Theater Week – Celebrate

May 30, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 4, 2018

SPECIAL EVENT:

A Manbites Dog Celebration – Manbites Dog Theater hosts a valedictory party celebrating 31 seasons of great theater and great audiences. Free event but registration is required. One night only: Friday June 1 from 8:00 to 11:30 p.m. The Rickhouse, 609 Foster Street, Durham.
More information and registration here.
 

OPENING:

Deathtrap – Ira Levin’s 1978 plot-twist-filled who/what/why-done-it about an established playwright, known for his hugely successful stage mysteries, who may be dangerously envious of a younger writer. Presented as part of TheatreFest, University Theatre’s summer festival of three light entertainments in rotating rep. Directed by John C. McIlwee. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 10. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

The Dream of the Burning Boy – A high school teacher attempts to deal with the sudden death of one of his students in David West Read’s 2011 drama. Directed by Eliza McLamb and Naomi Nelson. Presented by OneSong Productions. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Spring Awakening – Teenagers discover sexuality and things don’t go well in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, with music director Craig Johnson and choreographer Aya Wallace. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 17. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 

ONGOING:

* Blood Done Sign My Name – Set in Oxford, North Carolina, Mike Wiley’s play – adapted from the memoir by Timothy Tyson – tells the true story of a racially motivated 1970 murder and its aftermath. Directed by Joseph Megel; presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Wakey, Wakey – “We’re here to say goodbye.” For its final production, Manbites Dog presents Will Eno’s 2017 comic meditation on the sorrow and joy accumulated on life’s journey. Expect laughter. Expect tears. Expect celebration. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 8:15, Friday 7:30, Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 10. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.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 – Piano Bar

April 12, 2016

 
Piano 1

creativespotting.com

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 18, 2016

 

OPENING:

* H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor – The Durham Savoyards present Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1878 comic opera. Directed by Derrick Ivey, music director Alan Riley Jones. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Carolina Theatre, Durham.
durhamsavoyards.org

“Master Harold”…and the Boys – Athol Fugard’s 1982 drama set in Apartheid-era South Africa. Directed by Jesse Gephart, presented by Mortall Coile Theatre Company. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. Sonorous Road Theatre, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* Packing: Arms in America – Triangle Playwrights presents a directed reading of short plays on the subject of firearms. One show: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Piano Has Been Drinking: A Tom Waits Cabaret – Benefit fundraiser for Little Green Pig. This week: Saturday 8:00, Mystery Brewery (not the Pub), Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough. Repeats next Friday at Arcana, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

* Snap Back! A Cautionary Tale – Free family-friendly show about cyber bullying, presented by Mojoaa Performing Arts Company. One show: Saturday 11:00 a.m. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Spring Awakening – Teenagers in 19th century Germany deal with their sexuality in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical version of Frank Wedekind’s still-controversial 1892 play about young love and sexuality. Presented by Pauper Players. Directed by Jackson Cooper, music director Simon Wolf. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 3:00, Sunday and Monday 7:00. Closes Monday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife – NRACT presents Charles Busch’s 2000 comedy about upper class New Yorkers. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

The Wizard of Oz – Stage version of the L. Frank Baum fantasy, based on the 1939 film version with songs by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Presented by Cary Players, directed by Jon Todd, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 23. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org
 

ONGOING:

* 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. Closes Sunday. 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: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Extended through April 23. 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: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. 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: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* 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. Closes Sunday. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham. wardtheatrecompany.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 7:30. 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 2:00. Continues through April 24. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

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-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 23. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

IMPROV:

* Bull City Blues – Third episode of a new serial improv show based on police procedural tv shows. Directed by Rachel Klem. Presented by Common Ground Theatre. One performance: Friday 8:00. (Two more episodes scheduled for May 20, June 3.). Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.comOne night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Improv Percolator – Long form improv featuring Fatmouth Improv, Umlaut, and Support Group. One night: Thursday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Third Date Improv – Yes, it’s another evening of improv by Third Date Improv about relationships! Special guest opening performance by improviser, storyteller and The Monti award winner Andrew Aghapour. One show: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

 
* – 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 – Croquant!

February 11, 2014

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 17, 2014

PICK OF THE WEEK:
Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South – E. Patrick Johnson’s one man show, based on his book, exploring the southern black gay community. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Jane M. Saks and Project&. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 22. PSI Theatre, DAC, Durham.
sweettea-theplay.com

OPENING:
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Musical tribute to Fats Waller and the black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance, presented by the NCCU Department of Theatre and Dance. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. University Theatre, NCCU Campus, Durham.
nccu.edu

The Book of Mormon – You say you shelled out close to 300 bucks for a pair of orchestra tickets to the touring production of the blockbuster Trey Parker/Matt Stone musical, but a deadly dangerous ice storm will prevent you from attending? No problem – we’ll gladly refund your tickets! Ha ha, just kidding. No refunds (and no exchanges since all shows are sold out). Sucks to be you — or as they sing in the show — ‘Hasa Diga!’ This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through February 23. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Caroline, or Change – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 2004 Tony Kushner/Jeanine Tesori musical about a young Jewish boy and an African American maid in 1963 Louisiana. Directed by Karen Dacons-Brock. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 2. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Les Misérables – Lauren Kennedy. “Un centre inhabituellement croquant”! Presented by NC Theatre and Broadway Series South. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through February 23. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

