Theater Week – House and Home

October 24, 2016

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Image: The Open House – Natalie Nobles

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 31, 2016

 
OPENING:

* Behind the Scenes – In 1870, Elizabeth Keckly visits the Burwell Academy for Young Ladies where she had been an enslaved servant and confronts its headmistress Anna Burwell. Maureen Quilligan and Michael Malone’s site-specific play is presented by Azurean Arts. This weekend only: Saturday 2:00 and 5:00. (Possible added performances Sunday; check with producers for more info.) The Burwell School Historic Site, Hillsborough.
burwellschool.org

A Charlie Brown Christmas/Jingle Bell Jukebox – RLT is first out of the gate this fall with a double-feature of pre-Halloween Yuletide-themed shows. Directed by Linda O’Day Young for the RLT Youth Series. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through November 13. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Fun Home – Touring production of Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori’s 2013 hit musical adaptation of cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s 2006 “tragicomic” memoir, which tells her story of coming of age and coming out in a family with its own secrets. 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

The Open House – A hilariously dysfunctional suburban family finds its reality slowly shifting towards something haunting and mysterious. Manbites Dog presents Will Eno’s subversive take on the classic American family drama. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 12. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Treatbag – “The curtain call is coming from INSIDE THE THEATER!!” Little Green Pig presents its 4th annual haunted theater fundraiser. One night only: Friday 9:00-11:00, Ponysaurus, 219 Hood Street, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Walk Two Moons – Durham Regional Theatre presents Tom Arvetis’ stage adaptation of Sharon Creech’s Newberry Medal-winning book. Directed by Jennifer Justice. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00. Continues through November 5. E.K. Powe School, 913 9th Street, Durham.
durhamregionaltheatre.com
 

ONGOING:

The Crucible – Playmakers Rep celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new staging of Arthur Miller’s disturbingly relevant 1953 political parable. Directed by Desdemona Chiang. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 6. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde – University Theatre presents Moisés Kaufman’s 1997 historical docudrama. Directed by Rachel Klem. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Kiss Me, Kate – Samuel and Bella Spewack’s modern (circa 1948) meta retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, with songs by Cole Porter. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James. Presented by William Peace Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Kenan Auditorium, Peace University Campus, Raleigh.
eventbrite.com

The Trump Card – Bully, billionaire, slumlord, super classy developer, world-class narcissist, Presidential candidate. Manbites Dog presents a staged reading adapted from the monologue by master storyteller Mike Daisey. Performed by Carl Martin, directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Sunday 7:30. Continues through November 7. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
  

IMPROV:

This weekend features three improv shows at Common Ground Theatre, Durham:
* Improv Percolator – Three improv teams in one night: Open Mind Students, Some Assembly, and Fatmouth Improv. One show: Friday 8:00.
* TAFFY: Improv for the Whole Family – Transactors presents a family friendly show. One show: Saturday 2:00.
* Third Date Improv – Improv show featuring a “bittersweet exploration of relationships”. One night: Saturday 8:00.
cgtheatre.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 – Thirty Years a Slave

September 29, 2015

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A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 5, 2015

 
OPENING:

* Behind the Scenes – Site-specific play about Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly, a slave in Hillsborough who eventually gained her freedom. Performed inside and on the grounds of Hillsborough’s Burwell School. Written by Maureen Quilligan and Michael Malone, directed by Francesca Talenti. This week only: Saturday and Sunday 3:00 and 5:30. Burwell School Historic Site, Hillsborough.
burwellschool.org

* A Celebration of Harold Pinter – Solo show about the British playwright and his work, written and performed by Julian Sands. Directed by John Malkovich. Presented by Duke Performances. One show: Friday 8:00. Baldwin Auditorium, Duke East Campus, Durham.
duke.edu

The Cherry Orchard – Chekhov’s final play, a tragic comedy about the need for sound financial planning. Directed by Paul Frellick, presented by Deep Dish Theater, in rotating rep with Outside Mullingar (opening October 9). This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through November 7. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* Fiddler on the Roof – University Theatre presents the 1964 musical based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem. Director not listed. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
ncsu.edu/theatre

* Infinite Loop – A contemporary retro-night DJ muses on the popular culture of which he is custodian. Presented by UNC’s Process Series. Written and performed by Christopher Dahlie. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
comm.unc.edu

Masked – A solo contemporary commedia dell’arte work created and performed by Evan Mitchell. This week: Saturday 8:00. Repeats on October 10. The Carack, Durham.
thecarack.org

* A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare’s comic fantasy, presented by Meredith Ensemble Theatre. Director not listed. This week only: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Studio Theater, Jones Hall, Meredith College, Raleigh.
meredith.edu

The Rivals – Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s classic 1775 comedy of manners, presented by Raleigh Little Theatre and Actors Comedy Lab. Directed by Rod Rich. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 18. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Screwtape Letters – Touring stage adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel, presented by Broadway Series South. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

 
ONGOING:

* Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – Touring production of the 2013 jukebox bio musical, featuring songs by King and Gerry Goffin, plus other songwriters of the period. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* Disgraced – A Pakistani-American lawyer hosts a dinner party that forces him to confront issues of identity, religion, and politics. PlayMakers Rep presents Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize winning 2012 comedy drama. Directed by Shishir Kurup. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Dracula – Held over. Ira David Wood III adapts and directs the Bram Stoker story for Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Isn’t It Romantic – Cary Players presents Wendy Wasserstein’s 1981 comedy about the plight of the single woman in New York. Directed by Kirsten Ehlert. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.org

 
IMPROV:

* FatMouth Gets Back to Work – FatMouth Improv makes up stuff about jobs. One show: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
fatmouthimprov.com

 
AUJITIONS:

Raleigh Little Theatre holds singing and dancing auditions for its December production of Cinderella on Monday and Tuesday October 5 and 6 at Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh. More info.

 

* – Concludes 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 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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