Theater Week – Jack of Shadows

October 31, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 6, 2017

 

OPENING:

* House of the Fury – Sonorous Road presents an interactive and immersive experimental haunted house experience. Viewer discretion strongly advised. Final performances: Tuesday 8:00 to 11:30, admission at 10-minute intervals to 9:20. Sonorous Road Theatre, Royal Bakery Bldg, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh. (Update: all performances are sold out, no door sales available.)
sonorousroad.com

* Love Never Dies – Touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 2010 sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. This one takes place on Coney Island. 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

* The Puritans – For its annual Halloween presentation Treatbag, Little Green Pig presents an anti-morality hell house set in the I’m-sure-not-creepy-at-all village of New Falmouth. Expect “an eerie, at times horrifying, choose-your-own experience”. One night only: Tuesday 8:00 to 10:00. Mystery Brewery, 437 Dimmock’s Mill, Hillsborough.
littlegreenpig.com

* Uncle Sam Wants YOU! – Promising “sass, satire and sedition”, the latest dance-theater work from Killian Manning explores the intersections of politics and patriotism in turbulent times. Presented by No Forwarding Address as part of DIDA’s 2017-18 season. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Living Arts Collective, 410 West Geer Street, Durham.
eventbrite.com
 

ONGOING:

Life Sucks. – A group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged family members, and lifelong enemies gather at a house in the country to grapple with life’s thorniest questions – and with each other. Manbites Dog presents Aaron Posner’s 2015 modern reworking of Anton Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy Uncle Vanya. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 11. Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster Street, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Mystery of Love and Sex – Honest Pint presents Bathsheba Doran’s 2015 story of a mismatched couple dealing with identity and secrets. Directed by Dana Marks. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh. Continues through November 12.
honestpinttheatre.org

Perfect Arrangement – It’s 1950 and the Red Scare witch-hunt is widening its scope, so when two secretly-gay State Department employees are tasked with rooting out sexual deviants, complications ensue. Patrick Torres directs Topher Payne’s 2013 comedy for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 12. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Sense and Sensibility – The Dashwood sisters navigate dances, dinner parties, and 18th-century British society on the path to true love. PlayMakers Rep presents the third stage version this month of Jane Austen’s 1811 novel (not counting University Theatre’s just-completed production of Pride and Prejudice). Taibi Magar directs Kate Hamill’s 2014 adaptation. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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 – Crying

February 22, 2016

 
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“Crying” by Cosmo Whyte
from the book I Will Love You Everywhere Always
by Renée Alexander Craft

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 29, 2016

 
OPENING:

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: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 12. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Now Boarding – Killian Manning’s company No Forwarding Address uses text, props, movement, music, and projected images to build a microcosm of the world set in a busy airport. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – Stage adaptation of the book by Judy Blume, presented by Applause! Cary Youth Theatre. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

* Twelfth Night, or What You Will – If music be the food of love, here’s the second course. William Peace Theater’s production of the Shakespeare comedy follows Filter Theatre’s stripped down musical version earlier this month at Duke. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
peace.edu

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: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 13. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* We Are Pussy Riot – Staged reading of Barbara Hammond’s work-in-progress about the Russian band. Presented by Duke Theater Studies’ Theater Previews New Works Lab. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu
 

ONGOING:

* Alice! A Mad Musical Fantasy – Durham Regional Theatre presents a family-friendly original musical adaptation of the Lewis Carroll books. Directed by Jennifer Justice. Final performance: Saturday 7:00. E.K. Powe School, Ninth Street, Durham.
durhamregionaltheatre.com

* Hurt Village – The demolition of a housing project impacts a young rapper and her family in Katori Hall’s 2011 drama. Directed by Dr. Stephanie “Asabi” Howard. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. University Theatre, Farrison-Newton Building, NCCU Campus, Durham. facebook.com

Jacuzzi – Ward Theatre Company presents the 2014 darkly comic thriller by The Debate Society – Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Continues through March 20. Ward Theatre, Pine Cone Drive, Durham. wardtheatrecompany.com

