Theater Week – Moor Life

February 20, 2018

 

The Moors – Image by Natalie Nobles

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 26, 2018

 
OPENING:

* Aliens, Immigrants and Other Evildoers – A sci-fi Latino noir solo performance by Jose Torres-Tama. Presented by UNC Latina/o Studies Program, the Teatro Latina/o Series and the Department of Dramatic Art. One performance: Wednesday 7:00. Historic PlayMakers Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
unc.edu

Assassins – Theatre in the Park presents Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s 1990 musical about individuals who attempted to kill US Presidents. Directed by David Henderson; music director Diane Pettaway. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 11. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Hairspray – The 2012 stage musical adaptation of John Waters’ 1988 film gets another Triangle production, this time by University Theatre. Directed by John McIlwee. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Hamlet/St. Joan – Using just four actors, New York’s Bedlam Theatre stages George Bernard Shaw’s St. Joan and Shakespeare’s Hamlet in rotating repertory. Directed by Eric Tucker. Presented by Duke Performances. This week only. St. Joan: Wednesday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Hamlet: Thursday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
dukeperformances.duke.edu

* Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart – Mike Wiley presents his solo performance about the star baseball player who became a key figure in African American history. One night only: Saturday 7:30. Cultural Center, 300 West Ballentine Street, Holly Springs.
etix.com

* THE Man’s Guide To Writing Love Letters: Is SEX the only thing on a Man’s mind? – An original one-man play presented and performed by Ira Knight. One performance: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – PlayMakers’ Mobile Shakespeare presents a free six-actor 90-minute touring version of the Shakespeare comedy. This week: Wednesday 7:30 at TROSA in Durham, Thursday 4:30 at the Interfaith Council in Carrboro, Saturday 7:30 at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Continues at various venues through March 4.
playmakersrep.org

The Moors – Spinster sisters, living in a lonely manor house on the titular landscape, seek to take control of their narrative in Jen Silverman’s decidedly modern 2016 take on 19th century gothic romanticism. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James; presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through March 10. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 

ONGOING:

* Bad Jews – After their grandfather’s funeral, three Jewish millennial cousins argue over who deserves to inherit a family heirloom. Big Wig Productions and the Jewish Center of Durham/Chapel Hill present Joshua Harmon’s 2012 comedy. Directed by Beth Brody. This week: Thursday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Closes Sunday. The Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 West Cornwallis, Durham.
abigwigproduction.brownpapertickets.com

The Christians – The pastor of a megachurch experiences a revelation that challenges the core beliefs of his congregation. Preston Lane directs Lucas Hnath’s 2014 religious drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep in rotating Repertory with Tartuffe. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Continues through March 10. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Gidion’s Knot – A fraught parent-teacher conference about a student’s suicide takes some surprising turns in Bartlett Theater’s production of Johnna Adams’ 2012 drama. Directed by Bryan Conger. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 4. Durham Arts Council, Durham.
bartletttheater.org

Little Shop of Horrors – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the perennial 1982 rock musical horror comedy, based on the 1960 movie. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Extended through March 4. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 
Tartuffe – A religious conman ingratiates himself with a family in Molière’s 1662 comedy, adapted by David Ball. Directed by Saheem Ali. Presented by PlayMakers Rep, in rotating repertory with The Christians. This week: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 11. 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 – Pale

January 23, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 29, 2018

 

OPENING:

An Act of God – God wants to set the record straight in this 2015 comedy by David Javerbaum (written before November 8, 2016 when we all discovered there is no God.) Directed by Bunny Safron. Presented by NRACT and Actors Comedy Lab. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 11. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* And Then There Were None – Ten random white people are invited to an isolated island… and then the murders begin! Theatreworks presents Agatha Christie’s 1943 play, based on her novel. Director not listed. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 7:30. Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W Ballentine St, Holly Springs.
hollyspringsnc.us

* The Body Artist – A performance artist, grieving after her husband’s suicide, discovers a mysterious person hiding in her house. Jody McAuliffe directs her original adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 2001 novella. Presented by Duke Theater Studies. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Reynolds Theatre, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
dukeperformances.duke.edu

