Theater Week – Golden Years

October 9, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 15, 2018

 

OPENING:

A Doll’s House, Remodelled – Jameeka Holloway-Burrell directs a modern-day reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 drama about a woman taking back agency for her life. Written by Holloway-Burrell and Aurelia Belfield. Presented by The Justice Theater Project. See preview article here. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through October 28. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Flip the Script – Black Poetry Theatre presents an early workshop preview of its play in process. One night only: Thursday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Skeleton Crew – A group of auto workers face the prospect of plant closure and unemployment at the beginning of The Great Recession in Dominique Morisseau’s 2016 drama, part of her 3-play cycle set in Detroit. Valerie Curtis Newton directs for PlayMakers Rep. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 28. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Stuff Happens – David Hare’s 2004 history play explores the leadup to the Iraq war through the words of its architects. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. Directed by Lillian White. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 28. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

* Curve of Departure – The night before a funeral, family members gather in a small hotel room to deal with the past and their uncertain futures. Bulldog Ensemble Theater, Durham’s newest company debuts with Rachel Bonds’ dark 2016 comedy. Directed by Thaddaeus Edwards. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Durham Fruit & Produce Company, 305 S Dillard St, Durham.
bulldogdurham.org

It Is Done – Three strangers riding out a storm at a bar in the middle of nowhere discover things may not be what they seem. Ira David Wood III directs Alex Goldberg’s eerie 2011 thriller. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 21. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* The RevolutionistsLiberté, égalité, sororité! In 18th-century Paris during the Reign of Terror, feminist playwright Olympe de Gouges is visited by assassin Charlotte Corday, French queen Marie Antoinette, and anti-slavery Haitian radical Marianne Angelle who all want their say in the writer’s play-in-progress. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s 2017 historical comedy. Directed by Amy White. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Godwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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 – No No No

October 3, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 8, 2018

 

OPENING:

* An Enemy of the People – Two brothers find themselves on opposite sides in a political battle over a town’s contaminated water supply. Carolina Performing Arts presents Berlin theater company Schaubühne’s production of the shockingly timely 1882 Ibsen drama. Directed by Thomas Ostermeier. Adapted by Florian Borchmeyer. Performed in German with English subtitles. Two performances: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Memorial Auditorium. UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
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It Is Done – Three strangers riding out a storm at a bar in the middle of nowhere discover things may not be what they seem. Ira David Wood III directs Alex Goldberg’s eerie 2011 thriller. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 21. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Macbeth – PlayMakers Mobile presents a free 70-minute five actor touring version of the Shakespeare tragedy. This week: Friday 7:00 at Chapel Hill Public Library – 100 Library Dr; Saturday 2:00 PlayMakers Studio 101 at CDA and Saturday 5:00 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus; Sunday 2:00 at LAUNCH, 321 W. Rosemary, Chapel Hill. Final weekend.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

Curve of Departure – The night before a funeral, family members gather in a small hotel room to deal with the past and their uncertain futures. Bulldog Ensemble Theater, Durham’s newest company debuts with Rachel Bonds’ dark 2016 comedy. Directed by Thaddaeus Edwards. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. (No performance this Saturday.) Continues through October 14. Durham Fruit & Produce Company, 305 S Dillard St, Durham.
bulldogdurham.org

* Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Cary Players stages the 1970 Rice-Webber musical. Directed by Nancy Rich, Musical Direction by Darylene Hecht. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary.
caryplayers.org

The RevolutionistsLiberté, égalité, sororité! In 18th-century Paris during the Reign of Terror, feminist playwright Olympe de Gouges is visited by assassin Charlotte Corday, French queen Marie Antoinette, and anti-slavery Haitian radical Marianne Angelle who all want their say in the writer’s play-in-progress. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s 2017 historical comedy. Directed by Amy White. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 14. Gaddy-Godwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Sister Act – A club singer witnesses a murder and goes into hiding at a convent. Hijinks ensue. NCCU University Theatre presents the 2006 musical adaptation of the 1992 film. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Closes Sunday. Farrison-Newton Bldg, 1707 Fayetteville St, NCCU Campus, Durham.
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READINGS:

* Tracy Letts Staged Reading Series – Sonorous Road presents staged readings of three Tracy Letts plays over consecutive weekends. The final script is Killer Joe, a comic noir about criminal lowlifes at a Dallas trailer park. Lett’s lurid 1993 drama satirizes (or – lets be real – maybe just exploits) extreme misogyny and violence, so trigger warnings galore. Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. 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 – Working on a Building

January 16, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 22, 2018

 
OPENING:

Master Builder – Little Green Pig presents Tamara Kissane’s new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1892 drama about ambition and power. Directed by Kevin Ewert. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through February 3. Mystery Brewing Company, 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough.
littlegreenpig.com

