Theater Week – Crowning Glory

August 23, 2017

 

Crowns. Image: Raleigh Little Theatre

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 28, 2017

 
OPENING:

Conversations with Hitler – A new play by incarcerated playwright Steven R. Bond about the harsh realities of prison life. Directed by Julya M. Mirro. Presented by little independent theatre, an ARClitE company. This week: Friday-Sunday 8:00. Continues through September 2. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Building, 3801 Hillsborough St Suite 113, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

Crowns – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Regina Taylor’s 2002 musical play, which tells the story of six African-American women through the hats they wear to church. Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. Directed by Terra Hodge. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 10. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Count – Based on conversations with men in prison sentenced to death, Lynden Harris’ play tells the stories of six men on death row who seek to discover what truly constitutes a life well-lived. Presented as a co-production by PRC2 and Hidden Voices. Directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

Of Wings and Feet – Acclaimed local company Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns for its 18th annual giant puppet theater pageant, which explores “the magic and mystery of the living land, sea, and sky in an epic spectacle of struggle and resistance for our times.” Presented Friday-Sunday at 7:00 (6:20 preshow) through September 4 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill (bring cushions/lawn chairs).
paperhand.org

Wants Upon a Time – Family-friendly Commedia dell’Arte-inspired site-specific work by Francesca Talenti, based on the story of Rapunzel, performed at artist Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork Sculpture A Sight to Behold. Presented monthly through September. Performances this week: Friday 6:30 and 7:00. Riverwalk, Hillsborough.
facebook.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 – Call Me Up in Dreamland

August 2, 2016

 
Humbaba

Humbaba, from Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s The Beautiful Beast

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 8, 2016

 
OPENING:

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

* Failure: A Love Story – Philip Dawkins’ lovely bittersweet comedy tells the story of three sisters who are lucky in love but very unlucky in living. Presented by One Song Productions. No director listed. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Of Women and Wolves – Summer Sisters returns with a new devised theater work inspired by Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ Women Who Run with the Wolves. Directed by Rachel Klem and Carissa White. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
brownpapertickets.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: Tuesday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through August 20. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
brownpaptertickets.com

Women’s Theatre Festival
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. More information at womenstheatrefestival.com. Opening this week, a double bill:
Men Always Leave – Abandonment issues make it difficult for an African American woman to maintain a relationship with her son’s father. A one-act play by Naima Ince.
The Traditionalist – A seemingly perfect couple are trapped in a dangerous cycle of violence and contrition, in a one-act play by Carol Torian.
This week: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 14. Unsteady Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh.
brownpapertickets.com
 

ONGOING:

* Henry VI: The War of the Roses – Performed outdoors (next to the Raleigh Rose Garden), this condensed version of the Shakespeare history plays focuses on the wars that led to the Tudor dynasty. Co-produced by Bare Theatre and Raleigh Little Theatre. Directed by Lucinda Gainey. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday and Sunday 5:00. Closes Sunday. Stephenson Amphitheatre, RLT, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

* Steel Magnolias – Robert Harling’s sentimental 1987 comedy-drama about the women who frequent a small town Louisiana beauty parlour shows up every couple of years on Triangle stages. This time, it’s produced by Theatre Raleigh, and directed by person or persons unlisted. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 
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: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 28. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.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 – 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 – Playing Through

July 8, 2013

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 15, 2013

OPENING:
Altar Boyz – Stealth touring production of the 2004 musical comedy about a Christian boy band. Directed by Carlos Encinias. Presented by NC Theatre. This week: Friday 7:30. Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through July 21. Fletcher Theater, PEC, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

The Fox on the Fairway – A golf trophy grudge match between two stuffy (and we’re guessing restricted) country clubs generates all sorts of 1930’s-style comic shenanigans and hijinks in Ken Ludwig’s 2010 farce. Presented by Theatre Raleigh’s Hot Summer Nights Series. Directed by Michael Marotta. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 21. Kennedy Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Hamlet / Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead – A shared cast presents the Shakespeare tragedy and Tom Stoppard’s meta-comic take on same in rotating rep. Presented by Little Independent Theatre. Directed by Julya M Mirro. This week: Hamlet – Thursday and Saturday 7:30. R&G – Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:00. Continues through July 20. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
littleindependenttheatre.com

ONGOING:
* The Magnitude of the Slope – Workshop presentation of a drama about greed and loyalty, written and directed by Paul Sapp. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

10 by 10 in the Triangle – Annual festival of ten-minute plays, presented by The ArtsCenter. Various directors. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 21. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

IMPROV:
* Hot Fun in the Summertime – An evening of you know what by Fatmouth Improv. One night: 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.


