Theater Week – No Exit

April 4, 2017

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 10, 2017

 

OPENING:

* In the Heights – UNC Pauper Players presents the 1999 musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes which celebrates the people of Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. This week: Friday-Monday 8:00. Closes Monday. Wynn Theater, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris – Duke Theater Studies presents Eric Blau and Mort Shuman’s 1968 musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 16. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

My Fair Lady – Lerner and Lowe’s classic 1956 musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, in which a professor mansplains the importance of proper English to a working class woman. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli, music director Mark Hartman. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 29. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

On Golden Pond – Theatre in the Park presents Ernest Thompson’s 1979 play about an elderly couple spending the summer at their lake house, and their sometimes turbulent relationship with their daughter. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 23. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Orange Light – A new documentary play by Howard L. Craft tells the story of the disastrous 1991 fire at the Imperial Foods processing plant in Hamlet North Carolina which took 25 lives. Directed by Kathryn Hunter Williams. Presented by Kenan Theatre Company in conjunction with The Process Series. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 8:00, Monday 5:30. Closes Monday. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
celebratehumanities.unc.edu

Romeo and Juliet – the remix – NC Central’s Department of Theatre presents the Shakespeare tragedy. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Saturday 3:00. Continues through April 16. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Communications Bldg., NCCU Campus, Durham.
Ticket info: 919-530-6242

The Royale – Burning Coal presents Marco Ramirez’ 2013 play about the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion (loosely based on Jack Johnson). Directed by Avis Hatcher-Puzzo. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 23. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Something Rotten! – Two theater artist brothers in 16th century England invent the musical comedy. Touring production of John O’Farrell, Karey Kirkpatrick, and Wayne Kirkpatrick’s 2015 meta-musical comedy. 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
 

ONGOING:

* The Aeneid: A Play With Songs – Virgil’s epic poem is transformed into a story of modern-day refugees with songs by Duncan Sheik. Written by Oliver Kermeid and adapted to music theater by Sheik and director Kay Matschullat, the workshop production is a co-production of Duke Theater Studies and student group Hoof ‘n’ Horn. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
hoofnhorn.org

* The Mousetrap – A group of strangers snowbound in a country house realize there is a murderer in their midst! Egad! Cary Players presents Agatha Christie’s unkillable 1952 stage mystery. Directed by Tim Wiest. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

* The Real (House)Wives of Windsor – Spoof of the Shakespeare comedy retold as a reality t.v. show. Adapted and directed by Rachel Klem. Presented by University Theatre. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Revival – A cultural and musical collage set in 1950s Appalachia, presented by Ward Theatre Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 7. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* Seven: A Documentary Play – Seven playwrights tell the stories of seven courageous women around the world. Directed by Sean Wellington. Presented by Sotto Voce, a new Triangle theater company. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30. Closes Thursday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sottovocetheatre.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.

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Theater Week – Miracle

March 21, 2017

 

Trevor Johnson and Lakeisha Coffey in The Miraculous and the Mundane.
Photo: Ed Hunt

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 27, 2017

 

OPENING:

* The Journey Continues – A story of “reconciliation, forgiveness and hope” set in the fashion industry. Presented by Tamara Adams. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

The Miraculous and the Mundane – Members of an African American family in Durham find their lives turned upside down when the father becomes ill. Joseph Megel directs a workshop production of the newest play by Durham writer Howard L. Craft. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater and StreetSigns. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 1. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Wolf – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents a dance-theater kids’ version of Little Red Riding Hood and other fairy tales. This week: Thursday and Friday 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 3:00 and 6:00. Continues through April 2. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:

* 13, the Musical – A teenage boy has to relocate from New York City to Indiana in the 2008 musical by Jason Robert Brown, Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Directed by Joel Rainey. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

When She Had Wings – A young girl who dreams of being a pilot encounters a bird-like woman who may or may not be Amelia Earhart. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents Suzan Zeder’s 2015 play, directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 2. Gaddy-Goodwin 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 – Summer Clouds

July 28, 2015

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Image: La Fortune – Man Ray, 1938.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 3, 2015