In the Mood – Touring revue of 1940s big band swing music, apparently with an emphasis on the white bands and performers of the period: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, the Andrews Sisters. One night only: Thursday 8:00. Meymandi Concert Hall, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* Martin Luther King: An Interpretation – Return presentation of a one-man show about Martin Luther King, Jr., written, directed, and produced by Ira Knight. Co-sponsored by Harvard Club of Research Triangle. One night only: Thursday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

ONGOING:

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, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 3. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

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

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

* 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. Closes Sunday. 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
 

* – 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 – Sweet Jane

October 17, 2017

Jane Austen

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 23, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Blue Ridge Sky – Staged reading of a new musical by Hunter Foster about a college professor who takes his grown children and their families to the mountains to await the end of the world. Music and lyrics by Georgia Stitt. This week only: Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

The Exonerated – University Theatre presents the 2002 play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen that tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted prisoners. Directed by Rachel Klem and Mia Self. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 29. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* The Little Mermaid – Touring production of the 2007 Disney musical. This week only: Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30, Thursday 1:00 and 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* Mandela, an Appreciation – One-man show written and performed by Ira Knight, about the anti-apartheid activist and revolutionary, and eventual President of South Africa. One performance: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Sense and Sensibility – The Dashwood sisters navigate dances, dinner parties, and 18th-century British society on the path to true love. PlayMakers Rep presents the third stage version this month of Jane Austen’s 1811 novel (not counting University Theatre’s just-completed production of Pride and Prejudice). Taibi Magar directs Kate Hamill’s 2014 adaptation. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 5. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Taming of the Shrew / Sense and Sensibility – Meredith College hosts two touring productions by Virginia’s American Shakespeare Center: a Shakespeare comedy and a stage adaptation of Jane Austen. (See also: PlayMakers Rep above.) This week only, one performance each.
Shrew: Tuesday 7:30, meredith.edu/Shrew
Sense: Wednesday 7;30. meredith.edu/Sense
 

ONGOING:

Darkside – Burning Coal stages Tom Stoppard’s 2013 radio drama incorporating music from Pink Floyd’s 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon, and tricky questions of moral philosophy. Directed by Pálína Jónsdóttir. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 29. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Grace for President – Grace, surprised to find there has never been a female U.S. President, decides to run for president of her third-grade class. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Family Series presents Joan Cushing’s adaptation of Kelly S. DiPucchio’s children’s book. Directed by Judy M. Dove. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Check website for schedule of special events before and after performances. Closes Sunday. NC Museum of History, 5 East Edenton St, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Sonorous Road presents the 1968 Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Directed by Michelle Murray Wells; musical director Shelley Snapp. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* Romeo and Juliet – Two crazy kids on that bumpy road to love. Bare Theatre presents the Shakespeare tragedy outdoors in a series of matinee-only performances. Directed by Lucinda Danner Gainey. This week: Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
baretheatre.org

A Soldier’s Play – On a southern army base in 1944, a black officer’s investigation of a murder leads to shocking answers. Justice Theater Project presents Charles Fuller’s 1981 drama. Directed by Avis Hatcher-Puzzo. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 29. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.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 – It’s Closing Time

June 20, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 26, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Martin Luther King, An Interpretation – John Ivey returns in a one-man show about Martin Luther King, Jr., written and directed by Ira Knight, being performed once a month through June. This week: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Struck – Theatre Raleigh presents Sandy Rustin’s 2016 comedy about a woman who suspects mystical forces are at work when she is struck by a bicyclist on the streets of New York. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 2. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* Way Down the Hole – “I think all songs should have weather in them. Names of towns and streets, and they should have a couple of sailors. I think those are just song prerequisites.” Little Green Pig’s Tom Waits cabaret returns, with three performances over the summer. This week: Saturday 8:00. Arcana, 331 W. Main Street, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com
 

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. (Advance tickets for all shows sold out – check with box office for availability.) Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Curious Savage – In order to take control of her money, the greedy children of a rich elderly widow have her committed to a sanatorium filled with lovable eccentrics. Mike McGee directs the 67-year-old comedy by John Patrick. Presented by Forest Moon Theater. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

