Theater Week – Near Side of the Moon

October 10, 2017

 

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 16, 2017

 

OPENING:

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.
burningcoal.org

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.
raleighlittletheatre.org

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.
sonorousroad.com

* 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.
stmatthewshillsborough.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. Continues through October 29. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* 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.
durhamsavoyards.org

* 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.
womenstheatrefestival.org
 

ONGOING:

* 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.
thehalle.org

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.
baretheatre.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.

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Theater Week – No Exit

April 4, 2017

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 10, 2017

 

OPENING:

* In the Heights – UNC Pauper Players presents the 1999 musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes which celebrates the people of Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. This week: Friday-Monday 8:00. Closes Monday. Wynn Theater, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris – Duke Theater Studies presents Eric Blau and Mort Shuman’s 1968 musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 16. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

My Fair Lady – Lerner and Lowe’s classic 1956 musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, in which a professor mansplains the importance of proper English to a working class woman. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli, music director Mark Hartman. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 29. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

On Golden Pond – Theatre in the Park presents Ernest Thompson’s 1979 play about an elderly couple spending the summer at their lake house, and their sometimes turbulent relationship with their daughter. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 23. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Orange Light – A new documentary play by Howard L. Craft tells the story of the disastrous 1991 fire at the Imperial Foods processing plant in Hamlet North Carolina which took 25 lives. Directed by Kathryn Hunter Williams. Presented by Kenan Theatre Company in conjunction with The Process Series. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 8:00, Monday 5:30. Closes Monday. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
celebratehumanities.unc.edu

Romeo and Juliet – the remix – NC Central’s Department of Theatre presents the Shakespeare tragedy. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Saturday 3:00. Continues through April 16. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Communications Bldg., NCCU Campus, Durham.
Ticket info: 919-530-6242

The Royale – Burning Coal presents Marco Ramirez’ 2013 play about the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion (loosely based on Jack Johnson). Directed by Avis Hatcher-Puzzo. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 23. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Something Rotten! – Two theater artist brothers in 16th century England invent the musical comedy. Touring production of John O’Farrell, Karey Kirkpatrick, and Wayne Kirkpatrick’s 2015 meta-musical comedy. 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
 

ONGOING:

* The Aeneid: A Play With Songs – Virgil’s epic poem is transformed into a story of modern-day refugees with songs by Duncan Sheik. Written by Oliver Kermeid and adapted to music theater by Sheik and director Kay Matschullat, the workshop production is a co-production of Duke Theater Studies and student group Hoof ‘n’ Horn. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
hoofnhorn.org

* The Mousetrap – A group of strangers snowbound in a country house realize there is a murderer in their midst! Egad! Cary Players presents Agatha Christie’s unkillable 1952 stage mystery. Directed by Tim Wiest. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

* The Real (House)Wives of Windsor – Spoof of the Shakespeare comedy retold as a reality t.v. show. Adapted and directed by Rachel Klem. Presented by University Theatre. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Revival – A cultural and musical collage set in 1950s Appalachia, presented by Ward Theatre Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 7. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* Seven: A Documentary Play – Seven playwrights tell the stories of seven courageous women around the world. Directed by Sean Wellington. Presented by Sotto Voce, a new Triangle theater company. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30. Closes Thursday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sottovocetheatre.com
 
 

* – 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.

 


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