Theater Week – Groovy

November 27, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 3, 2018

OPENING:

The Best Time of Year – Mom’s away and the kids have to take charge of the Christmas Eve party. Moonlight Stage Company presents an original family-friendly holiday musical. Directed by Estes Tarver Book. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 9. 1304 Paddock Dr, Raleigh.
moonlightstageco.com

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre presents its popular annual holiday musical adaptation of the fairy tale. Directed by Mike McGee. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 16. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol – Cary Players presents a meta retro version of the Dickens classic that morphs into a noir detective story. Randy Jordan directs the 2007 musical by Walton Jones, David Wohl, and Faye Greenberg. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Closes Monday. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary.
cary players.org

The Weir – Burning Coal Theatre revives its 2000 production of Conor McPherson’s 1997 Irish ghost story. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 16. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
 

ONGOING:

* Hamilton – Who lives, who dies, who tells your story? Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking 2015 musical biography of the ten-dollar Founding Father finally comes to the colonies in a touring production. Directed by Thomas Kail. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – An annual presentation, this stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ is based on the venerable 1964 Rankin/Bass animated TV Xmas special (which vastly expanded the mythology of Johnny Marks’ 1949 hit song for Gene Autry — itself based on a 1939 Christmas promotional coloring book created by Robert L. May for Montgomery Ward in Chicago). Get your tickets early — this one sells faster than the bargain table at Misfit Toys “R” Us. This week: Friday 6:30, Saturday 11:00 and 2:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

She Loves Me – In 1930s Budapest, two shop clerks share an intense dislike for each other, unaware that they are also romantic pen pals. PlayMakers Rep presents Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick’s 1963 musical adaptation of Hungarian playwright Miklós László’s 1937 comedy Parfumerie. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson. Music Director Mark Hartman. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 9. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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 – Know My Name Until It Fade Away

February 7, 2017

gilpinempjonesCharles Gilpin in O’Neill’s The Emperor JonesNYPL Digital Collections

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 13, 2017

 

OPENING:

Agnes of God – Forest Moon presents John Pielmeier’s 1979 theological mystery, directed by Bob Baird. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
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. Continues through February 18. E.K. Powe School Auditorium, Ninth Street, Durham. durhamregionaltheatre.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: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The Night Alive – NRACT presents 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: Friday and 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
 

ONGOING:

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: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through February 19. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

* Intimate Apparel – PlayMakers Rep presents Lynn Nottage’s award-winning 2003 drama about an African-American seamstress who pursues her dreams in turn-of-the-century New York. Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Martin Luther King, An Interpretation – John Ivey returns in a one-man show about Martin Luther King, Jr., written and directed by Ira Knight, to be performed once a month through June. This week: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.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 – Summer is Coming

June 16, 2015

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 28, 2015

 
OPENING: 
Dark Vanilla Jungle – A woman recounts her difficult life, in Philip Ridley’s 2013 one-act. Directed by Staci Sabarsky. Part of a festival of one-person plays presented by Burning Coal Second Stage, in rotating repertory with Sea Wall and Rum & Vodka. Wednesday and Friday June 17 and 19 7:30, Sunday June 21 3:00; Thursday and Saturday June 25 and 27 7:30. Closes Saturday June 27. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

A Few Good Men – Aaron Sorkin’s 1989 military courtroom drama presented by Theatre Raleigh. Director not listed. Performances: Wednesday-Friday June 17-19, 24-26 8:00, Saturday June 20 and 27 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday June 21 and 28 3:00. Closes Sunday June 28. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenter.com

* Happy Birthday, Wanda June – Kurt Vonnegut’s 1970 play loosely based on The Odyssey, presented by Run of the Mill Players. No director listed. Performances: Thursday-Friday June 18-20 8:00, Sunday June 21 3:00. Closes Sunday June 21. At the old store next to the Post Office, Saxapahaw.
runofthemillplayers.wordpress.com

Harbor Hope – A social worker finds herself in over her head with a client, in a new one-act by Debra Kaufman. Directed by Joshua Benjamin. Presented by PlayGround: A Theatre Cooperative and Common Ground Theatre. Performances: Thursday-Saturday June 18-20 and 25-27 7:30, Sunday June 21 and 28 2:00. Closes Sunday June 28. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