OUT OF TOWN:

Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green – StreetSigns Center takes its lauded Triangle production of the new Howard L. Craft play to New York. Directed by Joseph Megel. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 8:30, Sunday 4:00. Continues through August 9. HERE Arts Center, New York City.
here.org
 
 
OPENING:

Detroit – Two suburban couples discover the precariousness of their middle-class lifestyle. GASP Theatre Company presents Lisa D’Amour’s 2010 play. Directed by Jack Prather. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Continues through August 8. Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh.
cghsnc.org
 
 

ONGOING:

* 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche – It’s 1956, and the members of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having a quiche breakfast and battling Communism. Tiny Engine Theatre presents the Triangle premiere of Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood’s 2011 Cold War satire. Directed by Paul Sapp. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
tinyenginetheatre.com

* Macbeth – “When shall we three meet again/in thunder, lightning, or in rain?” As if defying fate, Bare Theatre brings its praised but weather-cursed June production of the Shakespeare tragedy to another outdoor venue. Just remember, every cloud engenders not a storm. Directed by Rebecca Blum. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
baretheatre.org

* Thoroughly Modern Millie – Clayton Youth Theater presents the 2000 stage musical adaptation of the 1967 film, itself based on a 1956 British musical, all set in the 1920s. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Clayton Center, Clayton.
claytonyouththeater.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.

 


Theater Week – Cardinal Points

March 10, 2015

Redbird
Redbird – image: ArtsCenter Stage

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 16, 2015

PICK OF THE WEEK:
Redbird – It’s a feast of local playwrights, with five world premiere one-acts about North Carolina by Howard L. Craft, Jane Holding, Marianne Gingher and Debby Seabrooke, Michael Smith, and Dana Cohen. Directed by Tamara Kissane, Greg Hohn, Tom Marriott, Dana Cohen and Chaunesti Webb. Commissioned and produced by ArtsCenter Stage. (Presented in two rotating series, check link for schedule of plays.) This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 22. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 
 
OPENING:
* For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls – Christopher Durang’s send-up of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire – plus a scene from Streetcar as a curtain-raiser. Presented by Act One Act Now Youth Theater. Directed by John Paul Middlesworth. One performance: Sunday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Kinky Boots – Adapted from the 2005 movie, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein’s 2012 musical tells the story of a struggling shoe factory that finds a unique path to success. 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.
dpacdurham.com

* Mr. Marmalade – Noah Haidle’s dark comedy about a four-year-old girl and her very, very disturbing imaginary friend. Presented by One Song Productions. Directed by Jones Bell and Rosie Kerwin. This weekend only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Oh, Deer! – A student cast from Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go! present a touring show written by Judy M. Dove, retelling the North Carolina folk tale Daniel Boone and the Deer. Free. Final performance: Saturday 1:00. Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Open Door – A middle-aged couple reunite with an old friend who brings unexpected turmoil into their lives. A new play, written, directed, and produced by Dee Dee Hedgepeth. This weekend only: Saturday 2:00 and 7:00. Seby Jones Auditorium, Saint Augustine University Campus, Raleigh.
theopendoor12.com

* Peter and the Starcatcher – Rick Elice’s 2009 stage adaptation of the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, a prequel to Peter Pan. Touring production presented by Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 
 
ONGOING:
* 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: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 15. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Habitus – Dance/performance company Vector, led by Leah Wilks and Jon Haas, returns with an evening-length version of their multi-media dance project Habitus – first workshopped in a January residency installation at Manbites Dog – which explores intersections of anger, education, and identity. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 14. Cordoba Center for the Arts (behind Golden Belt) Durham.
inthevector.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: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 21. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

The Velveteen Rabbit – “Don’t be the bunny!” The eponymous character ignores the cautionary advice from Urinetown, and yearns to be a real rabbit. Hope it works out. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents a stage adaptation by James Still of Margery Williams’ 1922 children’s book. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through March 22. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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 – What Train I’m On

January 6, 2015

Freight

Slow Down Freight Train (1946), Rose Piper. Ackland Art Museum.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 12, 2015

