Theater Week – Moor Life

February 20, 2018

 

The Moors – Image by Natalie Nobles

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 26, 2018

 
OPENING:

* Aliens, Immigrants and Other Evildoers – A sci-fi Latino noir solo performance by Jose Torres-Tama. Presented by UNC Latina/o Studies Program, the Teatro Latina/o Series and the Department of Dramatic Art. One performance: Wednesday 7:00. Historic PlayMakers Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
unc.edu

Assassins – Theatre in the Park presents Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s 1990 musical about individuals who attempted to kill US Presidents. Directed by David Henderson; music director Diane Pettaway. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 11. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Hairspray – The 2012 stage musical adaptation of John Waters’ 1988 film gets another Triangle production, this time by University Theatre. Directed by John McIlwee. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Hamlet/St. Joan – Using just four actors, New York’s Bedlam Theatre stages George Bernard Shaw’s St. Joan and Shakespeare’s Hamlet in rotating repertory. Directed by Eric Tucker. Presented by Duke Performances. This week only. St. Joan: Wednesday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Hamlet: Thursday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 2:00. von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
dukeperformances.duke.edu

* Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart – Mike Wiley presents his solo performance about the star baseball player who became a key figure in African American history. One night only: Saturday 7:30. Cultural Center, 300 West Ballentine Street, Holly Springs.
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* THE Man’s Guide To Writing Love Letters: Is SEX the only thing on a Man’s mind? – An original one-man play presented and performed by Ira Knight. One performance: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – PlayMakers’ Mobile Shakespeare presents a free six-actor 90-minute touring version of the Shakespeare comedy. This week: Wednesday 7:30 at TROSA in Durham, Thursday 4:30 at the Interfaith Council in Carrboro, Saturday 7:30 at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Continues at various venues through March 4.
playmakersrep.org

The Moors – Spinster sisters, living in a lonely manor house on the titular landscape, seek to take control of their narrative in Jen Silverman’s decidedly modern 2016 take on 19th century gothic romanticism. Directed by Jules Odendahl-James; presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through March 10. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 

ONGOING:

* 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. Closes Sunday. The Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 West Cornwallis, Durham.
abigwigproduction.brownpapertickets.com

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: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00. Continues through March 10. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Gidion’s Knot – A fraught parent-teacher conference about a student’s suicide takes some surprising turns in Bartlett Theater’s production of Johnna Adams’ 2012 drama. Directed by Bryan Conger. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 4. Durham Arts Council, Durham.
bartletttheater.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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Extended through March 4. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 
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: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 11. 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.

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Theater Week – Tourism

May 23, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 29, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Downrange: Voices from the Homefront – Chapel Hill playwright Mike Wiley dramatizes the effect of wartime deployment by telling the stories of real North Carolina military families. Directed by Deb Royals. Originally produced by Cape Fear Regional Theatre. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Women and War series, exploring the experiences of women at home and in combat during times of war. See also Grounded. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00. Ends Saturday. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Finding Neverland – Touring production of the 2014 musical (based on a 1998 play) about playwright J.M. Barrie and the writing of the play Peter Pan. 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

Ghost the Musical – NRACT presents the 2011 musical adaptation of the 1990 romantic film fantasy (and yes, it includes the song “Unchained Melody”). Directed by Chasta Hamilton Calhoun, presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 11. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Grounded – A fighter pilot reassigned to guiding military drones begins to question her mission in George Brant’s 2012 one-person drama. Directed by Jerome Davis. Originally produced by Sonorous Road Productions. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Women and War series, exploring the experiences of women at home and in combat during times of war. See also Downrange: Voices from the Homefront. This week only: Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Martin Luther King, An Interpretation – John Ivey returns in a one-man show about Martin Luther King, Jr., written and directed by Ira Knight, being performed once a month through June. This week: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Matilda the Musical – Last seen around here last year in a touring production at DPAC, the 2010 musical, based on the book by Roald Dahl about a young girl who destroys mean people with her terrifying telekinetic powers, returns in another touring production hosted by Broadway Series South and NC Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:

* The Seagull – A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists gather at a country estate. One of them has a gun and it’s a Chekhov play…what could possibly go wrong? Bartlett Theater presents a site-specific, ambulatory production of the 1896 play, adapted by Anya Reiss and directed by Jonathan Bohun Brady, performed outdoors at a historic country farmhouse near the Eno River. Advance ticket purchase required. This week: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 6:30. Rain dates June 3-4.
bartletttheater.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 – We Build the Wall

May 2, 2017

 

Annie Ruth Graham, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, panel W48, line 12.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through May 8, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Leaving Eden – Workshop production of an original drama with regional music exploring the stories of people currently living in North Carolina Mill towns that boomed in the 20th century and closed down at the start of the 21st. Mike Wiley’s play is based on interviews with people in those towns. Co-produced by UNC’s Process Series, Playmakers Repertory Company, and the Department of Dramatic Art. Directed by Vivienne Benesch. A world-premiere full production is scheduled for PlayMakers’ 2017-18 season. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
processseries.unc.edu

* Mamma Mia! – Here we go again, again! In case you missed it in 2010 or in 2014, the touring production of the 1999 Abba exclamation point jukebox musical touches down in Durham for one weekend only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* On Ice – An ambulatory, interactive performance featuring four short plays performed in various locations on Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh, with a meal at Gonza included. Presented by Seed Art Share. One night only: Saturday 5:00, beginning at Gonza Tacos y Tequila, in the Aloft Hotel, 2100 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
seedraleigh.org

A Piece of My Heart – Raleigh Little Theatre presents Shirley Lauro’s 1991 docudrama about the experiences of six women during the Vietnam War. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 21. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

Marjorie Prime – In the near future an elderly woman, her mind fading, finds companionship from an artificial intelligence modeled on her late husband, who helps her recall – and reimagine – their life together. Jeff Storer directs Jordan Harrison’s 2015 drama. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 13. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Revival – A cultural and musical collage set in 1950s Appalachia, presented by Ward Theatre Company. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.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.


Theater Week – Present Tense

September 20, 2016

 
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The condition of the theater is always an accurate measure of the cultural health of a nation. A play always exists in the present tense (if it is a valuable one), and its music — its special noise — is always contemporary. The most valuable function of the theater as an art form is to tell us who we are, and the health of the theater is determined by how much of that we want to know.

— Edward Albee

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 26, 2016

 
OPENING:

Love/Sick – University Theatre presents nine short comedic plays about romance by John Cariani. Directed by Mia Self. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 2. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

Mothers and Sons – Terence McNally’s 2013 drama about a woman who visits her late son’s male partner, now married to another man. Directed by Timothy E. Locklear, presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 9. Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.

* One Noble Journey – Special free performance of Mike Wiley’s one man show telling the true story of Henry “Box” Brown born into slavery in early 19th century Virginia, who sought to escape to freedom. One show: Thursday 7:30. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.
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* Soul Heaven – After being granted three wishes, a homeless man finds himself attending a literally heavenly concert of great soul singers who have passed on. Presented by Quarantine Enterprise LLC. One performance: Saturday 7:00. Garner Performing Arts Center, Garner.

* Southern Baptist Sissies – Theatre in the Park presents Del Shores’ 2000 play about four gay baptist choir boys trying to come to terms with their sexual orientation. Director not listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com
 

ONGOING:

* Arsenic and Old Lace – A pair of female serial killers are threatened by their nephew, a murderous psychopath. Forest Moon presents Joseph Kesselring’s 1939 comedy. Directed by Jason Tyne-Zimmerman. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Renaissance Center, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

Detroit ’67 – PlayMakers Rep presents Dominique Morisseau’s 2013 drama about a brother and sister trying to get by in Motown-era Detroit. Directed by Lisa Rothe. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through October 2. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Lungs – A young couple want to have a child but in a rapidly changing world that’s not an easy decision. Tony Lea directs Duncan MacMillan’s 2011 play for Sonorous Road. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney – Lucas Hnath’s play takes a dark and kaleidoscopic theme park ride into the mind of a 20th century visionary. Welcome to the craziest place on earth. Directed by Joseph Megel; presented by Manbites Dog Theater and StreetSigns. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through October 1. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 

IMPROV:

The Wizard of Odds – Transactors presents an evening of improv about a therapist who helps characters find what’s missing in their lives. One performance: Friday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
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.

