Theater Week – Into the Great Wide Open

September 20, 2018

 

Thomas Moran, Chasm of the Colorado, 1873-1874.
Department of the Interior Museum, Washington, D.C.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 24, 2018

 

OPENING:

* Astral Cosmica: The Journey of Ophiochus – Community-based “fire theater” group Addled Muse presents the story of Ophiocus the Serpent Bearer, an earth dweller who aspires to live on the celestial plane and become one of the constellations. When his efforts are rejected, he doesn’t take it well, and chaos ensues. Expect “celestial cyberpunk themed narrative, an original synthrock musical score, acrobatics, fire and aerial acts, contortion, puppetry, and other surprises” from this Durham and Atlanta based company. One show only: Saturday 8:30, Durham Central Park.
addledmuse.com

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark – Lynn Nottage’s 2011 comedy satirizes Hollywood’s history of racial stereotypes through the eyes of an African American actress. Directed by Tina Morris-Anderson. Presented by NRACT. (Delayed opening.) This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 30. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Crimes of the Heart – Forest Moon Theatre presents Beth Henley’s 1979 comic drama about three dysfunctional sisters reuniting at the family home in Mississippi. Directed by Randy Jordan. (Delayed opening.) This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks Street, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheatre.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 Rachel Klem. Presented by University Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 30. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood – Ken Ludwig’s comic take on the legendary outlaw is directed by Jessie Austrian and features original music by Jack Herrick of the Red Clay Ramblers. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. (Delayed opening.) This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through September 30. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

* Are You Lonesome Tonight? – The world’s number one Elvis fan takes you on a final tour of his home/museum/shrine to the King. Solo show written and performed by Shelby Hahn. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski, presented by Little Green Pig. (Performances are standing room only and last about an hour, wear comfy shoes. Tickets are free but must be reserved.) This week: Thursday 8:00, Slim’s Downtown, 227 Wilmington St, Raleigh. Friday 8:00, Nightlite Bar, 405 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill. Saturday 8:00, Parts & Labor at Motorco, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. Closes Saturday.
littlegreenpig.com

* In the Heart of the Fire – In their 19th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents tales of fire, of giants and trolls, of trickster creators, and how we came to be human. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00. Closes Sunday. Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
paperhand.org

* Once – Theatre Raleigh presents the 2011 musical based on the 2007 film about two Dublin musicians who meet by chance. Director not listed. (Note: AWC.) This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Closes Sunday. 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
 

READINGS:

* Risk – Honest Pint presents a free reading of Ralph Hardy’s play about the murder of three Muslim-Americans. One night: Friday 7:30. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Tracy Letts Staged Reading Series – Sonorous Road presents staged readings of three Tracy Letts plays over consecutive weekends. First up: the 2008 family drama August: Osage County. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Series continues through October 7. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.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 – Into the Mystic

February 28, 2017

 
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Murar. Portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh. 1631.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 6, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Count – Play by Lynden Harris about six men on death row who divulge their personal inheritances of violence, racism, mental illness, poverty – and sometimes surprising love. Based on writings by and years of conversations with prisoners throughout the U.S. Presented by UNC’s Process Series and Hidden Voices. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
processseries.unc.edu

Crumbs from the Table of Joy – In search of a better life, an African-American family migrates from the American South to 1950s Brooklyn. Karen Dacons-Brock directs Lynn Nottage’s 1995 memory play. Presented by Bartlett Theater. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 12. PSI Theatre, DAC, Durham.
bartletttheater.org

* Dara – Carolina Performing Arts presents Pakistani theater company Ajoka’s production about the life of 17th century crown prince, poet, painter, and Sufi Dara Shikoh and his struggle for the harmonious coexistence of religions in India. Part of CPA’s season-long exploration of Muslim identity and cultures. One performance (free admission): Thursday 7:30. Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

* Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play Through Letters – Touring production of a 2014 play by Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca and Julia Steele Allen, about the use of torture by solitary confinement in the criminal justice system. Directed by Noelle Ghoussaini. Presented by Criminal Justice Awareness and Action (CJAA), as part of its Criminal Justice Reform Advocacy Week. This week only: Thursday 7:00. Carolina Union Auditorium, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill, free admission. Also performs Saturday 5:00, The Pinhook, 117 W. Main Street, Durham, paid admission.
campusy.unc.edu
thepinhook.com

* Pump Boys & Dinettes – Touring production of the 1981 musical set in small town North Carolina, presented by the Town of Cary’s Music Mainstage Series. One show: Saturday 7:30. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
townofcary.org

* Seussical – A musical of Dr. Seuss stories. Two shows: Saturday 9:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