Theater Week – Athol Fugard

March 19, 2012


Athol Fugard

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 26, 2012

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:
Athol Fugard – Series of free events at UNC celebrating the current Morgan Writer in Residence.
Milestones of a Literary Journey – An evening with Athol Fugard. Wednesday 7:30. Paul Green Theatre.
My Children! My Africa! – Staged reading of Fugard’s 1989 play. Thursday 5:30. Kenan Theatre.
The Train Driver – Staged reading of the 2010 play, featuring John Beasley and Treat Williams. Directed by Joseph Megel. Friday 5:30. Kenan Theatre.
playmakersrep.org
(See also Blood Knot.)

Creeds – Premiere of Richard Krawiec’s play about a seemingly ordinary suburban couple involved in spying for the Soviet Union during the cold war. Directed by Paul Paliyenko. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 1. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Hungry – Lia Romeo’s play about a woman having difficulty dealing with her issues until the Minotaur shows up. Presented by Stillwater Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 1.
meredith.edu

No Shame – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater. Saturday 10:00 p.m. (Sign-up to perform: 9:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Rave: The Musical – Murder mystery musical. This week only: Friday 7:00, Saturday 3:00. Holton Center, Durham.
allevents.in/Durham

Rough Crossing – Free Association Theatre presents Tom Stoppard’s 1984 farce, freely adapted from Ferenc Molnár. Directed by Julya M. Mirro. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 31. FATE, Harrison Pointe Shopping Center, Cary.
fate4.us

Spring Awakening – Musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s still-controversial 1892 play about young love and sexuality. Presented by Company Carolina. Directed by Katie Moylan. Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00, Monday 7:00. Historic Playmakers Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
unc.edu/company/

Spring Fling! – Transactors has spring fever, and the only cure is more flinging! Two-act improvised performance. One night: Friday 8:00.
artscenterlive.org

ONGOING:
The Adventures of Nate the Great – Youth theater production about a kid detective, adapted by Pamela Sterling from the books by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. (Opened March 9.) This week: Thursday 12:30, Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:00 and 5:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Blood Knot – Athol Fugard’s 1961 play about two brothers living under South African apartheid. Presented as part of Street Sign’s Acts of Witness. Directed by Joseph Megel. Final [sold out] performance: Tuesday March 20 at 7:30, followed by a reception in honor of Athol Fugard. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
streetsignscenter.org

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress – Bridesmaids at a wedding reception learn some bittersweet life lessons, in NRACT’s production of Alan Ball’s 1993 comedy. Directed by Yvonne Anderson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Frozen – Bryony Lavery’s 1998 play tells the story of a young girl’s disappearance through the viewpoints of three different characters. Presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players. Directed by Sean A. Brosnahan. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through March 31. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
realtheatre.org

AUDITIONS:
Applause! Cary Youth Theatre holds auditions ages 10-18 for Perseus Bayou Monday (and Tuesday March 27) at 5:00. Cary Arts Center. More info.

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


Theater Week – Dolls

November 7, 2011


Jenny Madorsky in A Doll’s House. Photo: Alex Maness

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 14, 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:
A Doll’s House – Ibsen’s landmark drama, directed by Ellen Hemphill for Duke’s Department of Theater Studies. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 20. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
duke.edu

Eating Animals – An original work created and performed by The Performance Collective about the politics and ethics of meat-eating and factory farming, based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer and directed by Tony Perucci. This week: Thursday 6:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through November 19. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
facebook.com/event

Guys and Dolls – Musical adaptation of Damon Runyon stories, with songs by Frank Loesser. Directed by Hayley Wright for UNC Pauper Players. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:30 and 8:00, Monday 8:00. Continues through Tuesday November 15. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Intimate Apparel – Meredith Theatre presents Lynn Nottage’s 2003 drama about an African American seamstress struggling to succeed in 1905 New York. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Studio Theatre, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

Our Lady of 121st Street – (Opening postpoined from last week due to actor injury.) Stephen Adly Guirgis’ 2002 dark comedy about the former students of a recently deceased teacher. Directed by Julya M Mirro. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through November 19. FATE, Harrison Pointe Shopping Center, Cary.
fate4.us

ONGOING:
As You Like It – Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy, presented by Durham Family Theatre. Directed by Jenny Justice. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. St. Joseph’s Performance Hall, Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.
durhamfamilytheatre.wordpress.com

