Theater Week – Me and My Baby View the Eclipse

August 15, 2017

 

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 21, 2017

 
SPECIAL PERFORMANCES:

* Total Eclipse of the Sun 2017 – A short astronomical performance event. Director not listed. One performance only: Monday August 21, rain or shine. Times vary. Location: 70-mile wide path of totality from Oregon through South Carolina. Some very important things to know. No advance reservations, plan accordingly.
eclipse2017.nasa.gov
 

OPENING:

* The Secret Garden – Theatre Raleigh presents the 1989 Marsha Norman/Lucy Simon musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel about a plucky English orphan. Director not listed. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:00, Friday 8:00, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 8:00. Fletcher Opera Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:

Miss Lulu BettUPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances this production has been cancelled. Ticket holders can request a full refund, or roll their tickets into Women’s Theatre Festival’s upcoming Little Women ​Holiday Production. ​To obtain a refund or to exchange tickets, patrons should contact Brown Paper Tickets directly at 1-800-838-3006.

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

* Way Down the Hole – “I think all songs should have weather in them. Names of towns and streets, and they should have a couple of sailors. I think those are just song prerequisites.” Little Green Pig’s monthly Tom Waits cabaret concludes. This week: Friday 8:00. Arcana, Durham.
littlegreenpig.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
 

* – 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 – Love, Fracturedly

February 14, 2017

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JoRose and Tamara Kissane in Bright Half Life – Photo: Alex Maness

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 20, 2017

 

OPENING:

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: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through March 4. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Commedia Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – In Nicole B. Adkins’s adaptation, a group of traveling commedia dell’arte players decide to perform the classic fairy tale. Presented by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. One show: Saturday 8:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged/Revised) – Cary Players present Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield’s 1987 comic mashup of the Bard’s works. Directed by Nancy Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 26. The Cary Theater, Cary.
thecarytheater.com

Noises Off – William Peace Theatre presents Michael Frayn’s 1982 sendup of British sex farces. Directed by Wade Newhouse. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through February 26. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
eventbrite.com

* Saturday Night Fever – Touring production of the 1998 musical version of the 1977 movie, hosted by Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Secret Garden – University Theatre presents Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman’s 1991 musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel. Directed by John McIlwee. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* The Who and the What – A Pakistani-American writer comes into conflict with her family over their conservative views. Staged reading of the play by Ayad Akhtar, presented by Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies and PlayMakers Repertory Company. One night: Thursday 7:30. Historic PlayMakers Building, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
mideast.unc.edu
 

ONGOING:

Agnes of God – Forest Moon presents John Pielmeier’s 1979 theological mystery, directed by Bob Baird. This week: Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest. (Transfers to Sonorous Road Theatre in Raleigh February 23-26.)
forestmoontheater.org

* Brigid, the Legend Begins -Encore production of Durham Regional Theatre’s 2014 production, a musical adaptation of an Irish folk tale, written and directed by Jennifer Justice. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturdary. E.K. Powe School Auditorium, Ninth Street, Durham. durhamregionaltheatre.com

* The God Game – A Republican U.S. Senator has a crisis of conscience (I know, but just go with it) when asked to compromise his beliefs in exchange for power. June Guralnick directs Suzanne Bradbeer’s 2014 drama for Sonorous Road Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

N – In 1920, Eugene O’Neill’s drama The Emperor Jones brought instaneous fame to the playwright and the leading man, African American actor Charles S. Gilpin. O’Neill went on to become a major figure in 20th century theater, while Gilpin faded into obscurity. Theatre in the Park presents the world premiere of Adrienne Earle Pender’s history-based play exploring their relationship. Directed by Hope Alexander. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The Night Alive – Honest Pint and NRACT present Conor McPherson’s 2013 drama about people in the margins who find an unlikely chance at redemption. Directed by Susannah Hough. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 25. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

One Man, Two Guvnors – Trying to make ends meet and desperate to fill his stomach, a servant secretly takes a job with two different employers. Richard Bean’s 2011 adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s 1746 commedia Servant of Two Masters includes songs by Grant Olding, and transposes the commedia action to 1963 England, with the comic complications even more complex, and the servant just as hungry. Anybody have a sandwich? Raleigh Little Theatre’s production is directed by Rod Rich. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Zucotti Park – Justice Theater Project presents Catherine Hurd and Vatrena King’s 2015 musical about the Occupy Movement. Directed by Jesse Pressler and Aya Wallace, Choreography by Aya Wallace, Music Direction by Ron Cornelous, Stage Direction by Kiara Dimitriadis. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh.
justicetheaterproject.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 – Paper and Glass

September 5, 2011


Image from The Paper Hat Game, by Torry Bend.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 12, 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:
Enron – Burning Coal Theatre presents the musical by Lucy Prebble about the rise and fall of Enron’s financial empire. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 25. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Fat Pig – Things don’t go well when a man’s co-workers discover he is dating a plus-size woman. Free Association Theatre Ensemble presents the 2004 Neil Labute play, directed by Leslie A. Pless. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through September 24. FATE Space, Grande Heights Drive, Cary.
fate4.us

Glass – Who else but Little Green Pig would attempt a theatrical mash-up of Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie and J.D. Salinger’s Glass family? Jay O’Berski directs a cast of LGP veterans. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through September 24. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Godspell – The Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak musical, partially based on the Gospel of Matthew, presented by ICC Music Ministry. Directed by Jeffryn Stephens. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Durham.
sites.google.com/site/immaculateconceptiongodspell

Macbeth – Shakespeare’s tale of bloody ambition, presented by North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre and directed by Pete Comperatore. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 25. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

A Number – Caryl Churchill’s 2002 play about identity and familial guilt. Directed by Mike Donahue for Playmakers’ Second Stage series. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Kenan Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

The Paper Hat Game – Using toy theater and video projections, creator and director Torry Bend takes us on a journey into the inner heart of a city. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 18. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University West Campus.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

The Secret Garden – Musical based on the Frances Hodgson Burnett book, presented by The Justice Theatre Project. Directed by Deb Royals. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 25. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi, Leesville Road, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Way Back to School – Transactors presents an improv evening set at a fictional high school in 1996. One show only: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

ONGOING:
After the Revolution – A family of political leftists must confront a revelation about their past. Amy Herzog’s 2010 drama, directed by Paul Frellick. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. (Note: Sunday matinee is sold out.) Continues through September 17. Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

The Serpent’s Egg – For its final weekend, Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor giant puppet extravaganza moves to Raleigh. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (with a 6:20 preshow). Closes Sunday. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.org

AUDITIONS:
Durham Family Theatre is auditioning for 8 male roles in its November production of As You Like It. Tuesday 6:00, Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, Durham. More information.

Raleigh Little Theatre is auditioning children and adults for its November production of Merry Christmas, Strega Nona, Tuesday evening September 6 with callbacks Wednesday. See RLT’s audition page for more info.

Theatre in the Park holds auditions for A Christmas Carol. Dance auditions 14 and up: Saturday 1:00, NC Dance Institute, Duraleigh Road, Raleigh. Vocal auditions at TIP, Raleigh: children 12 and under Saturday, 4:00; 13+ Monday September 12, 6:00. 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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