* Mary Domingo – Mary Peabody Mann, widow of 19th Century education reformer Horace Mann, hopes to carry on his work by translating a book by Domingo Sarmiento, an Argentine intellectual. A new play by Anne García Romero, presented by the Process Series in partnership with the Teatro Latina/o Series and the Program in Latina/o Studies. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
unc.edu

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

* Love Letters – Bare Theatre presents A.R. Gurney’s 1989 epistolary romantic drama, directed by Rebecca Blum. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

Sweeney Todd – Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical thriller about a barber (David Henderson) with a rapidly diminishing clientele and a baker with a rapidly increasing supply of free range meat pies. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Extended through March 6. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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 – D’oh!

October 20, 2015

Mr. Burns – video by Alex Maness

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 26, 2015

 

OPENING:

* Backseat Therapy – Exploration of the life of a taxi driver. Written and presented by Ira Knight. Free. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday and Sunday 4:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Brabo – In the late 19th century, an African American politician investigating business opportunities in Africa, confronts one of the most brutal and exploitative colonial regimes in modern history, the Congo Free State under Belgium King Leopold II. Written and directed by Susannah Ryan. Presented by the Performance Studies Program of UNC’s Department of Communication. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:00. Continues through October 30. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
comm.unc.edu

* Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – Touring production of the 1993 musical based on the 1991 film. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* I Swanee! – It’s Hee Haw meets the Muppet Show, as a bunch of Triangle actors, musicians, singers, and dancers stage a benefit for the Durham Crisis Response Center. Hosted by Vivica C. Coxx. One show: Thursday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.org

* Into the Woods – NC Theatre presents the 1986 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical theater deconstruction of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play – Survivors of a near-future civilization-ending apocalypse sit around a campfire recounting old episodes of The Simpsons — like you do. Jeff Storer directs Anne Washburn’s century-spanning epic of human perseverance and the power of theater. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 7. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Postcards Past, Present, Future – A dance/theater performance by Killian Manning/NoForwardingAddress using text, props, movement, and music to sort through the mail, forwarded and otherwise. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.org

* Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom – Jennifer Haley’s creepy story about teenagers in a suburban subdivision playing a creepy video game about teenagers in a suburban subdivision. Directed by Amy White. Presented by Peace Theatre Company. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:30 and 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Leggett Theatre, William Peace College Campus, Raleigh.
peace.edu
 

ONGOING:

Asylum – The story of an mid-1960s mental institution and its inhabitants. Concept and story by Kendall Rileigh and Nicki Miller, directed by Nicki Miller. Presented by Only Child Aerial Theatre and Burning Coal. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 1. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

The Cherry Orchard – Chekhov’s classic tale of a family desperately in need of a financial advisor. Directed by Paul Frellick. Presented by Deep Dish Theater. This week: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 7. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* A Lesson Before Dying – A teacher and a man on death row form an unlikely bond in Romulus Linney’s 2000 adaptation of the 1993 Ernest J. Gaines novel. Directed by Deb Royals, presented by Justice Theater Project. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00. Closes Saturday. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Outside Mullingar – Two middle-aged people, living on adjacent Irish Farms, make hesitant steps towards a romantic relationship. Tony Lea directs John Patrick Shanley’s 2014 drama. Presented by Deep Dish Theater in rotating rep with The Cherry Orchard (resuming next week). This week: Wednesday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00. Continues through November 8. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* Reefer Madness – “Tell your children!” As a public service message, NRACT presents the 1998 Kevin Murphy/Dan Studney musical (based on the 1936 film), about the evils of 420, the Bad Seed, Mary Jane, pakalolo, viper’s weed, chronicles of Narnia, kiff, primo, grass, marihuana. If you’ve got ’em, roll ’em. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Seminar – PlayMakers Rep presents Theresa Rebeck’s 2011 dark comedy about a novelist (played by Ray Dooley) conducting a grueling 10-week seminar with four aspiring writers. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through November 1. Paul Green Theater, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

 
IMPROV:

* The Spooky Show – Transactors Improv riffs on various scary genres – horror, sci-fi, suspense, Republican presidential debates. Live music improvised by Killer Filler. One show: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

 
SPECIAL EVENTS:

* Strange Beauty Film Festival – Durham’s most unique film fest returns with a weekend of short movies from around the globe that explore the shadowy realms between terrifying normality and sublime fever dreams. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00. Shadowbox Studios, 900 E Club Blvd # 2200-D, Durham.
strangebeauty.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 – Meet Me in 1956

June 18, 2012

Marilyn (J Evarts) in 1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation. Photo: Eric Waters

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 25, 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:
1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation – It’s a big year for Elvis, Marilyn, Warhol, Eisenhower and more, in a re-imagined 1956. Presented by No Forwarding Address. Created and directed by Killian Manning. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Closes Sunday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Ron & Rhonda Variety Show – A “lost” episode of the 1975 summer TV variety show, starring America’s favorite evangelical sex therapists. A 70’s dance party follows the show. One night: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

ONGOING:
Boeing-Boeing – Marc Camoletti’s 1958 French sex farce, presented by Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy and Theatre Raleigh. Directed by Jessica Bogart. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, PEC, Raleigh.
hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org

The Boy Friend – RLT presents Sandy Wilson’s 1953 spoof of 1920’s musicals. Directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Let the mendacity commence. The second recent Triangle production, this time by Theatre in the Park, of Tennessee Williams’ 1955 drama about a Southern family with issues. Directed by Ira David Wood IV. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Theatre in the Park, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Light on the Horizon – Justice Theater Project presents a new play about the people affected by the Gulf oil spill. Written and directed by Deb Royals. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

The Sunshine Boys – Neil Simon’s 1972 comedy about two elderly vaudevillians, the final production of University Theatre’s 3-show TheatreFest. Directed by Allison Bergman. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

AUDITIONS:
Torry Bend is looking for 5 talented puppeteers or actor/dancers with interest in puppeteering, for a fall remount and potential 2013 tour of her 2011 show, The Paper Hat Game. Performers must be able to travel. For more information, or to schedule an audition, contact her at torrybend at gmail.com or by phone: 510-414-2944.

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


Put a cork in it

July 16, 2010

A few of the more than 7,000* wine corks used in the set design for The Year of Empty Wine Bottles, Killian Manning’s new dance-theater production playing through this Sunday at Manbites Dog.
(* By our rough calculations, that works out to an astonishing 19 bottles of wine per day.)

Click here to decant more photos…


Weekend Theater – Summer Wine

July 14, 2010

A listing of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of July 14-18, 2010, and beyond

OPENING:
The Year of Empty Wine Bottles – Killian Manning returns with a new dance-theater production. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Closes Sunday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

ONGOING:
Brides of the Moon – A stellar cast (including Triangle theater veteran Laurie Wolf) performs The Five Lesbian Brothers’ 1996 satirical sci-fi sex comedy. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Overtones – A 1916 play by Alice Gerstenberg, plus a curtain-raiser by Christopher Durang, presented by OdysseyStage Theatre. Wednesday afternoons 3:00 through August 25. Spice Street Restaurant, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
odysseystage.org

Rent – The Jonathan Larson musical gets its fourth Triangle production in the last year, this time by Broadway Series South and Wilmington’s City Stage. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Fletcher Theater, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh.
broadwayseriessouth.com

10 by 10 Festival – An evening of ten new 10-minute plays by ten playwrights. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through July 25. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

AUDITIONS:
NRACT holds auditions for its fall production of Clue: The Musical. Saturday 11:00. Greystone Village Shopping Center, Raleigh.
nract.org

For a more complete listing of area theater,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


Wine by the foot

July 9, 2010

Pressing grapes the old-fashioned way,
in The Year of Empty Wine Bottles,
a new dance-theater production by Killian Manning,
running July 14-18 at Manbites Dog in Durham.

Left to right: Elisabeth Dinkins, Tony Durham, Cherie Avent, Derrick Ivey, Sarah Adams
Photo by: C. Delton Streeter


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