Theater Week – Very Near Future

June 11, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 17, 2019

 

THEATER GRANTS:

Deadline Approaches – Manbites Dog Theater Company – through its Theater Fund – is offering grants to encourage and support Triangle theater productions by local artists and companies in the upcoming season. Grant application deadline is Monday June 17 at 5:00 p.m. Complete information and an online application form are available on the Manbites Dog website.
 

OPENING NEXT WEEK:

Buy My Art and Call It Holy – Monét Noelle Marshall reboots the concluding work in her Buy It/Call It trilogy for five nights, beginning with A Night of Meditation on Monday June 17 at 7:00. Continues through Friday June 21. Northstar Church of the Arts. 220 West Geer Street, Durham.
northstardurham.com
 

OPENING:

Bright Star – As part of TheatreFest 2019, University Theatre presents the 2014 bluegrass musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell about a star-crossed romance set in the North Carolina Blue Ridge in the 1920s and 1940s. Directed by Rachel Klem. Musical direction by Diane Petteway and Ron Foreman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* True West – Sam Shepard’s 1980 drama of feuding brothers, shifting identities, and electric toasters, as reimagined by Little Green Pig. No director (or much other information) listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. The PIT Improv Theatre, 462 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill.
littlegreenpig.com

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – Forest Moon Theater presents Christopher Durang’s 2012 Chekhovian comedy about three siblings who are conflicted about selling the family home. Directed by Mike McGee. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks St, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org
 

ONGOING:

Caroline, or Change – Justice Theater presents the 2003 musical by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori about the friendship between a Jewish boy and an African American maid in 1963 Louisiana. Directed by Terra Hodge. Music Direction by Jackson Cooper. Choreography by Tristan Andre Parks. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:30. Continues through June 23. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

Gay Card – A young gay man just starting college hopes for a change for the better in his social life. NRACT presents the 2016 musical by Ryan Korell and Jonathan Keebler. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, Music Director: Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 
* Go Back for Murder – University Theatre presents TheatreFest 2019, featuring two summer entertainments. First up, an Agatha Christie mystery in which a woman tries to posthumously exonerate her mother for her father’s murder. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Harold and Maude – Stageworks Theatre presents the 1980 stage adaptation of the darkly comic 1971 movie. Directed by Kelly Stansell. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Closes Saturday. Arts Center, 123 E. Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina.
hollyspringsnc.us

* Junk – Theatre Raleigh presents Ayad Akhtar’s 2016 drama about a corporate takeover in the 1980s. Director not listed. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com

Of Good Stock – When their novelist father dies, three sisters meet for a weekend of issues at his Cape Cod house. Theatre in the Park presents Melissa Ross’ 2015 play. Directed by Lynda Clark. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 23. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Pippin – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 1972 Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson musical about a young prince who joins a traveling theater troupe. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Groovy

November 27, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 3, 2018

OPENING:

The Best Time of Year – Mom’s away and the kids have to take charge of the Christmas Eve party. Moonlight Stage Company presents an original family-friendly holiday musical. Directed by Estes Tarver Book. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 9. 1304 Paddock Dr, Raleigh.
moonlightstageco.com

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre presents its popular annual holiday musical adaptation of the fairy tale. Directed by Mike McGee. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 16. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol – Cary Players presents a meta retro version of the Dickens classic that morphs into a noir detective story. Randy Jordan directs the 2007 musical by Walton Jones, David Wohl, and Faye Greenberg. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Closes Monday. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary.
cary players.org

The Weir – Burning Coal Theatre revives its 2000 production of Conor McPherson’s 1997 Irish ghost story. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 16. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
 

ONGOING:

* Hamilton – Who lives, who dies, who tells your story? Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking 2015 musical biography of the ten-dollar Founding Father finally comes to the colonies in a touring production. Directed by Thomas Kail. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – An annual presentation, this stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ is based on the venerable 1964 Rankin/Bass animated TV Xmas special (which vastly expanded the mythology of Johnny Marks’ 1949 hit song for Gene Autry — itself based on a 1939 Christmas promotional coloring book created by Robert L. May for Montgomery Ward in Chicago). Get your tickets early — this one sells faster than the bargain table at Misfit Toys “R” Us. This week: Friday 6:30, Saturday 11:00 and 2:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

She Loves Me – In 1930s Budapest, two shop clerks share an intense dislike for each other, unaware that they are also romantic pen pals. PlayMakers Rep presents Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick’s 1963 musical adaptation of Hungarian playwright Miklós László’s 1937 comedy Parfumerie. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson. Music Director Mark Hartman. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 9. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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 – It Was 30 Years Ago Today

February 6, 2018

Program for The Woolgatherer, February 1988. Art by Juliann Shaw.

