A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 18, 2019
* Annie Get Your Gun – Merredith Stage presents the Irving Berlin musical about Western sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Directed by Catherine Rodgers. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 7:30. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
* Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Touring production of the 2013 musical based on the Roald Dahl book. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
* Feb 48 XV – One Song Productions’ annual show featuring one act plays written, rehearsed, and performed in just 48 hours. One show only: Sunday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
* Greater Tuna – Two actors portray all 20 inhabitants of the “third-smallest town in Texas” in Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard’s 1981 comedy. Directed by Kelly Stansell. Presented by Stageworks Theatre. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. Cultural Center, 300 W Ballentine St, Holly Springs.
Horses – A play with music about a post-punk songwriter on tour. Performed by Dana Marks. Presented by Little Green Pig. Various venues. This week: Thursday 8:00 – Slim’s Downtown in Raleigh, Friday 8:00 – King Street Bar in Hillsborough, Saturday 8:00 – Gibson Girl Vintage in Durham. Continues through February 23.
Junie B. Jones: The Musical – Junie has to deal with major changes her first day of First Grade. Raleigh Little Theatre;s Family Series presents Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich’s stage musical adaptation of Barbara Park’s popular children’s books. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through March 3. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
* Mamma Mia! – Here we go again! It’s another touring production of the 1999 ABBA jukebox musical. Presented by NC Theatre. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30. Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
* Notes of a Native Song – A song cycle celebrating James Baldwin, and his visionary work exploring what it means to be black in America. Created by Tony-Award winning playwright Stew, performing with his band The Negro Problem. Presented by Duke Performances. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
• Related event: Tony Award-winning playwright and singer Stew sits down with Talya Klein (Duke Theater Studies) for a lunchtime conversation spanning his career, influences, and current project, Notes of a Native Song — a meditation on the legacy of James Baldwin. Free. Friday 12:00 noon, The Pinhook, 117 W Main Street, Durham.
The Wolves – Sarah DeLappe’s 2016 debut play follows nine teenage girls on a high school soccer team during their pre-game warmups over a season. Directed by Michelle Murray Wells, with movement direction by Heather J. Strickland. Presented by Sonorous Road Repertory. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 3. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
A Life in the Theatre – Theatre in the Park presents David Mamet’s 1977 play chronicling the relationship between two actors over the course of various productions. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 24. TIP, Raleigh.
* I Never Saw Another Butterfly – Judy Dove directs Celeste Raspanti’s stage adaptation of the book about drawings and poems created by Jewish children in the Terezin Concentration Camp during World War II. Presented by Forest Moon Theater. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks Street, Wake Forest.
Men on Boats – In 1869, ten daring men led by adventurer John Wesley Powell embark on a possibly suicidal expedition down the Colorado River to explore the unknown depths of the Grand Canyon. Jaclyn Backhaus’ 2015 comic drama retells that story of performative masculinity from a new perspective as noted in the playwright’s casting instructions: “The characters in Men On Boats were historically cisgender white males. The cast should be made up entirely of people who are not.” Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. Presented by Justice Theater Project. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through February 24. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
* The Talk – In a divided America, an African American father has a difficult conversation with his son. Written and performed by Sonny Kelly. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by StreetSigns and Bulldog Ensemble Theater. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Historic PlayMakers Theatre, 122 East Cameron Avenue, UNC, Chapel Hill.
* – 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.