* 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. Closes Sunday. 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: Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturday. 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, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. CAM, 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Hay Fever – Rich people are funny! A group of upper class eccentrics and their guests spend a weekend at an English country house in Noël Coward’s 92-year-old mannered farce. Presented as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFEST 2017. Directed by John McIlwee. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* 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 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Umstead Park Church, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* The Stonewater Rapture – Two teenagers in the deep Bible Belt try to reconcile their awakening sexuality with their religious upbringing. Jaybird O’Berski directs Doug Wright’s 34-year-old drama, the inaugural production of new Raleigh troupe Aggregate Theatre Company. This week: Friday 8:00. Closes Friday. Performed at collaborative arts and music space IMURJ (beneath Whiskey Kitchen), 300 S. McDowell St., Raleigh.
aggregatetheatre.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 – Tourism

May 23, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 29, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Downrange: Voices from the Homefront – Chapel Hill playwright Mike Wiley dramatizes the effect of wartime deployment by telling the stories of real North Carolina military families. Directed by Deb Royals. Originally produced by Cape Fear Regional Theatre. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Women and War series, exploring the experiences of women at home and in combat during times of war. See also Grounded. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00. Ends Saturday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Finding Neverland – Touring production of the 2014 musical (based on a 1998 play) about playwright J.M. Barrie and the writing of the play Peter Pan. 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

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. Continues through June 11. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Grounded – A fighter pilot reassigned to guiding military drones begins to question her mission in George Brant’s 2012 one-person drama. Directed by Jerome Davis. Originally produced by Sonorous Road Productions. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Women and War series, exploring the experiences of women at home and in combat during times of war. See also Downrange: Voices from the Homefront. This week only: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Martin Luther King, An Interpretation – John Ivey returns in a one-man show about Martin Luther King, Jr., written and directed by Ira Knight, being performed once a month through June. This week: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Matilda the Musical – Last seen around here last year in a touring production at DPAC, the 2010 musical, based on the book by Roald Dahl about a young girl who destroys mean people with her terrifying telekinetic powers, returns in another touring production hosted by Broadway Series South and NC Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:

* The Seagull – A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists gather at a country estate. One of them has a gun and it’s a Chekhov play…what could possibly go wrong? Bartlett Theater presents a site-specific, ambulatory production of the 1896 play, adapted by Anya Reiss and directed by Jonathan Bohun Brady, performed outdoors at a historic country farmhouse near the Eno River. Advance ticket purchase required. This week: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 6:30. Rain dates June 3-4.
bartletttheater.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 – Threads

January 24, 2017

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Mary E. Askew, Seamstress
Photo from American Negro Exhibit at the Paris Exposition Universalle de 1900,
by Atlanta photographer Thomas E. Askew. More information here

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 30, 2017

 

OPENING:

Intimate Apparel – PlayMakers Rep presents Lynn Nottage’s award-winning 2003 drama about an African-American seamstress who pursues her dreams in turn-of-the-century New York. Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 12. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Martin Luther King, An Interpretation – John Ivey returns in a one-man show about Martin Luther King, Jr., written and directed by Ira Knight, to be performed once a month through June. This week: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

ONGOING:

* Always…Patsy Cline – NC Theatre presents Sally Struthers in a touring production of the jukebox musical/community theater mainstay about the legendary 1950s country singer. This week: Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30, Thursday 2:00 and 7:30, Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

Heisenberg – A seemingly mismatched couple meet and begin an unlikely relationship, but things may or may not be what they appear. Burning Coal presents Simon Stephens 2015 comedy, directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 5. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

* Orlando – The Delta Boys presents Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic time/gender-bending novel, in which an Elizabethan man becomes a favorite of the Queen, romances a mysterious Russian beauty, and wakes up one day to find he has become a woman. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham. manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Whipping Man – In the ruins of post-Civil War Richmond, two former slaves and a wounded Confederate officer celebrate Passover, but are forced to confront old secrets. Patrick Torres directs the 2006 drama by Matthew Lopez for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh. raleighlittletheatre.org
 

SPECIAL EVENT:

* The Civilians: New Play Workshop Reading – New York investigative theater group The Civilians present a workshop production of Ethan Lipton’s new play about the charter school movement in America. One performance: Saturday 8:00. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
dukeperformances.duke.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.


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.

 


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