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 – No Exit

April 4, 2017

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 10, 2017

 

OPENING:

* In the Heights – UNC Pauper Players presents the 1999 musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes which celebrates the people of Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. This week: Friday-Monday 8:00. Closes Monday. Wynn Theater, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris – Duke Theater Studies presents Eric Blau and Mort Shuman’s 1968 musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 16. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

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: Wednesday-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. Continues through April 23. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Orange Light – A new documentary play by Howard L. Craft tells the story of the disastrous 1991 fire at the Imperial Foods processing plant in Hamlet North Carolina which took 25 lives. Directed by Kathryn Hunter Williams. Presented by Kenan Theatre Company in conjunction with The Process Series. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 8:00, Monday 5:30. Closes Monday. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
celebratehumanities.unc.edu

Romeo and Juliet – the remix – NC Central’s Department of Theatre presents the Shakespeare tragedy. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Saturday 3:00. Continues through April 16. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Communications Bldg., NCCU Campus, Durham.
Ticket info: 919-530-6242

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. Continues through April 23. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Something Rotten! – Two theater artist brothers in 16th century England invent the musical comedy. Touring production of John O’Farrell, Karey Kirkpatrick, and Wayne Kirkpatrick’s 2015 meta-musical comedy. 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 Aeneid: A Play With Songs – Virgil’s epic poem is transformed into a story of modern-day refugees with songs by Duncan Sheik. Written by Oliver Kermeid and adapted to music theater by Sheik and director Kay Matschullat, the workshop production is a co-production of Duke Theater Studies and student group Hoof ‘n’ Horn. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
hoofnhorn.org

* The Mousetrap – A group of strangers snowbound in a country house realize there is a murderer in their midst! Egad! Cary Players presents Agatha Christie’s unkillable 1952 stage mystery. Directed by Tim Wiest. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

* The Real (House)Wives of Windsor – Spoof of the Shakespeare comedy retold as a reality t.v. show. Adapted and directed by Rachel Klem. Presented by University Theatre. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

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. Continues through May 7. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com

* Seven: A Documentary Play – Seven playwrights tell the stories of seven courageous women around the world. Directed by Sean Wellington. Presented by Sotto Voce, a new Triangle theater company. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30. Closes Thursday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sottovocetheatre.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 – Kandy Korn

November 28, 2012

Seventy Scenes of Halloween – Image: Jon Haas

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 3, 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:

As You Like It – Into the woods! Shakespeare’s popular pastoral comedy gets another local production, this time by Burning Coal. Directed by Mark Sutch. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 16.
burningcoal.org

August: Osage County – Tracy Letts’ epic 2007 tale of a monstrously dysfunctional family. Presented by Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy and Theatre Raleigh. Directed by Eric Woodall. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 9. Fletcher Theater, PEC, Raleigh.
hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org

* A Christmas Story – Cary Players presents Philip Grecian’s 2000 (non-musical) stage adaptation of the 1983 film, based on the stories of Jean Shepherd. Directed by Dan Martschenko. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Closes Monday. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

* Feelin’ Free: An Evening with Nina Simone – Yolanda Rabun portrays the legendary singer in a special free presentation of the new play by Howard Craft. Directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams. One night only: Monday 7:30. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
wagonwheelarts.org

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play – George Bailey discovers the true meaning of Christmas: “Where’s that money, you silly, stupid old fool?” Playmakers presents the beloved community theater classic (previously seen in these parts in Cary Players’ 2008, 2010, and 2011 productions). Nelson T. Eusebio, III directs Joe Landry’s 1997 adaptation of the Frank Capra film. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 16. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Oliver Twist – Thinking outside the Christmas Carol box, NRACT presents Robert Thomas Noll’s 1992 (non-musical) adaptation of that other Dickens novel. Directed by Sally Kinka. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday and Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 16. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Seventy Scenes of Halloween – After 25 years Manbites Dog revives its very first production, Jeffrey M. Jones’ fragmented, hallucinatory tale of a young couple at home on Halloween dealing with ghosts, beasts, and a shortage of Kandy Korn. Directed by Akiva Fox and Adam Sobsey. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through December 15. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Shrek the Musical – If you’re a big fan of DreamWorks’ 2001 CGI animated fairy tale and its numerous sequels, then do we have a stage musical for you! North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South host a stealth touring production of the 2008 show. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

ONGOING:
* Alice in Wonderland – New stage version of the Lewis Carroll story using live actors, puppetry, projection, and music. Adapted, designed, and directed by Jayme Mellema. Presented by University Theatre. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Building, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

IMPROV:
* Fatmouth Improv – An evening of short and long-form scenes based on audience suggestions. Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* = Final week
Green = Beloved Holiday Classic

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 – August in August

August 21, 2012


On the Double (M Series). Photo: Ed Hunt

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 27, 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:
Radio Golf – A mayoral candidate finds himself caught between the demands of power and the voice of conscience. Deep Dish presents August Wilson’s 2005 drama, directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday at 2:00. Continues through September 15. Deep Dish Theatre, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

ONGOING:
City of Frogs – Triangle treasure Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents its 13th annual outdoor giant puppet pageant. This week: Friday through Sunday 7:00 (6:20 preshow). Continues through September 9 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. (Continues September 14-16 at NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.)
paperhand.org

Hufflepuffed – Comedic Harry Potter fan-fic sketches, co-produced by Mon Frere and Burning Coal’s Second Stage series. (Not intended for kids.) This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30 (or maybe 8:00 — their website is unsure), Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

The Rocky Horror Show – If you’re half the fan you think you are, you’ve been antici————pating this all summer. Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 1973 musical, directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. This week: Thursday 8:00, Friday 8:00 and midnight, Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 2. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

SKETCH/IMPROV:
No Shame Theatre – 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

The Relationship Play – It’s another improv show about — wait for it — relationships. Pablo’s All-Star Players present four scenes linked by musical interludes. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Sketch Cagematch – Weekly presentation of comic Darwinism in action: two sketch teams go head to head with 22 minutes of their best material. The team with the funniest survival strategy comes back next week, the unfunniest goes home in shame. Saturday 9:00. Dirty South Theater, Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro.
dsicomedytheater.com

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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