A Little Potato and Hard to Peel – David Harrell’s solo performance about dealing with a disability. Presented by CAM and Arts Access Inc. Free but reservations recommended. Performances: Tuesday and Wednesday June 16-17 6:45.
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Macbeth – “The moon is down. I have not heard the clock.” An ambitious Scottish couple go all Game of Thrones on the power structure. Bare Theatre and Raleigh Little Theatre present the Shakespeare tragedy under the stars (and under an almost full moon) in the outdoor Amphitheatre. Directed by Rebecca Blum. Performances: Friday and Saturday June 19-20 8:00, Thursday-Saturday June 25-27 8:00. Rain dates: Sunday June 21 and 28 8:00. Stephenson Amphitheatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Playwrights Roundtable: Redux – Playwrights Roundtable celebrates its 10th anniversary with a presentation of its best plays from the last decade. Performances: Friday and Saturday June 19 and 20 8:00, Sunday June 21 3:00. Closes Sunday June 21. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Rum and Vodka – Ilana Rozin directs Conor McPherson’s 1992 tale of a man struggling with his inner demons. Part of a festival of one-person plays presented by Burning Coal Second Stage, in rotating repertory with Sea Wall and Dark Vanilla Jungle. Performances: Thursday and Saturday June 18 and 20 7:30; Wednesday and Friday June 24 7:30, Friday June 26 8:00, Saturday June 27 2:00. Closes Saturday June 27. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

ONGOING:

The Color Purple – Justice Theater Project presents the 2004 musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel. Directed by Deb Royals, musical direction by Michael Santangelo. Remaining performances: Thursday and Friday June 18-19/25-26 8:00, Saturday June 21 and 28 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday June 21 and 28 2:00. Closes Sunday June 28. (Note: most performances sold out, check with box office.) Clare Hall, St Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Equivocation – “False face must hide what the false heart doth know.” In 1605, William Shakespeare is commissioned by the government to write a history play about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, but discovers some true stories may be too dangerous to tell. Theatre in the Park presents Bill Cain’s 2009 drama. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday June 18-20 7:30, Sunday June 21 3:00. Closes Sunday June 21. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Sea Wall – A man faces the loss of everything he has depended on, in the 2008 play by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime). Part of a festival of one-person plays presented by Burning Coal Second Stage, in rotating repertory with Dark Vanilla Jungle and Rum & Vodka. Directed by Elizabeth London. Remaining performances: Sunday June 21 and 28 at 2:00. Closes Sunday June 28. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Side by Side by Sondheim – The 1976 musical revue of songs by Stephen Sondheim, part of University Theatre’s Summerfest. Directed by John McIlwee. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday June 21. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

Wait Until Dark – University Theatre’s annual Summerfest – three plays in rotating rep – continues with Frederick Knott’s 1966 thriller, directed by Mia Self. (See also Born Yesterday and Side by Side by Sondheim. Friday and Saturday June 19-20 7:30, Sunday June 21 2:00; Thursday-Saturday June 25-27 7:30, Sunday June 28 2:00. Closes Sunday June 28. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

 

* – 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.

 


Theater Week – Halloween Jesus

October 30, 2012

Jesus. Artist unknown.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 5, 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:

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Some badly behaved kids are cast in the eponymous Nativity play, and it turns out to be the best one ever. Take that, Oberammergau! Thinking way outside the beautifully wrapped box, Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series gets the jump on other area companies by opening its Christmas show during Halloween week and closing it before Thanksgiving. Linda O’Day Young directs Barbara Robinson’s 1982 play, based on the 1971 book. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through November 18. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Between the Bells – High school kids encounter and overcome problems in a new play written and directed by Jennifer Justice. Presented by Durham Family Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 1:00. Continues through November 10. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.
durhamfamilytheatre.wordpress.com

Godspell – The other 1971 Jesus musical, this one by John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz. Presented by Peace Theatre, directed by Kenny Gannon, musical director: Julie Bradley. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through November 10. Leggett Theatre, Peace College Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.peace.edu

Jersey Boys – Yes, it’s a jukebox musical, but one with an actual (and true) plot: the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The touring production of the 2004 musical comes to town for a 3-week stay. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through November 18. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Shining City – A Dublin therapist’s new patient has a disquieting story to tell in Conor McPherson’s 2004 ghost story. Jerome Davis directs for Burning Coal. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 18. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

ONGOING:
* I Hate Hamlet – A young New York actor gets lessons (life and acting) from the ghost of John Barrymore in NRACT’s production of the 1991 Paul Rudnick comedy. Directed by Tanner Lagasca. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Raleigh.
nract.org

Imaginary Invalid – “I told you I was sick!” PlayMakers presents Le malade imaginaire, the 1673 comedy by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Molière), in a new adaptation by David Ball. Directed by Dominique Serrand. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 11. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

The Leader – Bare Theatre presents Eugene Ionesco’s 1953 absurdist one-act (which gives new meaning to the term “head of state”) plus several original short pieces. Directed by G. Todd Buker. This week: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 11. Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh.
brownpapertickets.com/event

