Theater Week – There Will Be Fruitcake

December 5, 2017

Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem. A Trailer Park Christmas

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 11, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Decision Height – Meredith Dayna Levy’s historical drama tells the story of nine women military aviators in World War II. Directed by Melanie McCoy and Camille Witt. Presented by One Song Productions. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Gift of the Magi – An immersive stage version of the O. Henry short story, adapted by Michelle Murray Wells and the company. Presented by Sonorous Road. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00/8:00/9:00, Sunday 2:00/3:00/4:00. Continues through December 23. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

It’s a Wonderful Life: Radio Show – Adaptation of the 1946 Frank Capra film staged as a 1940s live radio broadcast. Directed by Yvonne Anderson. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 17. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Meemaw’s Holiday Holler – In a side story taking place in the TPCU (Trailer Park Christmas Universe), Meemaw and Loraine host a one-time-only “open mic night” for the residents of Whispering Pines to see who walks back to their trailer with the holiday trophy. (Adult content likely.) Presented by Rachel Klem. One night only: Saturday 7:30. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Millennium Boy – Staged reading of a new play by Ian Bowater and Ulli Lommel about a teenager radicalized by White supremacists. Free, door donations go to Black Ops Theatre Company. One show: Monday 7:00. The Bar, 711 Rigsbee Ave, Durham.
artistsoapbox.org

ShakesBEER – “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?” Bare Theatre returns with their site-appropriate evening of scenes featuring notable Shakespearean imbibers performed in local pubs. Adapted by Chuck Keith, directed by Dustin Britt. This week: Tuesday 8:00 at Zog’s Art Bar & Pool Hall in Chapel Hill, Wednesday 8:00, Imurj, Raleigh. Continues at various Triangle drinking establishments through December 22.
baretheatre.org

A Trailer Park Christmas – A Durham holiday tradition, now in its 10th year, this interactive, family-friendly entertainment follows the Dodson/Hussy family as they grapple with crazy neighbors, ghosts, fruitcakes and a Yuletide tornado. Created by Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem. Produced by Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 16. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Wet Hot American Summer: The Musical (sort of) – Welcome to Camp Firewood circa 1981 in this unauthorized musical takeoff on the 2001 cult comedy. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 11:00. Nightlight Bar, 409 W. Rosemary, Chapel Hill.
facebook.com
 

ONGOING:

* A Charlie Brown Christmas – Stage adaptation of the 1965 Christmas TV special. Presented by Theatre in the Park. No director listed. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 11:00/2:00/5:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday musical staging of the Charles Perrault fairy tale, adapted and composed by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 17. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Dot – A dysfunctional family with an aging mother reunites for the holidays in her West Philly neighborhood. PlayMakers Rep presents Colman Domingo’s 2016 comedy-drama. Directed by Nicole A. Watson. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Lake Placid – Set in upstate New York during the 1980 Winter Olympics, Little Green Pig’s improvised play with music presents a different story and a different guest star every night. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski; music by Louis Landry. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Presented at a new performance space: The Fruit, 305 S. Dillard, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Peter Pan & Wendy – A new stage adaptation of the J.M. Barrie story, adapted by Lillian White and the Burning Coal Theatre Company. Directed by Lillian White. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 17.
burningcoal.org 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – An annual presentation of Broadway Series South, this stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ is 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 sells faster than the bargain table at Misfit Toys “R” Us. This week: Friday 6:30, Saturday 11:00/2:00/5:00, Sunday 11:00 and 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

 
ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:

* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Saturday 8:00 (sign-up to perform: 7:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.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 – T.P. Xmas

December 6, 2016

 
xmasairstream

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 12, 2016

 
OPENING:

A Christmas Carol – Theatre in the Park presents Ira David Wood III’s perennial Dickens extravaganza. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh. Continues next week at DPAC in Durham.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Little Women – Join the March family for a Civil War Christmas, in a stage adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel, presented by Women’s Theatre Festival. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 18. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

The Santaland Diaries – Stage adaptation of the David Sedaris NPR holiday staple, featuring Jesse Gephart as Crumpet, a disgruntled Santa elf working at Macy’s. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 18. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

A Trailer Park Christmas – Fruitcakes, tornadoes, and inbred Southerners – it’s the Beloved Holiday Classic™ that puts the “Oh, Christ!” back in Christmas. Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem’s Faulknerian yuletide epic returns for its ninth year. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 18. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 

ONGOING:

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday musical staging of the fairy tale, adapted and composed by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 18. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Ethelred the Unready – Little Green Pig presents a play with music about an underprepared Medieval British monarch. Written and performed by Dana Marks; directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Various locations. This week: Thursday 8:00 Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw; Friday 8:00 Mystery Brewing Company Brewery (not the pub), 437 Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough; Saturday 8:00 West End Wine Bar, 450 West Franklin Strett, Chapel Hill. Closes Saturday.
littlegreenpig.com

The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical – As 2016 draws to a close, struggling members of the American underclass must cope with a bleak, dystopian future as their last vestiges of an economic safety net and health care are systematically destroyed by greed and craven political opportunism. Haha just kidding! It’s actually a “cat-fightin’, sun worshippin’, chair throwin’ good time” about funny poor people – “but with tinsel and Keg Nog”. NRACT presents David Nehls and Betsy Kelso’s holiday sequel to The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Directed by Judy Dove, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 18. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

The May Queen – A former high school beauty queen returns to town as a temp worker, in Molly Smith Metzler’s 2014 comedy. Directed by Vivienne Benesch; presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – An annual presentation of Broadway Series South, this stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ is 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 sells faster than the bargain table at Misfit Toys “R” Us. This week: Friday 6:30; Saturday 11:00, 2:00, and 5:00; Sunday 11:00, 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

The Typographer’s Dream – During a career-oriented presentation three eccentric experts – a stenographer, a geographer, and a typographer – discourse on their chosen disciplines. But soon the line between the professional and the personal starts to blur. Black Ops Theatre and Manbites Dog Theater present Adam Bock’s 2002 comedy. Directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 17. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Written On the Heart – Burning Coal Theatre presents David Edgar’s 2011 historical drama about the creation of the King James Bible. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 18. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.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 – Emotional Rescue

December 10, 2015

  

The Emotions of Normal People, Little Green Pig

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 14, 2015

 

OPENING:

* The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Some badly behaved kids are cast in the eponymous Nativity play, and it turns out to be the best one ever. (Take that, pageants 12-19 of the York Mystery Plays!) Forest Moon Theater presents Barbara Robinson’s 1982 play based on the 1971 book. Directed by Heather Snow Daurity. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 7:30. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

A Christmas Carol – Theatre in the Park presents Ira David Wood III’s perennial Dickens extravaganza. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. DECPA, Raleigh. Continues December 17-20 at DPAC, Durham.
theatreinthepark.com

Grounded – An F-16 pilot is reassigned to flying drones in the 2013 one-woman drama by George Brant. Presented by Sonorous Road Productions. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 9:00, Sunday 3:30. Continues through December 20. Sonorous Road Theatre, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

The Santaland Diaries – Stage adaptation of the David Sedaris NPR holiday staple, featuring Jesse Gephart as Crumpet, a disgruntled Santa elf working at Macy’s. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 20. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

A Trailer Park Christmas – Fruitcake, tornadoes, and inbred Southerners – it’s the Beloved Holiday Classic™ that puts the “Oh, Christ!” back in Christmas. Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem’s Faulknerian yuletide epic returns for its eighth year. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 20. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

 
ONGOING:

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

The Emotions of Normal People – Love affairs, betrayal, sex, Stasi agents. Almost two years in the making, Little Green Pig’s “originalmovementtheaterwerk” deconstructs and reassembles the experiment-in-living that was the German Democratic Republic before the end of the Cold War brought it crashing down. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through December 19. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
littlegreenpig.businesscatalyst.com

Nuncrackers – Another holiday entry in Dan Goggin’s apparently inexhaustible Nunsense musical comedy franchise. Directed by Jon Todd, presented by NRACT. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 20. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 
* Peter and the Starcatcher – A prequel to J. M. Barrie’s 1904 Peter Pan, this 2009 play by Peter Elice is based on the book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Previously seen in a Broadway Series South touring production in Raleigh last March. Directed by Brendon Fox. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – An annual presentation of Broadway Series South, this stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ is 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 sells faster than the bargain table at Misfit Toys “R” Us. This week: Friday 6:30, Saturday 11:00/2:00/6:30, Sunday 11:00 and 2:00. Continues through December 30. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

The Tramp’s New World – Charlie Chaplin’s iconic Tramp character is the lone survivor of a “super-atomic blast” in Rob Jansen’s one-man show, adapted from James Agee’s never-produced screenplay written for Chaplin. Directed by Joseph Megel, presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 7:30. Continues through December 19. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Wiz – Ease on down the road in this African American take on L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. Burning Coal presents the 1974 musical, directed by Randolph Curtis Rand. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 20. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
 

ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:

* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Saturday 8:00 (sign-up to perform: 7:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.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 – Happy Birthday, America!

