1996 play, presented by Project Vox. Three performances: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
projectvox.org

ONGOING:
Cape Disappointment – Manbites Dog presents The Debate Society’s (Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, Oliver Butler) spooky 2008 tale set in unexplored byways, forgotten drive-ins, and other unplanned pit stops on the road to nowhere. Directed by Jay O’Berski. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Noises Off – Playmakers presents Michael Frayn’s frequently produced thirty-year-old meta-farce about a theater company’s disastrous attempts to stage a mediocre farce. Directed by Michael Michetti. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 22. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Ragtime – In New York at the beginning of the 20th century, a white suburban family, an African-American couple, and Eastern European immigrants find their lives intersecting in unexpected ways. Duke Theater Studies and Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn present the 1996 musical adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s novel. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30. Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
hoofnhorn.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.


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