Theater Week – Declaration of the Rights of Woman

September 25, 2018

 

Portrait of Olympes de Gouges, Alexander Kucharsky.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 1, 2018

 

OPENING:

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. Continues through October 14. Durham Fruit & Produce Company, 305 S Dillard St, Durham.
bulldogdurham.org

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Cary Players stages the 1970 Rice-Webber musical. Directed by Nancy Rich, Musical Direction by Darylene Hecht. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 7. Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary.
caryplayers.org

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: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 14. Gaddy-Godwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Sister Act – A club singer witnesses a murder and goes into hiding at a convent. Hijinks ensue. NCCU University Theatre presents the 2006 musical adaptation of the 1992 film. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through October 7. Farrison-Newton Bldg, 1707 Fayetteville St, NCCU Campus, Durham.
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ONGOING:

* By the Way, Meet Vera Stark – Lynn Nottage’s 2011 comedy satirizes Hollywood’s history of racial stereotypes through the eyes of an African American actress. Directed by Tina Morris-Anderson. Presented by NRACT. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Men On Boats – In 1869, ten daring men led by adventurer John Wesley Powell embark on a possibly suicidal expedition down the Colorado River to explore the unknown depths of the Grand Canyon. Jaclyn Backhaus’ 2015 comic drama retells that story of performative masculinity from a new perspective as noted in the playwright’s casting instructions: “The characters in Men On Boats were historically cisgender white males. The cast should be made up entirely of people who are not.” DIrected by Rachel Klem. Presented by University Theatre. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood – Ken Ludwig’s comic take on the legendary outlaw is directed by Jessie Austrian and features original music by Jack Herrick of the Red Clay Ramblers. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

READINGS:

Tracy Letts Staged Reading Series – Sonorous Road presents staged readings of three Tracy Letts plays over consecutive weekends. Week two: Letts’ 2008 comedy Superior Donuts, about the owner of a decades old business in uptown Chicago trying to adjust to changing times. Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Series continues through October 7. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.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.

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Theater Week – What Big Teeth

April 22, 2015

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Image: Jamie Bell and Julian Fischer

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 27, 2015

OPENING:
The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls – A young American woman on her first trip to Russia discovers she will need more than her passport and a guidebook to survive, when she encounters witches, bears, and other mythical forces. Jules Odendahl-James directs Meg Miroshnik’s dark modern fantasy. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through May 9. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Legally Blonde – Cary Players presents the 2007 musical based on the movie. Director/choreographer: Nancy Rich, music director: Darylene Hecht. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 3. Cary Arts Center.
www.townofcary.org

Rent – The 1996 Jonathan Larson musical gets another Triangle staging, this time by NRACT. Directed by David Henderson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 10. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
www.nract.org

ONGOING:
* Chamber Music – Eight women – who may or may not be Gertrude Stein, Joan of Arc, Susan B. Anthony, Queen Isabella I, Constanze Mozart, Amelia Earhart, Hollywood star Pearl White, and explorer Osa Johnson – find themselves in an insane asylum. Common Ground Theatre’s Small Series presents Arthur Kopit’s absurdist 1962 one-act. Directed by Rachel Klem, assisted by Nicola Bullock. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Sunday in the Park with George – Burning Coal presents the 1984 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical about painter Georges Seurat and the mystery of artistic creation. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 3. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:
* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Saturday 8:00 (sign-up to perform: 7:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* – 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 – I and This Mystery

December 2, 2014

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Natalie Izlar and Gerald Jones III, I and You. Photo: Jules Odendahl-James

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 8, 2014

OPENING:
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 – Soldiers in World War I forge a tenuous one-night truce in the trenches. ArtsCenter Stage presents an encore presentation of the choral play by Peter Rothstein, featuring the men of Cantari. Directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke, musical director Sue Klausmeyer. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 14. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Blithe SpiritNoël Coward’s 1941 comedy about a man contending with two wives – one of them deceased – is revived by One Song Productions. Directed by Sadie Frank. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual musical comedy holiday staging of the venerable fairy tale. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 20. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Cirque Dreams Holidaze – Holiday-themed touring presentation by the Canadian circus franchise, hosted by Broadway Series South. This week only: Wednesday and Friday 7:30, Thursday 11:00 and 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Durham Nutcracker – Young dancer rivals learn a valuable lesson in Walltown Children’s Theatre reimagined take on the Beloved Holiday Classic™. This week only: Wednesday 7:00, Thursday 10:00 and 7:00, Friday 6:00. Walltown Children’s Theatre, Durham.
walltownchildrenstheatre.org

I and You – “I and this mystery, here we stand.” Two mismatched high school students meet for a class assignment on Walt Whitman, but discover that something else has brought them together. Manbites Dog presents the 2013 play by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through December 20. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* It’s a Wonderful Life – The Beloved Holiday Classic™ about the delusional George Bailey staged as a 1940’s live radio play. Presented by Cary Players. Directed by Debra Grannan, musical director Darylene Hecht. Through Monday only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

ONGOING:
* Into the Woods – A revisionist take on classic fairy tales. PlayMakers presents the 1986 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical in rolling repertory with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directed by Joseph Haj. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Mismatched lovers, a moonlit forest, and a mischievous fairy? Must be Shakespeare. In rolling repertory with Into the Woods? Must be PlayMakers Rep. Directed by Shana Cooper. This week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 7:30; Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ 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 is going to sell faster than the bargain table at Misfit Toys R Us. Presented by Broadway Series South’s Storybook Theater Series. This week: Thursday and Friday 6:30; Saturday and Sunday 11:00, 2:00, and 6:30. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Red – Beloved Holiday Classic™

* – 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.

 


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