July 1, 2015

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 6, 2015

PICK OF THE WEEK:

* Ron & Rhnoda’s Spirit of ’76: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! – Everyone’s favorite evangelical sex therapists return in their patriotic 1976 bicentennial TV special, with special guests Diana Ross, Jodie Foster, Laverne & Shirley, Gerald Ford, Steve Austin, Jaime Sommers and more. Presented by The Wholesome Twins, directed by Rachel Klem. One show only: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 
 
AUDITIONS:

* Forest Moon Theater holds auditions for its September production of Deathtrap, Wednesday and Thursday July 7 and 8, 6:30-8:30, Renaissance Center, Brook Street, Wake Forest. More info.

ArtsCenter Stage and Common Wealth Endeavors hold auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet, a sci-fi musical comedy, on Saturday July 11 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Rehearsals begin November 1, performances are December 11-13 and 17-20. Actors should prepare a comic monologue and 8 bars of a juke-box style song. For full character list and more information, contact jlschulke@artscenterlive.org

Cary Playwrights Forum holds auditions for its September presentation of Bar Plays, Saturday July 18 2:00-4:00 and Monday July 20 6:30-8:30, at the Cary Arts Center. More info.

 

* – 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 – Their Eye All Aglow

December 9, 2014

eye-of-sauron

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 15, 2014

Red = Beloved Holiday Classic™

OPENING:

* Annie – Touring production of the musical about an orphan who triumphs over adversity through pluck, determination, and a kindly billionaire who adopts her. (It’s a Beloved Holiday Classic™ because of the gigantic Xmas tree in the last act.) This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Black Nativity – Lanston Hughes’ choral retelling of the Christmas story. Presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Deb Royals, music direction by Carolyn Colquitt, choreography by Chuck Davis. NOTE: All performances sold out. Check website for additional information on wait lists. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Contines through December 20. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

A Christmas Carol – One Beloved Holiday Classic™ to Rule Them All. Now in its 40th year, Ira David Wood III’s hugely popular everything-but-the-kitchen-sink musical version of the Dickens tale returns. Written, directed, and featuring Ira David Wood III. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh. (Continues next week at DPAC in Durham.)
achristmascarolraleigh.com

Miracle on 34th Street – A delusional old man in cahoots with the US Post Office defies the legal system, the medical establishment, and economic common sense in order to convince a young girl of transparent falsehoods. Stars Community Theater presents the Beloved Holiday Classic™. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00. Continues through December 20. Stars Theater and Arts Center, Fuquay-Varina.
etix.com

* The Night Before Christmas Carol – David Zum Brunnen plays Charles Dickens and a bunch of his best known characters in Elliot Engel’s play about the creation of the Most Beloved Holiday Classic™ of them all. One show: Friday 7:00, The Cary Theater.
thecarytheater.com

The Santaland Diaries – Stage adaptation of the David Sedaris NPR holiday staple, featuring Jesse Gephart as Crumpet, a disgruntled Santa elf working at Macy’s. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 21. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

A Trailer Park Christmas – Fruitcake, tornadoes, and inbred Southerners – Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem’s Faulknerian yuletide epic returns for its seventh year. It’s the Beloved Holiday Classic™ that puts the “Oh, Christ!” back in Christmas. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 21. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 
 
ONGOING:
* 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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual musical comedy holiday staging of the venerable fairy tale. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 20. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 20. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.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

* – 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 – Dashing Through the Snow

December 10, 2013

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 16, 2013

OPENING:
Black Nativity – Langston Hughes’ 1961 gospel retelling of the Christmas story. Presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Deb Royals, musical director Carolyn Colquitt, choreographer Chuck Davis. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 21. Thompson Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

A Christmas Carol – It’s the 39th year for Ira David Wood III’s (very) loose musical comedy adaptation of the Dickens story, presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh. Transfers to DPAC in Durham next week.
theatreinthepark.com

