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 – 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.


Theater Week – Summertime

June 21, 2011

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 27, 2011

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:
Cary Playwrights’ Forum – Original short plays by area playwrights. This week only: Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00. Free. Bond Park Community Center, Cary.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead – The Peanuts gang is all grown up (except for Snoopy who died of rabies) in Bert V. Royal’s 2004 parody, presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through July 9. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
realtheatre.org

ONGOING:
Buddy Cop 2 – Nothing is what it seems. Or is it? Cops in a small town police station prepare for an unusual Christmas celebration, in Manbites’s production of The Debate Society’s shaggy dog comedy. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Home – Samm-Art Williams’ everyman hero attempts to go home again in this 1979 comic drama. Presented by The Justice Theater Project. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi Campus, Leesville Road, Raleigh
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Noises Off – Michael Frayn’s 1982 meta-theatrical farce about, among other things, sardines. This week: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The 39 Steps – The wrong man is suspected of murder and must flee north by northwest to Scotland to prove his innocence, in this frenzied 2005 stage adaptation of the 1935 Hitchcock movie, with four actors playing all the parts. Thriller + Time = Farce. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre at PEC, Raleigh.
hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org

WMKS, Where Music Kills Sorrow – Comedy set in the studio of a 1935 live radio show, which features old-time music, gospel, and blues, presented in rotating repertory as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFest 2011. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre/theatrefest

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


Theater Week – Lost in the Stars

March 28, 2011


Woyzeck on the Highveld – Handspring Puppet Company

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 4, 2011

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:
All Shook Up – An Elvis jukebox musical, loosely based on Twelfth Night, presented by UNC’s student-run Pauper Players. Friday-Tuesday 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 8:00. Closes Tuesday April 5. Historic Playmakers Theater, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
pauperplayers.blogspot.com

Devon Does Denmark – When a ragtag troupe of Elizabethan-era players gets booked for a command performance at the royal court of Elsinore, wackiness ensues. World premiere of a play by Ira David Wood III. Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 17. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Walking Again – A sudden diagnosis of multiple sclerosis causes a business woman to struggle with her faith. A new play by Veronique MacRae presented by Act Trinity. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Woyzeck on the Highveld – Georg Büchner’s crime-of-passion tale, adapted by South Africa’s renowned Handspring Puppet Company. Presented by Carolina Performing Arts’ International Theater Festival. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Clark Gesner’s musical version of the long-running comic strip, presented by Holly Springs Theatre Company. This weekend only: Thursday-Saturday 7:00. Holly Springs High School Auditorium, Holly Springs.
hshstheatrecompany.org

ONGOING:
Macbeth – Temple Theatre’s Winter Youth Conservatory presents the Scottish tragedy. Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Picasso at the Lapin Agile – Einstein and Picasso mix it up at a bar in Steve Martin’s 1993 comedy. Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

To Buy the Sun – A play about Durham’s ground-breaking human rights pioneer, Pauli Murray. Thursday 7:00. 209 East Duke Building, Duke East Campus, Durham. Free admission.
paulimurrayproject.org

AUDITIONS:
Cary Players – Auditions for May production of Puss in Boots. Monday March 28 at 7:00, Tuesday March 29 at 8:00. Herb Young Community Center, Cary.
More information

Applause! Cary Youth Theater – Auditions for The Somewhat True Tales of Robin Hood – Monday and Wednesday March 28 and 30, 5:00-9:00. Page-Walker Arts Center, Cary.
More information

NC Theatre – Auditions for Hairspray. Sunday April 3, 3:00. NC Theatre Studios, 3043 Barrow Drive, Raleigh.
More information

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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