This Is Not a Novel – Leave it to Little Green Pig to take over a big hunk of a shopping center and present an immersive, ambulatory, choose-your-own-adventure installation created by a who’s who of area artists. It’s a self-described “delirious playscape for adults” using the cult novels of David Markson as a jumping-off place. Guaranteed to be like nothing you’ve ever experienced. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through March 11. Scrap Exchange, Lakewood Shopping Center, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Twelfth Night – Shakespeare’s gender-switching comedy involving shipwrecked twins, romantic misunderstandings, and what you will, set in a mid-20th century Mediterranean resort straight out of a Slim Aarons photo spread. Directed by Jerry Ruiz. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 19. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

* Bright Half Life – Erica and Vicky meet. Buy a mattress. Marry. Raise kids. Divorce. Meet again. And jump out of an airplane, not necessarily in that order. Tanya Barfield’s 2015 play uses a fractured timeline and instantaneous transitions to take a whirlwind journey through an on-again off-again romance that spans five decades. Jules Odendahl-James directs for Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Vagina Monologues – V-Day Raleigh presents Eve Ensler’s groundbreaking solo narratives, to benefit InterAct and V-Day. Final night: Tuesday February 28 at 7:30. Sonorous Road Theater, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh
vdayraleigh.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 – Threads

January 24, 2017

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Mary E. Askew, Seamstress
Photo from American Negro Exhibit at the Paris Exposition Universalle de 1900,
by Atlanta photographer Thomas E. Askew. More information here

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 30, 2017

 

OPENING:

Intimate Apparel – PlayMakers Rep presents Lynn Nottage’s award-winning 2003 drama about an African-American seamstress who pursues her dreams in turn-of-the-century New York. Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 12. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Martin Luther King, An Interpretation – John Ivey returns in a one-man show about Martin Luther King, Jr., written and directed by Ira Knight, to be performed once a month through June. This week: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

ONGOING:

* Always…Patsy Cline – NC Theatre presents Sally Struthers in a touring production of the jukebox musical/community theater mainstay about the legendary 1950s country singer. This week: Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30, Thursday 2:00 and 7:30, Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

Heisenberg – A seemingly mismatched couple meet and begin an unlikely relationship, but things may or may not be what they appear. Burning Coal presents Simon Stephens 2015 comedy, directed by Emily Ranii. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 5. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org

* Orlando – The Delta Boys presents Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic time/gender-bending novel, in which an Elizabethan man becomes a favorite of the Queen, romances a mysterious Russian beauty, and wakes up one day to find he has become a woman. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham. manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Whipping Man – In the ruins of post-Civil War Richmond, two former slaves and a wounded Confederate officer celebrate Passover, but are forced to confront old secrets. Patrick Torres directs the 2006 drama by Matthew Lopez for Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh. raleighlittletheatre.org
 

SPECIAL EVENT:

* The Civilians: New Play Workshop Reading – New York investigative theater group The Civilians present a workshop production of Ethan Lipton’s new play about the charter school movement in America. One performance: Saturday 8:00. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
dukeperformances.duke.edu
 

* – 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 – Narc!

April 9, 2013

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 15, 2013

OPENING:

* Broadway Twisted – A night of gender-flipped Broadway show tunes to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the NC AIDS Action Network. Featuring Taylor Mac, Lisa Brescia, Ray Dooley, John Dreher, Julie Fishell, Mark Hartman, and other performers from Playmakers’ current production of Cabaret. One night: Monday 8:00. Local 506, Chapel Hill.
Broadway Twisted Facebook page

* Elektra – A modern take on the Greek tragedy, written and directed by Chip Rodgers. Workshop production presented by Meredith Ensemble Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Studio Theatre in Jones Hall, Meredith College, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

* Hair – Don’t trust any tribal love-rock musical over 30. Pauper Players presents yet another production of the 1967 Rado/Ragni show. No director listed. This week: Friday-Monday 8:00. Closes Monday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Importance of Being Earnest – “You have filled my tea with lumps of sugar, and though I asked most distinctly for bread and butter, you have given me cake.” Raleigh Little Theatre presents Oscar Wilde’s classic 1895 comedy. Directed by John T. Hall. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 28. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

The Misanthrope – NCCU Department of Theatre presents the Molière comedy. Directed by Kamora Avent. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 21. Farrison-Newton Communications Building, University Theater, NCCU Campus, Durham.
nccu.edu

Paregoria – A man holds an angel hostage in the premiere of a new play by Jesse A. Lowe. Presented by Owl Tree Theatre for the People. No director listed. This week: Friday-Sunday 8:00. Continues through April 20. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Ruined – A group of women struggle to survive during a civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Burning Coal presents Lynn Nottage’s 2007 drama. Directed by Rebecca Holderness. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 28. Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

