Theater Week – Lonely Heart

April 17, 2018

Carson McCullers, 1947. Photographer unknown. 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 23, 2018

 

OPENING:

* Assassins – If you’re kicking yourself for missing last month’s Theatre in the Park production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s 1990 musical about individuals who attempted to kill US Presidents, here’s your second shot. William Peace University’s production is directed by Wade Newhouse, with musical direction by Matt Hodge. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Kenan Auditorium, Browne-McPherson Building, WPU Campus, Raleigh.
wputheatre.ticketleap.com

* Bright Star – Touring production of the 2014 Steve Martin and Edie Brickell musical, set in post-WWII Asheville. Hosted by Broadway South and NC Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf – Justice Theater Project presents Ntozake Shange’s 1974 choreopoem play for a weekend of staged readings. Directed by Kyma Lassiter. This week only: Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Seby Jones Auditorium, St. Augustine University Campus, Raleigh.
justicetheaterproject.org

Hand to God – A puppet used in a Christian-ministry youth performance may be Satan. Theatre in the Park presents Robert Askin’s 2011 dark comedy. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 6. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Marie Antoinette – Meredith College Theater presents David Adjimi’s 2012 satirical history play about power, politics, and royalty. Directed by Catherine Rodgers. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Studio Theatre, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

The Member of the Wedding – For its inaugural production, new Triangle company Star Pocket Theatre presents Carson McCullers’ 1950 play (based on her novel) about adolescent tomboy Frankie trying to come to terms with family and self-identity. Directed by Brent Wilson. This week: Thursday-Sunday 8:00. Continues through April 29. VAE, 309 West Martin Street, Raleigh.
brownpapertickets.com

* The Mountaintop – Radio performance company L.A. Theatre Works’ touring production of Katori Hall’s play about Martin Luther King’s final night. Presented by NC State Live. Director not listed. One night only: Tuesday 8:00. Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
live.arts.ncsu.edu

Peter and the Starcatcher – Based on a young adult novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Rick Elice’s 2009 play is a prequel of sorts to J.M. Barrie’s story of Peter Pan. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 6. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Proof – David Auburn’s frequently performed 2000 drama about a woman dealing with the legacy of her late father, a brilliant but disturbed mathematician. Presented by Forest Moon Theater. Directed by Bob Baird. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Continues through April 29. Wake Forest Community House, Holding Park, 133 W Owen Ave, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

ShakesBEER II: The Bard Strikes Back – “Hold my beer, I’m gonna do an alcohol-themed evening of Shakespeare.” Bare Theater’s site-appropriate presentation returns. Directed by Dustin Britt, with fight choreography by Heather J. Strickland, musical direction by Camille Watson, and additional words by Charles Keith. This week: Sunday 8:00, The Pinhook, Durham. Continues at various ABC licensed locations through May 3.
baretheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

* The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey – Citizens of a seaside New Jersey town – all portrayed by David Henderson – react to the disappearance of a missing teenager in Honest Pint Theatre production of James Lecesne’s 2015 solo drama. Directed by Susannah Hough. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

Adventure Road: A Story of Huck and Tom – Family-friendly play based on the Mark Twain Characters, presented by Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series. Director not listed. This week: Friday 6:00, Saturday 3:00 and 6:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 29. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Alice @ Wonderland – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Jonathan Yukich’s retelling of the Lewis Carroll story – with an Alice from the modern digital era. Directed by Chasta Hamilton. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Sensory-friendly performance on April 28. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Chicago – 25 or 6 to 4. Duke’s musical theater group Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 1975 Kander and Ebb musical. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 1:00 and 8:00. Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

* Harvey – Get to know your rabbit. University Theatre presents Mary Chase’s 1944 comedy, directed by Mia Self. Old chestnut or hardy perennial? You decide. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

