Theater Week – Buy It Call It

June 6, 2018

 

Monét Noelle Marshall. Photo: Derrick Beasley

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 11, 2018

OPENING:

Buy My Body and Call It a Ticket – Monét Noelle Marshall’s groundbreaking “Buy It Call It” trilogy continues with another must-see immersive participatory theater installation exploring issues of art, capitalism, race and self-worth. This week: Friday and Saturday at 7:00 and 8:30, Sunday at 3:00 and 4:30. Continues through June 16. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.
monetnoellemarshall.com

Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake) – A girl and her mother deal with loss, celebrity superheroes, and a talking apartment in Sheila Callaghan’s 2000 play. Directed by Kayla Kaufman. Presented by Women’s Theatre Festival as part of its 2018 “Women Are Heroes” season. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:30. Continues through June 24. Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com/crumble

Don’t Dress for Diner – Plans for a weekend of infidelity go off the rails in this English-language adaptation of Marc Camoletti’s 1987 sex farce Pyjamas Pour Six. Directed by Patrick Torres. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 24. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Just Another Lynching – Award-winning puppeteer Jeghetto presents a contemporary examination of a troubled chapter in America’s history, with a post-performance conversation on race relations in the local community. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Oliver! – Justice Theater Project presents the 1960 musical based on the Charles Dickens novel. Directed by Jerry Sipp, with music direction by Ronzel Bell. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through June 24. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

The 39 Steps – It’s the 1930s, and an ordinary Londoner gets mixed up with a spy plot, in a comic thriller featuring four actors playing over 20 roles. This 1995 stage adaptation relies mainly on the screenplay by Charles Bennett and Ian Hay for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film (loosely based on the 1915 John Buchan novel). Presented as part of TheatreFest, University Theatre’s summer festival of three light entertainments in rotating rep. Directed by Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 24. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu
 

ONGOING:

* Deathtrap – Ira Levin’s 1978 plot-twist-filled who/what/why-done-it about an established playwright, known for his hugely successful stage mysteries, who may be dangerously envious of a younger writer. Presented as part of TheatreFest, University Theatre’s summer festival of three light entertainments in rotating rep. Directed by John C. McIlwee. This week: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 7:30; Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Spring Awakening – Teenagers discover sexuality and things don’t go well in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, with music director Craig Johnson and choreographer Aya Wallace. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 17. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Wakey, Wakey – “We’re here to say goodbye.” Manbites Dog concludes its final season with Will Eno’s 2017 comic meditation on the sorrow and joy accumulated on life’s journey. Expect laughter. Expect tears. Expect celebration. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. 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 – A Man, A Plan, A Canal

October 9, 2012

Rough Rider (1909) – Tade Styka

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 15, 2012

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.

OPENING:
Arsenic and Old Lace – Don’t go down in the cellar! Another theatrical warhorse arrives on stage this week, this time in the form of Joseph Kesselring’s 1941 comedy about maniacal serial killers. Towne Players of Garner and director Beth Honeycutt do the honors. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through October 20. Garner Performing Arts Center.
garnerperformingartscenter

* The Flip Side: What’s a Good Man to Do? – “What is a good man to do when his wife comes in at all hours of the night and offers no excuses, doesn’t spend any real time with the kids and blames you for everything that goes wrong?” These questions and more will be asked, and presumably answered, in a play by Tracey J, directed by Tai Harmony and presented by Sistahs with Amazing Gifts Entertainment. This week only: Saturday 3:00 and 7:00. Durham Arts Council.
swagentertain.com

* Halloweeneen Eve – Transactors for Families presents a suitable-for-kids spooky improv show. One night only: Friday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Legally Blonde the Musical – The 2007 show – based on Reese Witherspoon’s 2001 movie about gender equality and female empowerment – comes to Raleigh in a stealth touring production hosted by NC Theatre. Directed by Denis Jones. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

* Liza and the Riddling Cave – A misunderstood girl goes on a magical adventure to save her father in Applause! Cary Youth Theatre’s production of a play by John Uruquart. No director listed. This week only: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

* The Mexican, as Told by Us Mexicans – The Process Series presents a staged reading of Ricardo A. Bracho and Virginia Grise’s adaptation of Jack London’s 1911 short story about a prizefighter. Directed by Joseph Megel. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Historic Playmakers Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

The 39 Steps – Patrick Barlow’s clever 2007 stage adaptation of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock thriller gives quite a workout to four actors playing dozens of characters. It’s the first of two local productions this month – Temple Theatre’s version opens next week. Though publicized as an adaptation of the original John Buchan novel, the script relies mostly on Charles Bennett and Ian Hay’s screenplay for the Hitchcock film. Haskell Fitz-Simons directs for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 28. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

ONGOING:
* The Color Purple – The NCCU Department of Theatre presents the 2004 musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Directed by Asabi. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.
sites.google.com/site/thecolorpurple2012atnccu/

* Souvenir – Stephen Temperley’s 2004 play with music (last seen locally in Ghost & Spice’s 2010 production) tells the story of legendarily inadequate coloratura Florence Foster Jenkins. Presented by Theatre Raleigh/Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy. Directed by Richard Roland. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theater, PEC, Raleigh.
hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org

* Harold and Maude – Dark comedy about a suicide-obsessed young man who falls in love with a (much) older woman. Rachel Klem directs Colin Higgins’ 1980 stage adaptation, based on his screenplay for the 1971 cult film. Presented by Ghost & Spice Productions. This Week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* = Final 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.


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