Theater Week – Endings and Beginnings

August 2, 2017

 

Sam Shepard, circa 1965.

“The most authentic endings are the ones which
are already revolving towards another beginning.”
– Sam Shepard

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 7, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Father of the Bride – One Song Productions presents the 1948 comedy by Caroline Francke, based on the novel by Edward Streeter. Directed by Chloe Roth and Julia Stamey. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Motown the Musical – Touring production of the 2013 jukebox 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

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

Sweet Tea and Baby Dreams – Cultural clashes and Darwinian power dynamics threaten to unleash chaos on a baby shower in a new comedy by Maribeth McCarthy. Co-directed by McCarthy and Hannah Marks. Presented as part of the North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 13. Studio Theatre, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com

The Women – The Town of Cary presents Claire Booth Luce’s 1936 satirical comedy. Directed by Lyman Collins and Nancy Rich. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org
 

ONGOING:

* Glorious! – Theatre in the Park presents Peter Quilter’s true-to-life 2005 play about Florence Foster Jenkins, whose performances in 1940s New York earned her the title of “worst singer in the world”. No director listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Honour – A man abandons his marriage to be with a much younger woman, leaving his wife to reinvent herself. Director not listed. Ward Theatre Company presents the 1995 play by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through August 12. 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.

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Theater Week – Send in the Czolgosz!

April 1, 2014

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 7, 2014

OPENING:
Assassins – “Have an eggroll, Mr. Czolgosz!” Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s 1990 musical about presidential assassins, successful and otherwise. Did I mention it’s a musical? Directed by Mike Donahue. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through April 20. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Avenue Q – In a bleak dystopian future, humans and mutant puppets share a weird symbiotic sexual relationship. Pauper Players presents the 2003 musical. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00, Monday 8:00. Closes Monday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Diary of Anne Frank – A family goes into hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Abdelfattah Abusrour directs the 1955 Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett stage adaptation. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 27. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Machinal – Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 expressionist masterwork about a woman up against a world of money, men, and machines. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. Presented by Duke Theater Studies. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 13. Sheafer Lab Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
duke.edu

Much Ado about Nothing – A villain attempts slut-shaming to impede true love in the Bard’s romantic comedy. Will he succeed? It’s Shakespeare, so it’s possible everyone dies horribly. Directed by Wade Newhouse. Presented by William Peace Theatre. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Saturday. Leggett Theatre, Peace Campus, Raleigh.
peace.edu

The Odd Couple – Cary Players presents the male (1965) and female (1985) versions of Neil Simon’s mismatched roommates comedy. Directed by Staci Sabarsky and Lyman Collins. Presented by Cary Players. This week: Male version: Saturday and Sunday 7:30. Female version: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 13. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

The Tempest – It’s the third Triangle production this season of Shakespeare’s late-career masterpiece. This time, director Jeremy David Clos and hiSTORYstage present such stuff as dreams are made on. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 13. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

ONGOING:
Amadeus – Leviathan Theater presents a radically revisionist take on Peter Shaffer’s 1979 account of the deadly rivalry between Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 12. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
amadeusdurham.com

Cymbeline – True love, disguises, jealousy, beheadings, non-fatal poisoning, and war. Must be Shakespeare. Directed by Laura Bess Jernigan. Presented by Bare Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through April 12. Cordoba Center for the Arts (behind Golden Belt), Durham.
baretheatre.org

* Grounded – A hotshot F-16 pilot finds herself reassigned to flying drones, in a new play by George Brant. Directed by Talya Klein. Presented by Manbites Dog. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Little Shop of Horrors – Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s 1982 musical about a sentient carnivorous plant and the boy who loves her. Presented by Meredith Ensemble Theatre. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Studio Theatre, Jones Hall, Meredith Campus, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

AUDITIONS:
Tiny Engine holds auditions for its summer production, the superhero noir comedy Hearts Like Fists. Saturday 12:00-4:00, Common Ground Theatre, Durham. 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. 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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