Theater Week – Into the Blue Again

June 4, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 10, 2019

 

OPENING:

Caroline, or Change – Justice Theater presents the 2003 musical by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori about the friendship between a Jewish boy and an African American maid in 1963 Louisiana. Directed by Terra Hodge. Music Direction by Jackson Cooper. Choreography by Tristan Andre Parks. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through June 23. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Cats – Touring production of the 1981 musical. 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

Gay Card – A young gay man just starting college hopes for a change for the better in his social life. NRACT presents the 2016 musical by Ryan Korell and Jonathan Keebler. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, Music Director: Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Junk – Theatre Raleigh presents Ayad Akhtar’s 2016 drama about a corporate takeover in the 1980s. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 16. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Harold and Maude – Stageworks Theatre presents the 1980 stage adaptation of the darkly comic 1971 movie. Directed by Kelly Stansell. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. Cultural Center, 128 S Main Street, Holly Springs. (Continues next week at the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center.)
hollyspringsnc.us

Of Good Stock – When their novelist father dies, three sisters meet for a weekend of issues at his Cape Cod house. Theatre in the Park presents Melissa Ross’ 2015 play. Directed by Lynda Clark. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com
 

ONGOING:

Go Back for Murder – University Theatre presents TheatreFest 2019, featuring two summer entertainments. First up, an Agatha Christie mystery in which a woman tries to posthumously exonerate her mother for her father’s murder. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 16. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Pippin – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 1972 Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson musical about a young prince who joins a traveling theater troupe. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 16. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* White – Issues of race, gender, identity, and art collide in James IJames’ 2017 satirical comedy. Directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. Presented by Bulldog Ensemble Theatre. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.
bulldogdurham.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 – Love, Fracturedly

February 14, 2017

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JoRose and Tamara Kissane in Bright Half Life – Photo: Alex Maness

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 20, 2017

 

OPENING:

Bright Half Life – Erica and Vicky meet. Buy a mattress. Marry. Raise kids. Divorce. Meet again. And jump out of an airplane, not necessarily in that order. Tanya Barfield’s 2015 play uses a fractured timeline and instantaneous transitions to take a whirlwind journey through an on-again off-again romance that spans five decades. Jules Odendahl-James directs for Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through March 4. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Commedia Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – In Nicole B. Adkins’s adaptation, a group of traveling commedia dell’arte players decide to perform the classic fairy tale. Presented by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. One show: Saturday 8:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged/Revised) – Cary Players present Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield’s 1987 comic mashup of the Bard’s works. Directed by Nancy Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 26. The Cary Theater, Cary.
thecarytheater.com

Noises Off – William Peace Theatre presents Michael Frayn’s 1982 sendup of British sex farces. Directed by Wade Newhouse. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through February 26. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
eventbrite.com

* Saturday Night Fever – Touring production of the 1998 musical version of the 1977 movie, hosted by Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Secret Garden – University Theatre presents Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman’s 1991 musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel. Directed by John McIlwee. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* The Who and the What – A Pakistani-American writer comes into conflict with her family over their conservative views. Staged reading of the play by Ayad Akhtar, presented by Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies and PlayMakers Repertory Company. One night: Thursday 7:30. Historic PlayMakers Building, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
mideast.unc.edu
 

ONGOING:

Agnes of God – Forest Moon presents John Pielmeier’s 1979 theological mystery, directed by Bob Baird. This week: Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest. (Transfers to Sonorous Road Theatre in Raleigh February 23-26.)
forestmoontheater.org

* Brigid, the Legend Begins -Encore production of Durham Regional Theatre’s 2014 production, a musical adaptation of an Irish folk tale, written and directed by Jennifer Justice. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturdary. E.K. Powe School Auditorium, Ninth Street, Durham. durhamregionaltheatre.com

* The God Game – A Republican U.S. Senator has a crisis of conscience (I know, but just go with it) when asked to compromise his beliefs in exchange for power. June Guralnick directs Suzanne Bradbeer’s 2014 drama for Sonorous Road Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

N – In 1920, Eugene O’Neill’s drama The Emperor Jones brought instaneous fame to the playwright and the leading man, African American actor Charles S. Gilpin. O’Neill went on to become a major figure in 20th century theater, while Gilpin faded into obscurity. Theatre in the Park presents the world premiere of Adrienne Earle Pender’s history-based play exploring their relationship. Directed by Hope Alexander. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The Night Alive – Honest Pint and NRACT present Conor McPherson’s 2013 drama about people in the margins who find an unlikely chance at redemption. Directed by Susannah Hough. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 25. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

One Man, Two Guvnors – Trying to make ends meet and desperate to fill his stomach, a servant secretly takes a job with two different employers. Richard Bean’s 2011 adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s 1746 commedia Servant of Two Masters includes songs by Grant Olding, and transposes the commedia action to 1963 England, with the comic complications even more complex, and the servant just as hungry. Anybody have a sandwich? Raleigh Little Theatre’s production is directed by Rod Rich. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Zucotti Park – Justice Theater Project presents Catherine Hurd and Vatrena King’s 2015 musical about the Occupy Movement. Directed by Jesse Pressler and Aya Wallace, Choreography by Aya Wallace, Music Direction by Ron Cornelous, Stage Direction by Kiara Dimitriadis. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh.
justicetheaterproject.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.


Theater Week – Water Fall

September 16, 2015

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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.

 


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