Theater Week – Me and My Baby View the Eclipse

August 15, 2017

 

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 21, 2017

 
SPECIAL PERFORMANCES:

* Total Eclipse of the Sun 2017 – A short astronomical performance event. Director not listed. One performance only: Monday August 21, rain or shine. Times vary. Location: 70-mile wide path of totality from Oregon through South Carolina. Some very important things to know. No advance reservations, plan accordingly.
eclipse2017.nasa.gov
 

OPENING:

* The Secret Garden – Theatre Raleigh presents the 1989 Marsha Norman/Lucy Simon musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel about a plucky English orphan. Director not listed. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:00, Friday 8:00, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 8:00. Fletcher Opera Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:

Miss Lulu BettUPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances this production has been cancelled. Ticket holders can request a full refund, or roll their tickets into Women’s Theatre Festival’s upcoming Little Women ​Holiday Production. ​To obtain a refund or to exchange tickets, patrons should contact Brown Paper Tickets directly at 1-800-838-3006.

Of Wings and Feet – Acclaimed local company Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns for its 18th annual giant puppet theater pageant, which explores “the magic and mystery of the living land, sea, and sky in an epic spectacle of struggle and resistance for our times.” Presented Friday-Sunday at 7:00 (6:20 preshow) through September 4 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill (bring cushions/lawn chairs).
paperhand.org

* 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 monthly Tom Waits cabaret concludes. This week: Friday 8:00. Arcana, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com
 

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
 

* – 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 – Love, Fracturedly

February 14, 2017

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JoRose and Tamara Kissane in Bright Half Life – Photo: Alex Maness

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 20, 2017

 

OPENING:

Bright Half Life – Erica and Vicky meet. Buy a mattress. Marry. Raise kids. Divorce. Meet again. And jump out of an airplane, not necessarily in that order. Tanya Barfield’s 2015 play uses a fractured timeline and instantaneous transitions to take a whirlwind journey through an on-again off-again romance that spans five decades. Jules Odendahl-James directs for Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through March 4. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Commedia Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – In Nicole B. Adkins’s adaptation, a group of traveling commedia dell’arte players decide to perform the classic fairy tale. Presented by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. One show: Saturday 8:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged/Revised) – Cary Players present Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield’s 1987 comic mashup of the Bard’s works. Directed by Nancy Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 26. The Cary Theater, Cary.
thecarytheater.com

Noises Off – William Peace Theatre presents Michael Frayn’s 1982 sendup of British sex farces. Directed by Wade Newhouse. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through February 26. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
eventbrite.com

* Saturday Night Fever – Touring production of the 1998 musical version of the 1977 movie, hosted by Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Secret Garden – University Theatre presents Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman’s 1991 musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel. Directed by John McIlwee. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* The Who and the What – A Pakistani-American writer comes into conflict with her family over their conservative views. Staged reading of the play by Ayad Akhtar, presented by Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies and PlayMakers Repertory Company. One night: Thursday 7:30. Historic PlayMakers Building, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
mideast.unc.edu
 

ONGOING:

Agnes of God – Forest Moon presents John Pielmeier’s 1979 theological mystery, directed by Bob Baird. This week: Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest. (Transfers to Sonorous Road Theatre in Raleigh February 23-26.)
forestmoontheater.org

* Brigid, the Legend Begins -Encore production of Durham Regional Theatre’s 2014 production, a musical adaptation of an Irish folk tale, written and directed by Jennifer Justice. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturdary. E.K. Powe School Auditorium, Ninth Street, Durham. durhamregionaltheatre.com

* The God Game – A Republican U.S. Senator has a crisis of conscience (I know, but just go with it) when asked to compromise his beliefs in exchange for power. June Guralnick directs Suzanne Bradbeer’s 2014 drama for Sonorous Road Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

N – In 1920, Eugene O’Neill’s drama The Emperor Jones brought instaneous fame to the playwright and the leading man, African American actor Charles S. Gilpin. O’Neill went on to become a major figure in 20th century theater, while Gilpin faded into obscurity. Theatre in the Park presents the world premiere of Adrienne Earle Pender’s history-based play exploring their relationship. Directed by Hope Alexander. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The Night Alive – Honest Pint and NRACT present Conor McPherson’s 2013 drama about people in the margins who find an unlikely chance at redemption. Directed by Susannah Hough. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 25. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