A Civil War Christmas – Paula Vogel’s play with music follows some historical figures both famous and obscure in and around Washington D.C. during the final Christmas of the Civil War. Directed by Bing Cox. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 22. The ArtsCenter Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Disco Daze – Staged reading of a new comedy by Annie Taft. Presented by the Almost Ready Series featuring works by N.C. writers. One show only: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Indigo Blue – A re-imagining of the Pied Piper story, written by Howard Craft. Presented by Walltown Children’s Theatre. This week only: Thursday 4:30 and 7:00; Friday 10:00, 12:30, 7:00; Saturday 2:00 and 5:00, Sunday 2:00 and 4:00. PSI Theatre, Durham Arts Council.
walltownchildrenstheatre.org

Mandragora Circus – Two-person show from Argentina, using circus skills, clowning, aerial acrobatics, and music to tell a story. Presented by Paperhand Puppet Intervention. One show only: Friday 8:00. Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw.
hawriverballroom.com

The Santaland Diaries – Dyspeptic Macy’s elf tells all in this stage adaptation of the David Sedaris story. Presented by Theatre in the Park Second Stage. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 22. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The Toys Take Over Christmas / Broadway Santa – Two family-friendly holiday stories, presented by the Halle Community Arts Center; directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This weekend only: Friday 7:30, Satuday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex.
thehalle.org

A Trailer Park Christmas – MeeMaw and all the Dodson/Hussey clan return for another year of holiday insanity, created by Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 22. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 
 
ONGOING:
The Best of Enemies – A true story of two people who became unlikely allies during Durham’s struggle over the integration of public schools. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:15, Saturday 2:00 and 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 21. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday production returns. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 21. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Frosty the Snowman – Touring production presented by Broadway Series South’s Storybook Theater Series. This week: Wednesday 10:30, Thursday and Friday 6:30; Saturday 11:00, 2:00, and 5:00; Sunday 11:00, 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

The Man Who Was Thursday – An undercover cop infiltrates a secret society of anarchists. Little Green Pig presents G.K. Chesterton’s 1908 metaphysical thriller, adapted by Neal Bell. Directed by Jay O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through December 21. 539 Muze, Foster Street, Central Park, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Miracle on 34th Street – Stage adaptation of the 1947 film about a delusional department store Santa — or is he? Directed by Brian Lord. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 22. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

(Three Man) Tempest – The second of several interpretations of The Tempest this season (See Ongoing: Playmakers). This streamlined version is adapted and directed by Randolph Curtis Rand. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 22. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Green = Beloved Holiday Classic

* = Final 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 – Don We Now Our Gay Apparel

December 11, 2012

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 17, 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:

* A Christmas Carol – Annual performance by Allan Gurganus and Michael Malone of Dickens’ Beloved Holiday Classic. Two performances: Thursday and Friday 7:30. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Hillsborough.
stmatthewshillsborough.org

* The Santaland Diaries – Once again, Automatic Vaudeville reprises David Sedaris’ Beloved Holiday Classic workplace comedy about a Christmas elf at Macy’s. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

A Trailer Park Christmas – First produced in 2008, Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem’s story of a Durham family dealing with Beloved Holiday Classic hijinks returns for its fifth go-round. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. (Note: some shows already sold out.) Continues through December 23. Common Ground Theatre, Raleigh.
cgtheatre.com

ONGOING:

* All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 – The ArtsCenter presents Peter Rothstein’s 2007 Beloved Holiday Classic, an a capella musical/oral history based on the true story of a crowd-sourced holiday ceasefire in the trenches of the first World War. Directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke, with musical director Sue Klausmeyer, and featuring the Cantari Men’s Ensemble. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* 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. Closes Sunday.
burningcoal.org

* A Christmas Carol – Temple Theatre’s original musical adaptation of Dickens’ Beloved Holiday Classic returns. Directed and choreographed by Peggy Taphorn. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

* A Christmas Carol – Ira David Wood III’s annual musical version of Dickens’ Beloved Holiday Classic, presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Tuesday and Wednesday 7:00, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh. Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00, DPAC, Durham. Closes Sunday.
theatreinthepark.com

* Cinderella – It’s the umpteenth edition of Raleigh Little Theatre’s popular musical and Beloved Holiday Classic. Directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Closes Sunday. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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 Holiday Classic (previously seen in these parts in Cary Players’ 2008, 2009, and 2011 productions, as well as University Theatre’s 2009 version). Nelson T. Eusebio, III directs Joe Landry’s 1997 adaptation of the Frank Capra film. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. 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 3:00 and 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. 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: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* = Final week
Green = Beloved Holiday Classic

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