A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 6, 2019
* Madea’s Farewell Play Tour – Mabel Earlene “Madea” Simmons, created and performed by Tyler Perry, is a tough, elderly black woman, who doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Tyler Perry, who built a theater and movie franchise on the legendary character, is retiring her after this final national theater tour. Expect family problems solved with good sense and a vicious tongue. Also expect it to be packed; tickets for all three performances are currently listed as unavailable. Check with the box office for availability or try your luck at the door. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30. DPAC, Durham.
* May the Fourth Playslam Be with You! – A 3-minute NC-play contest, where the audience votes on their top six of ten – those winners have their second 3-minute play presented, and the audience then votes for the overall victor. This year’s show is sci-fi themed. One night only: Saturday 7:30, Cary Theater, 122 E Chatham Street, Cary.
Norway – Devised theater premiere about a community coping with the aftermath of a tragedy. Written and directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Presented by Little Green Pig outdoors at various public parks in Durham. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Wrightwood Park, 1301 Anderson Street, Durham. Continues through May 18.
Church & State – A senator from North Carolina running for re-election speaks his mind about gun control the weekend before voting day in Jason Odell Williams’ 2016 comic drama. Directed by Yvonne Anderson. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 12. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
Four Weddings and an Elvis – Cary Players presents Nancy Frick’s 2010 comedy about various couples tying the knot at a Las Vegas wedding chapel. Directed by Nicola Lefler. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 5. Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary.
Murder for Two – When a mysterious murder occurs at a surprise party, a small town policeman attempts to solve it. NC Theatre presents a touring production of Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair’s 2011 comedy musical, in which two actors play 13 roles. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through May 5. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
* – 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 CVNC.org. 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.