One Man, Two Guvnors – Trying to make ends meet and desperate to fill his stomach, a servant secretly takes a job with two different employers. Richard Bean’s 2011 adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s 1746 commedia Servant of Two Masters includes songs by Grant Olding, and transposes the commedia action to 1963 England, with the comic complications even more complex, and the servant just as hungry. Anybody have a sandwich? Raleigh Little Theatre’s production is directed by Rod Rich. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Zucotti Park – Justice Theater Project presents Catherine Hurd and Vatrena King’s 2015 musical about the Occupy Movement. Directed by Jesse Pressler and Aya Wallace, Choreography by Aya Wallace, Music Direction by Ron Cornelous, Stage Direction by Kiara Dimitriadis. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh.
justicetheaterproject.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.


Theater Week – Red Ryder

November 29, 2011


Wanda Jin in Edith Can Shoot Things

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 5, 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.

On the first week in December,
Triangle stages showed to me:

Dueling Christmas Carols, two improv shows
Vitriolic couples, Victorian novels
Small female protagonists
Movie adaptations, a pair of BB rifles
And Shakespeare on a trapeze!

OPENING:
BriarPatch – Free Association Theatre Ensemble’s youth improv company Briarpatch performs. One night: Friday 7:30. FATE, Harrison Pointe Shopping Center, Cary.
fate4.us

A Christmas Carol – Temple Theatre reprises its original musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens story. Directed by Peggy Taphorn. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 18. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

A Christmas Carol – After being sidelined by heart surgery last year, Ira David Wood III returns as Scrooge in his musical comedy adaptation of the Dicken’s story. This week: Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. DPAC, Durham. (Moves to Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium next week.)
dpacnc.com

A Christmas Story: The Musical – A touring stage musical adaptation of the 1983 movie, based on the stories of Jean Shepherd. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
progressenergycenter.com

Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them – Three abandoned kids struggle to create a makeshift family in the American heartland. Manbites Dog presents A. Rey Pamatmat’s 2011 play about love, loyalty, and marksmanship, directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through December 17. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Henry V (on Trapeze) – A trapeze-based staging of Shakespeare’s history play? Sure, why the hell not? Burning Coal and New York aerial troupe Fight or Flight Theater team up to affright the air at Agincourt. Directed by Steven Cole Hughes. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 18. Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
Low-flying trapeze workshop: presented by Fight or Flight Theater. Saturday 11:00 at the Murphey School in Raleigh. Enrollment is limited. More information.

Holiday Extravaganza – Transactors presents an evening of seasonal improv merriment. One night: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

It’s a Wonderful Life – “Where’s that money, you silly stupid old fool?” Cary Players presents a “faithful adaptation of the classic film”, suggesting it’s not the version staged as a 1940’s live radio broadcast which they produced in 2008 and 2010. Either way, though, George Bailey is gonna find the true meaning of Christmas. Directed by Jaret Preston. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Closes Monday. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

A Little Princess – One of two shows this week featuring small eponymous female protagonists is a new stage adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 19th century novel, written and directed by Kendra Thomas. Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 18. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Love Drunk – Romulus Linney’s last play, a story of seduction and conflict between two strangers in a mountain cabin, presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players and directed by Joshua Benjamin. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through December 17. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
realtheatre.org

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – In a master stroke of holiday season counter-programming, Playmakers presents Edward Albee’s vitriolic 1962 chef-d’oeuvre. Directed by Wendy C. Goldberg. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 18.
playmakersrep.org

ONGOING:
Little Women – Returning from Thanksgiving hiatus: University Theatre presents Jacqueline Goldfinger’s stage adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel, 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:
NRACT holds auditions for its February production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Saturday 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday December 6 at 7:00. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. More info.

