A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 8, 2019
Bad Roads – Duke Theater Studies presents Ukranian playwright Natal’ya Vorozhbit’s 2017 documentary drama about the current conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists, and the collateral damage it inflicts on women. Directed by Jody McAuliffe. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 14. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
* Boston Marriage – Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents David Mamet’s 1999 play about two early 20th century women in a discreet relationship. Directed by Tamara Farias. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Studio Theatre, Jones Hall, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
How I Learned To Drive – A woman recalls her relationship as a child and a young woman with her sexually abusive uncle. Lee Sunday Evans directs Paula Vogel’s 1997 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 21. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
* Mamma Mia! – Here we go again, again. Hot on the heels of the February touring production at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh, UNC’s Pauper Players present their take on the 1999 ABBA jukebox musical. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
Real Women Have Curves – Justice Theater Project presents a staged reading of Josefina Lopez’s 1990 play about five Mexican-American women working in a small east Los Angeles sewing factory. Directed by Gustavo Schmidt. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh. (Continues with a 6:30 reading Sunday April 14 at Herb Brown Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave, Cary.)
The Royal Family – A feuding and fussing theatrical family (based on the Barrymores) have farcical misadventures in George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber’s 92-year-old comedy. Directed by John McIlwee and Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 14. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
* Wiesenthal – A 2011 solo show about the renowned Nazi-hunter, written and performed by Tom Dugan. Directed by Jenny Sullivan. One night only: Tuesday 7:30. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
* Deathtrap – Stageworks Theatre presents Ira Levin’s 1978 stage mystery. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Fuquay Varina Arts Center, 123 E. Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina.
Emilie La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight – The French natural philosopher, mathematician, physicist, and author explains herself in Lauren Gunderson’s funny and fascinating 2010 bio-play. Presented by Sonorous Road Repertory, directed by Egla Hassan. (Note: AWC.) This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 8:00. Continues through April 14. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
* In a Word – When their child goes missing, a young couple find themselves in an absurdist nightmare. Jules Odendahl-James directs Lauren Yee’s 2015 dark comedy for Bulldog Ensemble Theater. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.
* Where Words Once Were – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents Finegan Kruckemeyer’s 2015 fable about a dystopia where words are rationed. Directed by Noah Putterman. Recommended for ages 9 and up. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 11:00 and 2:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
* – 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 CVNC.org. 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.