Theater Week – Or Does It?

October 24, 2017

Image: Natalie Nobles

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 30, 2017

 

OPENING:
 
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: Thursday and Saturday 8:15 (no Friday show), Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 11. 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. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh. Continues through November 12.
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: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 12. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* A Walk in the Dark – Seed Art Share and the NC Museum of History present an immersive live theater experience, in which audiences follow pirates, pilots, and pioneers on a lantern-lit tour of North Carolina History. Suitable for all ages. One night only: Saturday 4:30 to 8:30. Performance tours are 45-minutes long, beginning on the half-hour starting at 4:30; last tour is at 7:30. NC Museum of Art, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh.
ncmuseumofhistory.org

* The Wild Party – Company Carolina presents Andrew Lippa’s 2000 musical adaptation of Joseph Moncure March’s scandalous 1928 book-length narrative poem about Hollywood debauchery. Directed by Bradley Barefoot, music direction by Philip Riddick. This weekend only: Friday 7:00, Saturday and Sunday 3:00 and 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

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. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* 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. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

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: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00, no Saturday performance. Continues through November 5. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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. Closes Sunday. 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.

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Theater Week – Speak, Memory

April 25, 2017

 

Installation by Sonya Leigh Drum for Marjorie Prime.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 1, 2017

 

OPENING:

Marjorie Prime – In the near future an elderly woman, her mind fading, finds companionship from an artificial intelligence modeled on her late husband, who helps her recall – and reimagine – their life together. Jeff Storer directs Jordan Harrison’s 2015 drama. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through May 13. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Mr. Joy – When the owner of a Harlem shoe repair shop – a Chinese immigrant – is the victim of an attack, his customers realize what an impact he has had on all their lives. Vivienne Benesch directs Tangela Large in Daniel Beaty’s 2015 solo show. Presented by PRC2. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

* James and the Giant Peach – A boy and his giant peach go on an adventure with some giant insect friends. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents Richard R. George’s stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1961 fantasy novel. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Love, Loss, and What I Wore – NRACT and Actors Comedy Lab bring back their 2015 production of Nora and Delia Ephron’s 2008 play about women’s relationships, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. Directed by Rob Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.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

* 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: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

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

October 24, 2016

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Image: The Open House – Natalie Nobles

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 31, 2016

 
OPENING:

* Behind the Scenes – In 1870, Elizabeth Keckly visits the Burwell Academy for Young Ladies where she had been an enslaved servant and confronts its headmistress Anna Burwell. Maureen Quilligan and Michael Malone’s site-specific play is presented by Azurean Arts. This weekend only: Saturday 2:00 and 5:00. (Possible added performances Sunday; check with producers for more info.) The Burwell School Historic Site, Hillsborough.
burwellschool.org

A Charlie Brown Christmas/Jingle Bell Jukebox – RLT is first out of the gate this fall with a double-feature of pre-Halloween Yuletide-themed shows. Directed by Linda O’Day Young for the RLT Youth Series. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through November 13. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Fun Home – Touring production of Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori’s 2013 hit musical adaptation of cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s 2006 “tragicomic” memoir, which tells her story of coming of age and coming out in a family with its own secrets. 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

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: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 12. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Treatbag – “The curtain call is coming from INSIDE THE THEATER!!” Little Green Pig presents its 4th annual haunted theater fundraiser. One night only: Friday 9:00-11:00, Ponysaurus, 219 Hood Street, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Walk Two Moons – Durham Regional Theatre presents Tom Arvetis’ stage adaptation of Sharon Creech’s Newberry Medal-winning book. Directed by Jennifer Justice. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00. Continues through November 5. E.K. Powe School, 913 9th Street, Durham.
durhamregionaltheatre.com
 

ONGOING:

The Crucible – Playmakers Rep celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new staging of Arthur Miller’s disturbingly relevant 1953 political parable. Directed by Desdemona Chiang. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 6. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde – University Theatre presents Moisés Kaufman’s 1997 historical docudrama. Directed by Rachel Klem. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Kiss Me, Kate – Samuel and Bella Spewack’s modern (circa 1948) meta retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, with songs by Cole Porter. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. Presented by William Peace Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Kenan Auditorium, Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
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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 7:30. Continues through November 7. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
  

IMPROV:

This weekend features three improv shows at Common Ground Theatre, Durham:
* Improv Percolator – Three improv teams in one night: Open Mind Students, Some Assembly, and Fatmouth Improv. One show: Friday 8:00.
* TAFFY: Improv for the Whole Family – Transactors presents a family friendly show. One show: Saturday 2:00.
* Third Date Improv – Improv show featuring a “bittersweet exploration of relationships”. One night: Saturday 8:00.
cgtheatre.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 – One-Eyed Jack

September 27, 2016

 
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You may be a one-eyed jack around here…but I’ve seen the other side of your face. — Marlon Brando, One-Eyed Jacks
 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 3, 2016

 
OPENING:

* The Hour of Feeling – In 1967, a Palestinian scholar in London finds his beliefs tested when war breaks out back home. Staged reading of a play by Mona Mansour, directed by Jerry Ruiz. Presented by Carolina Performing Arts in collaboration with PlayMakers Repertory Company. One night: Thursday 7:30. Historic PlayMakers Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

* Lysistrata – Aristophanes’ comedy about women taking the job of peacemaking into their own hands is presented by Meredith Ensemble Theatre. No director listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday at Noon and 3:00. Studio Theater, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

Oklahoma! – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1943 cornbelter. Directed by Gina Winter, Music Director Heather Copley. Presented by Cary Players. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 9, Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

* PlaySlam 2016 – Thirteen playwrights enter with a short play, at the end of the night one leaves with a cash prize, as determined by audience vote. One night: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.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

* The Undertaking – New York-based investigative/documentary theater company The Civilians brings its newest work to Durham: a multifaceted look at our last great cultural taboo, death. Presented by Duke Performances. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu
 

ONGOING:

* Detroit ’67 – PlayMakers Rep presents Dominique Morisseau’s 2013 drama about a brother and sister trying to get by in Motown-era Detroit. Directed by Lisa Rothe. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Love/Sick – University Theatre presents nine short comedic plays about romance by John Cariani. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

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. Continues through October 9. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney – Lucas Hnath’s play takes a dark and kaleidoscopic theme park ride into the mind of a 20th century visionary. Welcome to the craziest place on earth. Directed by Joseph Megel; presented by Manbites Dog Theater and StreetSigns. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 

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. One night: Friday 10:00. 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 – Crying

February 22, 2016

 
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“Crying” by Cosmo Whyte
from the book I Will Love You Everywhere Always
by Renée Alexander Craft

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 29, 2016

 
OPENING:

brownsville song (b-side for tray) – In the aftermath of tragedy, a family struggles to find a reason for hope. Manbites Dog presents the 2014 drama by Kimber Lee. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 12. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Now Boarding – Killian Manning’s company No Forwarding Address uses text, props, movement, music, and projected images to build a microcosm of the world set in a busy airport. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – Stage adaptation of the book by Judy Blume, presented by Applause! Cary Youth Theatre. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

* Twelfth Night, or What You Will – If music be the food of love, here’s the second course. William Peace Theater’s production of the Shakespeare comedy follows Filter Theatre’s stripped down musical version earlier this month at Duke. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
peace.edu

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 – A group of actors find themselves in over their heads as they work on a devised piece about German genocide in colonial Africa. Desdemona Chiang directs Jackie Sibblies Drury’s blistering 2012 satirical meta-drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 13. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* We Are Pussy Riot – Staged reading of Barbara Hammond’s work-in-progress about the Russian band. Presented by Duke Theater Studies’ Theater Previews New Works Lab. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu
 

ONGOING:

* Alice! A Mad Musical Fantasy – Durham Regional Theatre presents a family-friendly original musical adaptation of the Lewis Carroll books. Directed by Jennifer Justice. Final performance: Saturday 7:00. E.K. Powe School, Ninth Street, Durham.
durhamregionaltheatre.com

* Hurt Village – The demolition of a housing project impacts a young rapper and her family in Katori Hall’s 2011 drama. Directed by Dr. Stephanie “Asabi” Howard. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham. facebook.com

Jacuzzi – Ward Theatre Company presents the 2014 darkly comic thriller by The Debate Society – Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Continues through March 20. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham. wardtheatrecompany.com

* Mary Domingo – Mary Peabody Mann, widow of 19th Century education reformer Horace Mann, hopes to carry on his work by translating a book by Domingo Sarmiento, an Argentine intellectual. A new play by Anne García Romero, presented by the Process Series in partnership with the Teatro Latina/o Series and the Program in Latina/o Studies. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
unc.edu

The Lion King – Touring production of Julie Taymor’s 1997 stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney movie. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through March 20. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* Love Letters – Bare Theatre presents A.R. Gurney’s 1989 epistolary romantic drama, directed by Rebecca Blum. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

Sweeney Todd – Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller about a barber (David Henderson) with a rapidly diminishing clientele and a baker with a rapidly increasing supply of free range meat pies. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Extended through March 6. 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 – D’oh!

