Theater Week – Stage Left

June 26, 2018


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through July 2, 2018


* Manbites Dog Theater concludes it’s 31st and final season of producing theater this week, as it closes its Foster Street location, the company’s home for the last 20 years. Manbites will continue in a new incarnation as a support and granting organization for area theater companies and artists. Ob-la-di, ob-la-da. More about future plans here.


* OccupyCON 2018 – As part of this year’s events, Women’s Theatre Festival presents a 24-hour theatre conference, packed with staged readings, workshops, devised works, and kids’ programming. Featuring a workshop of The Illuminated Dresses – a devised theater piece by local playwright Debra Kaufman. One day only: Saturday 7:00 p.m. to Sunday 7:00 p.m., Renaissance Center, 405 Brooks Street, Wake Forest.

Parallel Lives – Women’s Theatre Festival presents Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy’s satirical 1989 sketch show, directed by Judy Long. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 8:00. Continues through July 7. Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh.


* It Shoulda Been You – Theatre in the Park presents Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove’s 2015 musical comedy about a wedding where wouldn’t you know it everything goes wrong. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.

* – 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 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.



January 14, 2013

25 Years of Manbites Dog Theater

Photography by Alan Dehmer

Over 200 black & white and color photos
documenting more than 120 Manbites Dog shows,
in a beautifully produced new book.
More about the book

Available mid-February 2013.
Order now to reserve a copy.

Ordering information
or call 919.682.3343

Going for Brothers

September 25, 2012

Scenes from The Brothers Size
Photos by Alan Dehmer

Jeremy V. Morris, Thaddaeus Edwards, Kashif Powell

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More photos

Two Theaters

August 24, 2012


I Heart My Hair

February 28, 2012

Chaunesti Webb’s new play, I Love My Hair When It’s Good: & Then Again When It’s Defiant and Impressive opens next week. It takes a unique, multifaceted look at the complex relationship African American women have with their hair, using interview text, original sound and music, video, and installations.

Here’s a quick taste:

I Love My Hair runs March 8-17, 2012 at Manbites Dog in Durham.

Find out more here.

And if you’d like to support the project, visit the I Love My Hair Fundraising Page. They have already raised over $4,400 of their $5,000 goal – but hurry! The campaign ends Saturday night.


February 1, 2012

Photo: Alex Maness

Reviews are out for Little Green Pig’s Donald:

Immensely impressive… Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern never does anything by halves… the company’s inventive piece about former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, is one of its very best.

— Roy C. Dicks, News & Observer, full review

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★★★★½. Jay O’Berski’s riveting performance as Rumsfeld belongs in the same league as Derrick Ivey’s achievement in the title role of Manbites Dog’s production of Nixon’s Nixon back in 2005.

— Byron Woods, Independent Weekly, full review

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Masters of War… Little Green Pig continues its concern with the dark and difficult.

— Kate Dobbs Ariail,, full review

Donald plays at Manbites Dog through Saturday February 11.

Scenes from an Interrogation

January 24, 2012

Images from Little Green Pig‘s new production Donald,
opening this week at Manbites Dog Theater.
Photos by Alex Maness. (Click to embiggen.)

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Donald (Jay O’Berski) and his interrogators
(Lucius Robinson, Jeffrey Detwiler) take a torture break.

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More scenes…

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