The Lion in Winter – Ira David Wood III and Lynda Clark. “An unusually crunchy center”! raved Byron Woods about the original 2005 production. Directed by Ira David Wood III. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 2. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Spring Awakening – Peace presents the 2006 musical adaptation (by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater) of Frank Wedekind’s still shocking 1891 play about teen sexuality. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through February 22. Leggett Theater, Peace University, Raleigh.
theatre.peace.edu

* Steel Magnolias – Robert Harling’s 1987 comedy, presented by Orange Community Players. Directed by Lisa Woodward. Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 6:30 (dinner included), Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Central Orange Senior Center, Hillsborough.
ocpnc.com

* The Vagina Monologues – Annual production of the Eve Ensler play, presented by VDay Carolina. This week only: Friday 6:15* and 8:30**, Saturday 6:15** and 8:30*, Sunday 2:30*. (*English, **Spanish), Closes Sunday. Hanes Auditorium, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
vdaycarolina.web.unc.edu

ONGOING:
* Brigid without a Story – In ancient Ireland, a poet competes to be the land’s best storyteller. An original musical fantasy, written and directed by Jennifer Justice. Presented by Durham Family Theatre. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturday. Trinity Methodist Church, Durham.
durhamfamilytheatre.wordpress.com

Celebration – A patriarch’s 60th birthday allows his family to get together and put the dys- back in -functional, in David Eldridge’s stage adaptation of Thomas Vinterberg’s darkly comic 1998 film Festen. Directed by Kevin Ewert. Presented by Little Green Pig. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through February 22. Shadowbox, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

* The Jesus Fund – A Manhattan seminary faces a hard choice when it receives an offer of help from a former student. A new play by Terry Milner, directed by Beth Gardiner. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* The Maids – Jean Genet’s 1947 psychodrama, presented by Common Ground’s Small Series. Directed by Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Wit – An English professor battling ovarian cancer, reflects on her life. Justice Theater Project presents Margaret Edson’s 1995 drama. Directed by Carnessa Ottelin. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 23. St. Francis Church, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.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. 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 – A-Doodle-Doo

October 1, 2013

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Image: Jon Haas, for Manbites Dog Theater

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 7, 2013

OPENING:
Cock – Whoops! While on a break from his boyfriend, John falls in love with a woman. Now he has a big choice to make. Manbites Dog presents Mike Bartlett’s 2009 farce. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through October 19. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Halloween Shorts – An evening of original short, scary plays presented by the Playwrights Roundtable. One show: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Harvey – Forest Moon Theater presents Mary Chase’s 1944 comedy warhorse about a man with a Donnie-Darko-like invisible companion. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 12. Franklin Academy Theater, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

* None of the Above – A multi-media documentary, exploring race, poverty, educational policies, and incarceration in North Carolina. Presented by Hidden Voices. One night: Saturday 8:00. White Auditorium, Duke East Campus, Durham.
hiddenvoices.org

Spring Awakening – Teenagers in 19th century Germany deal with their sexuality in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical version of the play by Frank Wedekind. Directed by C. Glen Matthews. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 27. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Up from the Ground – Reading of a new play by Ian Finley about how our culture and history are reflected in the food we eat. Presented by Burning Coal’s New Works series. One show: Wednesday 7:00. Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

ONGOING:
* Arcadia – Guests at an English country house in 1809 and in the present day grapple with ideas (determinism, chaos theory, population biology, the heat death of the universe) and with each other, in Tom Stoppard’s 1993 comedy. Presented by University Theatre. 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

* The Mountaintop – Katori Hall’s 2009 play about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. takes place in his motel room the night before his assassination. Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges. Presented by Playmakers Rep in a co-production with Triad Stage. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

The Narrowing – People in four different time periods must deal with catastrophic events. A new multimedia performance piece by one-of-a-kind Triangle company Archipelago. Written by Ellen Hemphill and Nor Hall; directed by Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 13. 539 MUZE Space, Foster Street, Durham.
archipelagotheatre.org

* Nunsense! – A group of women espousing liberation theology find themselves in conflict with a patriarchal organization’s institutionalized misogyny. Just kidding: it’s the wacky misadventures of those lovable nuns at the Little Sisters of Hoboken as they stage a variety show fundraiser. Cary Players presents Dan Goggin’s 1985 comedy franchise. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

IMPROV:
* The Explorers – An evening of improv on the theme of exploration, presented by Transactors. One night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

AUDITIONS:
Cary Players holds auditions for A Christmas Story, Tuesday (October 1) at Cary Arts Center. Various times. More info.

NRACT holds auditions for Miracle on 34th Street Saturday 10:00, 7713-51 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh. More info.

