Theater Week – What the Dickens!

December 12, 2017

“Dickens was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.”

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 18, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Black Nativity – Justice Theater Project’s annual presentation of the Langston Hughes play. Directed by Deb Royals, musical director Carolyn Colquitt. This week: Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00, Monday 7:00. Closes Monday. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

A Christmas Carol – PlayMakers Rep presents Ray Dooley in a solo retelling of the Dickens story. Adapted by William Leach, directed by Michael Perlman. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through December 23. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* A Christmas Carol – Theatre in the Park presents Ira David Wood III’s perennial Dickens extravaganza. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* Dicken’s A Christmas Carol – Touring production of Neil McGarry’s solo presentation of the Dickens story. One performance: Friday 7:00. Sharp Nine Gallery Jazz Club, 4608-L Industry Lane, Durham.
durhamjazzworkshop.org

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 24. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com
 

ONGOING:

* 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: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* 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. Closes Sunday.
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 and Sunday 11:00/2:00/5:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

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: Monday 8:00 at Mystery Brewing in Hillsborough, Tuesday 8:00 at Imbibe in Chapel Hill, Wednesday 8:00 at Hibernian in 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-Saturday 7:30. Continues through December 16. 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 – 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 – Piano Bar

April 12, 2016

 
Piano 1

creativespotting.com

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 18, 2016

 

OPENING:

* H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor – The Durham Savoyards present Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1878 comic opera. Directed by Derrick Ivey, music director Alan Riley Jones. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Carolina Theatre, Durham.
durhamsavoyards.org

“Master Harold”…and the Boys – Athol Fugard’s 1982 drama set in Apartheid-era South Africa. Directed by Jesse Gephart, presented by Mortall Coile Theatre Company. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. Sonorous Road Theatre, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* Packing: Arms in America – Triangle Playwrights presents a directed reading of short plays on the subject of firearms. One show: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Piano Has Been Drinking: A Tom Waits Cabaret – Benefit fundraiser for Little Green Pig. This week: Saturday 8:00, Mystery Brewery (not the Pub), Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough. Repeats next Friday at Arcana, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

* Snap Back! A Cautionary Tale – Free family-friendly show about cyber bullying, presented by Mojoaa Performing Arts Company. One show: Saturday 11:00 a.m. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Spring Awakening – Teenagers in 19th century Germany deal with their sexuality in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical version of Frank Wedekind’s still-controversial 1892 play about young love and sexuality. Presented by Pauper Players. Directed by Jackson Cooper, music director Simon Wolf. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 3:00, Sunday and Monday 7:00. Closes Monday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife – NRACT presents Charles Busch’s 2000 comedy about upper class New Yorkers. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

The Wizard of Oz – Stage version of the L. Frank Baum fantasy, based on the 1939 film version with songs by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Presented by Cary Players, directed by Jon Todd, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 23. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org
 

ONGOING:

* Bob – Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a White Castle, Bob sets off on a cross-country odyssey in his quest to become a great man. Duke Theater Studies presents Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s 2011 comedic Everyman story. Directed by Ellen Hemphill. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

Charlotte’s Web – Stage adaptation of E.B. White’s 1952 children’s book about a hapless pig under threat of death and the literate and scarily intelligent spider who saves him. Directed by Nikki Dyke. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre Youth Series. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Extended through April 23. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – University Theatre presents Jeffrey Hatcher’s 2009 adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson story. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

The Elephant Man – Bernard Pomerance’s 1979 play tells the story of John Merrick. Directed by Ira David Wood III. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Jacuzzi – Extended run. Ward Theatre Company presents the 2014 darkly comic thriller by The Debate Society – Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham. wardtheatrecompany.com

The Nether – In the near future, when the internet has become a totally immersive virtual reality, an investigator discovers a secret domain where beauty and horror walk hand in hand. Manbites Dog Theater presents Jennifer Haley’s disturbing 2012 thriller. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 7:30. Continues through April 23. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Spoonface Steinberg – Stage version of Lee Hall’s 1997 radio drama about a 7-year-old autistic girl battling cancer, with a different actor for each performance. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 24. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – PlayMakers Rep presents the second area production in as many months of Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller about a barber with a rapidly diminishing clientele and a baker with a rapidly increasing supply of free range meat pies. Directed by Jen Wineman. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 23. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

IMPROV:

