Theater Week – Go Tell It

February 4, 2015

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 9, 2015

OPENING:
Black Pearl Sings – Frank Higgins’ play about an imprisoned African American woman whose musical heritage may gain her freedom. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 22. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Hands Up: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments – Six monologues by African American playwrights about being a black man in 21st century America. Directed by Monet Marshall. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

The Mountaintop – Katori Hall’s 2009 drama focuses on Martin Luther King Jr. the night before his assassination. Directed by Jade Arnold. Presented by Justice Theater Project. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 22. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* The Piano Lesson – During the Depression, an antique piano becomes the flash point for a Pittsburgh family’s struggle with its legacy. Amy White directs August Wilson’s 1990 play. Presented by William Peace Theatre. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
peace.edu
 
 
ONGOING:
* Laughter on the 23rd Floor – NRACT presents Neil Simon’s 1993 comedy about writers on a 1950s television show. Directed by Jon Todd. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Romeo and Juliet – Burning Coal presents Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 15. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Trouble in Mind – In the 1950s, a groundbreaking racially integrated Broadway play poses a difficult choice for an African American actress. PlayMakers Rep presents Alice Childress’ 1955 play, directed by Jade King Carroll. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 
 
PUPPETS/IMPROV:
Fairy Tale Puppet Theatre – Fatmouth Improv and PuppetHead Theatre in a family-friendly show of improvisation, puppetry, and fairy tales. This week: Sunday 3:00. (Next week: Benefit performance for Durham Crisis Response Center.) Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* The Love Show – Transactors annual evening of Valentines Day-inspired improv. One show: Saturday 8:00. 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.

 

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Theater Week – Or IS It?

June 13, 2011


Darlene (Dana Marks) in Buddy Cop 2. Photo: Kevin Ewert

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 20, 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:
At Arms Length – Improvised comedy show by Raleigh’s Village Idiots. Friday and Saturday 8:00 (Friday show kid-friendly). NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
idiots.net

Buddy Cop 2 – Nothing is what it seems. Or is it? Cops in a small town police station prepare for an unusual Christmas celebration, in Manbites’s production of The Debate Society’s shaggy dog comedy. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 25. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Cirque du Fatmouth – Circus-themed evening by Fatmouth Improv. Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

City of Medicine – Series finale. It’s the last episode ever of Transactors’ long-running improvised serial hospital drama, so expect cataclysmic events and shocking conclusions. Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

WMKS, Where Music Kills Sorrow – Comedy set in the studio of a 1935 live radio show, which features old-time music, gospel, and blues, presented in rotating repertory as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFest 2011. This week: Thursday, Friday, Sunday 7:30. Continues through June 26. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre/theatrefest

ONGOING:
Home – Samm-Art Williams’ everyman hero attempts to go home again in this 1979 comic drama. Presented by The Justice Theater Project. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 26. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi Campus, Leesville Road, Raleigh
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Jack and Jill – Jane Martin’s comedic romance, presented by FATE (Free Association Theatre Ensemble). This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Harrison Pointe Shopping Center, Cary.
fate4.us

Noises Off – Michael Frayn’s 1982 meta-theatrical farce about, among other things, sardines. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 26. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Southern Comforts – Drama about a late-in-life romance, presented in rotating repertory as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFest 2011. This week: Wednesday, Wednesday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIllwee Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre/theatrefest

The 39 Steps – The wrong man is suspected of murder and must flee north by northwest to Scotland to prove his innocence, in this frenzied 2005 stage adaptation of the 1935 Hitchcock movie, with four actors playing all the parts. Thriller + Time = Farce. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre at PEC, Raleigh.
hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org

The Threepenny Opera – Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s masterpiece, which uses the musical theater form to present a Marxist critique of capitalism, is performed by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 19. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

AUDITIONS:
NRACT holds auditions for its teen theater production of Macbeth. Saturday 10:00 a.m., NRACT, Lead Mine Road, 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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