Theater Week – Homeplace

June 13, 2018

 

Manbites Dog Theater, June 2018. Photo: Ed Hunt

 

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                Throw the doors wide on green-gold light
                And acknowledge the silent service of walls …

                … The door breaks open
                At last.

                Spring light! Now rush on past me.
                Flood the rooms.

                      – Reynolds Price, “Spring Takes the Homeplace”. 1988.
 
 

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 18, 2018

 
OPENING:

It Shoulda Been You – Theatre in the Park presents Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove’s 2015 musical comedy about a wedding where wouldn’t you know it everything goes wrong. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 1. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Nunsense – Dan Goggin’s 1985 comedy (perhaps the only long-running Off-Broadway hit musical based on a line of greeting cards) tells the story of the surviving nuns of the Little Sisters of Hoboken, who are staging a variety show to raise money for a burial fund. Presented as part of TheatreFest, University Theatre’s summer festival of three light entertainments in rotating rep. Directed by John C. McIlwee. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 24. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Significant Other – Theatre Raleigh presents Joshua Harmon’s 2015 comedy about a gay man looking for Mr. Right. No director listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 24. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:

* 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. Closes Saturday. 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: Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. 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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 24. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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

* 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. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.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 and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 24. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu
 

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 – It Was 30 Years Ago Today

February 6, 2018

Program for The Woolgatherer, February 1988. Art by Juliann Shaw.

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 12, 2018

 
OPENING:

Bad Jews – After their grandfather’s funeral, three Jewish millennial cousins argue over who deserves to inherit a family heirloom. Big Wig Productions and the Jewish Center of Durham/Chapel Hill present Joshua Harmon’s 2012 comedy. Directed by Beth Brody. This week: Thursday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Continues through February 25. The Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 West Cornwallis, Durham.
abigwigproduction.brownpapertickets.com

Bent – Martin Sherman’s 1979 drama follows the story of two gay men in a Nazi concentration camp. Presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Joel Rainey. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 18. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
justicetheaterproject.org

Little Shop of Horrors – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the perennial 1982 rock musical horror comedy, based on the 1960 movie. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 25. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Sylvia – A middle-aged heterosexual couple finds their marriage in turmoil after the husband adopts a stray dog. Forest Moon Theater presents A.R. Gurney’s 1995 comedy. Directed by Mike McGee. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 18. New Location: Wake Forest Community House in Holding Park, 133 W Owen Ave, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org
 

ONGOING:

* An Act of God – God wants to set the record straight in this 2015 comedy by David Javerbaum (written before November 8, 2016 when we all discovered there is no God.) Directed by Bunny Safron. Presented by NRACT and Actors Comedy Lab. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Almost Maine – Cary Players presents the fourth local production in as many years of John Cariani’s 2004 romantic comedy about love and loss among a variety of characters in a small Maine town. Directed by Randy Jordan. (Note: Opened Feb 2.) This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday.
caryplayers.org

The Christians – The pastor of a megachurch experiences a revelation that challenges the core beliefs of his congregation. Preston Lane directs Lucas Hnath’s 2014 religious drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep in rotating Repertory with Tartuffe. This week: Tuesday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Continues through March 10.
playmakersrep.org

The Mound Builders – An archaeological dig in the midwest uncovers fault lines of friends and family. Ward Theatre presents a revival of the 1975 Lanford Wilson drama. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors, check the schedule for more information. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Continues through February 18. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suites 11 & 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com
 
Tartuffe – A religious conman ingratiates himself with a family in Molière’s 1662 comedy, adapted by David Ball. Directed by Saheem Ali. Presented by PlayMakers Rep, in rotating repertory with The Christians. This week: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 7:30; Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 11. 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
 

* – 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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