Theater Week – Heartbreak Hotel

September 4, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 10, 2018

 

OPENING:

Are You Lonesome Tonight? – The world’s number one Elvis fan takes you on a final tour of his home/museum/shrine to the King. Solo show written and performed by Shelby Hahn. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski, presented by Little Green Pig. (Performances are standing room only and last about an hour, wear comfy shoes. Tickets are free but must be reserved.) This week: Thursday 8:00, Alley 26, 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham; Friday 8:00, The Myers House, 1520 Hight Ln, Hillsborough; Saturday 8:00, outside the Franklin Street Post Office, 179 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill. Continues through September 26 at various locations.
littlegreenpig.com

Once – Theatre Raleigh presents the 2011 musical based on the 2007 film about two Dublin musicians who meet by chance. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 16. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Open Doors – Sonorous Road presents its third annual festival of short plays, featuring 10 works by North Carolina playwrights. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 26. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com
 

ONGOING:

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. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh. Continues September 14-23 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
paperhand.org

* Sister Act – Nun run: A club singer witnesses a murder and goes into hiding at a convent. Hijinks ensue. Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 2006 musical adaptation of the 1992 film. Directed by Nancy Rich. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. (Performances sold out. Check for availability.) Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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 – Long Way from Memphis, Slim

August 16, 2016

 

Memphis Slim & Sonny Boy Williamson, Live in Europe

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 22, 2016

 
WOMEN’S THEATRE FESTIVAL
A first-time month-long festival of plays written and directed by women, with women making up at least half the cast, and with women in many of the tech and design positions. Various venues. More information at womenstheatrefestival.com.

Opening in the WTF this week:
Music and the Mirror – A musical revue of dance and storytelling, by Sarah Griner Duncan. This week: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through September 3. Sonourous Road, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
brownpapertickets.com

Ongoing in the WTF:
• * The Amazing Cunt and Lil’ Bitch Take Raleigh – Katy Koop’s dark comedy about justice, rape, friendship, superheroes, and the choices we make. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. The Green Monkey, 1217 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
amazingcunt.brownpapertickets.com
• * Bruisers – Four women struggle to rekindle their college friendship as they face uncertain futures, in a drama by Maribeth McCarthy. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00. Closes Friday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
brownpapertickets.com
• * Decision Height – Meredith Dana Levy’s historical drama tells the story of nine women military aviators in World War II. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

ALSO OPENING THIS WEEK:

* Angry Fags – Tired of homophobia and anti-gay violence, two men decide to fight back with a vengeance. Mortall Coile presents a staged reading of Topher Payne’s 2013 dark vigilante drama. Directed by Jesse R. Gephart. One night only: Sunday 7:00. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
mctheatre.co

Memphis – A white DJ promoting African American music falls in love with a singer in 1950s Memphis. Raleigh Little Theatre presents David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s 2008 musical. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 4. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Million Dollar Quartet – Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley get together at Sun Studios in Memphis for a legendary 1956 recording session that eventually spawned a 2010 juke box musical. If you’re a big fan, here’s your first chance to see it since April when a touring production landed at DPAC for two nights. Presented by Theatre Raleigh; director not listed. (This must be the week for musicals set in 1950s Memphis.) This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh. Continues through August 28.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* Newsies – Touring production of the 2011 stage adaptation of the 1992 Disney movie musical, loosely based on the 1899 newsboys strike of 1899. 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
 

ONGOING:
 
The Beautiful Beast – It’s the end of summer which means it’s time for Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor extravaganza. This year’s show takes a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (pre-show starts at 6:20). Continues through September 5 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Tickets at the door only, no pre-sales. Note: Saturday shows at Forest Theatre usually sell out; get there early. (Continues at NC Museum of Art in Raleigh September 9-11, Carolina Theatre Greensboro September 17-18.)
paperhand.org
 
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: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 28. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* The Roaring Girl – The scandalous Moll challenges gender roles in 1946 Chicago in this updating of Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker’s 17th century Jacobean comedy. Presented by little independent theatre, directed by Julya M Mirro. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
brownpaptertickets.com

Trust the Bus: Obscura – Culture Mill resumes its series of site-specific performances in secret locations. This time New York visual artist Simon Lee turns the Culture Mill bus into a giant mobile Camera Obscura, in collaboration with local musicians Kellie Ann Grubbs and Benjamin Trueblood to create what promises to be a “phantasmagoric” experience. Grab one of the 44 tickets and get on the bus to parts unknown. This week: Saturday at 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00. Continues Saturdays in August. Starts at Saxapahaw General Store, Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw.
culturemill.org
 
 
IMPROV:

* Improv Weekend at Common Ground – Thursday: Improv Percolator, Friday: FatMouth Improv, Saturday: Third Date Improv. All shows at 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.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 – Finding Netherland

April 5, 2016

 
Nether Image web

The Nether – image by Jamie Bell & Julian Fischer

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 11, 2016

OPENING:

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. Continues through April 17. 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: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 20. 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: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 17. 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: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Merrily We Roll Along – Meredith EnsembleTheatre presents the 1981 Stephen Sondheim musical. Director not listed. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

* Million Dollar Quartet – Touring production of the 2006 jukebox musical dramatizing the legendary 1956 Memphis recording session that brought together Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash. Two nights only: Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.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 2:00. 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 3:00. Continues through April 24. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

 
ONGOING:

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. Continues through April 17. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham. wardtheatrecompany.com

* Kafka’s Monkey – A captured ape learns to assimilate into the human world. Common Ground presents Colin Teevan’s 2009 adaptation of Franz Kafka’s satire “A Report to an Academy”. Featuring Dale Wolf; directed by Dana Marks. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

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-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 23. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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 – Meet Me in 1956

June 18, 2012

Marilyn (J Evarts) in 1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation. Photo: Eric Waters

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 25, 2012

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.

