Theater Week – Every Time We Say Goodbye

May 8, 2018

Design: Natalie Nobles. MDT building mural: Michael Brown. Photo: Ed Hunt.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 14, 2018

 
OPENING:

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: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 3. (Note: this week and next week’s performances have already sold out; check with box office for wait list information.) RLT, Raleigh. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre.
raleighlittletheatre.org

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: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 27. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* Make / Believe – Culture Mill presents an immersive theatrical event in a secret, site-specific location, probing the value of artistic experiences within a society driven by commercial market forces. Directed by Tommy Noonan, with original text by John Justice and Tommy Noonan. This weekend only: Friday-Sunday 5:00. Advance registration required, starting location emailed upon registration. UPDATE: All registration is full. Check with Culture Mill for more info.
culturemill.org

* Trust the Bus – Culture Mill resumes its series of site-specific performances in secret locations. This weekend: Friday-Sunday 5:00, starting at Saxapahaw General Store, Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw. Advance registration required. UPDATE: All registration is full. Check with Culture Mill for more info.
culturemill.org

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: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 10. (Note: no performances the week of May 14-20.) Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 

ONGOING:

The Changeling – The Adaptation and Reenactment of the 17th-Century Jacobean Tragedy by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley, As Performed by the Inhabitants of Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern Under the Direction of Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Mystery Brewery, 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough. Continues May 17-19 at Culture Mill in Saxapahaw.
littlegreenpig.com

A Night with Janis Joplin – Touring production of a jukebox musical featuring songs by Joplin and the women artists – Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, Bessie Smith – who inspired her. Presented by NC Theatre. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through May 20. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 

* – 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 – Come On-a My House

April 11, 2011


Ellen Hemphill in Stealing Home. Photo: Jay O’Berski

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 18, 2011

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:
Jambalaya Soul Slam: Grand Slam Finals – The top 12 poets of the year compete for a spot on the 2011 Bull City Slam Team. Special guest: Taalam Acey. Hosted by Dasan Ahanu. Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

The Persistence of Smoke – A documentary opera by John Justice and George Lam, about the history of tobacco in Durham. Tobaccopera? (On a double-bill with Kathleen Bader’s Tentative Embrace.) This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Golden Belt Building 2-second floor, Durham.
gtlam.com/the-persistence-of-smoke/

Stealing Home (the architecture of intimacy) – The always surprising Archipelago Theatre returns with a solo vocal cabaret, featuring Ellen Hemphill, about that place where the heart is. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through April 23. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

you are dead. you are here. – Christine Evan’s ghost story for the digital age, incorporating video game and virtual reality technology with live performance, presented by UNC Performance Studies. This week only: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Swain Hall Studio 6. UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
comm.unc.edu

ONGOING:
Big River – A musical based on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, featuring The Red Clay Ramblers who return to the Playmakers stage in another Mark Twain-based musical, 29 years after Life on the Mississippi. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Matinees Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 24. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Dancing at Lughnasa – Brian Friel’s 1990 memory play about a family facing change in 1936 Ireland, presented by University Theatre. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, matinees Saturday and Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theater, Thompson Hall, NC State Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre/

Devon Does Denmark – When a ragtag troupe of Elizabethan-era players gets booked for a command performance at the royal court of Elsinore, wackiness ensues. World premiere of a play by Ira David Wood III. Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Dreamland, a Musical – Jazz-Age adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, presented by Central Carolina Community College and Chatham Community Theatre. This week: Thursday and Sunday 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Sunday. Chatham Mills, Pittsboro.
cccc.edu

The Laramie Project – A theater company attempts to document the aftermath of the 1998 Matthew Shepard murder. Jeff Storer directs for Duke Theater Studies. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

The Last Night of Ballyhoo – Alfred Uhry’s 1996 comedy-drama about a Jewish family in Atlanta in 1939. Haskell Fitz-Simons directs the Raleigh Little Theatre production. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 24. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

The Mercy Seat – A man seeks to turn a devastating tragedy to his personal advantage in Neil LaBute’s 2002 drama about not very nice people. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Raleigh Ensemble Players, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
realtheatre.org

Shakin’ the Mess Outta’ Misery -NC Central’s Department of Theatre presents Shay Youngblood’s play about a girl raised by a group of supportive women after the death of her mother. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. University Theater, Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham.
nccu.edu

The Shape of the Table – A totalitarian govenment on the brink of collapse tries to negotiate an exit strategy. Burning Coal presents the third play in David Edgar’s “Iron Curtain Trilogy”. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 24. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

AUDITIONS:
Manbites Dog Theater – Hosts general auditions Saturday April 30, with many Triangle theaters in attendance. All appointment slots are filled. Check the web page for information on walk-in and waiting list policies.
More information

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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