OPENING:
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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 24. Swain Hall Studio Six, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
piedmontperformancefactory.org

Habitus – New Triangle performance company VECTOR explores intersecting arenas of anger, education, and identity in an interactive, installation/performance. Created by choreographer Leah Wilks and visual artist Jon Haas. This week: Thursday-Saturday at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00. Continues through January 17. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
inthevector.com

* Love and Information – Caryl Churchill’s 2012 fragmented take on modern life, presented by The Delta Boys. This week only: Thursday-Sunday 8:00. Closes Sunday. The Carack, Durham.
thedeltaboys.squarespace.com

Sorrow’s End – Owl Tree Theater presents a new play by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 17. Cary Arts Center.
owltreetheater

Wicked – Touring production of the revisionist Oz musical returns to DPAC for a three-week run. This week: Wednesday 7:30, Thursday 2:00 and 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through January 25. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* Wrestling Jerusalem – One-man show written and performed by Aaron Davidman, exploring the ongoing Palestinian/Israeli conflict and its affect on identity, social justice and history. Directed by Michael John Garcés. Presented by PRC Second Stage. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. (Note: no online sales; phone or box office only.) Playmakers Rep, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

ONGOING:
The Caretaker – South Stream Productions presents Harold Pinter’s 1960 breakthrough play, directed by Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through January 18. 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.

 


Theater Week – Kandy Korn

November 28, 2012

Seventy Scenes of Halloween – Image: Jon Haas

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 3, 2012

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:

As You Like It – Into the woods! Shakespeare’s popular pastoral comedy gets another local production, this time by Burning Coal. Directed by Mark Sutch. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 16.
burningcoal.org

August: Osage County – Tracy Letts’ epic 2007 tale of a monstrously dysfunctional family. Presented by Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy and Theatre Raleigh. Directed by Eric Woodall. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 9. Fletcher Theater, PEC, Raleigh.
hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org

* A Christmas Story – Cary Players presents Philip Grecian’s 2000 (non-musical) stage adaptation of the 1983 film, based on the stories of Jean Shepherd. Directed by Dan Martschenko. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Closes Monday. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

* Feelin’ Free: An Evening with Nina Simone – Yolanda Rabun portrays the legendary singer in a special free presentation of the new play by Howard Craft. Directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams. One night only: Monday 7:30. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
wagonwheelarts.org

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play – George Bailey discovers the true meaning of Christmas: “Where’s that money, you silly, stupid old fool?” Playmakers presents the beloved community theater classic (previously seen in these parts in Cary Players’ 2008, 2010, and 2011 productions). Nelson T. Eusebio, III directs Joe Landry’s 1997 adaptation of the Frank Capra film. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 16. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Oliver Twist – Thinking outside the Christmas Carol box, NRACT presents Robert Thomas Noll’s 1992 (non-musical) adaptation of that other Dickens novel. Directed by Sally Kinka. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday and Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 16. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Seventy Scenes of Halloween – After 25 years Manbites Dog revives its very first production, Jeffrey M. Jones’ fragmented, hallucinatory tale of a young couple at home on Halloween dealing with ghosts, beasts, and a shortage of Kandy Korn. Directed by Akiva Fox and Adam Sobsey. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through December 15. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Shrek the Musical – If you’re a big fan of DreamWorks’ 2001 CGI animated fairy tale and its numerous sequels, then do we have a stage musical for you! North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South host a stealth touring production of the 2008 show. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

ONGOING:
* Alice in Wonderland – New stage version of the Lewis Carroll story using live actors, puppetry, projection, and music. Adapted, designed, and directed by Jayme Mellema. Presented by University Theatre. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Building, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

IMPROV:
* Fatmouth Improv – An evening of short and long-form scenes based on audience suggestions. Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* = Final week
Green = Beloved Holiday Classic

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


Theater Week – Size Matters

September 11, 2012

Manbites Dog’s The Brothers Size. Photo: Michael McCollough

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 17, 2012

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:
The Brothers Size – Two brothers contend with their shared past and an unpredictable friend, in Manbites Dog’s production of the 2007 Tarell Alvin McCraney play. Directed by Joseph Megel. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through September 29. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]– Raleigh Little Theatre presents Reduced Shakespeare Company’s irreverent send-up of the Canon. Directed by Rod Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 30. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