* = 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. 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 – Athol Fugard

March 19, 2012


Athol Fugard

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 26, 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:
Athol Fugard – Series of free events at UNC celebrating the current Morgan Writer in Residence.
Milestones of a Literary Journey – An evening with Athol Fugard. Wednesday 7:30. Paul Green Theatre.
My Children! My Africa! – Staged reading of Fugard’s 1989 play. Thursday 5:30. Kenan Theatre.
The Train Driver – Staged reading of the 2010 play, featuring John Beasley and Treat Williams. Directed by Joseph Megel. Friday 5:30. Kenan Theatre.
playmakersrep.org
(See also Blood Knot.)

Creeds – Premiere of Richard Krawiec’s play about a seemingly ordinary suburban couple involved in spying for the Soviet Union during the cold war. Directed by Paul Paliyenko. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 1. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Hungry – Lia Romeo’s play about a woman having difficulty dealing with her issues until the Minotaur shows up. Presented by Stillwater Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 1.
meredith.edu

No Shame – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater. Saturday 10:00 p.m. (Sign-up to perform: 9:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Rave: The Musical – Murder mystery musical. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 3:00. Holton Center, Durham.
allevents.in/Durham

Rough Crossing – Free Association Theatre presents Tom Stoppard’s 1984 farce, freely adapted from Ferenc Molnár. Directed by Julya M. Mirro. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 31. FATE, Harrison Pointe Shopping Center, Cary.
fate4.us

Spring Awakening – Musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s still-controversial 1892 play about young love and sexuality. Presented by Company Carolina. Directed by Katie Moylan. Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00, Monday 7:00. Historic Playmakers Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
unc.edu/company/

Spring Fling! – Transactors has spring fever, and the only cure is more flinging! Two-act improvised performance. One night: Friday 8:00.
artscenterlive.org

ONGOING:
The Adventures of Nate the Great – Youth theater production about a kid detective, adapted by Pamela Sterling from the books by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. (Opened March 9.) This week: Thursday 12:30, Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:00 and 5:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Blood Knot – Athol Fugard’s 1961 play about two brothers living under South African apartheid. Presented as part of Street Sign’s Acts of Witness. Directed by Joseph Megel. Final [sold out] performance: Tuesday March 20 at 7:30, followed by a reception in honor of Athol Fugard. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
streetsignscenter.org

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress – Bridesmaids at a wedding reception learn some bittersweet life lessons, in NRACT’s production of Alan Ball’s 1993 comedy. Directed by Yvonne Anderson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Frozen – Bryony Lavery’s 1998 play tells the story of a young girl’s disappearance through the viewpoints of three different characters. Presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players. Directed by Sean A. Brosnahan. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through March 31. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
realtheatre.org

AUDITIONS:
Applause! Cary Youth Theatre holds auditions ages 10-18 for Perseus Bayou Monday (and Tuesday March 27) at 5:00. Cary Arts Center. 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 – Though this be madness, yet there is a method in’t

March 7, 2011

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 14, 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:
Brighton Beach Memoirs – Neil Simon’s 1983 comedy presented by North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre. Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 26. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

The Fantastical Nature of Motherhood – A teenager is selected to be the mother for the second coming of Jesus, in a new play written and directed by Sylvia Mallory. Presented by The Distillery Theater Company. Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 20. F.A.T.E at Harrison Pointe Shopping Center, Cary.
distillerytheatre.org

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot – Raleigh Ensemble Players opens its brand-new performance space with Steven Adly Guirgis’ revisionist take on Jesus’ BFF. One week only: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Closes Sunday.
realtheatre.org

Love Letters to My Child – Black Poetry Theatre presents its second annual Women’s Showcase with pieces focusing on children. Sunday 3:00 and 6:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Of March and Madness – Staged readings of short plays about insanity and/or basketball, presented by Playwrights Roundtable. One show only: Sunday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Performance Art Night – A weekend of performance art presented by Very Normal Productions, including new works Friday 8:00, a clowning and slapstick workshop Saturday 1:00, and a “best of” show Saturday 8:00, followed by an after party. Free admission, donations welcome. No advance reservations. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Spring Awakening – Broadway Series South presents a touring version of the Broadway musical based on Frank Wedekind’s still-shocking 1891 play. This weekend only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
progressenergycenter.com

To Kill a Mockingbird – Stage version of the Harper Lee story, in an encore presentation by Burning Coal. Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 20. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

ONGOING:
Alice, a Mad Musical Adventure – An original musical based on the Lewis Carroll character, presented by Durham Family Theatre. Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Closes Saturday. 215 N. Church Street, Durham.
durhamfamilytheatre.wordpress.com

Proof – Temple theatre presents the David Auburn drama. Thursday 7:00, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 20. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Superior Donuts – Tracy Letts’ comedy about the relationship between an aging donut shop owner and his ambitious young employee, presented by Deep Dish. This week: Wednesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Closes Saturday. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.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.


Weekend Theater – Rock, robot rock

February 24, 2010


First Law: A robot may not break a heart.

A sampling of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of February 24-28, 2010, and beyond

Another amazingly full week on Triangle stages, with robots, zombies, star-crossed lovers, intra-racial tensions, progeria, male strippers, a plus-sized dancer, and the musical version of a sexually explicit 19th Century German play.

Read the whole list…


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