Theater Week – Baldwin Country

February 12, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 18, 2019

 
OPENING:

* 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.
meredith.edu

* 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.
dpacnc.com

* 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.
artscenterlive.org

* 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.
hollyspringsnc.us

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.
littlegreenpig.com

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.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* 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.
nctheatre.com

* 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.
dukeperformances.duke.edu
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.
dukeperformances.duke.edu

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.
sonorousroadrep.org
 

ONGOING:

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.
theatreinthepark.com

* 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.
forestmoontheater.org

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.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* 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.
piedmontperformancefactory.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 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.

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Theater Week – Into the Great Wide Open

September 20, 2018

 

Thomas Moran, Chasm of the Colorado, 1873-1874.
Department of the Interior Museum, Washington, D.C.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 24, 2018

 

OPENING:

* Astral Cosmica: The Journey of Ophiochus – Community-based “fire theater” group Addled Muse presents the story of Ophiocus the Serpent Bearer, an earth dweller who aspires to live on the celestial plane and become one of the constellations. When his efforts are rejected, he doesn’t take it well, and chaos ensues. Expect “celestial cyberpunk themed narrative, an original synthrock musical score, acrobatics, fire and aerial acts, contortion, puppetry, and other surprises” from this Durham and Atlanta based company. One show only: Saturday 8:30, Durham Central Park.
addledmuse.com

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark – Lynn Nottage’s 2011 comedy satirizes Hollywood’s history of racial stereotypes through the eyes of an African American actress. Directed by Tina Morris-Anderson. Presented by NRACT. (Delayed opening.) This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 30. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Crimes of the Heart – Forest Moon Theatre presents Beth Henley’s 1979 comic drama about three dysfunctional sisters reuniting at the family home in Mississippi. Directed by Randy Jordan. (Delayed opening.) This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks Street, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheatre.org

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 Rachel Klem. Presented by University Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 30. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood – Ken Ludwig’s comic take on the legendary outlaw is directed by Jessie Austrian and features original music by Jack Herrick of the Red Clay Ramblers. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. (Delayed opening.) This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through September 30. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

* Are You Lonesome Tonight? – The world’s number one Elvis fan takes you on a final tour of his home/museum/shrine to the King. Solo show written and performed by Shelby Hahn. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski, presented by Little Green Pig. (Performances are standing room only and last about an hour, wear comfy shoes. Tickets are free but must be reserved.) This week: Thursday 8:00, Slim’s Downtown, 227 Wilmington St, Raleigh. Friday 8:00, Nightlite Bar, 405 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill. Saturday 8:00, Parts & Labor at Motorco, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. Closes Saturday.
littlegreenpig.com

* In the Heart of the Fire – In their 19th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents tales of fire, of giants and trolls, of trickster creators, and how we came to be human. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00. Closes Sunday. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
paperhand.org

* Once – Theatre Raleigh presents the 2011 musical based on the 2007 film about two Dublin musicians who meet by chance. Director not listed. (Note: AWC.) This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.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
 

READINGS:

* Risk – Honest Pint presents a free reading of Ralph Hardy’s play about the murder of three Muslim-Americans. One night: Friday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Tracy Letts Staged Reading Series – Sonorous Road presents staged readings of three Tracy Letts plays over consecutive weekends. First up: the 2008 family drama August: Osage County. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Series continues through October 7. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com
 

* – 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 – Into the Mystic

February 28, 2017

 
darashikoh

Murar. Portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh. 1631.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 6, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Count – Play by Lynden Harris about six men on death row who divulge their personal inheritances of violence, racism, mental illness, poverty – and sometimes surprising love. Based on writings by and years of conversations with prisoners throughout the U.S. Presented by UNC’s Process Series and Hidden Voices. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
processseries.unc.edu

Crumbs from the Table of Joy – In search of a better life, an African-American family migrates from the American South to 1950s Brooklyn. Karen Dacons-Brock directs Lynn Nottage’s 1995 memory play. Presented by Bartlett Theater. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 12. PSI Theatre, DAC, Durham.
bartletttheater.org

* Dara – Carolina Performing Arts presents Pakistani theater company Ajoka’s production about the life of 17th century crown prince, poet, painter, and Sufi Dara Shikoh and his struggle for the harmonious coexistence of religions in India. Part of CPA’s season-long exploration of Muslim identity and cultures. One performance (free admission): Thursday 7:30. Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

* Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play Through Letters – Touring production of a 2014 play by Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca and Julia Steele Allen, about the use of torture by solitary confinement in the criminal justice system. Directed by Noelle Ghoussaini. Presented by Criminal Justice Awareness and Action (CJAA), as part of its Criminal Justice Reform Advocacy Week. This week only: Thursday 7:00. Carolina Union Auditorium, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill, free admission. Also performs Saturday 5:00, The Pinhook, 117 W. Main Street, Durham, paid admission.
campusy.unc.edu
thepinhook.com

* Pump Boys & Dinettes – Touring production of the 1981 musical set in small town North Carolina, presented by the Town of Cary’s Music Mainstage Series. One show: Saturday 7:30. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
townofcary.org

* Seussical – A musical of Dr. Seuss stories. Two shows: Saturday 9:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

This Is Not a Novel – Leave it to Little Green Pig to take over a big hunk of a shopping center and present an immersive, ambulatory, choose-your-own-adventure installation created by a who’s who of area artists. It’s a self-described “delirious playscape for adults” using the cult novels of David Markson as a jumping-off place. Guaranteed to be like nothing you’ve ever experienced. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 11. Scrap Exchange, Lakewood Shopping Center, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Twelfth Night – Shakespeare’s gender-switching comedy involving shipwrecked twins, romantic misunderstandings, and what you will, set in a mid-20th century Mediterranean resort straight out of a Slim Aarons photo spread. Directed by Jerry Ruiz. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 19. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

* 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: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Vagina Monologues – V-Day Raleigh presents Eve Ensler’s groundbreaking solo narratives, to benefit InterAct and V-Day. Final night: Tuesday February 28 at 7:30. Sonorous Road Theater, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh
vdayraleigh.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.


Pigs in the Library

January 19, 2012

Want an intro preview to Little Green Pig’s upcoming show, Donald? Join them for a sure-to-be fascinaing discussion this Saturday January 21 at 3:00. Location: Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street. Free admission.

Donald runs January 26-February 11 at Manbites Dog Theater.

Download and post the flyer.


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