Theater Week – Tragic Romance

June 7, 2017

 

Bust of Sophocles, Pushkin Museum.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 12, 2017

 

OPENING:

Fool for Love – New Triangle theater group McQueen & Company presents Sam Shepard’s 1983 drama about star-crossed lovers reuniting in a desert motel room. Directed by Andy Hayworth. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 25. Research Triangle High School, 3106 NC-54, Durham.
mcqueenandcompany.com

Full Gallop – John C. McIlwee directs Lynda Clark in Mary Louise Wilson and Mark Hampton’s 1996 one-woman show about New York fashion magazine editor Diana Vreeland. Presented as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFEST 2017. This week: Friday 7:00 (includes pre-show gala), Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 24. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

The Greeks – Burning Coal Second Stage and CAM/Raleigh premiere Ian Finley and Alex Tobey’s new adaptation of three Sophocles tragedies – Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. Directed by Alex Tobey. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00. Continues through June 25. CAM, 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* The King and I – Touring production of the recent revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. 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

Porgy and Bess – Justice Theater Project presents the 1935 musical by George and Ira Gerswin and DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, with a 2011 book adaptation by Suzan-Lori Parks. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 25. Umstead Park Church, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org
 

ONGOING:

Avenue Q – “The internet is for covfefe.” Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 2003 musical featuring puppets making bad life decisions as they struggle to get by in New York. Directed by Jesse R. Gephart. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Extended through June 25. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Finding Patience – An original play, written and directed by Angie Ottosen-Staheli, about a freed slave who has watched over the town of Holly Springs for the past 175 years. Presented by the town of Holly Springs. Wednesday-Thursday and Monday at 7:00. Continues through June 17. Holly Springs Cultural Center.
findingpatienceplay.com

* Ghost the Musical – NRACT presents the 2011 musical adaptation of the 1990 romantic film fantasy (and yes, it includes the song “Unchained Melody”). Directed by Chasta Hamilton Calhoun, presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Smokey Joe’s Cafe – Theatre Raleigh presents the 1994 musical review showcasing the Leiber-Stoller songbook. Directed by Julia Murney, choreography by Abbey O’Brien. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Tea with Edie & Fitz – In Adam Pasen’s 2013 play about their one and only meeting, Edith Wharton, the literary giant of the Gilded Age, invites Jazz Age novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald to tea. Things do not go well for him in what was later described as “one of the better known failed encounters in the American literary annals”. Directed by Mia Self. Presented as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFEST 2017. This week: Wednesday-Thursday and Saturday 7:30. Continues through June 18. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu
 

* – 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 – Before the Deluge

January 3, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 9, 2017

OPENING:

* An American in Paris – Touring production of the 2015 musical based on the 1951 film, featuring music and songs by George and Ira Gershwin. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Blackbird – A woman confronts a man who sexually abused her years ago when she was twelve. Brook North directs David Harrower’s 2005 drama. Presented by South Stream Productions. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 22. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
southstreamproductions.blogspot.com

* You Can’t Take It With You – One Song Productions presents the 1936 Kaufman and Hart comedy about a family of zany eccentrics. Director not listed. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. 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.

 


Theater Week – Life Line

January 20, 2015

Clothesline
The Clothesline Muse

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 26, 2015

OPENING:
* The Clothesline Muse – The clothesline as “a metaphor for continuity, work and family”. Playwright and choreographer Kariamu Welsh, jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon, and visual artist Maya Freelon Asante bring their theater, dance and musical multimedia performance home. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30. DAC, Durham.
theclotheslinemuse.com

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. Continues through February 8. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Nice Work If You Can Get It – Touring musical comedy production featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin, presented by NC Theatre/Broadway Series South. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

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

* Scratch ‘N’ Sniff – Variety show featuring hosts Ron and Shirl, benefitting Durham LGBTQ Center. Presented by Little Green Pig. One show only: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

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: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 8. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 
 
ONGOING:
* Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green – An African American man struggles to survive at various points in America’s history. World premiere of Howard L. Craft’s new play, featuring J. Alphonse Nicholson, directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Streetsigns Center for Literature and Performance. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00. Closes Saturday. Swain Hall Studio Six, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
piedmontperformancefactory.org

Venus in Fur – An audition becomes a battlefield for dominance between a director and an actress in David Ives’ 2010 comedy about sex and power. Directed by Rod Rich. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre and Actors Comedy Lab. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through February 1. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Wicked – Touring production of the revisionist Oz musical returns to DPAC for a three-week run. This week: 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
 
 
IMPROV:
* Two improv shows this weekend:
Improv Percolator – Thursday 8:00.
Third Date Improv – 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.

 


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