Theater Week – We Build the Wall

May 2, 2017

 

Annie Ruth Graham, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, panel W48, line 12.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 8, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Leaving Eden – Workshop production of an original drama with regional music exploring the stories of people currently living in North Carolina Mill towns that boomed in the 20th century and closed down at the start of the 21st. Mike Wiley’s play is based on interviews with people in those towns. Co-produced by UNC’s Process Series, Playmakers Repertory Company, and the Department of Dramatic Art. Directed by Vivienne Benesch. A world-premiere full production is scheduled for PlayMakers’ 2017-18 season. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
processseries.unc.edu

* Mamma Mia! – Here we go again, again! In case you missed it in 2010 or in 2014, the touring production of the 1999 Abba exclamation point jukebox musical touches down in Durham for one weekend only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* On Ice – An ambulatory, interactive performance featuring four short plays performed in various locations on Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh, with a meal at Gonza included. Presented by Seed Art Share. One night only: Saturday 5:00, beginning at Gonza Tacos y Tequila, in the Aloft Hotel, 2100 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
seedraleigh.org

A Piece of My Heart – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Shirley Lauro’s 1991 docudrama about the experiences of six women during the Vietnam War. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 21. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

Marjorie Prime – In the near future an elderly woman, her mind fading, finds companionship from an artificial intelligence modeled on her late husband, who helps her recall – and reimagine – their life together. Jeff Storer directs Jordan Harrison’s 2015 drama. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 13. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Revival – A cultural and musical collage set in 1950s Appalachia, presented by Ward Theatre Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.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.


Theater Week – Long Way from Memphis, Slim

August 16, 2016

 

Memphis Slim & Sonny Boy Williamson, Live in Europe

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 22, 2016

 
WOMEN’S THEATRE FESTIVAL
A first-time month-long festival of plays written and directed by women, with women making up at least half the cast, and with women in many of the tech and design positions. Various venues. More information at womenstheatrefestival.com.

Opening in the WTF this week:
Music and the Mirror – A musical revue of dance and storytelling, by Sarah Griner Duncan. This week: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through September 3. Sonourous Road, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
brownpapertickets.com

Ongoing in the WTF:
• * The Amazing Cunt and Lil’ Bitch Take Raleigh – Katy Koop’s dark comedy about justice, rape, friendship, superheroes, and the choices we make. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. The Green Monkey, 1217 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
amazingcunt.brownpapertickets.com
• * Bruisers – Four women struggle to rekindle their college friendship as they face uncertain futures, in a drama by Maribeth McCarthy. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00. Closes Friday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
brownpapertickets.com
• * Decision Height – Meredith Dana Levy’s historical drama tells the story of nine women military aviators in World War II. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

ALSO OPENING THIS WEEK:

* Angry Fags – Tired of homophobia and anti-gay violence, two men decide to fight back with a vengeance. Mortall Coile presents a staged reading of Topher Payne’s 2013 dark vigilante drama. Directed by Jesse R. Gephart. One night only: Sunday 7:00. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
mctheatre.co

Memphis – A white DJ promoting African American music falls in love with a singer in 1950s Memphis. Raleigh Little Theatre presents David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s 2008 musical. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 4. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Million Dollar Quartet – Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley get together at Sun Studios in Memphis for a legendary 1956 recording session that eventually spawned a 2010 juke box musical. If you’re a big fan, here’s your first chance to see it since April when a touring production landed at DPAC for two nights. Presented by Theatre Raleigh; director not listed. (This must be the week for musicals set in 1950s Memphis.) This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh. Continues through August 28.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* Newsies – Touring production of the 2011 stage adaptation of the 1992 Disney movie musical, loosely based on the 1899 newsboys strike of 1899. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com
 

ONGOING:
 
The Beautiful Beast – It’s the end of summer which means it’s time for Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor extravaganza. This year’s show takes a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (pre-show starts at 6:20). Continues through September 5 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Tickets at the door only, no pre-sales. Note: Saturday shows at Forest Theatre usually sell out; get there early. (Continues at NC Museum of Art in Raleigh September 9-11, Carolina Theatre Greensboro September 17-18.)
paperhand.org
 
I Wish You a Boat – In 1899, a shipwreck strikes a boat full of immigrants heading to America. Devised work by Ward Theatre Company, directed by Wendy Ward. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 28. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* The Roaring Girl – The scandalous Moll challenges gender roles in 1946 Chicago in this updating of Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker’s 17th century Jacobean comedy. Presented by little independent theatre, directed by Julya M Mirro. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
brownpaptertickets.com

Trust the Bus: Obscura – Culture Mill resumes its series of site-specific performances in secret locations. This time New York visual artist Simon Lee turns the Culture Mill bus into a giant mobile Camera Obscura, in collaboration with local musicians Kellie Ann Grubbs and Benjamin Trueblood to create what promises to be a “phantasmagoric” experience. Grab one of the 44 tickets and get on the bus to parts unknown. This week: Saturday at 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00. Continues Saturdays in August. Starts at Saxapahaw General Store, Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw.
culturemill.org
 
 
IMPROV:

* Improv Weekend at Common Ground – Thursday: Improv Percolator, Friday: FatMouth Improv, Saturday: Third Date Improv. All shows at 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.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.

 


Theater Week – Tonight the Light

September 23, 2015

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 28, 2015

 
OPENING:

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – Touring production of the 2013 jukebox bio musical, featuring songs by King and Gerry Goffin, plus other songwriters of the period. This week: Wednesday 7:30, Thursday 2:00 and 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through October 4. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Nesting and If My Feet Have Lost the Ground – Puppet theater artist Torry Bend returns to the Triangle for a free one-night performance and talk, presented by NC State’s Gregg Museum in conjunction with their current puppetry exhibition. Included are her solo performance Nesting, and excerpts from If My Feet Have Lost the Ground. One performance: Thursday 6:00. Talley Student Union, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/gregg
 
ONGOING:

* Deathtrap – Ira Levin’s frequently produced 1978 mystery play about a playwright writing a mystery about a playwright writing a mystery, presented by Forest Moon Theater. Directed by Lisa Binion. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Disgraced – A Pakistani-American lawyer hosts a dinner party that forces him to confront issues of identity, religion, and politics. PlayMakers Rep presents Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize winning 2012 comedy drama. Directed by Shishir Kurup. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through October 4. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Dracula – Ira David Wood III adapts and directs the Bram Stoker story for Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Isn’t It Romantic – Cary Players presents Wendy Wasserstein’s 1981 comedy about the plight of the single woman in New York. Directed by Kirsten Ehlert. This week: Friday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 4. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

  
IMPROV:

Reality Prov – Tranactors Improv improvs a reality show about improv. One night: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Third Date – An evening of improv by the eponymous Third Date, with special guest Dana Marks. Once again, it’s about relationships. One night: 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.

 


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