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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 30, 2017
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.
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.
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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
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.
* 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.
* – 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.