Theater Week – Filters

July 19, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 24, 2017

 

OPENING:

Glorious! – Theatre in the Park presents Peter Quilter’s true-to-life 2005 play about Florence Foster Jenkins, whose performances in 1940s New York earned her the title of “worst singer in the world”. No director listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 6. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Honour – A man abandons his marriage to be with a much younger woman, leaving his wife to reinvent herself. Director not listed. Ward Theatre Company presents the 1995 play by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith. This week: Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through August 12. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

Lombardi – Theatre South presents Eric Simonson’s 2010 play about Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through July 30. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:

Dogfight – In 1963, the night before overseas deployment, three marines play a cruel joke on their dates, with unexpected results. NRACT presents the 2012 musical based on the 1991 film. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 30. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Licked Cupcake – An original devised work about the modesty teaching of girls in the Mormon faith and the impact of religion on the journey to womanhood. Written collaboratively by the company under the direction of Johanna Maynard Edwards, with production by Loni Lyn Price, and co-conceived by Maxine Eloi, Ren Cleveland, Maggie Lea, and Cori Vella. Presented by the North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
www.womenstheatrefestival.com

* Way Down the Hole – “I think all songs should have weather in them. Names of towns and streets, and they should have a couple of sailors. I think those are just song prerequisites.” Little Green Pig’s Tom Waits cabaret continues, with monthly performances over the summer. This week: Friday 8:00. Mystery Brewery (not the pub), 437 Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough.
littlegreenpig.com
 

THEATER WORKSHOPS:

Summer Sisters hosts a month of free devised theater workshops for women/female-identified folks, leading up to their September show Bad Mothers & Neglectful Wives. Workshops are held Sundays from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Remaining dates: July 23, 30 at Manbites Dog Theater, Durham. Space is limited; private message to RSVP to workshops, on Facebook at Summer Sisters Productions.
 

* – 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 – Horsemanship

October 2, 2012

War Horse

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 8, 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:
The Color Purple – The NCCU Department of Theatre presents the 2004 musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Directed by Asabi. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 14. Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.
sites.google.com/site/thecolorpurple2012atnccu/

* Romeo and Juliet – “These violent delights have violent ends/And in their triumph die, like fire and powder.” Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy gets a Civil War-era setting in Booth Amphitheatre’s outdoor production This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary.
boothamphitheatre.com

* Rumpus in Rome – Tired of it all, the Queen of England takes off for Italy in Jabberbox Puppet Theatre’s comic play for adults. (Note: Contains brief puppet nudity.) This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Souvenir – Stephen Temperley’s 2004 play with music (last seen locally in Ghost & Spice’s 2010 production) tells the story of legendarily inadequate coloratura Florence Foster Jenkins. Presented by Theatre Raleigh/Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy. Directed by Richard Roland. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 14. Kennedy Theater, PEC, Raleigh.
hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org

* War Horse – Stunning life-size puppets (created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company) are used to tell the story of Joey, a horse caught up in the carnage of World War I. 2007 stage adaptation of the Michael Morpurgo novel. 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:
* 44 Plays for 44 Presidents – The ArtsCenter presents the 2002 play by Chicago’s Neo-Futurists, as part of a festival of nationwide productions. Directed by Mark Filiaci. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Harold and Maude – Dark comedy about a suicide-obsessed young man who falls in love with a (much) older woman. Rachel Klem directs Colin Higgins’ 1980 stage adaptation of his screenplay for the 1971 cult film. Presented by Ghost & Spice Productions. This Week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 13. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – Satirical 1961 musical by Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows based on Shepherd Mead’s 1952 book. Presented by Cary Players. Directed by Nancy Rich; musical director Harrison Fisher. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

* Jailbait – Two high school girls pose as college students in order to meet older men at a Boston nightclub. Deirdre O’Connor’s 2009 play is presented by Burning Coal’s Second Stage Series. Directed by Christine Zagrobelny. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Red – The artist Mark Rothko, faced with a lucrative commission, struggles to reconcile art and commerce. Playmakers presents the area premiere of John Logan’s 2009 play. Directed by Vivienne Benesch. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* = Final 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.


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