A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 16, 2017
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. Continues through October 29. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
Grace for President – Grace, surprised to find there has never been a female U.S. President, decides to run for president of her third-grade class. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Family Series presents Joan Cushing’s adaptation of Kelly S. DiPucchio’s children’s book. Directed by Judy M. Dove. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Check website for schedule of special events before and after performances. Continues through October 22. NC Museum of History, 5 East Edenton St, Raleigh.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Sonorous Road presents the 1968 Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Directed by Michelle Murray Wells; musical director Shelley Snapp. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 22. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
* Native – In 1941, UNC professor and playwright Paul Green and African American novelist Richard Wright, collaborating on a Broadway-bound stage adaptation of Wright’s Native Son, find themselves at an impasse over how to tell the story. EbzB Productions presents Ian Finley’s play. One performance: Friday 7:30. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St Mary’s Rd, Hillsborough.
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. Continues through October 29. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
* Thespis, or The Gods Grown Old/Trial by Jury – Gilbert and Sullivan’s rarely seen first collaboration was an 1871 Christmas entertainment about actors ineptly taking the place of the Gods of Mt. Olympus; most of Sullivan’s score has since been lost. The Durham Savoyards have commissioned a new score from Alan Riley Jones to supplement what remains of the original music. Presented on a double bill with G&S’s second collaboration in 1875, Trial by Jury. Directed by Derrick Ivey. Musical directors: Alan Riley Jones and Jackson Cooper. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. East Chapel Hill High School, 500 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill.
* The Trigger – Women’s Theatre Festival’s script reading club presents a reading of Carmen Aguirre’s play, a personal story about the aftermath of a sexual assault. One night: Monday 6:00. Imurj, 300 S. McDowell St., Raleigh.
* The Fox on the Fairway – Ken Ludwig’s 2010 farce, set in a private country club, returns for another run in the triangle, this time produced by the Halle Cultural Arts Center. No director listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Halle Arts Center, Apex.
Romeo and Juliet – Two crazy kids on that bumpy road to love. Bare Theatre presents the Shakespeare tragedy outdoors in a series of matinee-only performances. Directed by Lucinda Danner Gainey. This week: Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 22. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* 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.
* – 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.