A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 14, 2019
Around the World in 80 Days – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents the world premiere of Claybourne Elder and Rodney Bush’s stage musical adaptation of the Jules Verne novel. Director not listed. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 27. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, 2 East South Street, Raleigh.
The Container – Five strangers, refugees from war-torn countries seek to escape to freedom in a shipping container. Burning Coal Theatre presents Clare Bayley’s 2007 site-specific play, directed by Avis Hatcher Puzo, in a shipping container on the grounds of Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:00 and 9:00, Sunday 2:00 and 4:00. Continues through October 27. (Note: seating is limited; 16 of the 24 scheduled performances are already sold out.) CAM, 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh.
* Gypsy – Pauper Players, UNC’s student-run musical theater company, presents the 1959 Laurents/Styne/Sondheim musical about noted 20th century burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee. Directed by Andrew Linden, musical director Gian Gibboney. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
* Reality Check-In – Jacob has already been through eight job interviews this week, and it’s only Wednesday – but he’s trying to hold it together. Black Poetry Theatre presents a new work by Church Da Poet. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 7:30. Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham.
* The Translation Festival – The Process Series in collaboration with the Department of Dramatic Arts, presents staged readings of new plays in translation from Italy, Mexico, South Korea, and Austria on four consecutive days.
• Thursday October 10 at 7:30: iPlay by Bernhard Studler (Austria)
• Friday October 11 at 7:30: Inching Toward Yeolaha by Sam-Shik Pai (South Korea)
• Saturday October 12 at 7:30: Good Luck Hotel by Alejando Ricaño (Mexico)
• Sunday October 13 at 1:30: Dust by Saverio La Ruina (Italy)
All readings in Room 101, Center for Dramatic Art, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
Aladdin – Touring production of the Disney musical adapted from the Disney movie. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. Continues through October 27. DPAC, Durham.
* Best of Enemies – NCCU’s Department of Theatre presents the true story of Durham civil rights activist Ann Atwater and her unlikely alliance in the 1970s with C.P. Ellis, a leader of the local Ku Klux Klan. Stage adaptation by Mark St. Germain, based on the book by Osha Gray Davidson. Directed by Stephanie Asabi M Howard. This week: Friday 10:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.
* Blood at the Root – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Dominique Morisseau’s 2014 play, based on a true story of racial conflict at a Louisiana high school in 2006. Directed by Lormarev Jones. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
Dracula – Adapted and directed by Ira David Wood III, Theatre in the Park’s stage production of the Bram Stoker novel has once again risen from the grave! This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 20. TIP, Raleigh.
* The Roommate – An empty-nester’s ad for a roommate brings a response from a Bronx vegan, leading to unexpected results for both women. Bulldog Ensemble Theater opens its season with Jen Silverman’s 2016 dark comedy. Directed by Marshall Botvinick. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.
* Rumors – At a posh Manhattan townhouse, the wedding anniversary celebration for the Deputy Mayor of New York threatens to go awry: the husband is in the bedroom with a gunshot wound, the wife is missing, and the guests are about to arrive. Peak Ensemble Players presents peak Neal Simon’s 1988 farce. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 North Salem Street, Apex.
* Waters Rise – In a near-future United States, two roommates contend with climate-change floodwaters, survival strategies, and a possible alien invasion in a new comedy by Justine Weisinger. Directed by Yvette Holder. Presented by Women’s Theatre Festival. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 1:30. Closes Sunday. Shadowbox Studios, 2200-D Dominion Street, Durham.
* 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.
* – 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.