Theater Week – Buy It Call It

June 6, 2018

 

Monét Noelle Marshall. Photo: Derrick Beasley

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 11, 2018

OPENING:

Buy My Body and Call It a Ticket – Monét Noelle Marshall’s groundbreaking “Buy It Call It” trilogy continues with another must-see immersive participatory theater installation exploring issues of art, capitalism, race and self-worth. This week: Friday and Saturday at 7:00 and 8:30, Sunday at 3:00 and 4:30. Continues through June 16. The Fruit, 305 South Dillard Street, Durham.
monetnoellemarshall.com

Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake) – A girl and her mother deal with loss, celebrity superheroes, and a talking apartment in Sheila Callaghan’s 2000 play. Directed by Kayla Kaufman. Presented by Women’s Theatre Festival as part of its 2018 “Women Are Heroes” season. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:30. Continues through June 24. Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com/crumble

Don’t Dress for Diner – Plans for a weekend of infidelity go off the rails in this English-language adaptation of Marc Camoletti’s 1987 sex farce Pyjamas Pour Six. Directed by Patrick Torres. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 24. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Just Another Lynching – Award-winning puppeteer Jeghetto presents a contemporary examination of a troubled chapter in America’s history, with a post-performance conversation on race relations in the local community. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Oliver! – Justice Theater Project presents the 1960 musical based on the Charles Dickens novel. Directed by Jerry Sipp, with music direction by Ronzel Bell. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through June 24. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

The 39 Steps – It’s the 1930s, and an ordinary Londoner gets mixed up with a spy plot, in a comic thriller featuring four actors playing over 20 roles. This 1995 stage adaptation relies mainly on the screenplay by Charles Bennett and Ian Hay for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film (loosely based on the 1915 John Buchan novel). Presented as part of TheatreFest, University Theatre’s summer festival of three light entertainments in rotating rep. Directed by Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 24. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu
 

ONGOING:

* Deathtrap – Ira Levin’s 1978 plot-twist-filled who/what/why-done-it about an established playwright, known for his hugely successful stage mysteries, who may be dangerously envious of a younger writer. Presented as part of TheatreFest, University Theatre’s summer festival of three light entertainments in rotating rep. Directed by John C. McIlwee. This week: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 7:30; Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Spring Awakening – Teenagers discover sexuality and things don’t go well in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, with music director Craig Johnson and choreographer Aya Wallace. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 17. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Wakey, Wakey – “We’re here to say goodbye.” Manbites Dog concludes its final season with 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. Closes Sunday. 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 – All My Profits

June 8, 2016

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 13, 2016

 

OPENING:

All My Sons – The karma chickens come home to roost for a war profiteer responsible for making defective airplane parts. Arthur Miller’s 1947 drama is directed by Michael Berry, and presented by Theatre Raleigh’s Hot Summer Nights series. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 19. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Cloud 9 – Caryl Churchill’s 1979 gender and time-bending satire set in colonial Africa and 20th Century London. Directed by Paul Sapp; presented by Tiny Engine Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 25. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Émilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight – Story of the 18th century physicist, her relationship with Voltaire, and her remarkable life. Written by Lauren Gunderson (I and You). Directed by Sue Scarborough. Presented by Exit Through Eden. This week: Friday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 26. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

The Fringe Dwellers – Performance featuring elements of modern dance, cirque acrobatics, trapeze and improvisational movement. Presented by Cirque de Vol. Directed by Sarah Phoenix. This week: Sunday 5:00. Continues through June 25. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

The Glass Menagerie – Dreams will be shattered, candles will be blown out. Tennessee Williams’ breakthrough 1944 drama gets its second area production this season. Directed by Patrick Torres; presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 26. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Insomnia – Residents of a small southern town struggle with life issues and attempt to find acceptance. Written and presented by Koffee Dance Company; directed by Avis Hatcher-Puzzo. This week: Thursday 7:30. Continues through June 24. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Ragtime – Unfortunately as timely as ever, the 1998 musical adaptation of E. L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel tells the story of three families in turn-of-the-century New York dealing with racial oppression and the struggles of new immigrants. Justice Theater Project presents the second local staging this season; directed by Jerry Sipp, music direction by Michael Santangelo. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 26. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Shakespeare in Hollywood – As if by magic, Oberon and Puck show up in 1934 Los Angeles on the set of Warner Bros. prestige production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and hilarity ensues. Forest Moon Theater presents Ken Ludwig’s 2003 comedy. Directed by Bob Baird. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues though June 19. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Something’s Afoot – University Theatre’s annual TheatreFest returns with a pair of summer plays in repertory. Opening this week: a 1972 murder mystery musical, parodying classic Agatha Christie stories. No director listed. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 26. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Vincent – Peaceabilities Productions presents Leonard Nimoy’s 1981 solo show adaptation of letters between Vincent van Gogh and his brother Theo. Featuring Wade Newhouse; directed by Sean Wellington. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Green Monkey, Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
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ONGOING:

The Hollow – University Theatre’s annual TheatreFest returns with a pair of summer plays in repertory. First up, an Agatha Christie mystery featuring a stately British home (check), a murder (check), and a house full of suspects (check). No director listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 26. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Two Gentlemen of Verona – Bare Theatre presents Shakespeare’s comedy about gender-crossed lovers. Free performances in outdoor public spaces around the Triangle. Directed by G. Todd Buker. This week: Saturday and Sunday 3:00. Parklet at Deco, 19 W Hargett St, Raleigh (through June 12). Continues (various locations) through June 30.
baretheatre.org

* The Wedding Singer – NRACT presents the 2006 musical (based on a 1998 Adam Sandler comedy) about a 1980s aspiring rock singer who performs at weddings. Directed by Chasta Hamilton Calhoun. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.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

 

* – 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 – Venus If You Will

February 2, 2016

VenusFur

Meredith Sause in Venus in Fur

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 8, 2016

OPENING:

* Independence – ARClitE and Little Independent Theatre present Lee Blessing’s 1984 living room drama about three sisters and their fraught relationship with their mother. Directed by Julya M. Mirro. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 1:00 and 8:00. Page Walker Arts Center, Cary.
arclite.org

Tuesdays with Morrie – Justice Theater Project and director Andy Hayworth remount their 2011 production of Mitch Ablom and Jeffrey Hatcher’s stage version of Ablom’s memoir. John Honeycutt returns as Morrie, with Jerry Sipp as Mitch. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Continues through February 21. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Twelfth Night – If music be the food of love, rock on. London company Filter Theatre performs their acclaimed stripped down version of the Shakespeare comedy this weekend only. Directed by Sean Holmes. Presented by Duke Performances. Two shows only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
dukeperformances.duke.edu

The Underpants – “German” and “Farce” seem an unlikely pairing, but Steve Martin’s 2002 adaptation of Carl Sternheim’s 1910 comedy Die Hose begs to differ. Presented by Theatre in the Park; director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 21. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Venus in Fur – American Theater Practice and Common Ground Theatre present David Ives’ 2010 comedy about a director and the actress whose last-minute audition for his new play takes a turn for the meta. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 13. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 

ONGOING:

Blue Sky – Burning Coal presents the U.S. premiere of Clare Bayley’s play about extraordinary rendition flights and torture abetted by British and American intelligence agencies. Directed by Gus Heagerty. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday 10:00, Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 14. Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Three Sisters – Stuck in the boonies, three women want to return to their childhood home in the big city. Playmakers’ new Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch directs Anton Chekhov’s classic tale of dreams and disappointment, in a new version by Libby Appel. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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
 

IMPROV:

The Love Show – Annual love-themed improv show by Transactors. One night only: Saturday 8:00/ 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 – June Moon

June 10, 2014

SpaceMoon
Full Moon from International Space Station. Photo: Chris Hadfield

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 16, 2014

OPENING:
Bully Boy – In Sandi Toksvig’s 2011 drama, a disabled veteran of the Falkland War is assigned to investigate military misconduct in a Middle East combat zone, and uncovers some disturbing truths. Directed by Kari Barclay. Presented by Common Wealth Endeavors. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 28. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Grey Gardens – A mother and daughter – one-time socialites – become reclusive eccentrics, in the 2006 musical by Doug Wright, Scott Frankel, and Michael Korie, adapted from Albert and David Maysles’ 1975 documentary. Presented by Justice Theater Project; directed by Jerry Sipp, music Direction by Michael Santangelo. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 29. Clare Hall, St. Francis Church, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

The Sum of Us – David Stevens’ 1990 comedy/drama about a widowed father playing matchmaker for his gay son. Presented by Honest Pint Theatre. No director listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 29. NRACT Theatre, Raleigh.
honestpinttheatre.org

DANCE/THEATER:
* Undone – A series of original dance-theater scenes exploring race, power, and identity, directed by Nicola Bullock. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00.
305 S Dillard Street, Durham.
undonedurham.com

FILM:
* Strange Beauty Film Festival – Annual festival of short films of an odd and lovely disposition. Presented by SPENDY Productions. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:15, Saturday 2:00 and 8:15. Manbites Dog, Durham.
strangebeauty.org

ONGOING:
Blithe Spirit – A man is haunted by the ghost of his first wife in Noël Coward’s 1941 comedy. Directed by Tony Lea. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 22. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* There Goes the Bride – A 1975 comedy about a man who experiences a possible concussion on the day of his daughter’s wedding, which conjures up an invisible Roaring Twenties flapper with the hots for him, causing complications and hilarity to ensue. Yeah, just go with it. University Theatre’s TheatreFest presents the Ray Cooney/John Chapman farce in rotating repertory. Directed by Allison Bergman. This week: Wednesday and Friday 7:30. Closes Friday. Titmus Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu

Walking Across Egypt – A feisty senior citizen forges an unlikely friendship with a teenager. Adapted from the Clyde Edgerton novel by Catherine Bush, directed by Rachel Klem. Presented by University Theatre’s TheatreFest in rotating repertory. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. This week: Thursday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through June 22. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu

* – 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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