Theater Week – Golden Years

October 9, 2018


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 15, 2018



A Doll’s House, Remodelled – Jameeka Holloway-Burrell directs a modern-day reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 drama about a woman taking back agency for her life. Written by Holloway-Burrell and Aurelia Belfield. Presented by The Justice Theater Project. See preview article here. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through October 28. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.

* Flip the Script – Black Poetry Theatre presents an early workshop preview of its play in process. One night only: Thursday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Skeleton Crew – A group of auto workers face the prospect of plant closure and unemployment at the beginning of The Great Recession in Dominique Morisseau’s 2016 drama, part of her 3-play cycle set in Detroit. Valerie Curtis Newton directs for PlayMakers Rep. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 28. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Stuff Happens – David Hare’s 2004 history play explores the leadup to the Iraq war through the words of its architects. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. Directed by Lillian White. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 28. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.


* Curve of Departure – The night before a funeral, family members gather in a small hotel room to deal with the past and their uncertain futures. Bulldog Ensemble Theater, Durham’s newest company debuts with Rachel Bonds’ dark 2016 comedy. Directed by Thaddaeus Edwards. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Durham Fruit & Produce Company, 305 S Dillard St, Durham.

It Is Done – Three strangers riding out a storm at a bar in the middle of nowhere discover things may not be what they seem. Ira David Wood III directs Alex Goldberg’s eerie 2011 thriller. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 21. TIP, Raleigh.

* The RevolutionistsLiberté, égalité, sororité! In 18th-century Paris during the Reign of Terror, feminist playwright Olympe de Gouges is visited by assassin Charlotte Corday, French queen Marie Antoinette, and anti-slavery Haitian radical Marianne Angelle who all want their say in the writer’s play-in-progress. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s 2017 historical comedy. Directed by Amy White. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Godwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

* – 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 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.


Weekend Theater – Wanna be on top?

April 6, 2010

A sampling of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of April 7 – April 11, 2010, and beyond

Cinderella – NC Theatre presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1957 written-for-television musical fairy tale. This weekend: Friday 7:00, Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00, Tuesday April 13 8:00. Continues through April 18. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.

Confessions of a Lounge Singer – Dasan Ahanu’s solo show about fictional sixties lounge singer Earl “Treetops” Johnson. Presented by Black Poetry Theatre. One performance: Sunday 7:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Doubt: A Parable – Uncertainty principal: A Catholic School in 1964 is the setting for a battle of wills between the parish priest and Sister Aloysius, the school’s principal. Theatre in the Park presents the 2004 John Patrick Shanley drama. This weekend: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 18. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.

Hidden Voices: Home Is Not One Story – Explores the challenges of homelessness through performances, exhibits, animation, writings, and audio. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

How I Learned To Drive – Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents Paula Vogel’s 1998 play about a woman remembering a childhood relationship with her uncle. Opens Tuesday April 13 8:00. Continues through April 18. Studio Theatre, Meredith College, Raleigh.

The Miser – Joseph Megel directs a new adaptation of the Molière comedy for Duke Theater Studies. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 18. Sheafer Theater in the Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.

Our Town – Thornton Wilder’s deceptively simple drama depicts the citizens of a small New England town in the early part of last century. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This weekend: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 25. Raleigh Little Theatre.

Playwrights Roundtable: Script City – Staged reading of short plays from the Playwrights Lab. One performance: Sunday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

Rent – Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents Jonathan Larson’s 1996 musical. This weekend: Thursday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 7:00 and 11:59. Continues April 15-18 and May 14-15. Reynolds Theater in the Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.

Theater 2010: New Plays Festival – Student-written and directed plays. Monday April 12 and 19, 7:00. Free admission. Brody Theater, Duke East Campus, Durham.

Transisters Present Gender Bender – Probably not what you’re thinking. Female members of Transactors in an evening of improvised theater. One performance: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

America’s Next Top Model – Open call for women 18 – 27, to be contestants on the television reality show. Requirements and application here. Thursday 5:00-9:00. NC Museum of Natural Science, Raleigh. (Note: If you try out, please contact The Upstager about your experience. Especially if you sneak some video while you’re there.)

The Light in the Piazza – Raleigh Little Theatre is holding auditions for its June musical production. More audition information here. Monday-Tuesday 7:30. Callbacks Saturday April 17 11:00. Raleigh Little Theatre.

For a more complete listing of area theater,
we recommend the arts calendar at

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