 


Theater Week – L + O

January 5, 2016

 Love_PlayBill detail

Love and Information – The Delta Boys

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through January 11, 2016

 

OPENING:

Downrange: Voices from the Homefront – Staged reading of a new play by Mike Wiley, based on interviews conducted by Hidden Voices, about the effects of deployment on military families. Directed by Joseph Megel, commissioned by Cape Fear Regional Theatre. Presented (along with Silhouettes of Service – see below, and An Loc opening next week) as part of UNC’s Veterans and Their Families, a three-week festival of new works.This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30. Continues through January 14. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
college.unc.edu

* Highway 47 – Storyteller and performer KJ Sanchez’s solo show tells the tangled true history of her family and three centuries of disputes over land in a small high desert town in the Southwest. Directed by Lisa Portes. Presented by PRC2. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* Love and Information – Over 100 apparently unconnected characters try to make sense of what they know in Caryl Churchill’s kaleidoscopic 2012 play. Presented by The Delta Boys. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Silhouettes of Service – Staged workshop of a docudrama about veterans from World War II to the present, written and performed by Gregory DeCandia. Directed by Joseph Megel. This week: Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 18. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
college.unc.edu

Small and Tired – A young man returns home for his father’s funeral but becomes entangled in familial grief and guilt. Gregor McElvogue directs the U.S. premiere of Kit Brookman’s 2012 modern reimagining of the story of Orestes. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through January 23. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
fromcommonwealth.com

 
ONGOING:

* The Book of Mormon – What’s that? You say you shelled out close to 300 bucks for a pair of orchestra tickets to the touring production of this blockbuster Trey Parker/Matt Stone musical last time it was in town back in 2014, but a deadly dangerous ice storm prevented you from attending and there were no refunds – and no exchanges since all shows were sold out? No problem – they’ll gladly honor your unused 2014 tickets for this tour. (Ha ha, just kidding! You’ll need to buy new ones. Not to worry, though – there’s absolutely no chance of crazy weather this time. Or as they sing in the show — ‘Hasa Diga!’.) 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

Time Stands Still – South Stream Productions presents Donald Margulies’ 2009 drama about the evolving relationships of two Brooklyn couples. Directed by Andy Hayworth. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through January 17. Sonorous Road Studio, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
southstreamproductions.blogspot.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

 
* – 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.

 


Theater Week – Hunt

October 21, 2014

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 27, 2014

SPECIAL EVENTS:
* The Hunt – A team video scavenger hunt competition in and around central Durham. Fundraiser for the Southern Documentary Fund. All day Saturday, starting at 10:00 a.m. Registration required.
thehuntdurham.com

* Stories for Change – Fundraiser featuring celebrity storytellers Jeff Polish (The Monti), Jennifer Thompson (Picking Cotton), Mike Wiley (Dar He, Parchman Hour), and Daniel Wallace (Big Fish, The Kings and Queens of Roam); as well as live music, and readings by previous Hidden Voices participants. Proceeds benefit two current Hidden Voices projects: No Difference: Ending Sexual Violence in our Time, and Central Lives (exploring life in maximum security settings in the southeast). One night: Friday 7:00; VIP reception at 6:00. Varsity Theater, Chapel Hill.
hiddenvoices.org

 
ONGOING:
* Almost, Maine – John Cariani’s 2004 play about the residents of a small town in Maine. Presented by Stars Community Theatre. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Closes Saturday. Stars Theatre and Arts Center, Fuquay Varina.
starstheatreandart.com

* Desire Under the Elms – A New England family experiences relationship issues in Eugene O’Neill’s 1924 tragedy, based on the legend of Phaedra. Directed by David Henderson. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

If My Feet Have Lost the Ground – Torry Bend combines puppetry, video, and music for a dreamlike show about a woman on a journey of flight and revelation. Presented by StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:15, Saturday 2:00 and 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through November 1. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Urinetown – Don’t be the bunny! Duke’s Hoof ‘n’ Horn presents the 2001 musical satire/Brechtian pastiche by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Directed by James Hamilton. 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

 
IMPROV:
The Scary Show – “We traced it. The improv is coming from inside the theater!!” Transactors presents an evening of scary stories made up on the spot. Music by Killer Filler. One night only: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

 
* – 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.

