Theater Week – Season of the Witch

May 22, 2018

 

Manbites Dog’s Seventy Scenes of Halloween by Jeffrey M. Jones, December 1987.
L-R: Patricia Esperon, Michael Hayes, Chicken, Barbara Dickinson.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 28, 2018

 
ONGOING:

Blood Done Sign My Name – Set in Oxford, North Carolina, Mike Wiley’s play – adapted from the memoir by Timothy Tyson – tells the true story of a racially motivated 1970 murder and its aftermath. Directed by Joseph Megel; presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Extended through June 3. (Note: many performances have already sold out; check with box office for availability and wait list information.) RLT, Raleigh. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Daddy Long Legs – Theatre Raleigh presents the 2009 two-character stage musical adaptation of Jean Webster’s 1912 novel about a young orphan and her mysterious benefactor. Directed by Megan McGinnis. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

* Dry Powder – Sonorous Road’s new rep company presents Sarah Burgess’s 2016 dark financial comedy set in a private equity firm. Directed by Mark Filiaci. Presented by Sonorous Road Repertory Company. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

Wakey, Wakey – “We’re here to say goodbye.” For its final production, Manbites Dog presents Will Eno’s 2017 comic meditation on the sorrow and joy accumulated on life’s journey. Expect laughter. Expect tears. Expect celebration. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 10. 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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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.


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