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 – Paper and Glass

September 5, 2011


Image from The Paper Hat Game, by Torry Bend.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 12, 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:
Enron – Burning Coal Theatre presents the musical by Lucy Prebble about the rise and fall of Enron’s financial empire. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 25. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Fat Pig – Things don’t go well when a man’s co-workers discover he is dating a plus-size woman. Free Association Theatre Ensemble presents the 2004 Neil Labute play, directed by Leslie A. Pless. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through September 24. FATE Space, Grande Heights Drive, Cary.
fate4.us

Glass – Who else but Little Green Pig would attempt a theatrical mash-up of Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie and J.D. Salinger’s Glass family? Jay O’Berski directs a cast of LGP veterans. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through September 24. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Godspell – The Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak musical, partially based on the Gospel of Matthew, presented by ICC Music Ministry. Directed by Jeffryn Stephens. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Durham.
sites.google.com/site/immaculateconceptiongodspell

Macbeth – Shakespeare’s tale of bloody ambition, presented by North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre and directed by Pete Comperatore. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 25. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

A Number – Caryl Churchill’s 2002 play about identity and familial guilt. Directed by Mike Donahue for Playmakers’ Second Stage series. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

The Paper Hat Game – Using toy theater and video projections, creator and director Torry Bend takes us on a journey into the inner heart of a city. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 18. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University West Campus.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

The Secret Garden – Musical based on the Frances Hodgson Burnett book, presented by The Justice Theatre Project. Directed by Deb Royals. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 25. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Way Back to School – Transactors presents an improv evening set at a fictional high school in 1996. One show only: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

ONGOING:
After the Revolution – A family of political leftists must confront a revelation about their past. Amy Herzog’s 2010 drama, directed by Paul Frellick. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. (Note: Sunday matinee is sold out.) Continues through September 17. Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

The Serpent’s Egg – For its final weekend, Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor giant puppet extravaganza moves to Raleigh. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (with a 6:20 preshow). Closes Sunday. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.org

AUDITIONS:
Durham Family Theatre is auditioning for 8 male roles in its November production of As You Like It. Tuesday 6:00, Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, Durham. More information.

Raleigh Little Theatre is auditioning children and adults for its November production of Merry Christmas, Strega Nona, Tuesday evening September 6 with callbacks Wednesday. See RLT’s audition page for more info.

Theatre in the Park holds auditions for A Christmas Carol. Dance auditions 14 and up: Saturday 1:00, NC Dance Institute, Duraleigh Road, Raleigh. Vocal auditions at TIP, Raleigh: children 12 and under Saturday, 4:00; 13+ Monday September 12, 6:00. 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.


Weekend Theater – Tiny Alice

August 10, 2010


Charles Dodgson’s original hand-written manuscript, scanned by the British Library.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of August 11-15, 2010, and beyond

OPENING:
Alice’s Adventures Underground – An adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s original version of the Alice story, presented by kids in Common Ground’s Performing Arts Camp. Special guests: TAFFY (Transactors for Families). This weekend only: Saturday 11:00 and 1:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

ONGOING:
Islands Unknown – Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with its annual outdoor summer show, this time “an epic odyssey that will take us to the depths of the imagination and the very ends of the earth… in 3-D!” Bring the kids, bring the adults, bring everybody. (Also bring something to sit on and plenty of bug repellent.) This weekend: Friday-Sunday 7:00 Pre-show starts at 6:20. Continues through September 6. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
paperhand.org

Overtones – A 1916 play by Alice Gerstenberg, plus a curtain-raiser by Christopher Durang, presented by OdysseyStage Theatre. Wednesday afternoons 3:00 through August 25. Spice Street Restaurant, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
odysseystage.org

The Secret Garden – Musical adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett novel, presented by Young People’s Performing Company. This weekend: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Arts Council Building, Durham.
yppc.us

AUDITIONS:
FATE (Free Association Theatre Company) holds auditions for its 2011 season as well as completion casting for its November production of Marat/Sade, Friday August 13, 5:00-9:00, at the Herb Young Community Center, Cary; and Saturday August 14, 9:00-5:00 in the Dogwood Room, Bond Park Community Center, Cary. By appointment. More information: FATEinfo@gmail.com
FATE

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


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