Theater Week – Every Time We Say Goodbye

May 8, 2018

Design: Natalie Nobles. MDT building mural: Michael Brown. Photo: Ed Hunt.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 14, 2018

 
OPENING:

Blood Done Sign My Name – Set in Oxford, North Carolina, Mike Wiley’s play – adapted from the memoir by Timothy Tyson – tells the true story of a racially motivated 1970 murder and its aftermath. Directed by Joseph Megel; presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 3. (Note: this week and next week’s performances have already sold out; check with box office for wait list information.) RLT, Raleigh. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Dry Powder – Sonorous Road’s new rep company presents Sarah Burgess’s 2016 dark financial comedy set in a private equity firm. Directed by Mark Filiaci. Presented by Sonorous Road Repertory Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 27. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* Make / Believe – Culture Mill presents an immersive theatrical event in a secret, site-specific location, probing the value of artistic experiences within a society driven by commercial market forces. Directed by Tommy Noonan, with original text by John Justice and Tommy Noonan. This weekend only: Friday-Sunday 5:00. Advance registration required, starting location emailed upon registration. UPDATE: All registration is full. Check with Culture Mill for more info.
culturemill.org

* Trust the Bus – Culture Mill resumes its series of site-specific performances in secret locations. This weekend: Friday-Sunday 5:00, starting at Saxapahaw General Store, Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw. Advance registration required. UPDATE: All registration is full. Check with Culture Mill for more info.
culturemill.org

Wakey, Wakey – “We’re here to say goodbye.” For its final production, Manbites Dog presents Will Eno’s 2017 comic meditation on the sorrow and joy accumulated on life’s journey. Expect laughter. Expect tears. Expect celebration. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 10. (Note: no performances the week of May 14-20.) Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 

ONGOING:

The Changeling – The Adaptation and Reenactment of the 17th-Century Jacobean Tragedy by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley, As Performed by the Inhabitants of Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern Under the Direction of Jaybird O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Mystery Brewery, 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough. Continues May 17-19 at Culture Mill in Saxapahaw.
littlegreenpig.com

A Night with Janis Joplin – Touring production of a jukebox musical featuring songs by Joplin and the women artists – Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, Bessie Smith – who inspired her. Presented by NC Theatre. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through May 20. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.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 – Carrie, North Carolina

October 16, 2013

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 21, 2013

OPENING:

Barefoot in the Park – Neil Simon’s venerable 1963 comedy about a newlywed couple living in a walk-up apartment in New York. Directed by Beth Honeycutt. Presented by Towne Players of Garner. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through October 26. GPAC, Garner.
towneplayers.org

Carrie: The Musical – The creators of the legendarily awful 1988 Broadway musical adaptation of the Stephen King novel made major changes for the 2012 revival, but apparently there’s still a prom and magic powers. Presented by NRACT. No director listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 3. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

The Drowsy Chaperone – A theater star must choose between her career and marriage. Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 1998 parody of 1920’s musicals. Directed by Drew Klingner. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 27. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
tickets.duke.edu

Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart – It’s sex, drugs, and trance music – and an examination of media, global capitalism, and body objectification, in Caridad Svich’s 2004 take on the Greek tragedy. Produced and staged by Rajeev Rajendran, Emily Anderson, and Caitlin Wells. Presented by The Delta Boys Theater Company. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through October 26. Nightlight Bar, Chapel Hill.
deltaboystheater.weebly.com

* A Simple Gift – A runaway Appalachian girl tries to find her place in the world. Staged reading of a new work by T. Cat Ford, directed by Joseph Megel, with musical direction by Carly Jones. Post-show discussion with the playwright. One performance: Sunday 3:00. Chatham Mills, Pittsboro.
streetsignscenter.org

The Whipping Man – A wounded Confederate soldier and two of his former slaves negotiate an uneasy truce in the 2006 Matthew Lopez drama. Directed by Mark Filiaci. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 27. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

ONGOING:
* Cock – Whoops! While on a break from his boyfriend, John falls in love with a woman. Now he has a big choice to make. Manbites Dog presents Mike Bartlett’s 2009 farce. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Spring Awakening – Teenagers in 19th century Germany deal with their sexuality in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical version of the play by Frank Wedekind. Directed by C. Glen Matthews. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 27. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* = 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 – Gone

September 25, 2012

Gone (M Series). Photo: Ed Hunt

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 1, 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.

