Theater Week – Wolf Hunt

April 9, 2019

 

Title Card from Love (1926), with Greta Garbo and John Gilbert.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 15, 2019

 
OPENING:

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.
raleighlittletheatre.org

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.
theatreinthepark.com

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.
burningcoal.org

* 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.
wputheatre.ticketleap.com

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.
hoofnhorn.org

* 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.
dpacnc.com
 

ONGOING:

* 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.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

* 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.
sonorousroadrep.org

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.
playmakersrep.org

* 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.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* 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.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu
 

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 – Side Eye

March 26, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 1, 2019

 
OPENING:

* Church Folk 2: Back in Business – A church holds its 100th homecoming celebration, and dramedy ensues. Presented by Dream Cast Productions, no director listed. This week only: Saturday 3:00 and 7:00. Performing Arts Center, 742 West Garner Road, Garner.
eventbrite.com

Deathtrap – Stageworks Theatre presents Ira Levin’s 1978 stage mystery. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 West Ballentine Street, Holly Springs. Continues next week at the Fuquay Varina Arts Center.
hollyspringsnc.us/1407/Stageworks-Theatre

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. Continues through April 14. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroadrep.org

* The Mikado – The Durham Savoyards set Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera in an avant-garde fashion show. Directed and choreographed by Derrick Ivey; musical direction Jackson Cooper. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Carolina Theatre, Durham.
durhamsavoyards.org
 

ONGOING:

* Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds – A Jamaican boy discovers the wonders of the outside world. Adapted by Michael J. Bobbitt from Cedella Marley’s story, featuring songs by Bob Marley. Directed by Deb Royals-Mizerk; presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Family Series. This week: Saturday 1:00 (sensory-friendly performance), plus added performances Saturday 5:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Bonnie and Clyde – Two sociopaths go on a robbery and murder spree during the Depression-era in this 2009 musical. Directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke. Music director Joanna Li. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

In a Word – When their child goes missing, a young couple find themselves in an absurdist nightmare. Jules Odendahl-James directs Lauren Yee’s 2015 dark comedy for Bulldog Ensemble Theater. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 7. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.
bulldogdurham.org

Where Words Once Were – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents Finegan Kruckemeyer’s 2015 fable about a dystopia where words are rationed. Directed by Noah Putterman. Recommended for ages 9 and up. This week: Friday 10:00 and 7:00, Saturday 11:00 and 2:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 7. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.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 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.


Theater Week – Sam Wise

March 12, 2019

 

Mark Twain, 1871.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 18, 2019

 
OPENING:

Bonnie and Clyde – Two sociopaths go on a robbery and murder spree during the Depression-era in this 2009 musical. Directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke. Music director Joanna Li. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 31. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Dear Evan Hansen – Touring production of the 2015 musical about a high school boy caught up in a lie. 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

The Devil and Mark Twain – Twain battles writer’s block and his own personal demons as he attempts to complete Huckleberry Finn, in the premiere of a one-man show written and performed by Paul Newell. Presented by The ArtsCenter and Full Nelson Playwrights Theater. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 24. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Jake & Rachel Go to Prom – A high school student experiences tensions with his older brother in a musical by Jeremy and Erin Phillips, based on Genesis 25-33. (Note: AWC.) Directed by Amy Davis, musical director Jeremy Phillips. Presented by Solace Theater. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00. Garner Performing Arts Center, 742 W. Garner Road.
solacetheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds – A Jamaican boy discovers the wonders of the outside world. Adapted by Michael J. Bobbitt from Cedella Marley’s story, featuring songs by Bob Marley. Directed by Deb Royals-Mizerk; presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Family Series. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through March 24, plus a sensory-friendly performance on Saturday March 31. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Constellations – Two people experience their relationship through a prism of parallel timelines in Nick Payne’s 2012 drama. Directed by Chris Woodworth. Presented by Bartlett Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 24. Stadium 10 Theater, Northgate Mall, Durham.
bartletttheater.com

* Life of Galileo – In Bertolt Brecht’s historical drama, first performed in 1943, the 17th century scientist makes revolutionary astronomical discoveries that conflict with Roman Catholic doctrine, and the Church is not amused. Vivienne Benesch directs a reimagined adaptation by Joseph Discher. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

LITE 2019 Presents a Festival of One-Act Plays – Eight short plays by seven playwrights. Co-sponsored by Cary Playwrights Forum under its Independent Producers Series. This week: Saturday 7:00 – Heritage Pines in Cary (residents only), Sunday 3:00 – Carolina Preserve Bradford Hall (residents only). Continues through March 23 at various locations.
caryplaywrightsforum.org 

* Timon of Athens – Bare Theatre presents a genderqueer, 1980s-set interpretation of Shakespeare’s late-career play (possibly co-authored by Thomas Middleton), about a rich man too generous for his own good. Staged in two venues: The Wicked Witch nightclub (admission 18+ only) in an “uncut’ version, and at St. John’s MCC in “a slightly tamer version”. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00 at The Wicked Witch, 416 W. South Street Raleigh. Saturday 7:00 at St. John’s MCC, 622 Maywood Avenue, Raleigh. Closes Saturday.
baretheatre.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.