The Miraculous and the Mundane – Members of an African American family in Durham find their lives turned upside down when the patriarch falls ill and ties of kinship start to fray. First staged in a workshop presentation last year, Howard L. Craft’s newest play returns for its full production premiere. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Manbites Dog. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through February 3. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Normal Heart – In the early 1980s, a mysterious and devastating new illness that seems to be targeting gay men is ignored by politicians and the press. Burning Coal presents Larry Kramer’s milestone 1985 drama. Directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 4. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
 

ONGOING:

* 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: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Fletcher Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

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

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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 28. All remaining performances are listed as sold out; check with box office for wait list information. Note: Performances at Leggett Theatre, Peace University, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

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
 

* – 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 – Fall Back

November 8, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 13, 2017

 

OPENING:

Beowulf, Lord of the Bros – Some 20-something bros find their parties constantly disrupted by an annoying neighbor and call on savior-of-parties and best bro Beo for help. University Theatre presents the world premiere of a new musical by Matt Deitchman and Jed Feder, “loosely” based on the early medieval epic poem. Directed by Kyle Dougan. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 19. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Ibsen-Enemy-Nov8 – In response to recent attacks on the press by Donald Trump, Netherwood Productions and Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern present a staged reading of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. One night only: Wednesday 7:00. Motorco Music Hall, Durham.
ibsen-enemy-nov8.org

Vinegar Tom – Power, sex, and witches. A small community targets its weakest members as “other”, then uses law and religion to persecute and destroy them. Duke Theater Studies presents Caryl Churchill’s 1976 drama, directed by Jules Odendahl-James. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 19. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

 
ONGOING:

* Life Sucks. – A group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged family members, and lifelong enemies gather at a house in the country to grapple with life’s thorniest questions – and with each other. Manbites Dog presents Aaron Posner’s 2015 modern reworking of Anton Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy Uncle Vanya. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster Street, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Mystery of Love and Sex – Honest Pint presents Bathsheba Doran’s 2015 story of a mismatched couple dealing with identity and secrets. Directed by Dana Marks. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

* Perfect Arrangement – It’s 1950 and the Red Scare witch-hunt is widening its scope, so when two secretly-gay State Department employees are tasked with rooting out sexual deviants, complications ensue. Patrick Torres directs Topher Payne’s 2013 comedy for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

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

* – 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 – There’s Got To Be A Morning After

November 8, 2016

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 14, 2016

 
OPENING:

* Guns of Ava – A play based on the true story of decorated Vietnam War veteran Ken Dula, written and directed by Brenda L. Womble. One performance: Thursday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

An Ideal Husband – Oscar Wilde’s 1895 comedy about blackmail and political scandals, directed by John McIlwee and presented by University Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 20. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

The Laramie Project – Peace Theatre presents Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theater’s 2000 docudrama about the murder of Matthew Shepard and its aftermath. This week: Thursday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through November 20. Leggett Theatre, Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
peace.edu

* Martin Luther King: An Interpretation – John Ivey performs in a one-man show about Martin Luther King, Jr. Written and directed by Ira Knight. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 4:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* The Other Mozart – One-woman show about Nannerl Mozart (Amadeus’ sister), a musical prodigy in her own right. Touring production created and performed by Sylvia Milo. This weekend only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh. (Check with box office about ticket availability.)
live.arts.ncsu.edu

* Suddenly, Last Summer – Take a relaxing, enchanted cruise to the Encantadas, in Tennessee Williams’ 1958 over-the-top Southern Gothic. Presented by Meredith Ensemble Theatre. Director not listed. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Studio Theater, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
meredith.edu/calendar

The Wild Duck – According to Tolstoy, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way (see also The Open House), and the Elwer family does its best to prove that in the 1884 tragedy by Henrik Ibsen. Duke Theater Studies’ Jody McAuliffe directs from David Eldridge’s 2005 translation. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 20. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
duketheaterstudies.edu
 

ONGOING:

A Charlie Brown Christmas/Jingle Bell Jukebox – RLT is first out of the gate this fall with a double-feature of Yuletide-themed shows. Directed by Linda O’Day Young for the RLT Youth Series. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Held over through November 20. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Open House – A hilariously dysfunctional suburban family finds its reality slowly shifting towards something haunting and mysterious. Manbites Dog presents Will Eno’s subversive take on the classic American family drama. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Picasso at the Lapin Agile – NRACT presents Steve Martin’s 1993 historical comedy. Directed by Jonathan McCarter. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 20. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Richard III – A deranged, ruthless narcissist comes to power in Bare Theatre’s production of the Shakespeare play. Directed by Lucinda Gainey. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 20. Sonorous Road Theatre, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

* Two Turtle Doves – A high school coach for a girl’s basketball team comes under fire for his abusive tactics. Mark Cornell’s play is directed by Shelby Hahn for Common Ground Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 

IMPROV:

* Hush Hush – Mettlesome presents an evening of the worst kept secrets in Durham in which one special guest shares a secret they never thought they’d say out loud. This month’s guest: Maria Ratliff. One night: Friday 10:00 (following performance of The Open House). 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 – What the Frack

