Theater Week – Sky Lines

August 7, 2018

 

Gilbert Street, Durham. August 2018.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 13, 2018

 

OPENING:

* The Book of Mormon – Touring production of the 2011 musical comedy. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

It’s Only a Play – Eight white people – a producer, playwright, director, assorted actors, and friends – gather at a New York apartment for the opening night party of a Broadway play they are involved in. Theatre in the Park presents Terrence McNally’s 1982 comedy, directed by Jesse R. Gephart. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 26. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.org

Master Class – Theatre Raleigh presents Terrence McNally’s 1995 play in which opera diva Maria Callas teaches a class of aspiring singers and incidentally recounts the story of her life. Directed by Ray Dooley. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 19. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

* The Miracle Worker – Seed Art Share presents an immersive version of William Gibson’s 1959 bio-drama about Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan. Directed by Dustin Britt. Features outdoor pre-show with live music, and ambulatory staging during the performance. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 7:00. Baldwin House, Fletcher Park, Raleigh.
seedraleigh.org
 

ONGOING:

Burn This – The accidental death of a young gay man forces four people who knew him to reconsider their lives. Sonorous Road Repertory Company presents the 1987 drama by (the late) Lanford Wilson. Directed by Tony Lea. This week: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 19. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroadrep.org

In the Heart of the Fire – In their 19th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents tales of fire, of giants and trolls, of trickster creators, and how we came to be human. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00. Preshows at 6:20. Continues through September 3, plus September 14-23 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. September 7-9 at NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.org
 

TEEN TRAINING THEATER:

* Footloose – NRACT presents its teen theater camp production of the 1998 stage musical based on the 1984 film. Directed by Pete Comperatore, Music Director: Craig Johnson, Choreographer: Jess Barbour. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 3:00. NRACT,
nract.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 – Celebrate

May 30, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 4, 2018

SPECIAL EVENT:

A Manbites Dog Celebration – Manbites Dog Theater hosts a valedictory party celebrating 31 seasons of great theater and great audiences. Free event but registration is required. One night only: Friday June 1 from 8:00 to 11:30 p.m. The Rickhouse, 609 Foster Street, Durham.
More information and registration here.
 

OPENING:

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: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 10. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

The Dream of the Burning Boy – A high school teacher attempts to deal with the sudden death of one of his students in David West Read’s 2011 drama. Directed by Eliza McLamb and Naomi Nelson. Presented by OneSong Productions. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

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
 

ONGOING:

* Blood Done Sign My Name – Set in Oxford, North Carolina, Mike Wiley’s play – adapted from the memoir by Timothy Tyson – tells the true story of a racially motivated 1970 murder and its aftermath. Directed by Joseph Megel; presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Wakey, Wakey – “We’re here to say goodbye.” For its final production, Manbites Dog presents 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 and Thursday 8:15, Friday 7:30, Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 10. 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.


Theater Week – Dreamscape

November 29, 2016

 
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The Typographer’s Dream. Image: Natalie Nobles

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 5, 2016

 
OPENING:
 
* The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Cary Players presents the 1982 Beloved Holiday Classic™ by Barbara Robinson, based on her 1971 book, about a family of misfit children who are cast in a church pageant. Directed by Debra Grannan and Dan Martschenko. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Closes Monday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday musical staging of the fairy tale, adapted and composed by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 18. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical – Touring version of the 1998 musical adaptation of the Beloved Holiday Classic™. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00/5:00/8:00, Sunday 2:00/5:00. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Ethelred the Unready – Little Green Pig presents a play with music about an underprepared Medieval British monarch. Written and performed by Dana Marks; directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Various locations. This week: Living Arts Collective, 410 W. Geer St. Durham – Thursday 7:00, Saturday 8:00. University Theatre, NC State Campus, Raleigh – Friday 8:00. Continues next week in Saxapahaw, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill, through December 10.
littlegreenpig.com

The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical – As 2016 draws to a close, struggling members of the American underclass must cope with a bleak, dystopian future as their last vestiges of an economic safety net and health care are systematically destroyed by greed and craven political opportunism. Haha just kidding! It’s actually a “cat-fightin’, sun worshippin’, chair throwin’ good time” about funny poor people – “but with tinsel and Keg Nog”. NRACT presents David Nehls and Betsy Kelso’s holiday sequel to The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Directed by Judy Dove, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 18. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* To Buy The Sun: The Challenge of Pauli Murray – A play detailing the life of Durham activist Pauli Murray. Presented by Hidden Voices. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Lyon Park Center, 1309 Halley Street, Durham.
paulimurraycenter.networkforgood.com

The Typographer’s Dream – During a career-oriented presentation three eccentric experts – a stenographer, a geographer, and a typographer – discourse on their chosen disciplines. But soon the line between the professional and the personal starts to blur. Black Ops Theatre and Manbites Dog Theater present Adam Bock’s 2002 comedy. Directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through December 17. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Written On the Heart – Burning Coal Theatre presents David Edgar’s 2011 historical drama about the creation of the King James Bible. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 17. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

ONGOING:

The May Queen – A former high school beauty queen returns to town as a temp worker, in Molly Smith Metzler’s 2014 comedy. Directed by Vivienne Benesch; presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 11. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – An annual presentation of Broadway Series South, 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 and Sunday 11:00 and 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
  

* – 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 – Melancholia

July 12, 2016

Hamlet

Image: Honest Pint Theatre

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 18, 2016

 

OPENING:

Hamlet – The Prince of Denmark speaks daggers and eventually uses one in Honest Pint Theatre’s staging of the Shakespeare tragedy. Presented uncut and featuring David Henderson as Hamlet. Directed by Jeremy Fiebig. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:00, Sunday 1:00. Continues through July 31. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

Heathers: The Musical – NRACT presents the 2014 musical adaptation of the dark 1988 comedy about a murderous high school clique. Directed by Pete Comperatore, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 31. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 

ONGOING:

Hair – Like some acid burnout senior citizen hippie, the 1968 “tribal love-rock musical” returns to find a place to crash and reminisce about how wild the 60s were, man! It’s like some Civil War reenactment version of the 1960s. Catchy tunes, though. Theatre in the Park’s version is directed by Ira David Wood III. Performances: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 24. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

I Wish You a Boat – In 1899, a shipwreck strikes a boat full of immigrants heading to America. Devised work by Ward Theatre Company, directed by Wendy Ward. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 28. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* The Light in the Piazza – A mother and daughter’s trip to Italy in the 1950s takes a surprising turn. Theatre Raleigh stages the 2003 musical adaptation of Elizabeth Spencer’s moving 1960 novel in the NC Museum of Art. Director not listed. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 8:00. Closes Thursday. NCMA, Raleigh. (Note: some performances already sold out. Check with box office for information.)
ncartmuseum.org

10 by 10 in the Triangle – An ensemble of ten actors perform ten ten-minute plays by ten different playwrights with ten different directors. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 24. 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 – Piano Bar

April 12, 2016

 
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creativespotting.com

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 18, 2016

 

OPENING:

* H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor – The Durham Savoyards present Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1878 comic opera. Directed by Derrick Ivey, music director Alan Riley Jones. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Carolina Theatre, Durham.
durhamsavoyards.org

“Master Harold”…and the Boys – Athol Fugard’s 1982 drama set in Apartheid-era South Africa. Directed by Jesse Gephart, presented by Mortall Coile Theatre Company. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. Sonorous Road Theatre, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* Packing: Arms in America – Triangle Playwrights presents a directed reading of short plays on the subject of firearms. One show: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Piano Has Been Drinking: A Tom Waits Cabaret – Benefit fundraiser for Little Green Pig. This week: Saturday 8:00, Mystery Brewery (not the Pub), Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough. Repeats next Friday at Arcana, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

* Snap Back! A Cautionary Tale – Free family-friendly show about cyber bullying, presented by Mojoaa Performing Arts Company. One show: Saturday 11:00 a.m. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Spring Awakening – Teenagers in 19th century Germany deal with their sexuality in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical version of Frank Wedekind’s still-controversial 1892 play about young love and sexuality. Presented by Pauper Players. Directed by Jackson Cooper, music director Simon Wolf. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 3:00, Sunday and Monday 7:00. Closes Monday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife – NRACT presents Charles Busch’s 2000 comedy about upper class New Yorkers. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

The Wizard of Oz – Stage version of the L. Frank Baum fantasy, based on the 1939 film version with songs by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Presented by Cary Players, directed by Jon Todd, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 23. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org
 

ONGOING:

* Bob – Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a White Castle, Bob sets off on a cross-country odyssey in his quest to become a great man. Duke Theater Studies presents Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s 2011 comedic Everyman story. Directed by Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

Charlotte’s Web – Stage adaptation of E.B. White’s 1952 children’s book about a hapless pig under threat of death and the literate and scarily intelligent spider who saves him. Directed by Nikki Dyke. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre Youth Series. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Extended through April 23. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – University Theatre presents Jeffrey Hatcher’s 2009 adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson story. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

The Elephant Man – Bernard Pomerance’s 1979 play tells the story of John Merrick. Directed by Ira David Wood III. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Jacuzzi – Extended run. Ward Theatre Company presents the 2014 darkly comic thriller by The Debate Society – Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham. wardtheatrecompany.com

The Nether – In the near future, when the internet has become a totally immersive virtual reality, an investigator discovers a secret domain where beauty and horror walk hand in hand. Manbites Dog Theater presents Jennifer Haley’s disturbing 2012 thriller. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 7:30. Continues through April 23. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Spoonface Steinberg – Stage version of Lee Hall’s 1997 radio drama about a 7-year-old autistic girl battling cancer, with a different actor for each performance. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 24. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – PlayMakers Rep presents the second area production in as many months of Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller about a barber with a rapidly diminishing clientele and a baker with a rapidly increasing supply of free range meat pies. Directed by Jen Wineman. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 23. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

IMPROV:

* Bull City Blues – Third episode of a new serial improv show based on police procedural tv shows. Directed by Rachel Klem. Presented by Common Ground Theatre. One performance: Friday 8:00. (Two more episodes scheduled for May 20, June 3.). Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.comOne night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Improv Percolator – Long form improv featuring Fatmouth Improv, Umlaut, and Support Group. One night: Thursday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Third Date Improv – Yes, it’s another evening of improv by Third Date Improv about relationships! Special guest opening performance by improviser, storyteller and The Monti award winner Andrew Aghapour. One show: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

 
* – 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 – Chakra

March 2, 2016

 
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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 7, 2016

 
OPENING:

* Break a Leg! – A director auditions a group of hopeful actors in this readers theater production written and directed by Sonia Usatch-Kuhn. Presented by Holly Springs Reader’s Theater Troupe. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Halle Arts Center, Apex.
thehalle.org

* Chakra (The Wheel of Life) – A one-act play about the circle of revenge and forgiveness/healing. Stage adaptation of a story from the Indian epic The Mahabharata, based on a new translation by Dr. Vijaya Bapat, and adapted for the stage by Vidyadahr G. Pundalik. Presented with a shadow-play prologue, The Story of Draupadi developed in association with Paperhand Puppet Intervention. Directed by Lydia Sbityakov. Presented by Cary Playwrights Forum. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Cary Arts Center.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

* Hairspray – Good Morning, Carrboro! Company Carolina presents the John Waters-inspired 2002 musical. Directed by Pauline Lamb and Kyle Conroy. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Hundred Dresses – Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills 2009 musical adaptation of the children’s book by Eleanor Estes. A Youth Theater production by Forest Moon Theater. Directed by Marcy Keim. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 13. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – The third local production in the last two years of the 2005 musical comedy, this time presented by NRACT. Directed by Yvonne Anderson, music direction by Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 20. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

The Wolf – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Festivities Series presents the world premiere of a dance theater work based on three familiar fairy tales. Creators not listed. This week: Thursday and Friday 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 12:00/3:00/6:00. Continues through March 20. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

 
ONGOING:

brownsville song (b-side for tray) – In the aftermath of tragedy, a family struggles to find a reason for hope. Manbites Dog presents the 2014 drama by Kimber Lee. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 7:30. Continues through March 12. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Jacuzzi – Ward Theatre Company presents the 2014 darkly comic thriller by The Debate Society – Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 20. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham. wardtheatrecompany.com

The Lion King – Touring production of Julie Taymor’s 1997 stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney movie. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through March 20. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* Sweeney Todd – Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller about a barber (David Henderson) with a rapidly diminishing clientele and a baker with a rapidly increasing supply of free range meat pies. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 – A group of actors find themselves in over their heads as they work on a devised piece about German genocide in colonial Africa. Desdemona Chiang directs Jackie Sibblies Drury’s blistering 2012 satirical meta-drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 13. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

 
IMPROV:

The Transactors take a look at the Academy Awards (the ceremony is apparently going a little long) then get baked and go channel surfing. One night: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.org

 
SPECIAL AUDITIONS:

Most interesting audition announcement we’ve seen in a while: Raleigh Little Theatre and dog & pony dc will hold auditions/workshops for roles in Beertown Takes America, dog & pony’s touring production of their partially scripted, partially improvised civic ceremony/theatrical pageant. By reservation Monday or Tuesday March 14-15, 7:00 – 8:30, callbacks Wednesday March 16 at 8:00. More info.
 

* – 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 – Blithe Spirits

April 22, 2014

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 28, 2014

OPENING:
* Hold These Truths – True story of Gordon Hirabayashi, who took the US Government to court during World War II over its interment of Japanese Americans. PRC2 presents Jeanne Sakata’s 2007 one-man play, performed by Joel de la Fuente and directed by Lisa Rothe. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

I Never Saw Another Butterfly: The Musical – NRACT presents a stage musical version of Celeste Raspanti’s play, based on art and poetry created by children in a Nazi concentration camp. Directed by Tanner Lagasca, Music Director: Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 11. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Pageant – An all male cast portrays beauty pageant contestants in Theatre in the Park’s production of the 1991 musical comedy by Bill Russell, Frank Kelly, and Albert Evans. Directed by Ira David Wood IV; Music Director Scott McKenzie. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 11. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Spirits to Enforce – To the phone banks! Twelve superheroes face a challenge of Shakespearian proportions in the 2003 play by Mickle Maher. Directed by Jeff Storer. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through May 10. MDT, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

ONGOING:
* The Diary of Anne Frank – A family goes into hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Abdelfattah Abusrour directs the 1955 Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett stage adaptation. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Pinnochio – Musical version of Carlo Collodi’s 19th century story about an anthropomorphic action figure. Directed by Linda O’Day Young. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through May 4. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

CLASSES:
Instructor Dana Marks teaches a weekly class on ‘The Expressive Voice’, Sundays April 27-June 15, Movie Makers Studio, Durham. More info.

AUDITIONS:
Tiny Engine Theatre is still looking for a male lead for its summer production Hearts Like Fists. Auditions are this Saturday 12:00-2:00, at Common Ground Theatre, Durham. More info.

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.


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