Theater Week – Baldwin Country

February 12, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 18, 2019

 
OPENING:

* Annie Get Your Gun – Merredith Stage presents the Irving Berlin musical about Western sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Directed by Catherine Rodgers. This week only: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 7:30. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

* Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Touring production of the 2013 musical based on the Roald Dahl book. 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

* Feb 48 XV – One Song Productions’ annual show featuring one act plays written, rehearsed, and performed in just 48 hours. One show only: Sunday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Greater Tuna – Two actors portray all 20 inhabitants of the “third-smallest town in Texas” in Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard’s 1981 comedy. Directed by Kelly Stansell. Presented by Stageworks Theatre. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. Cultural Center, 300 W Ballentine St, Holly Springs.
hollyspringsnc.us

Horses – A play with music about a post-punk songwriter on tour. Performed by Dana Marks. Presented by Little Green Pig. Various venues. This week: Thursday 8:00 – Slim’s Downtown in Raleigh, Friday 8:00 – King Street Bar in Hillsborough, Saturday 8:00 – Gibson Girl Vintage in Durham. Continues through February 23.
littlegreenpig.com

Junie B. Jones: The Musical – Junie has to deal with major changes her first day of First Grade. Raleigh Little Theatre;s Family Series presents Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich’s stage musical adaptation of Barbara Park’s popular children’s books. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through March 3. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Mamma Mia! – Here we go again! It’s another touring production of the 1999 ABBA jukebox musical. Presented by NC Theatre. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30. Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

* Notes of a Native Song – A song cycle celebrating James Baldwin, and his visionary work exploring what it means to be black in America. Created by Tony-Award winning playwright Stew, performing with his band The Negro Problem. Presented by Duke Performances. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
dukeperformances.duke.edu
Related event: Tony Award-winning playwright and singer Stew sits down with Talya Klein (Duke Theater Studies) for a lunchtime conversation spanning his career, influences, and current project, Notes of a Native Song — a meditation on the legacy of James Baldwin. Free. Friday 12:00 noon, The Pinhook, 117 W Main Street, Durham.
dukeperformances.duke.edu

The Wolves – Sarah DeLappe’s 2016 debut play follows nine teenage girls on a high school soccer team during their pre-game warmups over a season. Directed by Michelle Murray Wells, with movement direction by Heather J. Strickland. Presented by Sonorous Road Repertory. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 3. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroadrep.org
 

ONGOING:

A Life in the Theatre – Theatre in the Park presents David Mamet’s 1977 play chronicling the relationship between two actors over the course of various productions. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 24. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* I Never Saw Another Butterfly – Judy Dove directs Celeste Raspanti’s stage adaptation of the book about drawings and poems created by Jewish children in the Terezin Concentration Camp during World War II. Presented by Forest Moon Theater. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks Street, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Men on Boats – In 1869, ten daring men led by adventurer John Wesley Powell embark on a possibly suicidal expedition down the Colorado River to explore the unknown depths of the Grand Canyon. Jaclyn Backhaus’ 2015 comic drama retells that story of performative masculinity from a new perspective as noted in the playwright’s casting instructions: “The characters in Men On Boats were historically cisgender white males. The cast should be made up entirely of people who are not.” Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. Presented by Justice Theater Project. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through February 24. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* The Talk – In a divided America, an African American father has a difficult conversation with his son. Written and performed by Sonny Kelly. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by StreetSigns and Bulldog Ensemble Theater. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Historic PlayMakers Theatre, 122 East Cameron Avenue, UNC, Chapel Hill.
piedmontperformancefactory.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Black Theater

March 13, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 19, 2018

 
THEATER FESTIVAL:

Bullcity Black Theater Festival – A two-week festival bringing together playwrights, directors, choreographers, dramaturgs, and actors from some of the Triangle’s premier Black theater groups, including Black Ops, Black Poetry Theatre, and MOJOAA. The festival will present staged readings of new plays the first week, as well as hosting free Community Conversations the second week, plus free theater workshops and a playwrighting masterclass with Howard L. Craft. Produced by Black Ops Theatre.
This Week:
• Thursday 7:30: 12.21.09 by NaTasha Thompson. A woman must decide who will have custody of her child during her tour in Afghanistan. Directed by Kyma Lassiter. Presented by Black Ops Theatre Company.
• Friday 7:30: Definition of a Hero by Dasan Ahanu. Examines the idea of a hero through rhyme, rhythm, music, and thought-provoking verse. Presented by Black Poetry Theatre
• Saturday 7:30: Raissanour by Monet Marshall. A one-act, one-woman play with 7 actors. A play within a play, a whodunit, and a performance piece rolled into one. Presented by MOJOAA Performing Arts.
• Saturday March 17 – Workshops:
• 11:00am – Playwriting Masterclass with Howard Craft (fee required)
• 1:00pm – The Playground: Acting workshop with Lakeisha Coffey
• 3:00pm – Soulprovisation: Movement workshop with Tristan Parks
Continues through March 24. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 

OPENING:

Beanstalk! The Musical – Raleigh Little Theatre’s Family Series presents a musical version of the fairy tale. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 1. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Murder Ballad – New company Two Way Street Theatre presents the 2012 musical by Juliana Nash and Julia Jordan about an ill-fated love affair. Directed by Greta Marie Zandstra, music directed by Joanna Li. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Mystery Brewing Company, 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough.
facebook.com

No Exit – L’enfer, c’est les autres. Pequod Productions presents Jean-Paul Sartre’s 1944 existentialist drama. Directed by Kurt Benrud. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Continues through March 25. Page-Walker Arts Center, Cary.
facebook.com

* The Wizard of Oz – Touring production based on the 1939 film. Hosted by Broadway Series South and NC Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:

Ain’t Misbehavin’ – NRACT presents the 1978 musical revue celebrating the amazing Fats Waller and other performers and songwriters of the 1920s and 1930s Harlem Renaissance. Two alternating casts, so plan to see it twice. Directed by Liz Grimes Droessler. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 25. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Framing the Shot – “Nothing validates your life more than someone trying to kill you.” Two women deal with photography, friendship, and possibly fatal self-validation in a comedy thriller by Allan Maule. Directed by Ira David Wood IV; presented by Sonorous Road. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 25. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St (Royal Bakery building), Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com
 
* A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Series presents a shortened, child-friendly production of Shakespeare’s comic fantasy. Director not listed. This week: Friday 6:00, Saturday 3:00 and 6:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com
 

SPECIAL EVENT:

* Blood, Soil, and the Stage: Meet the Playwrights – North Carolina playwright Mike Wiley has two world-premiere plays opening in the Triangle this spring: Leaving Eden beginning April 7 at PlayMakers Rep, and Blood Done Sign My Name starting May 11 at Raleigh Little Theatre. In this free public event hosted by the two companies, actors will perform scenes from each show, followed by a discussion and Q&A moderated by PRC’s Vivienne Benesch and RLT’s Charles Phaneuf, and also including musician Laurelyn Dossett and author Tim Tyson. One night only: Wednesday 7:30. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.
 

* – 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 – Peachy

April 18, 2017

 

Eat a Peach. 1972. W. David Powell.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 24, 2017

 

OPENING:

James and the Giant Peach – A boy and his giant peach go on an adventure with some giant insect friends. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents Richard R. George’s stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1961 fantasy novel. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through April 30. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Love, Loss, and What I Wore – NRACT and Actors Comedy Lab bring back their 2015 production of Nora and Delia Ephron’s 2008 play about women’s relationships, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. Directed by Rob Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. Closes Sunday.
nract.org
 

ONGOING:

My Fair Lady – Lerner and Lowe’s classic 1956 musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, in which a professor mansplains the importance of proper English to a working class woman. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli, music director Mark Hartman. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 29. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* On Golden Pond – Theatre in the Park presents Ernest Thompson’s 1979 play about an elderly couple spending the summer at their lake house, and their sometimes turbulent relationship with their daughter. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

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

* The Royale – Burning Coal presents Marco Ramirez’ 2013 play about the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion (loosely based on Jack Johnson). Directed by Avis Hatcher-Puzzo. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. 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
 

* – 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 – Spring

March 8, 2016

 

Video: Jie Huang

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 14, 2016

 
OPENING:

* The Glass Menagerie – One Song Productions is apparently presenting Tennessee Williams’ family tragedy this weekend, but good luck on finding the location, show times, ticket prices, or the cast and director at One Song’s website. This week only: Thursday-Saturday. Times not listed – best guess: 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
1songproductions.org

Miss Nelson Is Missing! – An absent teacher results in the meanest substitute ever. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents Joan Cushing’s 2001 stage adaptation of the children’s books by Harry Allard. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh. Continues through March 27.
raleighlittletheatre.org

 
ONGOING:

* brownsville song (b-side for tray) – In the aftermath of tragedy, a family struggles to find a reason for hope. Manbites Dog presents the 2014 drama by Kimber Lee. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Hundred Dresses – Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills 2009 musical adaptation of the children’s book by Eleanor Estes. A Youth Theater production by Forest Moon Theater. Directed by Marcy Keim. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Jacuzzi – 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. Continues through March 20. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham. wardtheatrecompany.com

The Lion King – Touring production of Julie Taymor’s 1997 stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney movie. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Continues through March 20. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – The third local production in the last two years of the 2005 musical comedy, this time presented by NRACT. Directed by Yvonne Anderson, music direction by Craig Johnson. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 20. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 – A group of actors find themselves in over their heads as they work on a devised piece about German genocide in colonial Africa. Desdemona Chiang directs Jackie Sibblies Drury’s blistering 2012 satirical meta-drama. 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

The Wolf – Theatre Raleigh’s Family Festivities Series presents the world premiere of a dance theater work based on three familiar fairy tales. Creators not listed. This week: Thursday and Friday 6:00, Saturday and Sunday 12:00/3:00/6:00. Continues through March 20. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.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

 
SPECIAL AUDITIONS:

Most interesting audition announcement we’ve seen in a while: Raleigh Little Theatre and dog & pony dc will hold auditions/workshops for roles in Beertown Takes America, dog & pony’s touring production of their partially scripted, partially improvised civic ceremony/theatrical pageant. By reservation Monday or Tuesday March 14-15, 7:00 – 8:30, callbacks Wednesday March 16 at 8:00. 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 – Rehabitus

March 3, 2015

Habitus
Habitus – photo Anna Maynard

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 9, 2015

OPENING:
Habitus – Dance/performance company Vector, led by Leah Wilks and Jon Haas, returns with an evening-length version of their multi-media dance project Habitus, first workshopped in a January residency installation at Manbites Dog, which explores intersections of anger, education, and identity. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 14. Cordoba Center for the Arts (behind Golden Belt) Durham.
inthevector.com

The Velveteen Rabbit – “Don’t be the bunny!” The eponymous character ignores the cautionary advice from Urinetown, and yearns to be a real rabbit. Hope it works out. Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series presents a stage adaptation by James Still of Margery Williams’ 1922 children’s book. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 
 
ONGOING:
* 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. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

An Enemy of the People – Playmakers Rep presents Arthur Miller’s 1950 adaptation of Ibsen’s 1882 drama. A doctor discovers an environmental threat to his town, and battles to expose it despite opposition from businessmen, politicians, the press, and his neighbors. The past may be another country, but it sure looks a lot like this one. Directed by Tom Quaintance. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 15. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Journey’s End – In the trenches in 1918, British Infantry officers await a German attack. Deep Dish Theater presents R. C. Sherriff’s 1928 drama. Directed by Karen O’Brien. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 21. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.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 – Fake Jesus

March 10, 2014

headofJeebus
Head of Christ – Han van Meegeren (1939)

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 17, 2014

OPENING:
The Art of Deception – Hero or Nazi collaborator? Playwright Keith Burridge tells the awesome true story of Han van Meegeren, whose Vermeer forgeries were so good they almost earned him a death penalty. Directed by Laurel Ullman. Presented by PlayGround Co-operative. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 22. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Civil Rights Through Song: A Choral History of Raleigh Through the Civil Rights Era – Burning Coal Theatre Company and the Raleigh Boychoir use choral music, dance and drama, to tell the story of the Civil Rights struggles of the 1950’s and 60’s. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 23. Burning Coal, The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Evita – Touring production of the 1978 Webber-Rice musical. 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

