Theater Week – Moor Life

February 20, 2018


The Moors – Image by Natalie Nobles

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 26, 2018


* Aliens, Immigrants and Other Evildoers – A sci-fi Latino noir solo performance by Jose Torres-Tama. Presented by UNC Latina/o Studies Program, the Teatro Latina/o Series and the Department of Dramatic Art. One performance: Wednesday 7:00. Historic PlayMakers Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Assassins – Theatre in the Park presents Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s 1990 musical about individuals who attempted to kill US Presidents. Directed by David Henderson; music director Diane Pettaway. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 11. TIP, Raleigh.

* Hairspray – The 2012 stage musical adaptation of John Waters’ 1988 film gets another Triangle production, this time by University Theatre. Directed by John McIlwee. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.

* Hamlet/St. Joan – Using just four actors, New York’s Bedlam Theatre stages George Bernard Shaw’s St. Joan and Shakespeare’s Hamlet in rotating repertory. Directed by Eric Tucker. Presented by Duke Performances. This week only. St. Joan: Wednesday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Hamlet: Thursday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.

* Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart – Mike Wiley presents his solo performance about the star baseball player who became a key figure in African American history. One night only: Saturday 7:30. Cultural Center, 300 West Ballentine Street, Holly Springs.

* THE Man’s Guide To Writing Love Letters: Is SEX the only thing on a Man’s mind? – An original one-man play presented and performed by Ira Knight. One performance: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – PlayMakers’ Mobile Shakespeare presents a free six-actor 90-minute touring version of the Shakespeare comedy. This week: Wednesday 7:30 at TROSA in Durham, Thursday 4:30 at the Interfaith Council in Carrboro, Saturday 7:30 at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Continues at various venues through March 4.

The Moors – Spinster sisters, living in a lonely manor house on the titular landscape, seek to take control of their narrative in Jen Silverman’s decidedly modern 2016 take on 19th century gothic romanticism. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James; presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through March 10. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.


* Bad Jews – After their grandfather’s funeral, three Jewish millennial cousins argue over who deserves to inherit a family heirloom. Big Wig Productions and the Jewish Center of Durham/Chapel Hill present Joshua Harmon’s 2012 comedy. Directed by Beth Brody. This week: Thursday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Closes Sunday. The Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 West Cornwallis, Durham.

The Christians – The pastor of a megachurch experiences a revelation that challenges the core beliefs of his congregation. Preston Lane directs Lucas Hnath’s 2014 religious drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep in rotating Repertory with Tartuffe. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Continues through March 10. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Gidion’s Knot – A fraught parent-teacher conference about a student’s suicide takes some surprising turns in Bartlett Theater’s production of Johnna Adams’ 2012 drama. Directed by Bryan Conger. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 4. Durham Arts Council, Durham.

Little Shop of Horrors – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the perennial 1982 rock musical horror comedy, based on the 1960 movie. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Extended through March 4. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
Tartuffe – A religious conman ingratiates himself with a family in Molière’s 1662 comedy, adapted by David Ball. Directed by Saheem Ali. Presented by PlayMakers Rep, in rotating repertory with The Christians. This week: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 11. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* – 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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