OPENING:
1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation – It’s a big year for Elvis, Marilyn, Warhol, Eisenhower and more, in a re-imagined 1956. Presented by No Forwarding Address. Created and directed by Killian Manning. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Closes Sunday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Ron & Rhonda Variety Show – A “lost” episode of the 1975 summer TV variety show, starring America’s favorite evangelical sex therapists. A 70’s dance party follows the show. One night: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

ONGOING:
Boeing-Boeing – Marc Camoletti’s 1958 French sex farce, presented by Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy and Theatre Raleigh. Directed by Jessica Bogart. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, PEC, Raleigh.
hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org

The Boy Friend – RLT presents Sandy Wilson’s 1953 spoof of 1920’s musicals. Directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Let the mendacity commence. The second recent Triangle production, this time by Theatre in the Park, of Tennessee Williams’ 1955 drama about a Southern family with issues. Directed by Ira David Wood IV. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Light on the Horizon – Justice Theater Project presents a new play about the people affected by the Gulf oil spill. Written and directed by Deb Royals. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

The Sunshine Boys – Neil Simon’s 1972 comedy about two elderly vaudevillians, the final production of University Theatre’s 3-show TheatreFest. Directed by Allison Bergman. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

AUDITIONS:
Torry Bend is looking for 5 talented puppeteers or actor/dancers with interest in puppeteering, for a fall remount and potential 2013 tour of her 2011 show, The Paper Hat Game. Performers must be able to travel. For more information, or to schedule an audition, contact her at torrybend at gmail.com or by phone: 510-414-2944.

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


Theater Week – All Shook Up

August 8, 2011

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 15, 2011

For a look back at what shows area theaters performed this past season,
click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

OPENING:
All Shook Up – Elvis jukebox musical performed by students in the NC Theatre’s Summer Theatre Arts School. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Closes Sunday. NC Theatre Conservatory, Barrow Street, Raleigh.
nctheatreconservatory.com

Children of Greece – Greek legends and stories performed by CGT’s Performance Arts Camp. This week only: Saturday 11:00 and 1:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Ruthless! The Musical – An eight-year-old showbiz overachiever resorts to murder to win the starring role in her school musical. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 28. Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

ONGOING:
The Serpent’s Egg – Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with its 12th annual new outdoor giant puppet extravaganza. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (with a 6:20 preshow). Continues through September 5 at Forest Theater, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
paperhand.org

Wonder of the World – A woman takes off on a journey of self discovery in David Lindsey-Abaire’s comedy from 2000, presented by Burning Coal’s Second Stage in association with the Delta Boys. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


Theater Week – Lost in the Stars

March 28, 2011


Woyzeck on the Highveld – Handspring Puppet Company

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 4, 2011

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.

OPENING:
All Shook Up – An Elvis jukebox musical, loosely based on Twelfth Night, presented by UNC’s student-run Pauper Players. Friday-Tuesday 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 8:00. Closes Tuesday April 5. Historic Playmakers Theater, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
pauperplayers.blogspot.com

Devon Does Denmark – When a ragtag troupe of Elizabethan-era players gets booked for a command performance at the royal court of Elsinore, wackiness ensues. World premiere of a play by Ira David Wood III. Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 17. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Walking Again – A sudden diagnosis of multiple sclerosis causes a business woman to struggle with her faith. A new play by Veronique MacRae presented by Act Trinity. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Woyzeck on the Highveld – Georg Büchner’s crime-of-passion tale, adapted by South Africa’s renowned Handspring Puppet Company. Presented by Carolina Performing Arts’ International Theater Festival. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Clark Gesner’s musical version of the long-running comic strip, presented by Holly Springs Theatre Company. This weekend only: Thursday-Saturday 7:00. Holly Springs High School Auditorium, Holly Springs.
hshstheatrecompany.org

ONGOING:
Macbeth – Temple Theatre’s Winter Youth Conservatory presents the Scottish tragedy. Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Picasso at the Lapin Agile – Einstein and Picasso mix it up at a bar in Steve Martin’s 1993 comedy. Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

To Buy the Sun – A play about Durham’s ground-breaking human rights pioneer, Pauli Murray. Thursday 7:00. 209 East Duke Building, Duke East Campus, Durham. Free admission.
paulimurrayproject.org

AUDITIONS:
Cary Players – Auditions for May production of Puss in Boots. Monday March 28 at 7:00, Tuesday March 29 at 8:00. Herb Young Community Center, Cary.
More information

Applause! Cary Youth Theater – Auditions for The Somewhat True Tales of Robin Hood – Monday and Wednesday March 28 and 30, 5:00-9:00. Page-Walker Arts Center, Cary.
More information

NC Theatre – Auditions for Hairspray. Sunday April 3, 3:00. NC Theatre Studios, 3043 Barrow Drive, Raleigh.
More information

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


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