To Kill a Mockingbird – Theatre in the Park presents Christopher Sergel’s stage adaptation of the Harper Lee novel. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 28. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

ONGOING:
Cabaret – Playmakers presents the 1966 Kander-Ebb musical, featuring veteran performance artist Taylor Mac as the Emcee, in a production apparently using the 1993 London revival (and subsequent long-running New York production) as its template. Directed by Joseph Haj. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 21. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

The Heidi Chronicles – University Theatre presents Wendy Wasserstein’s 1988 play about a woman trying to balance the personal and professional parts of her life. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 21. Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

* Lear – “An inaccurate distortion of Shakespeare’s King Lear” (according to the playwright), which omits Lear and focuses on Goneril, Regan, Cordelia, Edgar, and Edmund. And Big Bird. Jody McAuliffe directs Young Jean Lee’s 2010 theatrical provocation. Presented by Duke Theater Studies. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater in the Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

* Morning’s at Seven – Paul Osborn’s 1939 comedy portraying two families in small town America. Directed by Tim Wiest. Presented by Cary Players. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

* The Smell of the Kill – Three women wonder if their husbands just might be expendable, in Temple Theatre’s production of Michele Lowe’s dark 2002 comedy. No director listed. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

* Stop Kiss – Two women’s relationship is tested by sudden adversity in Diana Son’s 1998 drama. Presented by Peace Theatre. Directed by Kenny Gannon. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Leggett Theatre, Peace College Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.peace.edu

AUDITIONS:
Orange Community Players hold auditions for Cinderella Monday and Tuesday April 15 and 16, starting at 6:30 at the Exchange Club, Hillsborough. More info.

* = 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 – 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 – Baby Don’t Hurt Me

February 7, 2011

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 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:
The February 48 – One Song Productions’ teenage ensemble have 48 hours to write, rehearse, produce, and perform a new play. See the results Sunday at 7:30, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Chocolate Vanilla – Act Trinity presents a stage piece by Veronique MacRae exploring racial tension between African American males and females. Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Love Bits and Bites 2011 – Cary Players’ annual revue about this crazy little thing called love. This weekend: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 4:00. Continues through February 20. Page Walker Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

The Love Show – Transactors annual improvised celebration of romance. One show: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

The Man Who Came to Dinner – Raleigh Little Theatre presents a 72-year-old comedy by Kaufman and Hart. Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

The Producers – A Broadway producer discovers how to succeed in theater without really trying. NC Theatre presents the Mel Brooks musical. Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 20. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

Ruined – Women are caught up in the chaos of the Congo civil war. NCCU presents Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize drama. Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 20. University Theater, NCCU Campus, Durham.
nccu.edu

Tuesdays with Morrie – Stage version of Mitch Albom’s story presented by Justice Theatre. Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 27. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

ONGOING:
Angels in America – Playmakers stages Tony Kushner’s epic masterpiece, Part 1: Millennium Approaches and Part 2: Perestroika presented in rotating rep. This week: Part 1: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30; Part 2: Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 6. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Broadway Melodies 2011 – A student-written/directed musical comedy revue by Pauper Players, featuring take-offs on Glee, Mean Girls, and Quentin Tarantino. Monday-Tuesday 8:00. Frank Porter Graham Cabaret, Student Union, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
unc.edu/pauper

Don’t Dress for Dinner – A sex farce presented by North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre. This week: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot – The good news: construction has begun on Raleigh Ensemble Players’ downtown performance space. The bad news: the resulting postponement of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot until early March.
realtheatre.org

Nightwork – Five overworked, underpaid, hyper-caffeinated grad students work the night shift in a biomedical research lab. Manbites Dog presents the world premiere of a dark comedy by Monica Byrne. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

The Real Thing – Theatre in the Park presents Tom Stoppard’s 29-year-old comedy. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 20. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

To Buy the Sun – A new play about Durham’s ground-breaking human rights pioneer, Pauli Murray. This week: Sunday 7:00. Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill. Presented by Hidden Voices, the Pauli Murray Project, and the Duke Human Rights Center. Continues February 18 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Hillsborough.
paulimurrayproject.org

AUDITIONS:
NC Theatre holds auditions for Hello, Dolly!. Sunday 2:00. NC Theatre Studios, Barrow Drive, Raleigh.
More information

CALL FOR SCRIPTS:
10 by 10 in the Triangle – The ArtsCenter in Carrboro seeks submissions of ten-minute plays for its July festival. Deadline: February 11.
More information

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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