King Charles III – Burning Coal presents Mike Bartlett’s 2014 play, set in the near future, in which Prince Charles ascends to the British throne, and blank verse political drama ensues. Directed by Karen O’Brien. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 29. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Leaving Eden – Mike Wiley’s new play – scored by singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett – follows decades of history in a small North Carolina town where the citizens who make up its economic backbone are also its most vulnerable. Vivienne Benesch directs PlayMakers’ world-premiere production. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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 – George Bernard Thaw

January 9, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 15, 2018

 
OPENING:

Love Letters – Sandy Duncan and Ira David Wood III star in A.R. Gurney’s 1988 epistolary drama about two people who exchange letters over the course of half a century. Presented by NC Theatre; director not listed. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through January 21. Fletcher Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* Triangle African American Theater Preview – Triangle Friends of African American Arts presents a showcase preview of dramatic readings, songs, and scenes from upcoming stage productions. One night only: Sunday 7:00. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

What We’re Up Against – A woman in a male-dominated architecture firm takes on its glass-ceiling culture. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Theresa Rebeck’s very timely 2017 workplace comedy. Directed by Heather J. Strickland. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 28. Note: Performances at Leggett Theatre, Peace University, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

The Mound Builders – An archaeological dig in the midwest uncovers fault lines of friends and family. Ward Theatre presents a revival of the 1975 Lanford Wilson drama. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors, check the schedule for more information. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Continues through February 18. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suites 11 & 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.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 – Merely Players

October 4, 2016

 

everscape

Samantha Corey in Everscape – Bare Theatre

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 10, 2016

 
OPENING:

* Childress in Mind – A celebration of the life, work, and legacy of dramatist Alice Childress for her centennial birthday, featuring photography, performance, panel discussion, a wine reception, and more. Presented by Black Ops Theatre. One night: Friday 7:30. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Dracula – Adapted and directed by Ira David Wood III, Theatre in the Park’s 2015 production of the Bram Stoker novel has risen from the grave! This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 16. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Everscape – Four ordinary people escape from their ordinary lives by teaming up online to play a fantasy video game, but discover that reality and the virtual world are starting to blur together. North Carolina premiere of Allan Maule’s 2016 play, first presented this summer at the NYC Fringe Festival. Directed by Heather J. Strickland. Presented by Bare Theatre and Sonorous Road Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 23. Sonorous Road, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

Nickel and Dimed – Justice Theater Project presents Joan Holden’s 2002 play based on the book by Barbara Ehrenreich about getting by on minimum wage. Directed by Terra Hodge. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 22. St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Skylight – A woman is visited by the older man she had an affair with years before who wants to renew their relationship. John Gulley directs David Hare’s 1995 play for Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 23. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

* Mothers and Sons – Terence McNally’s 2013 drama about a woman who visits her late son’s male partner, now married to another man. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Oklahoma! – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1943 cornbelter. Directed by Gina Winter, Music Director Heather Copley. Presented by Cary Players. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

The Trump Card – Bully, billionaire, slumlord, super classy developer, world-class narcissist, Presidential candidate. Manbites Dog presents a staged reading adapted from the monologue by master storyteller Mike Daisey. Performed by Carl Martin, directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Sunday and Monday 7:30. Continues through November 7. 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.

 


Theater Week – Titus Grown

November 4, 2015

Titus Grown

Titus Andronicus – Bare Theatre

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 9, 2015

 

OPENING:

* The Giver – Stage adaptation of Lois Lowry’s young adult novel, directed by Jenny Justice. Presented by Durham Regional Theatre. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 1:00. Holton Center, 401 N. Driver St., Durham.
durhamregionaltheatre.com

The Glass Menagerie – A new Durham company, Bartlett Theater, presents a Tennessee Williams season, beginning with his breakthrough 1944 drama. Directed by Jonathan Bohun Brady. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 15. PSI Theatre, DAC, Durham.
bartletttheater.org