Theater Week – Into the Great Wide Open

September 20, 2018

 

Thomas Moran, Chasm of the Colorado, 1873-1874.
Department of the Interior Museum, Washington, D.C.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 24, 2018

 

OPENING:

* Astral Cosmica: The Journey of Ophiochus – Community-based “fire theater” group Addled Muse presents the story of Ophiocus the Serpent Bearer, an earth dweller who aspires to live on the celestial plane and become one of the constellations. When his efforts are rejected, he doesn’t take it well, and chaos ensues. Expect “celestial cyberpunk themed narrative, an original synthrock musical score, acrobatics, fire and aerial acts, contortion, puppetry, and other surprises” from this Durham and Atlanta based company. One show only: Saturday 8:30, Durham Central Park.
addledmuse.com

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark – Lynn Nottage’s 2011 comedy satirizes Hollywood’s history of racial stereotypes through the eyes of an African American actress. Directed by Tina Morris-Anderson. Presented by NRACT. (Delayed opening.) This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 30. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Crimes of the Heart – Forest Moon Theatre presents Beth Henley’s 1979 comic drama about three dysfunctional sisters reuniting at the family home in Mississippi. Directed by Randy Jordan. (Delayed opening.) This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks Street, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheatre.org

Men On Boats – In 1869, ten daring men led by adventurer John Wesley Powell embark on a possibly suicidal expedition down the Colorado River to explore the unknown depths of the Grand Canyon. Jaclyn Backhaus’ 2015 comic drama retells that story of performative masculinity from a new perspective as noted in the playwright’s casting instructions: “The characters in Men On Boats were historically cisgender white males. The cast should be made up entirely of people who are not.” DIrected by Rachel Klem. Presented by University Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 30. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood – Ken Ludwig’s comic take on the legendary outlaw is directed by Jessie Austrian and features original music by Jack Herrick of the Red Clay Ramblers. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. (Delayed opening.) This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through September 30. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

* Are You Lonesome Tonight? – The world’s number one Elvis fan takes you on a final tour of his home/museum/shrine to the King. Solo show written and performed by Shelby Hahn. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski, presented by Little Green Pig. (Performances are standing room only and last about an hour, wear comfy shoes. Tickets are free but must be reserved.) This week: Thursday 8:00, Slim’s Downtown, 227 Wilmington St, Raleigh. Friday 8:00, Nightlite Bar, 405 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill. Saturday 8:00, Parts & Labor at Motorco, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. Closes Saturday.
littlegreenpig.com

* In the Heart of the Fire – In their 19th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents tales of fire, of giants and trolls, of trickster creators, and how we came to be human. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00. Closes Sunday. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
paperhand.org

* Once – Theatre Raleigh presents the 2011 musical based on the 2007 film about two Dublin musicians who meet by chance. Director not listed. (Note: AWC.) This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.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
 

READINGS:

* Risk – Honest Pint presents a free reading of Ralph Hardy’s play about the murder of three Muslim-Americans. One night: Friday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Tracy Letts Staged Reading Series – Sonorous Road presents staged readings of three Tracy Letts plays over consecutive weekends. First up: the 2008 family drama August: Osage County. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Series continues through October 7. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.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 – Tempest Tossed

September 12, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 17, 2018

WEATHER: Expect cancellations of most if not all performances scheduled this weekend. Check company website links for updates.
 

OPENING:

Crimes of the Heart – Opening delayed. All performances this week are cancelled.
forestmoontheatre.org

Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood – Opening delayed. All performances through Sunday September 16 are cancelled due to hurricane.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

Are You Lonesome Tonight? – The world’s number one Elvis fan takes you on a final tour of his home/museum/shrine to the King. Solo show written and performed by Shelby Hahn. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski, presented by Little Green Pig. (Performances are standing room only and last about an hour, wear comfy shoes. Tickets are free but must be reserved.) This week: Thursday and Friday shows cancelled due to weather. Saturday show is currently planned to go on as scheduled (but recheck with them at the end of this week): Saturday 8:00, Culture Mill Lab, 1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw. Continues through September 26 at various locations.
littlegreenpig.com

In the Heart of the Fire – In their 19th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents tales of fire, of giants and trolls, of trickster creators, and how we came to be human. This weekend’s shows at the NC Museum of Art have been cancelled due to hurricane. Continues September 14-23 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
paperhand.org

Once – Theatre Raleigh presents the 2011 musical based on the 2007 film about two Dublin musicians who meet by chance. Director not listed. Note: AWC. This week: Current plans are to perform this week’s Wednesday night show as scheduled. All other performances this weekend have been rescheduled to next weekend. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Open Doors – Sonorous Road presents its third annual festival of short plays, featuring 10 works by North Carolina playwrights. This week: As of Wednesday afternoon, tickets were still on sale for this weekend’s shows; check their website later in the week for weather updates on these performances: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 26. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.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.


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