Theater Week – Celebrate

May 30, 2018


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 4, 2018


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.


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.

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.

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.


* 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.

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.

* – 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 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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