The Death of the Oldest Dog in the World – The eponymous tragedy sends a man on a fantasy quest to redeem his life. Presented by Owl Tree Theater for the People. Written and directed by Jesse A. Lowe. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 1:30. Continues through September 22. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Liebe Love Amour! – New York company Anonymous Ensemble performs an original interactive theater work using live performance, green-screen video, and real time editing to evoke the Von Stroheim-era of Old Hollywood. Presented by Duke’s Department of Theater Studies. Two performances only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke

Little Shop of Horrors – Last sighted in April at Temple Theatre in Sanford and before that at Raleigh’s NC Theatre in 2010, this invasive kudzu of a horror musical (by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman) just keeps taking over local stages, this time at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre. Directed by Jon Todd; musical direction by Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 30. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Nina Simone…What More Can I Say? – Yoland Rabun in a one-woman play about legendary singer Nina Simone. Written by Durham playwright Howard L. Craft, directed by Kathryn Williams. Two performances only: Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Sonja Haynes Stone Center, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
sonjahaynesstonectr.unc.edu

Pitfalls and Promises – The story of a woman’s life in a new musical one-act by local writers Al and Natalie Winters, presented by Winterworks Productions and Cary Playwrights’ Forum. Directed by Natalie Winters; musical direction by John Drymon. This week only: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00.
caryplaywrightsforum.org

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – At an academic conference on traditional border ballads, the snowed-in participants are drawn into the darker side of their area of expertise. Carolina Performing Arts presents The National Theatre of Scotland’s production of the David Greig play, staged in Top of the Hill Bar. Limited run and seating. This week: Sunday 2:00 and 7:00, Monday 7:00. Continues through September 20. Top of the Hill Bar, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

Sweet Charity – It’s the first (but probably not the last) Neil Simon show of the season. It’s also the other Broadway musical based on a Fellini film, this one from 1966 with book by Simon and songs by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields. Presented by Temple Theatre, director unlisted. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 30. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

ONGOING:
Brigadoon – Burning Coal presents Lerner and Lowe’s romantic musical comedy about two friends who encounter a magical Scottish village that (spoiler) only appears for one day every 100 years. Directed by Emily Ranii, music direction by Julie Oliver. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 23. Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

City of Frogs – Triangle cultural treasure Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents its 13th annual outdoor giant puppet pageant. For the final week, it moves to Raleigh. This week: Friday through Sunday 7:00 (6:20 preshow). Closes Sunday. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.org

Frost/Nixon – Peter Morgan’s 2006 play about David Frost’s 1977 television interviews with Richard Nixon, presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Carnessa Ottelin. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 23. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Next to Normal – Manic depression is the unlikely subject of Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2008 rock musical. Theatre in the Park presents the Triangle premiere, directed by Cody Cunningham, music direction by Nancy Whelan. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 23. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Radio Golf – A mayoral candidate finds himself caught between the demands of power and the voices of conscience and history. Deep Dish presents August Wilson’s 2005 drama, directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

Richie – A rampaging party girl and her entourage stagger from bar to bar with audience in tow, in Little Green Pig’s promenade theater adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard II, directed by Jay O’Berski. Starts at Fullsteam Brewery and ends up god knows where. Wear your walking shoes and be sure to pick a designated driver. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through September 22. Fullsteam Brewery and various places in downtown Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

SKETCH/IMPROV:
Sketch Cagematch – Conclusion of six weeks of comic Darwinism in action: two sketch teams going head to head with 22 minutes of their best material. The team with the funniest survival strategy comes back the following week, the unfunniest goes home in shame. This week, last week’s champion takes a victory lap against the series’ “Most Lovable” losing team. Saturday 9:00. Dirty South Theater, Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro.
dsicomedytheater.com

AUDITIONS:
Orange Community Players holds auditions for November production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Tuesday 6:30, Hillsborough Exchange Club.
More info

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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