* The Paper Hat Game – A dreamlike journey into the soul of a city, using video, puppetry, and soundscapes. A revival of the 2011 production at Duke, created and directed by Torry Bend, with video design by Raquel Salvatella de Prada. This week: Thursday 8:15, Friday 8:15 and 10:15, Saturday 3:15 and 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

She Stoops to Conquer – A rich upper-class woman pretends to be a lower-class maid in order to win the man of her dreams. Deep Dish presents Oliver Goldsmith’s 1773 hit comedy, directed by Tony Lea. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 17. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* The 39 Steps – Temple Theatre presents the second of two local productions this month. (RLT closed their version last week.). Take a serviceable Hitchcock spy thriller from the 1930’s containing a multitude of locations and dozens of characters, then use just four actors and a lot of ingenuity to recreate it on stage. Result: a sometimes hilarious farce that’s going to have a bajillion productions around the country at community theaters with good tech crews and fast on their feet actors. It’s doubtful this formula would work with Psycho, but can a stage version of North by Northwest be far behind? (Director unlisted.) This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.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.


Weekend Theater – Beastly

November 2, 2010


Gil Faison, Utrophia Robinson and Regenna Rouse in Night Beast. Photo: Jay O’Berski

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 7, 2010, and beyond

For a rundown of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

OPENING:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – OdysseyStage presents a readers’ theater version of the F. Scott Fitzgerald story. One performance only: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
odysseystage.org

Gratitude – Transactors brings Thanksgiving early, with an improvised show about things we’re grateful for. One show only: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Heroes – A revival of last spring’s 2nd Ave. South production in Raleigh, Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of a play by Gerald Sibleyras features a dream cast of three Triangle veterans: John Murphey, David Ring, and Jordan Smith. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through November 20. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Jungalbook – Stage adaptation for children of Rudyard Kipling’s Mowgli stories. This weekend: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through November 21. Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Mark Twain Now – Paul Newell in his one-man show. One performance only: Saturday 2:00. Deep Dish Theatre, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

Mime Explains String Theory – Veteran performer Sheila Kerrigan with a new original work. This weekend only: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Durham Arts Council, Durham.
collaborativecreativity.com

Night Beast – A man wakes up on an all Black planet and finds himself in the middle of a revolution. Little Green Pig (who else?) presents Ed Bullins dystopian tale. Part of The Theme Is Blackness: A Festival of Contemporary American Playwrights. This weekend only: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade – Free Association Theatre Ensemble presents the Peter Weiss play, with this helpful content labeling: “This show contains some violent and adult material. Discretion is advised.” This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through November 20. Fate’s Space, Cary.
fate4.us

PlaySlam!– The audience votes for the winners in an evening of very short plays. One show only: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Screwtape Letters – A touring production, based on the book by Christian fantasist C. S. Lewis, presented by the Fellowship for the Performing Arts. This weekend only: Saturday 4:00 and 8:00. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
screwtapeonstage.com

St. Nicholas – A theater critic encounters London vampires. Burning Coal Artistic Director Jerome Davis performs in the Conor McPherson play. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 21. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

ONGOING:
Billy Elliot – A working-class boy decides he’s gotta dance, gotta dance. The Tony-winning musical launches its national tour in Durham. This weekend: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through November 14. Durham Performing Arts Center.
dpacnc.com

Bug – Raleigh Ensemble Players presents Tracy Letts’ paranoid thriller set in an Oklahoma motel. As in Letts’ earlier work, Killer Joe, some really awful things happen. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through November 20. REP’s Upstairs Studio, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
realtheatre.org

Clue: The Musical – Just what it sounds like. Presented by North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT). This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Fences – Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, August Wilson’s play tells the story of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League ball player now working as a garbage man in 1950’s Pittsburgh. This marks Playmakers’ first mainstage production of an August Wilson play. This weekend: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 14. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Flaming Idiots – Tom Rooney’s farce set in a health food restaurant. This weekend: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Is He Dead? – David Ives’ adaptation of an unproduced farce by Mark Twain. (Spoiler alert: Mark Twain IS dead, despite his repeated claims to the contrary.) This weekend: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 13. Deep Dish Theatre, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

A Piece of My Heart – True stories of six American women who served in Vietnam. University Theatre presents Shirley Lauro’s stage adaptation of the book by Keith Walker. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, matinees Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall, NC State Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu
progressenergycenter.com

AUDITIONS:
FatMouth Improv is seeking several men to audition for the group. Interested actors must be able to rehearse on Tuesday nights in Durham and be versed in short and long form improvisation. Contact: Cholena Erickson, kokocodi@aol.com.

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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