Theater Week – Fog of War

September 12, 2017

 

Virtual avatar of “Michael” (Trevor Johnson) in Closer Than They Appear – Icarus Studios

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 18, 2017

 
OPENING:

The Cake – A baker finds it hard to reconcile her religious beliefs with a wedding cake order for two women about to be married. PlayMakers Rep begins their new season with a new comedy by Bekah Brunstetter. Directed by Jeffrey Meanza. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 1. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

California Suite – Forest Moon presents Neil Simon’s 1976 comedy anthology of four short plays, all set in the same room of a Los Angeles hotel. Directed by Lisa Binion. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 24. Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Closer Than They Appear – Incorporating virtual reality animated landscapes designed by Jared Mezzocchi, Christine Evans’ play tells the story of an Iraq War veteran undergoing PTSD therapy. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Piedmont Performance Factory, in partnership with The Process Series. This week: Thursday and Friday previews 8:00, Saturday 8:00 (opening night), Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 1. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
piedmontperformancefactory.org

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead – A group of teenagers must deal with drug use, sex, depression, suicide, abuse, and rabies, in Bert V. Royal’s unauthorized 2004 parody of Peanuts. Presented by NRACT. Directed by Pete Comperatore. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 1. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Escape to Freedom – Interactive experience about attempted escapes from antebellum slave life. Presented by MOJOAA. This week: Friday and Saturday 6:00, 7:30, 9:00. Continues through September 23. Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St, Raleigh.
mojoaa.org

* PlaySlam! 2017 – Twelve playwrights enter with two short plays each, at the end of the night one leaves with a cash prize, as determined by audience vote. One night: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

ONGOING:
 
* Bad Mothers & Neglectful Wives – A devised theater performance by local women artists, created and presented by Summer Sisters, inspired by the January 2017 Women’s March and other women-led political movements from the past and present. Directed by Rachel Klem and Carissa White. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Crowns – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Regina Taylor’s 2002 musical play, which tells the story of six African-American women through the hats they wear to church. Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. Directed by Terra Hodge. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

King Lear – An aging ruler makes a series of increasingly bad executive decisions, resulting in a hostile takeover. Honest Pint presents the Shakespeare tragedy in association with Sweet Tea Shakespeare. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Preshow 45 minutes before curtain. Continues through September 24. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

* Of Wings and Feet – Acclaimed local company Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns for its 18th annual giant puppet theater pageant, which explores “the magic and mystery of the living land, sea, and sky in an epic spectacle of struggle and resistance for our times.” Final performances this weekend: September 16-17 at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St in Greensboro.
paperhand.org

* Yes to Nothing – World premiere of a play by Mara Thomas about four punk rockers navigating the 1980s music scene, and their lives 20 years later. Presented by Little Green Pig. Directed by Caitlin Wells. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. The Pinhook in Durham.
littlegreenpig.com
 

IMPROV:

* Hush Hush – Mettlesome presents an evening of the worst kept secrets in Durham in which one special guest shares a secret they never thought they’d say out loud. This month’s special secret-sharing guest: Filmmaker and photographer D.L. Anderson. One night: Friday 10:00 (following Summer Sisters’ performance of Bad Mothers and Neglectful Wives). No advance tickets, door sales only. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.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 – The Edge of Night

March 5, 2014

nightvale

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 10, 2014

OPENING:
* Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead – Bert V. Royal’s unauthorized 2004 parody of the Peanuts characters as teenagers. Directed by Aaron Josephs. Presented by One Song Productions. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Let Them Be Heard – Powerful adaptation of stories from the WPA’s Slave Narrative Project. Edited and directed by G. Todd Buker. Presented by Bare Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 16. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Welcome to Night Vale – Eldritch goings on in a small desert town. The popular podcast brings its touring live show to an equally popular Durham watering hole. One night, two shows: Wednesday 7:30 and 10:00. Motorco Music Hall, Durham. (Both shows sold out, so if you have an extra, let me know…)
motorcomusic.com

The Wild Party – Two vaudevillians in the Roaring Twenties host a party and discover that hell is other people. Craig Johnson directs Andrew Lippa’s 2000 musical adaptation of the 1928 narrative poem by Joseph Moncure March. Music Director David Oberst. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 23. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

ONGOING:
Arcadia – Deep Dish Theater presents Tom Stoppard’s frequently revived 1993 comedy (seen last fall at Raleigh’s University Theatre). Directed by Paul Frellick. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 22. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

Love Alone – A medical procedure gone wrong has a big impact on two families. Vivienne Benesch directs the 2012 play by Deborah Salem Smith. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 16. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

IMPROV:
* Transactors Improv: For Families! – Family-friendly improv performance. One show: Saturday 6:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

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.
 
 


Theater Week – Aaugh!

August 16, 2011

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 22, 2011

For a look back at what shows area theaters performed this past season,
click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

OPENING:
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead – The kids from Peanuts make some bad choices as they grow up, in this unauthorized parody. Raleigh Ensemble Players’ hit show returns for a limited two-week run. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through August 27. (Note: limited seating, some shows already sold out.) REP, Raleigh.
realtheatre.org

Fatmouth Improv’s Dog Days of Summer Show – An evening of short and long-form improv. One night only: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
fatmouthimprov.com

Of Mice and Men – Stage adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel, presented by Theatre in the Park. Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 4. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Violet – 1997 stage musical adaptation of Doris Betts’ short story, “The Ugliest Pilgrim”, presented by Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 28. Kennedy Theatre, PEC, Raleigh.
hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org

ONGOING:
Ruthless! The Musical – An eight-year-old showbiz overachiever resorts to murder to win the starring role in her school musical. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 28. Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

The Serpent’s Egg – Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with its 12th annual outdoor giant puppet extravaganza. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (with a 6:20 preshow). Continues through September 5 at Forest Theater, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
paperhand.org

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


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