October 20, 2015

Mr. Burns – video by Alex Maness

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 26, 2015

 

OPENING:

* Backseat Therapy – Exploration of the life of a taxi driver. Written and presented by Ira Knight. Free. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday and Sunday 4:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Brabo – In the late 19th century, an African American politician investigating business opportunities in Africa, confronts one of the most brutal and exploitative colonial regimes in modern history, the Congo Free State under Belgium King Leopold II. Written and directed by Susannah Ryan. Presented by the Performance Studies Program of UNC’s Department of Communication. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:00. Continues through October 30. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
comm.unc.edu

* Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – Touring production of the 1993 musical based on the 1991 film. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* I Swanee! – It’s Hee Haw meets the Muppet Show, as a bunch of Triangle actors, musicians, singers, and dancers stage a benefit for the Durham Crisis Response Center. Hosted by Vivica C. Coxx. One show: Thursday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.org

* Into the Woods – NC Theatre presents the 1986 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical theater deconstruction of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

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: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 7. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Postcards Past, Present, Future – A dance/theater performance by Killian Manning/NoForwardingAddress using text, props, movement, and music to sort through the mail, forwarded and otherwise. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.org

* Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom – Jennifer Haley’s creepy story about teenagers in a suburban subdivision playing a creepy video game about teenagers in a suburban subdivision. Directed by Amy White. Presented by Peace Theatre Company. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:30 and 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Leggett Theatre, William Peace College Campus, Raleigh.
peace.edu
 

ONGOING:

Asylum – The story of an mid-1960s mental institution and its inhabitants. Concept and story by Kendall Rileigh and Nicki Miller, directed by Nicki Miller. Presented by Only Child Aerial Theatre and Burning Coal. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 1. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

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: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 7. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* A Lesson Before Dying – A teacher and a man on death row form an unlikely bond in Romulus Linney’s 2000 adaptation of the 1993 Ernest J. Gaines novel. Directed by Deb Royals, presented by Justice Theater Project. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00. Closes Saturday. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.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 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00. Continues through November 8. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* Reefer Madness – “Tell your children!” As a public service message, NRACT presents the 1998 Kevin Murphy/Dan Studney musical (based on the 1936 film), about the evils of 420, the Bad Seed, Mary Jane, pakalolo, viper’s weed, chronicles of Narnia, kiff, primo, grass, marihuana. If you’ve got ’em, roll ’em. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Seminar – PlayMakers Rep presents Theresa Rebeck’s 2011 dark comedy about a novelist (played by Ray Dooley) conducting a grueling 10-week seminar with four aspiring writers. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through November 1. Paul Green Theater, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

 
IMPROV:

* The Spooky Show – Transactors Improv riffs on various scary genres – horror, sci-fi, suspense, Republican presidential debates. Live music improvised by Killer Filler. One show: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

 
SPECIAL EVENTS:

* Strange Beauty Film Festival – Durham’s most unique film fest returns with a weekend of short movies from around the globe that explore the shadowy realms between terrifying normality and sublime fever dreams. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00. Shadowbox Studios, 900 E Club Blvd # 2200-D, Durham.
strangebeauty.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 – I and This Mystery

December 2, 2014

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Natalie Izlar and Gerald Jones III, I and You. Photo: Jules Odendahl-James

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 8, 2014

OPENING:
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 – Soldiers in World War I forge a tenuous one-night truce in the trenches. ArtsCenter Stage presents an encore presentation of the choral play by Peter Rothstein, featuring the men of Cantari. Directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke, musical director Sue Klausmeyer. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 14. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Blithe SpiritNoël Coward’s 1941 comedy about a man contending with two wives – one of them deceased – is revived by One Song Productions. Directed by Sadie Frank. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual musical comedy holiday staging of the venerable fairy tale. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 20. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Cirque Dreams Holidaze – Holiday-themed touring presentation by the Canadian circus franchise, hosted by Broadway Series South. This week only: Wednesday and Friday 7:30, Thursday 11:00 and 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Durham Nutcracker – Young dancer rivals learn a valuable lesson in Walltown Children’s Theatre reimagined take on the Beloved Holiday Classic™. This week only: Wednesday 7:00, Thursday 10:00 and 7:00, Friday 6:00. Walltown Children’s Theatre, Durham.
walltownchildrenstheatre.org

I and You – “I and this mystery, here we stand.” Two mismatched high school students meet for a class assignment on Walt Whitman, but discover that something else has brought them together. Manbites Dog presents the 2013 play by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through December 20. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* It’s a Wonderful Life – The Beloved Holiday Classic™ about the delusional George Bailey staged as a 1940’s live radio play. Presented by Cary Players. Directed by Debra Grannan, musical director Darylene Hecht. Through Monday only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

ONGOING:
* Into the Woods – A revisionist take on classic fairy tales. PlayMakers presents the 1986 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical in rolling repertory with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directed by Joseph Haj. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Mismatched lovers, a moonlit forest, and a mischievous fairy? Must be Shakespeare. In rolling repertory with Into the Woods? Must be PlayMakers Rep. Directed by Shana Cooper. This week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 7:30; Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ based on the venerable 1964 Rankin/Bass animated TV Xmas special which vastly expanded the mythology of Johnny Marks’ 1949 hit song for Gene Autry, itself based on a 1939 Christmas promotional coloring book created by Robert L. May for Montgomery Ward in Chicago. Get your tickets early — this one is going to sell faster than the bargain table at Misfit Toys R Us. Presented by Broadway Series South’s Storybook Theater Series. This week: Thursday and Friday 6:30; Saturday and Sunday 11:00, 2:00, and 6:30. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Red – Beloved Holiday Classic™

* – 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.

 


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