* Bull City Blues – Third episode of a new serial improv show based on police procedural tv shows. Directed by Rachel Klem. Presented by Common Ground Theatre. One performance: Friday 8:00. (Two more episodes scheduled for May 20, June 3.). Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.comOne night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Improv Percolator – Long form improv featuring Fatmouth Improv, Umlaut, and Support Group. One night: Thursday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Third Date Improv – Yes, it’s another evening of improv by Third Date Improv about relationships! Special guest opening performance by improviser, storyteller and The Monti award winner Andrew Aghapour. One show: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.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 – 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 – Ice Burg

February 17, 2015

LolaonIce
Lola on ice. Photo: J. Moore

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 23, 2015

OPENING:
Elevator + Contractions – Commmon Wealth Endeavors presents a double bill of two short comedies by Jess Sayer and Mike Bartlett. Directed by Gregor McElvogue. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 1. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* February 48 – Annual festival of short plays which are written, rehearsed, and performed in just 48 hours. Presented by One Song Productions. One night only: Sunday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* The Mermaid – Staged reading of a new play by Asheville playwright David Brendan Hopes about the discovery of a new Shakespeare play. Directed by Samaria McKenzie. Presented by the Almost Ready Series. One performance: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Motown the Musical – Touring version of the ultimate jukebox musical. 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

The Pride – Two men fall in love but the decisions they make echo half a century later in the 2008 drama by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Directed by Jesse Gephart. Presented by Mortall Coile Theatre Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 1. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
mctheatre.co
 
 
ONGOING:
* The Best of Love Bits and Bites – Cary Players revives the most popular short plays from its annual Valentines show. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Page Walker Arts Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

* Black Pearl Sings – Frank Higgins’ play about an imprisoned African American woman whose musical heritage may gain her freedom. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Little Shop of Horrors – The mean, green, box office machine returns for its third local production in the last year, this time at University Theatre. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

* The Mountaintop – Katori Hall’s 2009 drama focuses on Martin Luther King Jr. the night before his assassination. Directed by Jade Arnold. Presented by Justice Theater Project. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Much Ado About Nothing – “What, my dear Lady Disdain! are you yet living?” Soldiers home from war encounter complications on the path to true love. Raleigh Little Theatre’s new artistic director Patrick Torres directs the Shakespeare comedy. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 1. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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
 
 
AUDITIONS:
Forest Moon Theatre is auditioning actors age 8-18 for its May production of The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel. Friday 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
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 – His Hair Was Perfect

June 12, 2013

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 17, 2013

OPENING:
* Call of the Wild with Werewolves – Musical reading of a new show by Tristan Yonce and Jon Todd. One night only: Friday 8:00. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Fuddy Meers – Theatre in the Park presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s 1999 comedy about a woman with serial amnesia. Directed by Jesse Gephart. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 30. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Ragtime – The story of three families in turn-of-the-century New York. Justice Theater Project presents the 1998 musical adaptation of E. L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel. Directed by Deb Royals; music direction by Carolyn Colquitt. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 30. Clare Hall, St. Francis, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

ONGOING:
* Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will? – Directed by Allison Bergman, this eponomously-themed 1987 comedy by Del Shores is part of University Theatre’s TheatreFest, three light plays in rotating rep. Also in the series: Murder at the Howard Johnson’s and Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee. (Spoiler alert: all three plays involve dead bodies.) This week: Wednesday and Friday 7:30. Closes Friday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre/theatrefest

* Let Them Be Heard – True stories of former slaves in North Carolina, taken from oral history interviews conducted for the WPA’s “Slave Narrative Project” in the 1930s. Bare Theatre’s environmental one-hour walking tour presentation is performed at historic Stagville, the remnants of one of the largest plantations in the pre-Civil War South. Directed by Todd Buker. This week: Friday and Saturday, with hourly performances at 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00. Closes Saturday. Stagville State Historic Site, Durham.
stagville.org

Murder at the Howard Johnson’s – A wife and her lover plot to murder her husband, but things don’t go according to plan in Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick’s 1979 suspense farce. Directed by Rachel Klem. Presented in rotating rep as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFest. (See Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?) This week: Thursday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through June 23. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre/theatrefest

Once on This Island – Two star-crossed lovers defy the gods in Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s 1990 musical. Directed by L.D. Burris. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

IMPROV AND COMEDY:
* Comically Challenged – A gaggle of Triangle theater artists step up to the mike to try their hands (many for the first time) at stand-up comedy. Presented by Rus Hames. One night only: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* A Night of Music and Improv – A titular evening of just what it says, presented by Three’s Company. One night only: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* = 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.


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