Theater Week – Modesty Blaze

July 11, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 18, 2017

 

OPENING:

Dogfight – In 1963, the night before overseas deployment, three marines play a cruel joke on their dates, with unexpected results. NRACT presents the 2012 musical based on the 1991 film. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 30. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Licked Cupcake – An original devised work about the modesty teaching of girls in the Mormon faith and the impact of religion on the journey to womanhood. Written collaboratively by the company under the direction of Johanna Maynard Edwards, with production by Loni Lyn Price, and co-conceived by Maxine Eloi, Ren Cleveland, Maggie Lea, and Cori Vella. Presented by the North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 23. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
www.womenstheatrefestival.com
 

ONGOING:

The Woodstock Tontine – Fifty years after meeting at Woodstock, five women reunite to mourn a loss and reinvest in their friendship. The North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival presents a new play by Chapel Hill writer Steffi Rubin. Directed by Lucia Foster. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 16. Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.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
 

THEATER WORKSHOPS:

Summer Sisters hosts a month of free devised theater workshops for women/female-identified folks, leading up to their September show Bad Mothers & Neglectful Wives. Workshops are held Sundays from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. on July 2, 9, 23, 30 at Manbites Dog Theater, Durham. Auditions for the show will also be held at Manbites Dog on Sunday July 16 starting at 6:30. Space is limited; private message to RSVP to workshops or auditions, on Facebook at Summer Sisters Productions.
 

* – 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 – Stardust

July 4, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 10, 2017

 

OPENING:

The Woodstock Tontine – Fifty years after meeting at Woodstock, five women reunite to mourn a loss and reinvest in their friendship. The North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival presents a new play by Chapel Hill writer Steffi Rubin. Directed by Lucia Foster. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 16. Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com
 

ONGOING:

* Space Girl – Roller Derby! Planetarium-style light shows! Orchestral sounds of deep space! Mora V. Harris’s play tells the story of a 16-year-old lesbian alien from the planet Zlagdor struggling to fit in at high school. Presented by The Sisters Koop as the first show in the 2017 Women’s Theatre Festival. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com
 

THEATER WORKSHOPS:

Summer Sisters hosts a month of free devised theater workshops for women/female-identified folks, leading up to their September show Bad Mothers & Neglectful Wives. Workshops are held Sundays from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. on July 2, 9, 23, 30 at Manbites Dog Theater, Durham. Auditions for the show will also be held at Manbites Dog on Sunday July 16 starting at 6:30. Space is limited; private message to RSVP to workshops or auditions, on Facebook at Summer Sisters Productions.
 

* – 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 a Croc!

May 10, 2016

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 16, 2016

 

OPENING:

* KidsWrite Performance Festival – A festival of six new plays written by local student playwrights in 6th-12th grade. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre; directed by Fred Corlett and Mary Guiteras. This weekend only: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Lyle the Crocodile – A bathtub-dwelling New York crocodile becomes an unlikely hero in Kevin Kling’s musical adaptation of the Bernard Waber children’s book. Presented by Applause! Cary Youth Theatre. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Cary Art Center.
townofcary.org

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. Continues through May 22. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

 
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. Continues through May 22. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.com
 

AUDITIONS:

Raleigh Little Theatre holds auditions for its August production of the musical Memphis Sunday and Monday at 7:00, 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 – Chakra

March 2, 2016

 
chakra

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 7, 2016

 
OPENING:

* Break a Leg! – A director auditions a group of hopeful actors in this readers theater production written and directed by Sonia Usatch-Kuhn. Presented by Holly Springs Reader’s Theater Troupe. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Halle Arts Center, Apex.
thehalle.org

* Chakra (The Wheel of Life) – A one-act play about the circle of revenge and forgiveness/healing. Stage adaptation of a story from the Indian epic The Mahabharata, based on a new translation by Dr. Vijaya Bapat, and adapted for the stage by Vidyadahr G. Pundalik. Presented with a shadow-play prologue, The Story of Draupadi developed in association with Paperhand Puppet Intervention. Directed by Lydia Sbityakov. Presented by Cary Playwrights Forum. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Cary Arts Center.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

* Hairspray – Good Morning, Carrboro! Company Carolina presents the John Waters-inspired 2002 musical. Directed by Pauline Lamb and Kyle Conroy. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Hundred Dresses – Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills 2009 musical adaptation of the children’s book by Eleanor Estes. A Youth Theater production by Forest Moon Theater. Directed by Marcy Keim. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 13. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – The third local production in the last two years of the 2005 musical comedy, this time presented by NRACT. Directed by Yvonne Anderson, music direction by Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 20. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

The Wolf – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Festivities Series presents the world premiere of a dance theater work based on three familiar fairy tales. Creators not listed. This week: Thursday and Friday 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 12:00/3:00/6:00. Continues through March 20. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

 
ONGOING:

brownsville song (b-side for tray) – In the aftermath of tragedy, a family struggles to find a reason for hope. Manbites Dog presents the 2014 drama by Kimber Lee. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 7:30. Continues through March 12. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Jacuzzi – Ward Theatre Company presents the 2014 darkly comic thriller by The Debate Society – Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 20. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham. wardtheatrecompany.com