Titus Andronicus – Things don’t end well in a political power struggle after an escalating series of bad decisions. Bare Theatre’s all-women cast and crew takes on Shakespeare’s most horrifying tragedy. Post-show panels on women in theater on November 7 and November 20. Directed by Heather J. Strickland. Presented by Bare Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through November 21. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
baretheatre.org

A Year with Frog and Toad – A kid-friendly musical about a pair of amphibian pals, based on the book by Arnold Lobel. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series. Directed by Sue Scarborough. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through November 22. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

 
ONGOING:

The Cherry Orchard – Chekhov’s classic tale of a family desperately in need of a financial advisor. Directed by Paul Frellick. Presented by Deep Dish Theater. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00. Continues through November 13. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* Mr. Burns, a post-electric play – Survivors of a near-future civilization-ending apocalypse sit around a campfire recounting old episodes of The Simpsons — like you do. Jeff Storer directs Anne Washburn’s century-spanning epic of human perseverance and the power of theater. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Outside Mullingar – Two middle-aged people, living on adjacent Irish Farms, make hesitant steps towards a romantic relationship. Tony Lea directs John Patrick Shanley’s 2014 drama. Presented by Deep Dish Theater in rotating rep with The Cherry Orchard (resuming next week). This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 14. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.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.

 


Theater Week – Please Don’t See Our Show

August 20, 2013


 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 26, 2013

OPENING:
As You Like It – Outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s comedy transported to the woods of Appalachia, featuring live original music by The Zinc Kings. Directed by Heather J. Strickland. Presented by Bare Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre and Pinecone. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00 (preshow bluegrass music at 7:00). Continues through August 30. Stephenson Amphitheate, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Good People – David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2011 play about an unemployed woman seeking help from a former boyfriend. Directed by Tony Lea. Presented by Deep Dish Theater. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 14. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

A Steady Rain – Two Chicago cops have to deal with the consequences of a fatal mistake in Keith Huff’s 2011 drama. Directed by C. Glen Matthews. Presented by Honest Pint Theatre Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 8. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.blogspot.com

* Triassic Parq: The Musical – Dinosaurs in a theme park encounter some startling gender issues, in the racy 2010 musical comedy by Marshall Pailet, Bryce Norbitz, and Stephen Wargo. Featuring Chapel Hill indie rock trio Bears in the City. Directed by Nathaniel P. Claridad; musical director Caroline Strange. Presented by Wagon Wheel Arts. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 6:00 and 10:30, Sunday 5:00. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
triassicparqnc.com

* Tribe in Motion – Recollections of a woman war veteran told through dialogue, original music and dance, conceptualized and written by Rremida Shkoza. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

ONGOING:
Invisible Earth – Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with its annual family friendly end-of-summer outdoor extravaganza, this time “a paradoxical pageant of hope, impending doom and planetary possibilities” featuring masks, stilt walkers, and a puppetized cast of goats, chickens, pigs and trilobites. Original music composed by Ari Picker (of Lost in the Trees). This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (pre-show at 6:20). Continues through September 8, Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. (Plus September 13-15 performances at the NC Museum of Art, Raleigh).
paperhand.org

OFF-OFF TRIANGLE:
* What Every Girl Should Know – In 1914, four girls in a Catholic reformatory adopt birth-control advocate Margaret Sanger as their patron saint. Monica Byrne’s play, which premiered to sold-out houses in Durham in 2012, gets wider exposure with a slot in FringeNYC. Produced by The Order of St. Margaret Sanger. Directed by Jaki Bradley. This week: Tuesday 6:30, Friday 4:45, Saturday 9:15. Closes Saturday. Robert Moss Theater, 440 Studios, Lafayette Street, New York.
Indiegogo/WEGSK

IMPROV:
* Third Date – Improv group Third Date presents an evening of scenes based on improvised movement pieces. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.org

AUDITIONS:
Meredith Ensemble Theatre auditions male actors for its fall productions of The Three Sisters and The Clean House. Wednesday 7:00, Studio Theatre, Meredith College Campus, 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.


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