GONE BABY GONE!
Four ongoing shows close this weekend. Six new shows are opening, but two of those play this week only. What we’re saying is, if there are several productions you’ve been meaning to see, you’ve got some hard choices to make.
* = Final week

OPENING:
* Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Two con men face off in University Theatre’s production of the 2004 musical by David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane, based on the 1988 movie. (Director and musical director unlisted.) This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

44 Plays for 44 Presidents – The ArtsCenter presents the 2002 play by Chicago’s Neo-Futurists, as part of a festival of nationwide productions. Directed by Mark Filiaci. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 7. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Harold and Maude – Dark comedy about a suicide-obsessed young man who falls in love with a (much) older woman. Rachel Klem directs Colin Higgins’ 1980 stage adaptation of his screenplay for the 1971 cult film. Presented by Ghost & Spice Productions. This Week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through October 13. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – Satirical 1961 musical by Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows based on Shepherd Mead’s 1952 book. Presented by Cary Players. Directed by Nancy Rich; musical director Harrison Fisher. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 6. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

Jailbait – Two high school girls pose as college students in order to meet older men at a Boston nightclub. Deirdre O’Connor’s 2009 play is presented by Burning Coal’s Second Stage Series. Directed by Christine Zagrobelny. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 7. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Machinal – Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 play based on the real-life case of convicted murderer Ruth Snyder. Presented by Meredith Ensemble Theatre. Directed by Steven Roten. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Studio Theatre, Jones Hall, Meredith College, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

ONGOING:
* The Brothers Size – Two brothers contend with their shared past and an unpredictable friend, in Manbites Dog’s production of the 2007 Tarell Alvin McCraney play. Directed by Joseph Megel. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]– Raleigh Little Theatre presents Reduced Shakespeare Company’s irreverent send-up of the Canon. Directed by Rod Rich. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Little Shop of Horrors – Last sighted in April at Temple Theatre in Sanford and before that at Raleigh’s NC Theatre in 2010, this invasive kudzu of a horror musical (by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman) just keeps taking over local stages, this time at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre. Directed by Jon Todd; musical direction by Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Red – The artist Mark Rothko, faced with a lucrative commission, struggles to reconcile art and commerce. Playmakers presents the area premiere of John Logan’s 2009 play. Directed by Vivienne Benesch. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 7. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Sweet Charity – It’s the first (but probably not the last) Neil Simon show of the season. It’s also the other Broadway musical based on a Fellini film, this one from 1966 with book by Simon and songs by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields. Presented by Temple Theatre, director unlisted. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

RECURRING:
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

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 – Tigerland

October 17, 2011


Dan VanHoozer, Akiva Fox, and Emily Hill in Living with the Tiger. Allie Mullin Photography

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 24, 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:
Bell, Book, and Candle – John Van Druten’s 1950 witchcraft comedy, presented by North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre, which helpfully warns: “contains elements of the occult, alcohol consumption, live animals and implied sexual situations.” Directed by Sally Kinka. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through November 5. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Clarence Darrow’s Search for Justice – Touring one-man play featuring Gary L. Anderson. One show only: Sunday 2:00. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Raleigh.
uufr.org

Company – Duke’s musical theater group, Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 1970 Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical about a guy who just can’t commit. Directed by Lindsay Samuel. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
hoofnhorn.org

Dial M for Murder – Adapted from his original BBC television production, Frederick Knott’s 1952 stage thriller is a cautionary tale about rotary dial telephones (kids, ask your grandparents). Temple Theatre’s production is directed by Mark Filiaci. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 7:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 6. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
templeshows.com

Evita – NC Theatre presents the 1978 Webber/Rice musical meditation on the late Argentinian First Lady, featuring Lauren Kennedy. (No director listed.) This week: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

Living with the Tiger – Explosions! Power tools! Dance numbers! Tigers! America! Haymaker presents a devised performance about tiger ownership and the American psyche. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through November 5. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
gohaymaker.com

Love Letters to My Child – A play with original poems and songs about children, presented by Black Poetry Theatre as part of Third Friday. One show only: Friday 7:30. Golden Belt Lobby, Durham.
blackpoetrytheatre.com

Scary Stuff Incorporated – A murder mystery dinner theater event, presented by Stars Theater and Arts Center. This week: Friday 6:30, Saturday 12:00 and 6:30. Continues through October 29. Stars Theater, Fuquay Varina.
starstheaterandart.com

ONGOING:
Last of the Red Hot Lovers – A middle-aged married man attempts to join the sexual revolution (kids, ask your grandparents) in Neil Simon’s 1969 comedy, presented by Ghost & Spice. Directed by Jordan Smith. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
ghostandspice.com

One Flea Spare – Naomi Wallace’s 1995 play about four people trying to survive the plague in 17th Century London. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage, directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Struwwelpeter: A Haunting – Original adaptation of Heinrich Hoffmann’s macabre children’s stories, presented by Raleigh Ensemble Players. Directed by C. Glen Matthews. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 7:30 and 9:30, Sunday 7:00. Continues through October 31. REP, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
realtheatre.org

The Woman in Black – The inhabitants of secluded and creepy Eel Marsh House discover that a scorned woman’s ghost is still mightily ticked off. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Stephen Mallatratt’s 1989 stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s original novel, directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons. The Woman in Black is currently the second longest running play in London’s West End, and a new movie version (with Daniel Radcliffe) is about to open. But really, RLT, you had me at “Eel Marsh House”. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

AUDITIONS:
NRACT holds auditions for its December production of A Little Princess, Saturday 10:00 a.m. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. More information.

Ghost & Spice will be auditioning men 18-40 for its Spring production of A Taste of Honey. Sunday 6:00, Common Ground Theatre, Durham. More information: 919.698.3870.

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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