The Lion King – Touring production of Julie Taymor’s 1997 stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney movie. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through March 20. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* Sweeney Todd – Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller about a barber (David Henderson) with a rapidly diminishing clientele and a baker with a rapidly increasing supply of free range meat pies. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 – A group of actors find themselves in over their heads as they work on a devised piece about German genocide in colonial Africa. Desdemona Chiang directs Jackie Sibblies Drury’s blistering 2012 satirical meta-drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 13. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

 
IMPROV:

The Transactors take a look at the Academy Awards (the ceremony is apparently going a little long) then get baked and go channel surfing. One night: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.org

 
SPECIAL AUDITIONS:

Most interesting audition announcement we’ve seen in a while: Raleigh Little Theatre and dog & pony dc will hold auditions/workshops for roles in Beertown Takes America, dog & pony’s touring production of their partially scripted, partially improvised civic ceremony/theatrical pageant. By reservation Monday or Tuesday March 14-15, 7:00 – 8:30, callbacks Wednesday March 16 at 8:00. 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 – Thirty Years a Slave

September 29, 2015

elizabeth hobbs keckley

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 – Water Fall

September 16, 2015

flood chair

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 21, 2015

 
OPENING:

* Almost Home – Ward Acting Studio presents a multi-media performance about victims and aid workers dealing with the aftermath of floods. Directed by Wendy Ward. This week only: Saturday 4:30, 7:30, 9:30; Sunday 4:30, 7:30. Five Oaks Office Park, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Durham.
crowdrise.com/AlmostHome2015

Deathtrap – Ira Levin’s frequently produced 1978 mystery play about a playwright writing a mystery about a playwright writing a mystery, presented by Forest Moon Theater. Directed by Lisa Binion. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 26. Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

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: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 4. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

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. Continues through October 4. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

 
ONGOING:

Dracula – Ira David Wood III adapts and directs the Bram Stoker story for Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 27. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Monty Python’s Spamalot – Raleigh Little Theate presents Eric Idle and John Du Prez’ 2005 musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Shipment -Young Jean Lee’s scathingly funny show about racial roles – both onstage and off, presented by new company Black Ops Theatre in partnership with Little Green Pig. Directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell and Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
blackopstheatre.com
 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

* PlaySlam! – Playwrights Roundtable presents its 13th annual play slam – 13 original short plays compete for audience votes. The most popular wins a prize for the playwright. One night only: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

 
IMPROV:
* Transactors Improv: For Families! – Ibid. One performance: Saturday 6:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
http://artscenterlive.org/events/transactors-improv-for-families-2/

 
AUDITIONS:

* Raleigh Little Theatre holds auditions for Storytellers to Go!, its touring teen performance troupe, Saturday 2:30-4:30 p.m. at RLT. 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 – Wonderful

August 25, 2015

WonderWoman

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 31, 2015

 

OUT OF TOWN:

* Everscape – Four players find the lines blurring between an online game and reality. A new work by Raleigh playwright Allan Maule, premiering in the New York International Fringe Festival. Directed by Ashley Gunsteens. This week: Wednesday and Friday 9:00, Saturday 6:15. Closes Saturday. Celebration of Whimsy, 21 Clinton St. between Houston and Stanton, New York.
fringenyc.com
 

OPENING:

Behind the Boots – Devised theater by eleven female artists on themes inspired by Wonder Woman. Presented by Summer Sisters and Common Ground Theatre. This weekend only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00.
cgtheatre.com

* Carousel: A Concert – Concert performance of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, featuring the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra. Presented by Theatre Raleigh/Hot Summer Nights. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Monty Python’s Spamalot – Raleigh Little Theate presents Eric Idle and John Du Prez’ 2005 musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 20. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam – Autobiographical solo show performed by Trieu Tran about a Vietnamese family escaping to America at the end of the Vietnam war. Written by Trieu Tran with Robert Egan. Presented by PRC2. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

Annapurna – A reclusive writer is visited by his ex-wife for the first time in 20 years. Sharr White’s 2011 drama is staged by Honest Pint Theatre Company and NRACT, and directed by Dana Marks. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 6. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

A Drop in the Bucket: The Big Dreams of Tiny Things – Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents their latest annual family-friendly outdoor giant puppet extravaganza. This week: Friday-Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00. Pre-show each night featuring local musicians). Continues through September 7, Forest Theater, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill; continues September 11-13, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.org
 

AUDITIONS:
Bartlett Theater holds auditions for its November production of The Glass Menagerie, Saturday August 29 noon-6pm, Durham Arts Council, Rand Boardroom. Equity/Non-Equity (Non-Equity by appointment only. More info/schedule audition: email JB@BartlettTheater.com.

Durham Regional Theatre holds auditions for its October production of The Giver. Saturday noon-2:00, Monday 6:00-8:00. E.K. Powe Elementary School, 913 9th Street, Durham. More information:durhamregionaltheatre.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.

 


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