OPQRS, Etc. – Madge Miller’s 1984 fable about a dictator’s monochromatic rule being disrupted by an artist. Directed by Kathleen Rudolph. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Youth Series. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through March 30. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

ONGOING:
Arcadia – Deep Dish Theater presents Tom Stoppard’s frequently revived 1993 comedy (seen last fall at Raleigh’s University Theatre). Directed by Paul Frellick. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 22. (Most remaining shows are sold out.) Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* Let Them Be Heard – Powerful adaptation of stories from the WPA’s Slave Narrative Project. Edited and directed by G. Todd Buker. Presented by Bare Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Love Alone – A medical procedure gone wrong has a big impact on two families. Vivienne Benesch directs the 2012 play by Deborah Salem Smith. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

The Wild Party – Two vaudevillians in the Roaring Twenties host a party and discover that hell is other people. Craig Johnson directs Andrew Lippa’s 2000 musical adaptation of the 1928 narrative poem by Joseph Moncure March. Music Director David Oberst. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 23. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.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. 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 – Dashing Through the Snow

December 10, 2013

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 16, 2013

OPENING:
Black Nativity – Langston Hughes’ 1961 gospel retelling of the Christmas story. Presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Deb Royals, musical director Carolyn Colquitt, choreographer Chuck Davis. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 21. Thompson Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

A Christmas Carol – It’s the 39th year for Ira David Wood III’s (very) loose musical comedy adaptation of the Dickens story, presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh. Transfers to DPAC in Durham next week.
theatreinthepark.com

A Civil War Christmas – Paula Vogel’s play with music follows some historical figures both famous and obscure in and around Washington D.C. during the final Christmas of the Civil War. Directed by Bing Cox. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 22. The ArtsCenter Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Disco Daze – Staged reading of a new comedy by Annie Taft. Presented by the Almost Ready Series featuring works by N.C. writers. One show only: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Indigo Blue – A re-imagining of the Pied Piper story, written by Howard Craft. Presented by Walltown Children’s Theatre. This week only: Thursday 4:30 and 7:00; Friday 10:00, 12:30, 7:00; Saturday 2:00 and 5:00, Sunday 2:00 and 4:00. PSI Theatre, Durham Arts Council.
walltownchildrenstheatre.org

Mandragora Circus – Two-person show from Argentina, using circus skills, clowning, aerial acrobatics, and music to tell a story. Presented by Paperhand Puppet Intervention. One show only: Friday 8:00. Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw.
hawriverballroom.com

The Santaland Diaries – Dyspeptic Macy’s elf tells all in this stage adaptation of the David Sedaris story. Presented by Theatre in the Park Second Stage. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 22. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The Toys Take Over Christmas / Broadway Santa – Two family-friendly holiday stories, presented by the Halle Community Arts Center; directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This weekend only: Friday 7:30, Satuday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex.
thehalle.org

A Trailer Park Christmas – MeeMaw and all the Dodson/Hussey clan return for another year of holiday insanity, created by Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 22. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 
 
ONGOING:
The Best of Enemies – A true story of two people who became unlikely allies during Durham’s struggle over the integration of public schools. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:15, Saturday 2:00 and 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 21. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday production returns. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 21. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Frosty the Snowman – Touring production presented by Broadway Series South’s Storybook Theater Series. This week: Wednesday 10:30, Thursday and Friday 6:30; Saturday 11:00, 2:00, and 5:00; Sunday 11:00, 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

The Man Who Was Thursday – An undercover cop infiltrates a secret society of anarchists. Little Green Pig presents G.K. Chesterton’s 1908 metaphysical thriller, adapted by Neal Bell. Directed by Jay O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through December 21. 539 Muze, Foster Street, Central Park, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Miracle on 34th Street – Stage adaptation of the 1947 film about a delusional department store Santa — or is he? Directed by Brian Lord. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 22. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

(Three Man) Tempest – The second of several interpretations of The Tempest this season (See Ongoing: Playmakers). This streamlined version is adapted and directed by Randolph Curtis Rand. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 22. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Green = Beloved Holiday Classic

* = 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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