February 25, 2015

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 2, 2015

OPENING:
An Enemy of the People – Playmakers Rep presents Arthur Miller’s 1950 adaptation of Ibsen’s 1882 drama. A doctor discovers an environmental threat to his town, and battles to expose it despite opposition from businessmen, politicians, the press, and his neighbors. The past may be another country, but it sure looks a lot like this one. Directed by Tom Quaintance. This week: Wednesday show cancelled. Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 15. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Anatomy of Gray – In 1880, a small Indiana town welcomes a mysterious doctor who shows an unusual gift for healing. Clayton Youth Theater presents Jim Leonard’s “children’s story for adults”. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30.
claytonyouththeater.com

Journey’s End – In the trenches in 1918, British Infantry officers await a German attack. Deep Dish Theater presents R. C. Sherriff’s 1928 drama. Directed by Karen O’Brien. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 21. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* The Secret Garden – Applause! Clayton Youth Theatre presents Tim Kelly’s stage adaptation of the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

* The Tempest and Wuthering Heights – New York company Aquila Theatre presents the Shakespeare tale and an adaptation of Emily Bronte’s gothic romance in rotating rep. This week only: The Tempest – Friday 8:00; Wuthering Heights – Saturday 8:00 and Sunday 3:00. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
go.ncsu.edu
 
 
ONGOING:
Elevator + Contractions – Commmon Wealth Endeavors presents a double bill of two short comedies by Jess Sayer and Mike Bartlett. Directed by Gregor McElvogue. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes March 7. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com 

* Much Ado About Nothing – “What, my dear Lady Disdain! are you yet living?” Soldiers home from war encounter complications on the path to true love. Raleigh Little Theatre’s new artistic director Patrick Torres directs the Shakespeare comedy. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Pride – Two men fall in love but the decisions they make echo half a century later in the 2008 drama by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Directed by Jesse Gephart; assistant directed by David Henderson. Presented by Mortall Coile Theatre Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
mctheatre.co
 

AUDITIONS:
Cary Players holds auditions for its April production of the musical Legally Blonde. Monday/Tuesday 7:00. Cary Arts Center. More info.
 
* – 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 – Dolls

November 7, 2011


Jenny Madorsky in A Doll’s House. Photo: Alex Maness

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 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:
A Doll’s House – Ibsen’s landmark drama, directed by Ellen Hemphill for Duke’s Department of Theater Studies. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 20. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
duke.edu

Eating Animals – An original work created and performed by The Performance Collective about the politics and ethics of meat-eating and factory farming, based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer and directed by Tony Perucci. This week: Thursday 6:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through November 19. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
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Guys and Dolls – Musical adaptation of Damon Runyon stories, with songs by Frank Loesser. Directed by Hayley Wright for UNC Pauper Players. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:30 and 8:00, Monday 8:00. Continues through Tuesday November 15. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Intimate Apparel – Meredith Theatre presents Lynn Nottage’s 2003 drama about an African American seamstress struggling to succeed in 1905 New York. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Studio Theatre, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

Our Lady of 121st Street – (Opening postpoined from last week due to actor injury.) Stephen Adly Guirgis’ 2002 dark comedy about the former students of a recently deceased teacher. Directed by Julya M Mirro. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through November 19. FATE, Harrison Pointe Shopping Center, Cary.
fate4.us

ONGOING:
As You Like It – Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy, presented by Durham Family Theatre. Directed by Jenny Justice. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. St. Joseph’s Performance Hall, Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.
durhamfamilytheatre.wordpress.com

The Birthday Party – Little Green Pig presents the 1958 Harold Pinter play, directed by Jody McAuliffe, about the inhabitants of a boarding house where things may not all be as they seem. LGP celebrates its sixth birthday with an onstage party following the Friday night fundraiser performance. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Merry Christmas, Strega Nona – Raleigh Lttle Theatre’s Youth Series presents a musical based on Tomie dePaola’s popular children’s book series about a helpful witch in a small Italian town. Directed by Linda O’Day Young. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through November 20. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Much Ado about Nothing – In what looks to be a burgeoning new Shakespearian sub-genre, the Bard gets Steampunked again in Bare Theatre’s Victorian high-tech version of the romantic comedy. Directed by G. Todd Buker. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

Nathan the Wise – German playwright Gottholt Lessing’s 1779 play about religious tolerance was banned from performance by the Church during his lifetime. Deep Dish presents Edward Kemp’s 2003 adaptation, directed by Tony Lea. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. (Sunday show sold out.) Continues through November 19. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

The Parchman Hour – In 1961, civil rights activists known as Freedom Riders launched a non-violent frontal assault on segregation in the deep South, and were met with incredible violence from local citizens, police forces, and state governments. So many were arrested in Mississippi that they filled local jails; the overflow was transferred to the state’s notorious penitentiary, known as Parchman Farm. While there, they kept their spirits up by staging their own “variety hour” of songs and comedy from their cells each evening. Written and directed by local theatrical treasure Mike Wiley, The Parchman Hour comes to Playmakers’ mainstage (following Wiley’s successful student production last year) to tell part of that remarkable story. Not to be missed. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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.


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