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 12, 2018

 
OPENING:

Bad Jews – After their grandfather’s funeral, three Jewish millennial cousins argue over who deserves to inherit a family heirloom. Big Wig Productions and the Jewish Center of Durham/Chapel Hill present Joshua Harmon’s 2012 comedy. Directed by Beth Brody. This week: Thursday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00 and 7:00. Continues through February 25. The Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 West Cornwallis, Durham.
abigwigproduction.brownpapertickets.com

Bent – Martin Sherman’s 1979 drama follows the story of two gay men in a Nazi concentration camp. Presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Joel Rainey. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 18. Umstead Park UCC, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
justicetheaterproject.org

Little Shop of Horrors – Raleigh Little Theatre presents the perennial 1982 rock musical horror comedy, based on the 1960 movie. Directed by Patrick Torres. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 25. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Sylvia – A middle-aged heterosexual couple finds their marriage in turmoil after the husband adopts a stray dog. Forest Moon Theater presents A.R. Gurney’s 1995 comedy. Directed by Mike McGee. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 18. New Location: Wake Forest Community House in Holding Park, 133 W Owen Ave, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org
 

ONGOING:

* An Act of God – God wants to set the record straight in this 2015 comedy by David Javerbaum (written before November 8, 2016 when we all discovered there is no God.) Directed by Bunny Safron. Presented by NRACT and Actors Comedy Lab. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Almost Maine – Cary Players presents the fourth local production in as many years of John Cariani’s 2004 romantic comedy about love and loss among a variety of characters in a small Maine town. Directed by Randy Jordan. (Note: Opened Feb 2.) This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday.
caryplayers.org

The Christians – The pastor of a megachurch experiences a revelation that challenges the core beliefs of his congregation. Preston Lane directs Lucas Hnath’s 2014 religious drama. Presented by PlayMakers Rep in rotating Repertory with Tartuffe. This week: Tuesday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Continues through March 10.
playmakersrep.org

The Mound Builders – An archaeological dig in the midwest uncovers fault lines of friends and family. Ward Theatre presents a revival of the 1975 Lanford Wilson drama. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors, check the schedule for more information. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30. Continues through February 18. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suites 11 & 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.com
 
Tartuffe – A religious conman ingratiates himself with a family in Molière’s 1662 comedy, adapted by David Ball. Directed by Saheem Ali. Presented by PlayMakers Rep, in rotating repertory with The Christians. This week: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 7:30; Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 11. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

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.


Theater Week – Creaky

June 13, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 19, 2017

 

OPENING:

The Curious Savage – In order to take control of her money, the greedy children of a rich elderly widow have her committed to a sanatorium filled with lovable eccentrics. Mike McGee directs the 67-year-old comedy by John Patrick. Presented by Forest Moon Theater. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 25. Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Hay Fever – Rich people are funny! A group of upper class eccentrics and their guests spend a weekend at an English country house in Noël Coward’s 92-year-old mannered farce. Presented as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFEST 2017. Directed by John McIlwee. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 25. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

The Stonewater Rapture – Two teenagers in the deep Bible Belt try to reconcile their awakening sexuality with their religious upbringing. Jaybird O’Berski directs Doug Wright’s 34-year-old drama, the inaugural production of new Raleigh troupe Aggregate Theatre Company. This week: Friday, Saturday, and Monday 8:00. Continues through June 23. Performed at collaborative arts and music space IMURJ (beneath Whiskey Kitchen), 300 S. McDowell St., Raleigh.
aggregatetheatre.com
 

ONGOING:

Avenue Q – “The internet is for covfefe.” Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 2003 musical featuring puppets making bad life decisions as they struggle to get by in New York. Directed by Jesse R. Gephart. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Extended through June 25. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Finding Patience – An original play, written and directed by Angie Ottosen-Staheli, about a freed slave who has watched over the town of Holly Springs for the past 175 years. Presented by the town of Holly Springs. Tuesday-Friday 7:00, Saturday 1:00 and 7:00. Closes Saturday. Holly Springs Cultural Center.
findingpatienceplay.com

Fool for Love – New Triangle theater group McQueen & Company presents Sam Shepard’s 1983 drama about star-crossed lovers reuniting in a desert motel room. Directed by Andy Hayworth. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 25. Research Triangle High School, 3106 NC-54, Durham.
mcqueenandcompany.com

Full Gallop – John C. McIlwee directs Lynda Clark in Mary Louise Wilson and Mark Hampton’s 1996 one-woman show about New York fashion magazine editor Diana Vreeland. Presented as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFEST 2017. This week: Saturday 2:00 (includes pre-show High Tea). Continues through June 24. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

The Greeks – Burning Coal Second Stage and CAM/Raleigh premiere Ian Finley and Alex Tobey’s new adaptation of three Sophocles tragedies – Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. Directed by Alex Tobey. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through June 25. CAM, 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Porgy and Bess – Justice Theater Project presents the 1935 musical by George and Ira Gerswin and DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, with a 2011 book adaptation by Suzan-Lori Parks. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 25. Umstead Park Church, 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Tea with Edie & Fitz – In Adam Pasen’s 2013 play about their one and only meeting, Edith Wharton, the literary giant of the Gilded Age, invites Jazz Age novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald to tea. Things do not go well for him in what was later described as “one of the better known failed encounters in the American literary annals”. Directed by Mia Self. Presented as part of University Theatre’s TheatreFEST 2017. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy-McIlwee Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu
 

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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