Title Card from Love (1926), with Greta Garbo and John Gilbert.
A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 15, 2019
Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery – A hound from hell threatens the heirs of a wealthy family. Ken Ludwig’s 2015 take on the Arthur Conan Doyle character leans into the humor, with five actors portraying over 40 characters. Directed by Jeremy Skidmore. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. (Note: AWC.) This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 28. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
Godspell – Stephen Schwartz’s 1970 Jesus musical, as revised in 1972. Presented by Theatre in the Park. Directed by Jesse R. Gephart. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 28. TIP, Raleigh.
The Great Celestial Cow – When her family leaves India and moves to the West, a young woman finds it is not what she expected. Sonia Desai directs Sue Townsend’s 1984 play for Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 28. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.
* Hair – Peace Theatre presents the 52-year-old baby boomer musical. Directed and choreographed by Amy White, musical direction by Matt Hodge. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Leggett Theater, William Peace University, Raleigh.
In the Heights – Duke’s student-run company Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ groundbreaking 1999 musical about a tight-knit community in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood. Directed by Maria Zurita Ontiveros, with musical direction by J.J. Moncus. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 20. von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
* The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical – Touring musical adaptation of the young adult fantasy series. This week only: Tuesday 7:30, Wednesday 1:00 and 7:30. DPAC, Durham.
* Bad Roads – Duke Theater Studies presents Ukranian playwright Natal’ya Vorozhbit’s 2017 documentary drama about the current conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists, and the collateral damage it inflicts on women. Directed by Jody McAuliffe. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
* Emilie La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight – The French natural philosopher, mathematician, physicist, and author explains herself in Lauren Gunderson’s funny and fascinating 2010 bio-play. Presented by Sonorous Road Repertory, directed by Egla Hassan. (Note: AWC.) This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
How I Learned To Drive – A woman recalls her relationship as a child and a young woman with her sexually abusive uncle. Lee Sunday Evans directs Paula Vogel’s 1997 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 21. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* Real Women Have Curves – Justice Theater Project presents a staged reading of Josefina Lopez’s 1990 play about five Mexican-American women working in a small east Los Angeles sewing factory. Directed by Gustavo Schmidt. This week: Sunday 6:30. Closes Sunday. Herb Brown Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave, Cary.
* The Royal Family – A feuding and fussing theatrical family (based on the Barrymores) have farcical misadventures in George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber’s 92-year-old comedy. Directed by John McIlwee and Rachel Klem. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
* 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 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.