The Birthday Party – Little Green Pig presents the 1958 Harold Pinter play, directed by Jody McAuliffe, about the inhabitants of a boarding house where things may not all be as they seem. LGP celebrates its sixth birthday with an onstage party following the Friday night fundraiser performance. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Merry Christmas, Strega Nona – Raleigh Lttle Theatre’s Youth Series presents a musical based on Tomie dePaola’s popular children’s book series about a helpful witch in a small Italian town. Directed by Linda O’Day Young. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through November 20. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Much Ado about Nothing – In what looks to be a burgeoning new Shakespearian sub-genre, the Bard gets Steampunked again in Bare Theatre’s Victorian high-tech version of the romantic comedy. Directed by G. Todd Buker. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

Nathan the Wise – German playwright Gottholt Lessing’s 1779 play about religious tolerance was banned from performance by the Church during his lifetime. Deep Dish presents Edward Kemp’s 2003 adaptation, directed by Tony Lea. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. (Sunday show sold out.) Continues through November 19. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

The Parchman Hour – In 1961, civil rights activists known as Freedom Riders launched a non-violent frontal assault on segregation in the deep South, and were met with incredible violence from local citizens, police forces, and state governments. So many were arrested in Mississippi that they filled local jails; the overflow was transferred to the state’s notorious penitentiary, known as Parchman Farm. While there, they kept their spirits up by staging their own “variety hour” of songs and comedy from their cells each evening. Written and directed by local theatrical treasure Mike Wiley, The Parchman Hour comes to Playmakers’ mainstage (following Wiley’s successful student production last year) to tell part of that remarkable story. Not to be missed. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


Theater Week – They Say It’s Your Birthday

October 31, 2011

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 7, 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:
As You Like It – Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy, presented by Durham Family Theatre. Directed by Jenny Justice. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00. Continues through November 12. St. Joseph’s Performance Hall, Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.
durhamfamilytheatre.wordpress.com

The Birthday Party – Little Green Pig presents the 1958 Harold Pinter play, directed by Jody McAuliffe, about the inhabitants of a boarding house where things may not all be as they seem. LGP celebrates its sixth birthday with an onstage party following the Friday night fundraiser performance. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 12. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Endgame and Watt – Two Samuel Beckett plays performed by Dublin’s Gate Theatre as part of the Carolina Performing Arts Series. This week only. Watt, directed by Tom Creed: Wednesday 7:30, Friday 8:00. Endgame, directed by Alan Stanford: Thursday 7:30, Saturday 8:00. Historic Playmakers Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

Merry Christmas, Strega Nona – Raleigh Lttle Theatre’s Youth Series presents a musical based on Tomie dePaola’s popular children’s book series about a helpful witch in a small Italian town. Directed by Linda O’Day Young. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through November 20. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Our Lady of 121st Street – Stephen Adly Guirgis’ 2002 dark comedy about the former students of a recently deceased teacher. Directed by Julya M Mirro. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through November 19. FATE, Harrison Pointe Shopping Center, Cary.
fate4.us

ONGOING:
Bell, Book, and Candle – John Van Druten’s 1950 witchcraft comedy, presented by North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre, which helpfully warns: “contains elements of the occult, alcohol consumption, live animals and implied sexual situations.” Directed by Sally Kinka. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Dial M for Murder – Adapted from his original BBC television production, Frederick Knott’s 1952 stage thriller is a cautionary tale about rotary dial telephones (kids, ask your grandparents). Temple Theatre’s production is directed by Mark Filiaci. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Garden District – University Theatre presents a 1958 double-bill of one-act plays by Tennessee Williams: Something Unspoken and Suddenly Last Summer. Directed by John McIlwee. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

Living with the Tiger – Explosions! Power tools! Dance numbers! Tigers! America! Haymaker presents a devised performance about tiger ownership and the American psyche. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
gohaymaker.com

Much Ado about Nothing – In what looks to be a burgeoning new Shakespearian sub-genre, the Bard gets Steampunked again in Bare Theatre’s Victorian high-tech version of the romantic comedy. Directed by G. Todd Buker. This week: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 13. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

Nathan the Wise – German playwright Gottholt Lessing’s 1779 play about religious tolerance was banned from performance by the Church during his lifetime. Deep Dish presents Edward Kemp’s 2003 adaptation, directed by Tony Lea. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. (Sunday show sold out.) Continues through November 19. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

The Parchman Hour – In 1961, civil rights activists known as Freedom Riders launched a non-violent frontal assault on segregation in the deep South, and were met with incredible violence from local citizens, police forces, and state governments. So many were arrested in Mississippi that they filled local jails; the overflow was transferred to the state’s notorious penitentiary, known as Parchman Farm. While there, they kept their spirits up by staging their own “variety hour” of songs and comedy from their cells each evening. Written and directed by local theatrical treasure Mike Wiley, The Parchman Hour comes to Playmakers’ mainstage (following Wiley’s successful student production last year) to tell part of that remarkable story. Not to be missed. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 13. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

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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