 


Theater Week – The Chairs of Justice

September 16, 2014

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Mike Wiley in Dar He

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 22, 2014

OPENING:
Coriolanus – “Keep Rome in safety, and the chairs of justice supplied with worthy men.” A Roman general turned politician has a love/hate relationship with the common people who brought him to power. Director G. Todd Buker pointedly stages Bare Theatre’s outdoor production of the Shakespeare tragedy at the site of recent Moral Monday protests. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through October 4. Halifax Mall, Raleigh.
baretheatre.org

* Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till – Mike Wiley reprises his stunning one-man show about the 1955 murder of a black teenager and the subsequent trial of his killers. Directed by Serena Ebhardt; presented by Mike Wiley Productions and Raleigh Little Theatre. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Special school performance Monday 10:00 a.m. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Dirty Dancing – Touring production of the 2004 stage musical adaptation of the 1989 movie. 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

Helium – Forest Moon Theater presents Julian Wiles’ bittersweet 1990 play about a family member battling the onset of dementia. Directed by Bob Baird. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 27. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

* Impossibilities: An Evening of Magic, Mind Reading and Mayhem Magical Comedian Chris Collins and Mentalist Erik Dobell present the eponymous evening. One night only: Friday 7:00 and 9:30. Common Ground Theatre.
cgtheatre.com

* 1 Life 2 Live – 3 original short plays, presented by Ira Knight. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 5:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – PlayMakers Rep presents Christopher Durang’s 2012 comedy about conflicted siblings who may have to give up their home. Directed by Libby Appel. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 5. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

ONGOING:
The Best of Enemies -A true story of two people who became unlikely allies during Durham’s struggle over the integration of public schools. Manbites Dog brings back its 2013 production of the Mark St. Germain play, once again directed by Joseph Megel. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through September 27. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* HMLT – Two powerful families must deal with regime change, the loss of power, and the pathology of denial. The Triangle’s most unpredictable theater company takes on Shakespeare’s most unpredictable character at an unpredictable location*. Presented by Little Green Pig, directed by Jaybird O’Berski. Shows Thursday-Saturday 8:00. (* VENUE CHANGE: Performances will not be at Cordoba Center. This week’s venue: East Chapel Hill High School (outdoors, inside if raining). Check Little Green Pig website for updates, directions, and more information.) Closes Saturday.
littlegreenpig.com

The Iron Curtain Trilogy – Burning Coal presents David Edgar’s trilogy of plays about the collapse of the Soviet Empire in eastern Europe, in rotating repertory. Directed by Jerome Davis. Continues through September 27. This week: The Shape of the Table – Thursday 7:30. Pentecost – Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. The Prisoner’s Dilemma – Sunday 2:00. 117 S. West Street, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* A Kid Like Jake – A 4-year-old’s preference for “gender-variant play” may decide whether or not he gets into a good kindergarten. Deep Dish presents Daniel Pearle’s 2013 play, directed by Tony Lea. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

* A Raisin in the Sun – Justice Theatre Project presents Lorraine Hansberry’s milestone 1959 drama about a family struggling against poverty, racism, and their own conflicting goals. Directed by Sidney Edwards and Terra Hodge. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Clare Hall, St. Francis of Assisi Campus, Raleigh.
justicetheatreproject.org

Somewhere in Between – A widow discovers her marriage may not have been as perfect as it seemed. Theatre in the Park presents the world premiere of a play by Adrienne Earle Pender. Directed by Maggie Rasnick. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 28. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* Xanadu – NRACT presents the 2007 stage musical version of the 1980 Razzie Award-winning roller disco movie. Directed and choreographed by James Ilsley and Jess Barbour, musical direction by Michael Santangelo. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Leadmine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

IMPROV:
* Ray’s Diner – Transactors presents a long-form improv evening about the staff and customers of a small southern diner. One night only: Saturday 8:00.
cgtheatre.org

AUDITIONS:
Theatre in the Park holds auditions by appointment for its annual production of A Christmas Carol. Vocal Auditions at TIP in Raleigh by appointment – children 12 and under: Saturday 10:00-4:00; children 13 and over and adults – September 27 10:00-4:00; all ages – September 29 6:30pm-10pm. Dance auditions open call at Stage Door Dance, Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh – 14 and over only: Sunday 1:00. 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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